Talent Acquisition Specialist

Website TransLink

** To apply copy this link: https://careers.translink.bc.ca/psc/EXT/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=20220299&PostingSeq=1


Provides specialized full cycle recruitment services within a designated business portfolio, leveraging recruitment tools including community and digital outreach to proactively build talent pipelines. Participates in continuous improvement projects and programs.


Works collaboratively with department managers on their strategic and proactive recruitment needs; identifies and matches open positions with ideal candidates and applies recruiting strategies and techniques to proactively source, engage and evaluate potential candidates to fill positions.  Provides full cycle recruitment support which includes (but is not limited to): sourcing, screening, interviewing, assessing and presenting a diversified and high-quality pool of candidates to hiring manager in a timely manner.

Develops a recruitment plan and creates a customized sourcing strategy, in consultation with the hiring manager. Advises and guides hiring team on different recruitment steps, to ensure compliance with best practices and compliance with legal, policy, and collective agreement requirements  to ensure a robust hiring process.

Develops a strong pool of qualified candidates by posting on various job boards/networking sites, advertising campaigns, database mining, networking, career fairs, social media and other sources. Develops high-touch relationships with pool of qualified active and passive candidates to pull from as new positions become available.

Works collaboratively with other HR subject matter experts to ensure high level of HR services to managers and applicants throughout the process e.g. creates salary recommendation based on candidate skills and experiences, approved salary range, and internal equity, for review and approval by compensation subject matter experts.

Implements and drives employment branding initiatives in recruitment-related processes and activities including community outreach and career fairs, that support strategic objectives such has enhancing the diversity of the applicant pool. Provides great candidate experience and upholds the Employer’s  reputation as Employer of Choice.

Facilitates internal development through TransLink’s interview coaching program and other initiatives for internal candidates.

Focuses on providing innovative ideas and solutions in support of continuously improving the process and candidate experience.

Conducts  pre-employment assessments such as background/reference checks, facilitates medical tests and licensing, as required, to ensure compliance and adherence to employment standards and best practice in Human Resources. Maintains competition files with all the required documents.

Participates in job selection grievances as required and provides supporting documentation for the grievances.

Keeps Manager, Talent Acquisition informed of any unresolved issues and escalates issues, as required.


The requirements for this position would be acquired through an undergraduate degree in Human Resources or a related discipline, plus three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in full cycle recruitment, including proactive candidate sourcing and behavioral interviewing techniques, preferably in a large, unionized environment.  Proven success working in a high volume, fast paced environment is a must.


Advanced knowledge of Human Resources concepts, practices, methods and techniques, with emphasis on recruitment.

Solid working knowledge of candidate sourcing tools and networking and cold calling techniques.

Advanced knowledge and ability to interpret and apply the relevant language of collective agreements and of relevant policies, regulations and legislation.

Solid analytical skills to review and assess applicants, and to conduct trend analysis and produce statistics.

Sound problem solving skills along with sound judgement to assess and resolve/escalate issues.

Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships with all levels of management, candidates, employees and other external sources.

Strong verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills.

Solid time management and organizational skills.

Ability to work collaboratively in a team or individually with minimal supervision.

Proven ability to display tact, diplomacy, good judgment and confidentiality with highly confidential and sensitive applicant and employee information.

Possess a strong ethic to ensure consistency, equality and objectivity in the recruitment process.

Proficiency using MS office applications with an emphasis on Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, an HR Information System (HRIS) and an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Designation as a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) is an asset.
Other Information

Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

COVID-19 Safety Vaccination Policy

To support public health, and protect the health and safety of our employees, customers, and their families, TransLink employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will need to provide proof of full vaccination status in compliance with the employer’s COVID-19 Safety Vaccination Policy.

Accommodations may be applicable under the BC Human Rights Code. Should an applicant be unable to provide proof of full vaccination and should an accommodation be requested, additional information will be required to determine whether the individual is entitled to be accommodated.

Work Schedule
37.5 hours per week.
Work Designation

This position offers the flexibility of working both on-site and remotely within B.C.
Rate of Pay
Salary starting from $60,541 per annum

The Total Compensation Package includes Extended Health, Dental, Transit Pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Focus on your development through tuition reimbursement, training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer.

How to Apply
Please click the ‘Apply’ button at the top right corner of the page or go to http://www.translink.ca/careers to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.

Posting Date: April 1st, 2022
Closing Date: Open until filled.

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.

Having trouble applying?  Please view the System Requirements & FAQ’s by going to http://www.translink.ca/careers.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is free of all forms of discrimination. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds, skills and perspectives.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  For a confidential  inquiry, simply email us at jobs@translink.ca.

** To apply copy this link: https://careers.translink.bc.ca/psc/EXT/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=20220299&PostingSeq=1

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