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Recruiter at Pennsylvania American Water

Posted in Human Resources 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada.  To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role:  Responsible for recruitment efforts for vacant positions for defined a client group, consistent with American Water’s Talent Acquisition framework and compliance with labor laws, government and industry regulations.


Key Accountabilities:  Manages multiple recruitment-related relationships with hiring managers as well as internal and external managers.  Identifies the need and creates creative employment advertisements to attract qualified candidates.  Utilizes creative sourcing techniques and manages multiple sourcing relationships.  Pre-screens, and, possibly, interviews and selects, and recommends candidate pool to present to hiring manager.  Supports line manager in negotiation of employment salary and terms with candidate and extends offer and ensures that all candidate data is entered into the Applicant Tracking System and appropriate checks (e.g. background, references) are carried out.  Provides recruitment support and advice to HR Business Partners.  Facilitates contingent workforce recruitment for defined client group.  Manages local talent acquisition vendor relationships.


Knowledge / Skills


Skills: Strong communication skills, strong team working as well as the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, ability to collaborate with virtual teams and also face to face, and to provide excellent internal customer service. Must be able to deliver results.


Knowledge: Detailed knowledge of key human resources functions including recruiting, employment law, and basic skills in performance management and employee development.


Experience / Education



Minimum 5 years recruiting experience of all levels of employment



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.


Travel Requirements:  20-30%

Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing

American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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At American Water, our people are our most valuable asset. When you become part of the American Water team, you enjoy many benefits including:  A values-based culture with a vision linked to our purpose.  A competitive pay package with pay-for-performance opportunities.  Comprehensive health and wellness benefits, including medical, dental, prescription, vision and disability insurance coverage.   Flexible spending accounts for health care, child care and elder care.  Employee assistance program (EAP).  Options to assist employees in saving for retirement (i.e., 401K).  Life insurance.  Holidays, floating holidays and vacation time.  Paid sick time.  Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan.  Employee discount program.  Tuition reimbursement.  Training and professional development opportunities.  Advancement opportunities.  Volunteer opportunities.  Support for causes and community organizations you care about with matching gifts from our corporate foundation.