BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Competition #19/204
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: November 19, 2019

Talent Specialist

(2 positions, 1 Continuous, 1 Temporary – up to 1 year)
Human Resources Department


Under the general supervision of the Manager of Human Resources, the Talent Specialist is a key member of the Client Services team and is responsible for providing full-cycle recruitment support to assigned client groups.

The Talent Specialist works in partnership with department hiring managers to deliver full-cycle recruitment support to assigned client departments including: receiving vacancy requisitions and consulting with hiring managers to develop strategy, selection criteria, and action plans including active recruitment; preparing and posting staffing competitions; supporting candidate screening; preparing rating guides and interview questions, conducting selection interviews and reference checks, coaching hiring managers on interview techniques to ensure fair, equitable and welcoming hiring process; administering recruitment-related policy and interpreting collective agreement provisions; preparing offer letters and information packages for candidates; providing feedback and coaching; coordinating onboarding of new employees; ensuring required documentation and recruitment records are complete.

The Talent Specialist will also assist managers and HR Advisors with job evaluation; collaborate to identify appropriate options for employee accommodation and return to work plans; participate in recruitment related grievance processes; and be responsible for recruitment related data and metrics. The Talent Specialist is responsible for identifying, developing and leading recruitment related program and process improvements, and may also participate in other special projects or initiatives. The Talent Specialist contributes to the operations and administration of the HR Department, identifying trends and issues; providing back up for duties such as maintaining HRIS records and updating employee data bases, salary tables, position and organization changes; vetting information requests from outside agencies and referring to Advisors for attention as needed.

The Talent Specialist represents the HR Department to other organizations, government agencies, educational institutions and the public including: union representatives, WorkSafeBC, insurance carriers and pension and benefits administrators; other HR organizations.

Perform other related activities.

Diploma in Business Administration specializing in human resources management. Up to 2 years of progressively responsible full-cycle recruitment experience, preferably in a unionized environment. Experience using and HRIS and/or Applicant Tracking System.
Experience with social media recruitment strategies Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation an asset.
A competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is offered. This position is excluded from union membership.

Work schedule:
Monday – Friday, 35 hrs/week
Job Code # 3182
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at

Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Human Resources
Posted: October 29, 2019, 2:23 pm
Expires: November 19, 2019, 4:30 pm