The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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Job Summary

We are looking to hire (3):  Human Resources Analyst III - Recruiters (District Temporary). This position is located at our headquarters in downtown Los Angeles adjacent to Union Station.
In this role you will perform full cycle recruitments and resource requests consistent with rules and regulations, federal and state laws, policies and procedures. As a recruiter, you will assist with filling the full range of positions Metropolitan Water District employs throughout all of our facilities. You will assist with guiding the recruitment process through conducting hiring manager meetings, drafting job announcements, planning out the employment testing, screening candidates, scheduling testing and interviews, and making job offers.  
District Temporary position (anticipated end date January 2020).
Benefits include: 9/80 Schedule, Medical, Paid company holidays plus more.

The staffing positions just keep coming and that is with almost zero voluntary turnover.

We have a team of four recruiters. Two of them have been here a fairly long time and two are newer (one was a contractor here, and liked it so much she came back). We are located across from Union Station. One of the most important recruitment tools is nearby; a Starbucks.

•You should be high energy (with or without caffeine).
•You should be driven by the hunt and the joy of finding that right candidate and forming strategic partnerships with the hiring managers.
•You should have a unique balance of patience and drive for results. 
•You should enjoy getting to other locations - hence the requirement of a Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent. Travel may include occasional overnight stays at our facility near the Colorado River.  

Job Requirements


Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years relevant experience; or two years as a MWD Human Resources Analyst II. Relevant experience is defined as corporate full cycle recruiting. 

Required: Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment (at time of application).

Required Knowledge of: Research methods and data analysis techniques; Principles and practices of Human Resources; federal, state and local laws, regulations applicable to assigned area of responsibility; principles and practices of effective business communication; principles of business letter writing and report preparation; methods and equipment including multi-line phones, copiers, facsimile machines, and computers.

Required Skills and Abilities to: Gather relevant data, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and make appropriate decisions and recommendations; understand, interpret, explain, and apply rules, regulations, policies, procedures and applicable local, state and federal laws in assigned area of responsibility; exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines; present recommendations clearly and logically; communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; operate office equipment including computers and supporting applications. 

This classification performs work that requires maintaining confidentiality and is routinely privy to matters that either involves confidential information, sensitive personnel issues, or exposure to confidential and sensitive strategic corporate information.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered 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 essential functions.

Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as paper, books, or small parts; driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Work Environment: The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, and residences or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, etc. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

Vision Requirements: No special vision requirements. 
This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To receive a copy of the complete job description, please send an email to

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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