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Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment)

Operations - Human Capital
Closing date:
Washington, DC
(53) $106,262–$161,600 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service - Permanent), Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)


The public announcement (Open to all US Citizens) 19-CFPB-227-P will close when we have received 150 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more

This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)/Operations Division/Office of Human Capital in Washington, DC, and is responsible for developing innovative recruitment, outreach, marketing, and hiring strategies to attract and retain a highly qualified, diverse, and competent workforce for the CFPB.

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As a CN-53 Talent Acquisition Specialist you will:

  • Design, develop, and implement targeted, but flexible recruitment and outreach strategies based on the Bureau’s staffing and workforce plans including:
  • Create and implement the campus recruiting strategy in line with entry level and developmental programs. Determine mix of campus events, virtual events, and other outreach activities to attract a diverse and well qualified pool of applicants.
  • Create and implement the online strategy to build the Bureau’s employment brand among diverse, well qualified, passive job seekers. Online strategy will include social media, database mining, job advertisements, and other emerging outreach strategies.
  • Attend recruitment events and ensure Bureau representation at all registered events. Provide training to Bureau employees who are participating in recruiting events.
  • Source and attract candidates for highly specialized, difficult to fill positions such as senior level executive positions as well as high volume hiring efforts, such as Examiner hiring.
  • Work closely with Staffing Consultants, hiring managers, and senior CFPB managers, developing and implementing innovative human resource approaches that result in the employment, and retention of the best qualified employees.
  • Represent the “face of the Bureau,” i.e., market the Bureau as an “employer of choice.” This includes participating in the design, development, and promotion of an effective marketing brand and “selling” the Bureau through a variety of selected media, forums, networks, and career fairs, etc., that serve to motivate potential candidates to apply, including maximizing the use of social media.
  • Participate as a senior member on ad hoc cross-functional teams tasked with identifying new recruitment strategies and flexibilities that will close skills gaps identified in the Bureau’s workforce and succession plans. Summarize findings and recommendations and present to senior CFPB staff.

Travel Required

  • Not required

Supervisory Status

  • No

Promotion Potential

  • 53

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Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service - Permanent)

Applications will be accepted from all U.S. citizens.

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Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)

Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional appointments and reinstatement eligible. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointments (including current CFPB employees on such appointments), or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or ICTAP Eligibles; or Eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or Eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act). Current CFPB employee should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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