Recruiting & Diversity Specialist

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Type Of Employment: 
Full Time
Position summary:

The Recruiting & Diversity Specialist is a highly motivated, self-starter, strategist, who builds a personal network of both internal and external contacts in their professional networks and communities.  This position uncovers top diverse talent that may not have engaged with TRWD through the normal sourcing approach.  This individual is the eyes and ears in our community in terms of labor market, networking/partnership opportunities, and recruiting events.  Under the direction of the Human Resources Manager, the Recruiting & Diversity Specialist also assists all TRWD employees at various locations with foundational HR support and is expected to display positive leadership and guidance.


Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in Human Resources or in a related area may be substituted for the educational requirement.
  • Valid Texas Driver License

Qualifications desired:

  • Eight (8) or more years of experience in a Human Resources environment with a proven responsibility within recruiting.
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP certification
  • User-based knowledge of Lawson

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Research market to identify sources of diverse talent that is in alignment with TRWD’s hiring plans and needs.
  • Build lasting and deep relationships with external organizations to promote TRWD as an employer of choice for diverse talent.
  • Closely monitor progress against recruiting goals and provide guidance and suggestions for improvement as needed.
  • Advise and develop plans/business cases for new strategic recruiting efforts within TRWD.
  • Work closely with TRWD leadership to collaborate on the alignment of diverse pipelines from organizations, events, and programs.
  • Develop best practices which can be shared across other TRWD hiring managers as needed.
  • Leverage key findings and data to advise, develop, and execute TRWD recruiting programs including but not limited to job fairs, internships, and job shadowing.
  • Conduct recruitment efforts for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students and temporary employees while expanding TRWD’s community footprint through external diversity.
  • Organize and administer new-employee orientations, monitor career-pathing program, write and place advertisements, as well as manage and administer the applicant tracking system.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to applicants and managers as they progress through the recruiting process.
  • Participate in developing departmental goals, objectives and systems.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality related to HR and employee matters.
  • Prepare, review, and file EEO-4 report bi-annually; and maintain other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
  • Participate in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars as needed.
  • Actively participate in the preparation and routine reporting of the fiscal departmental budget in relation to recruiting and diversity.
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
  • Maintain all employee and applicant documentation as dictated by governing agencies.
  • Ensure compliance with USCIS Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification; periodically audits Forms I-9.
  • Occasional travel will be required for key strategic events within region or for national conferences, including monthly travel to TRWD locations to perform outreach functions.

Nonessential functions, skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and experience with iCIMS.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Success factors/job competencies:

  • Successful organizational and time management skills.
  • Proactive self-starter who can lead work independently, with the ability to see the next step and take action without prompting.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Willing desire to serve others.
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidential information.
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution.
  • Commitment to company values.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Proficiency in Lawson (HRIS).
  • Ability to multi-task.

Physical demands and work environment:

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

  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk or hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and may have occasional field work that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 545.96 550.00 -4.04
Benbrook 690.42 694.00 -3.58
Bridgeport 834.33 836.00 -1.67
Cedar Creek 320.96 322.00 -1.04
Eagle Mountain 647.66 649.00 -1.34
Lake Worth 593.11 594.00 -0.89
Richland-Chambers 314.01 315.00 -0.99
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

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