The Talent Acquisition Manager is responsible for the overall hiring process for the City of Somerville.  Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicate with hiring managers and interview panel members the steps of the interview process and legal requirements associated. 
  • Update job descriptions as vacancies occur.
  • Advertise vacancies.
  • Work closely with local organizations, Director of Racial & Social Justice, Director of Veterans Services, Manager of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and other entities or parties on ideal places to advertise reaching a diverse candidate pool.
  • Review resumes / applications and identify candidates meeting minimum qualifications for positions.
  • Review and approve standardized questions for the interview process. Lead interview process.
  • Listen to panel feedback and provide feedback to Director of Personnel on candidate interviews.
  • Conduct reference checks. Work with the Mayor’s executive office to schedule final interviews.
  • Extend offers to candidates.  
  • Ensures hiring decisions comport with applicable Somerville policies as well as relevant state and federal laws.
  • Attend community events and job fairs to promote job opportunities. 
  • Review bids related to union postings.
  • Assist in the administrative process for civil service public safety hiring as assigned.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications                                                     

Education and Experience: Associates Degree and three to five (3-5) years’ recruitment and retention experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field and/or SHRM-CP or HRCI-PHR certification preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

Knowledge: Understanding of Federal and State regulations including but not limited to FLSA, ADA, MCAD, and EEO.  Comprehensive understanding of best hiring practices. Knowledge of community based programs and workforce development initiatives; knowledge of best practices for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Ability: Ability to handle problems effectively; ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; ability to operate a personal computer; ability to maintain confidential information; ability to maintain, manage, and organize records; ability to  communicate appropriately with City employees, City officials and members of the general public. Connect and collaborate with local community based organizations and internal stakeholders to create talent pipelines.

Skill: Strong interpersonal skills; excellent communication skills both oral and written; proficient computer skills for all office software programs including word processing and spread sheet applications; strategic thinker skilled at creating employee networks and building positive workplace culture. Bilingual skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian-Creole or Nepali preferred.

Work Environment                                                                                       

The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements.  Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant.  Must comply with applicable state and local safety precautions, including wearing personal protective equipment and practicing appropriate social distancing.  Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours in response to attend evening meetings or complete work assignments.

Physical and Mental Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.

Physical Skills

Few physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing.  May also be some occasional lifting of objects such as office equipment and computer paper (up to 30 lbs.)

Motor Skills

Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone, personal computer and/or most other office equipment including word processing, filing and sorting of papers.

Visual Skills

Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes.

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by August 7, 2020 to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: [email protected]

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected].

Full Time
$61,200 plus benefits
Application Start Date: 
Friday, July 17, 2020
Application End Date: 
Friday, August 7, 2020