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Recruitment Specialist

Competition: 253560


Centre for Education, One Kingsway

Job Type

12-month, full-time, temporary

Staff Group


Position opening date

April 13, 2018

Position closing date

April 23, 2018

Position end date

June 29, 2019


Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources Staffing and working in conjunction with the Senior Recruitment Specialist and a team of HR Consultants, the successful candidate for this temporary, full-time position will be responsible for full-cycle recruitment services to the supply support and custodial function for Edmonton Public Schools.  The Recruitment Specialist will play an integral role in ensuring that the hiring practices and processes support the recruitment of high potential talent for the District. 


  • you have a dynamic, out-going personality
  • you thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • you have achieved excellence in your profession
  • you have exceptional customer service skills
  • you are a relationship builder who collaborates to achieve results


  • conducting day-to-day recruitment activities including: pre-screening, interviewing, reference checking, facilitating pre-employment requirements, and offers of employment
  • completing hiring documentation and assigning appropriate rates of pay consistent with candidate qualifications and experience
  • assessing support applicant profiles relative to special needs experience and recommending supply staff for long term assignments
  • providing advice and assistance to school and central leadership staff, applicants, and other HR team members regarding recruitment processes and procedures
  • liaising with colleges, other educational institutions, and representing Edmonton Public Schools at career fairs to attract prospective applicants
  • developing short and long-term strategies to attract and retain supply staff to meet ongoing needs within the District


  • two years post-secondary program in Human Resource Management
  • related experience including experience in a unionized environment
  • knowledge of Human Rights Legislation and Employment Standards
  • knowledge of job placement practices and processes
  • excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with all stakeholders
  • strong organizational and multi-tasking skills to handle a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • self-starter who possesses the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft
  • prior experience in an educational environment preferred


  • competitive salary ($2,435.30 – $3,106.60 bi-weekly)
  • a comprehensive benefits package including extended health care, dental, vision and extended disability
  • Health/Wellness Spending Account
  • professional development opportunities

If you are interested in working with an organization that fosters growth and success for every student supported by our cornerstone values of accountability, collaboration, equity and integrity, we encourage you to apply. 

Note:  This is a term-definite position for the period June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, or until the return of the incumbent.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (in Word or PDF format) quoting competition #253560 by April 23, 2018, via email to hrbusiness@epsb.ca. Only those applicants being considered will be contacted.

About Edmonton Public Schools

Edmonton Public Schools is the second largest school district in Alberta, with over 8,500 staff focused on meeting the diverse needs of approximately 99,000 students across 213 schools and education sites. Our Vision is to transform the learners of today into the leaders of tomorrow. We inspire student success through high-quality learning opportunities, supported by meaningfully engaged students, parents, staff and community. The District’s cornerstone values of accountability, collaboration, equity and integrity support us in achieving our Vision and Mission.

Our District is committed to excellence and hires based on merit. We value diversity and welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Only those applicants being considered will be contacted. Prior to employment, successful candidates will be required to submit records check documents.