Talent Acquisition Specialist

Website City of Brampton

JOB TITLE:  Talent Acquisition Specialist

DEPARTMENT:  Corporate Support Services



JOB STATUS & DURATION:  Full Time Permanent

HOURS OF WORK:  35 hour workweek

LOCATION:  Hybrid Model – when working onsite, you will report to the location of City Hall.


HIRING SALARY RANGE:  $73,881.00 – $83,116.00 per annum

MAXIMUM OF SALARY RANGE:  $92,351.00 per annum

JOB TYPE:  Management and Administration

POSTING DATE:  January 16, 2023

CLOSING DATE:  January 27, 2023




Reporting to the Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition and Total Compensation, this role is responsible for delivering all facets of recruitment throughout the organization through the development of recruitment plans, effective sourcing strategies and tools, as well as developing new and creative talent attraction ideas. This position will perform full lifecycle recruitment and maintain excellent relations with hiring managers and candidates. Analytical and out of the box thinking, short and long term recruitment vision, solid business acumen, and personal organization is key to the role. This position plays a critical role in hiring the most qualified talent for the Corporation.


Collaboration.  Work closely with the hiring managers, HR partners to ensure job descriptions and selection criteria are accurate, that approvals and evaluations are complete and that the posting follows timing and quality standards. Partner with hiring managers to understand their business and manpower needs, define role requirements, and develop effective recruitment plans to attract and identify the most qualified candidates. Collaborate with staffing consultants, talent assessment providers, and various recruitment channels to source talents, identify tools and methodologies, and implement recruitment solutions and best practices.


Strategic Sourcing.  Maximize company exposure through identification and utilization of effective, innovative and proactive sourcing methodologies such as job boards, social media, associations, market intelligence, and fostering relationships with employment partners and educational institutions, to attract both active and passive candidates, and create a talent pipeline for current and anticipated staffing requirements.


Candidate Assessment. Uphold the integrity of the recruit process and ensure a fair and bias-free selection process taking into account the Corporation and legislative standards. Research, recommend, challenge and develop tools to assess candidates’ suitability.


Client Advisor. Lead the selection process. Support all phases of staffing and redeployment processes, including promotions and transfers, ensuring staffing policies and collective agreement obligations are satisfied. Provide advice and guidance to hiring managers on the interpretation and application of policies, collective agreements and legislative standards. Provide superior service to internal client groups as a value-added partner. Liaise with external sources to facilitate the recruitment of internal and external hires in order to assist in meeting strategic and business objectives. Ensure hiring processes meet City and legislative standards.


Professional Expertise. Provide advice, coaching and training, on best practices regarding sourcing candidates, selection, testing interviewing, job offer strategies and recruit process efficiencies. Conduct interviews with hiring managers and provide input, analysis on potential risks and recommendations on hiring decisions. Identify and flag potential risks and issues during the recruit process. Stay informed of trends and updates on internal policies and legislative standards that affect recruitment. Assist in the implementation of new programs, conduct research to support the development of new programs, and/or recommend changes to existing policies, processes and programs.


Reporting. Prepare reports and provide analysis to monitor, measure, and improve recruitment factors such as time-to-fill positions, identify effective recruitment sources, analyze recruitment trends and challenges, recommend options and solutions on recruitment policies, programs and procedures.


Represent the City.  Connect with the community through outreach initiatives (participate in job fairs, networking events) to promote awareness of the hiring processes and employment opportunities with the City. Respond to inquiries from staff, the public and outside agencies regarding Corporate Staffing programs and processes. Work with external employment agencies. Partner in the promotion of Employment Branding. Serve as an ambassador, promoting the Corporation’s position as an Employer of Choice.






·         Post-secondary degree or diploma with an emphasis on Human Resources, Psychology, Organizational Behaviour or related field (i.e. CHRP courses)




·         3-5 years of full-cycle recruiting experience in a Corporate Environment, preferably in a unionized, government environment an asset




·         Comprehensive understanding of employment legislation, including ESA, OHRC, AODA;

·         Knowledge and experience in behavioural event interviewing and competency models, administration of assessments and tests, recruitment metrics, and “best practice” recruiting methods including social media, Applicant Tracking Systems, and non-traditional sourcing of candidates

·         Demonstrated analytical and problem solving, and  ability to recommend solutions;

·         Demonstrated ability to exercise significant discretion and sensitivity and to use consultative and relationship building skills with diverse client group;

·         Ability to build strong relationships with Hiring Managers and other Stakeholders:

·         Is proactive, takes ownership of responsibilities and shows initiative

·         Proficient in computer use, i.e. Microsoft Office software, HRMS

·         Ability to handle multiple tasks, manage own workload and meet deadlines with a strong attention to detail

·         Excellent communication skills (written and oral) English language

·         Ability to work effectively in a team based environment

·         Proficient in computer use, i.e. Microsoft Office software, HRMS, Applicant Tracking System


**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.


Alternate formats will be provided upon request.


Interview:  Our recruitment process maybe completed with video conference technology.


As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation.  Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.


If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: www.brampton.ca/employment quoting reference #105219 by January 27, 2023 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


As part of the application process, applicants will be invited to complete a self identification survey. The survey is voluntary. Participation in the survey will have no impact on hiring decisions.  Should you wish to opt out of completing the survey, please select “prefer not to answer” as a response to each question.  All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with the hiring manager. The surveys will be anonymized and will be kept separate from applicant or employee files, such that the individuals who completed the surveys will not be identifiable.  The results of the survey will assist in the analysis of disaggregated metrics for organizational planning purposes and our commitment to advance and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. The City may use anonymized data to produce aggregate reports for internal or external use.


Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.



The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact TalentAcquisition@brampton.ca or 905.874.2150 with your accommodation needs, quoting the job opening ID#, job title. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.


To apply for this job please visit www.brampton.ca.

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