Recruitment Coordinator - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on June 10, 2022
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The Human Resources Department seeks an energetic and customer-focused Recruitment Coordinator to join our team!
Starting salary up to $33.14/Hourly ($69,167/Annually) + $600/Month Cash Allowance
Plus, an additional $1.15/hour bilingual premium & $.90/hour confidential premium 

What Makes Sonoma County a Great Choice? 

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to flexible work arrangements and excellent benefits* including:

  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
  • A hybrid telework schedule that meets the needs of our staff, department operations, and the communities we serve
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County paid 100% premium contribution for the majority of employee-only and employee + family health plan options
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $1,000 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment

*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Salary Resolution (SalRes) and our Employee Benefits Directory.

About the Position

Human Resources Recruitment Coordinators perform a variety of duties in the human resources arena, and provide support and assistance to the unit's analysts and manager. Typical duties for this position may include the following:


  • Drafting job announcements, brochures, and advertisements, and conducting entry level recruitments
  • Preparing materials for recruitment processes
  • Administering and proctoring written examinations
  • Conducting bilingual English/Spanish proficiency examinations
  • Communicating information and providing guidance to employees, departments, and the public regarding recruitment rules and processes
  • Gathering information, conducting research, and presenting information in an understandable format

What you Bring to the Team

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • A tenacious attitude, with a customer-focused mindset
  • Experience with recruitment and support activities
  • The ability to communicate technical information effectively
  • A keen attention to detail
  • The ability to handle frequent interruptions and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Strong computer skills, including experience working with Excel, Word, and Outlook, and social media platforms in professional settings
  • Experience working with Human Resources software and online systems
  • A sense of humor
  • Proficiency communicating (speaking, reading, writing) in both English and Spanish

This recruitment is being conducted to fill a fluent, bilingual Recruitment Coordinator position in the Human Resources Department. Bilingual positions require English and Spanish skills at either the basic (conversational) or fluent (reading, writing, and conversational) level. Applicants who wish to be considered for a bilingual position must indicate their level of skill in the required supplemental questionnaire. An examination will be conducted prior to employment to a bilingual position to confirm level of skill in this area. Bilingual premium pay is $1.15/hour.

The employment list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill future English/Spanish bilingual full-time, part-time, or extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of this list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.

The Civil Service title for this position is Human Resources Technician.



Minimum Qualifications


Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, academic course work in human resources administration, public administration, business administration, management, accounting, political science, economics, statistics, English composition, psychology or closely related courses and one year of full-time experience performing varied and complex clerical work, related to human resources, including explaining policies to the general public and/or internal customers.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Knowledge of: basic human resources principles and procedures; personnel and payroll records and documentation; arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, percentages, fractions), administrative techniques and principles of organization; techniques and practices of research methodology, data collection, and preliminary analysis; report writing; application and use of basic statistics; interview techniques sufficient to obtain information related to employment; written and oral communications, including language mechanics, syntax and English composition; modern office methods and procedures; database, spreadsheet, word processing applications, and presentation software, including basic methods of graphic presentations.

Ability to: read, understand, and explain human resources policies, procedures, and rules; communicate clearly and effectively in front of groups and on a one-on-one basis; learn effective interviewing techniques; exercise good judgment; collect, compile and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; understand and explain laws, regulations and policies governing program operations; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, employees, clients, and the public; organize and prioritize work assignments; use and understand common database, spreadsheet and word processing applications; learn specialized computer applications.