Sourcing Recruiter (Senior Talent Advisor)

King County

Seattle, Washington Remote

Full time

Mar 8

Full Job Description

King County Metro Talent Acquisition team is seeking a full-time hybrid Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temporary Sourcing Recruiter (Senior Talent Advisor) who is committed to diversity and social justice, and who is excited to source and recruit for the best large transit agency in North America.

This is a truly unique opportunity for a Sourcing Recruiter to be a trailblazer as we are launching a sourcing program for our Rail Division. You will help define the Talent Sourcing Program for a growing Division that is responsible for operating and maintaining Link Light Rail and sustaining a partnership with Sound Transit, and will help source for roles that are essential in ensuring the delivery of light rail transit services and the day-to-day coordination, direction, and supervision of personnel, projects, and facilities maintenance.

King County Metro is the exclusive partner and operations and maintenance provider to Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail system. Light Rail is the backbone of Puget Sound’s mobility future. With fast, frequent, reliable connections, the system is poised for significant expansion during this decade. By 2025, Rail will double from its current size (workforce + alignment). Today, the light rail network reaches a population of 1.2 million and by 2024, that number will grow to more than 2 million.

This explosive growth will not only impact Metro’s Rail Division. As the alignment continues to grow, it will influence and inform Metro’s investments of resources well into the future.

This recruitment is open to all King County employees and the general public. This fully benefited temporary position will be for 18 months as a Special Duty Assignment (SDA) or Term Limited Temporary (TLT) position with the possibility of extension.

If you want to #GoPublic, apply today and join our team!

Job Duties

Applying equity and social justice principlesis a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role, you will apply equity and social justice princes that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. As the Sourcing Recruiter, you will:

  • Collaborate with leadership and hiring managers to understand hiring needs and develop targeted sourcing strategies.
  • Executes sourcing strategies to ensure a constant flow of quality leads/candidates into key pipelines and requisitions for positions for Rail Division.
  • Performs advanced sourcing through various mediums including internal and external database mining, networking, associations, universities, community agencies, social media, referrals, Boolean search strings, online and traditional directories as well as other innovative sourcing methods.
  • Conducts phone or video informational interviews to gather information to inform decisions.
  • Works closely with recruiters and managers to understand staffing needs and develop a proactive, innovative sourcing/recruitment strategy to attract and recruit top talent.
  • Continually evaluates sourcing strategies. Stays abreast of current and emerging technologies to proactively identify new venues for identifying qualified talent. Participates in media planning to renew media contracts.
  • Gathers and prepares data to assess effectiveness of sourcing strategy. Analyzes and reports on sourcing metrics to Leadership.
  • Develops and maintains network and database of potential candidates for future consideration, including pipeline of passive candidates.
  • Acts as a key resource for referred candidates.
  • Other duties as assigned including special projects.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Plans and Aligns: Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
  • Values Differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Attracts Top Talent: Attracting and selecting the best talent to meet current and future business needs.

Minimum Skills:

  • Three or more years of experience in talent sourcing, recruitment, or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of sourcing techniques, including online sourcing, and social media.
  • Experience using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), and sourcing tools such as LinkedIn Recruiter or other related social media platforms.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in full life cycle recruiting in a high-volume environment.
  • Progressive experience in Human Resources.
  • Experience sourcing for Rail positions.
  • Experience with Boolean searches.
  • Knowledge and experience researching, interpreting, and applying, HR employment law and HR rules, union contracts, policies, and procedures, including EEO, disability accommodation, Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and others.

Supplemental Information

Application and Selection Process:

Application materials will be screened for clarity, and completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.

  • King County application
  • Cover Letter no longer than one page detailing your background and what you can bring to this position

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Jalynn Davis at [email protected] (206) 263-3039

Who is Eligible

This position is open to all qualified applicants. King County Metro Transit Department values diverse perspectives and life experience and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.


This Term-Limited-Temporary (TLT)/Special Duty Assignment (SDA) position is anticipated to be up to one (1) year in duration.

  • TLT: Open to the public and all King County employees
  • SDA: Open to current King County career service or appointed employees who have passed their initial probationary period.

Working Conditions

  • Work Location: Primarily teleworking and the King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104, and the Operation & Maintenance Facility (OMF), 3407 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98134.
  • Work Schedule: This position is exempt from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week.
  • Union Representation: This position is not represented by a union.

Telecommuting Requirement

The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by telecommuting, with occasional onsite work and meetings, as influenced by business needs. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities.

Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directivefrom the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer.

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

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Please do not apply via Indeed.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $94,432.00 - $119,704.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Seattle, WA 98104

  • Health insurance

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