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Recruitment Manager

Metro, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 08/26/2019

Deadline to apply: August 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, PDT

Salary: $99,947 to $141,968 annually

Bring your expertise in recruitment to Metro, where you can help make the region stronger, more sustainable, and more inclusive for everyone who lives and works here.

In this role, you will have an impact on Metro's growth while leading a dynamic team of recruitment professionals filling a diverse array of positions -- from accountants, planners and project managers to animal keepers, park rangers, recycling specialists, theater ushers and more. With a new Council President and new leadership in several departments, including a new HR Director, we are open to new ideas and focused on improvement, all with an eye toward increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in our hiring, employment and service delivery practices.

As Metro's next Recruitment Manager, you will play a key role in developing and implementing a forward-focused strategy for the recruitment team and the HR department as a whole. Our ideal candidate is an experienced leader with a solid background in recruiting, along with a strong understanding of and passion for best practices and emerging trends. You are committed to public service, excellence and continuous improvement, and you have a proven track record of developing, coaching and leading a team of recruitment professionals to achieve maximum efficiency, effectiveness and innovation. In addition, you have demonstrated success in developing community partnerships and enhancing outreach to communities of color and other historically underrepresented communities.

During this time of ambitious change and transition in Metro's HR department, you will lead efforts to research, develop and implement best practices for recruitment; develop a plan to utilize social media to advance Metro's talent acquisition strategy; develop and implement a compelling recruitment brand that positions Metro as an Employer of Choice; and collaborate on the development and management of a robust onboarding program for new hires.

If you're up for the challenge, we welcome your interest in joining our HR leadership team to help us build a collaborative and high-performing department.

Metro serves nearly 1.5 million people in Oregon's Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties, with a boundary that encompasses Portland and 23 other cities. The agency manages a number of Portland metro area regional activities, including the Oregon Zoo, Oregon Convention Center, Portland Expo Center, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts, regional parks, solid waste operations, and transportation and land use.

Metro's values of Public Service, Excellence, Teamwork, Respect, Innovation and Sustainability provide the framework for who we are and how we conduct our work. If you want to contribute your talent and energy to making this region a great place for everyone who lives here, this could be the ideal next step in your career.

At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

• Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or a related field; AND
• At least five years of experience leading or supervising staff; AND
• At least two years of project management experience in recruitment/selection; OR
• Any combination of experience and education that provides the necessary skills, knowledge and ability to perform assigned tasks.

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.

Application Requirements:
1) Electronic application, 2) answer to supplemental questions, 3) resume and 4) cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position.

About Metro
Led by an elected council, this unique government gives all residents of greater Portland a voice in shaping the future and provides parks, venues, services and tools at a regional scale. We find solutions for our area’s garbage and recycling that protect clean air and water; help plan land use and development to provide jobs and safe transportation; manage local venues that provide a connection to arts and culture and help keep the economy growing; protect 17,000 acres of parks and natural areas, and run the Oregon Zoo, to keep nature close to home.

Diversity, equity and inclusion
Metro is committed to hiring and supporting staff who reflect the diversity of our communities, and to creating welcoming workplaces. We know diverse voices make the region better and help us fulfill our public mission. Learn more at

Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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