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Talent Acquisition Specialist - Data Analytics

Job Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist - Data Analytics

Requisition Id: 1596 
Salary: $46,836.00 - $58,464.00  
Salary Grade: S9 
Commensurate with experience and education
Job Location:  Conservation Headquarters (JEFFE1) - Hybrid remote work may be an option once the probation period is successfully completed. 
Closing Date: February 18, 2022 
To learn more about this new exciting opportunity within our Human Resources Branch, feel free to contact the hiring supervisor- Michelle D Dobbins at or at 573 5224115x3688. We look forward to answering your questions and visiting with you!  


Are you looking for an exciting career that will bring a good quality of life to others?
At MDC, we are committed to finding top talent who are motived to grow, demonstrate a strong work ethic and innovativeness, embrace differences, and are dedicated to helping others. We are interested in professionals who are excited to become Stewards of Conservation and share the passion towards preserving, conserving, and educating the public about Missouri’s fish, forest, and wildlife resources.
We are looking to fill an exciting and new Talent Acquisition Specialist role within our Human Resources Branch. Selected candidates will be responsible for managing programs and providing professional guidance to employee and staff regarding Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, data analytics, policies, and procedure.
If you are drive to make a difference, come join our team!
This role has program responsibilities that involve ad hoc reporting, creating data metrics, talent acquisition, HRIS administration, salary administration, and LEAN Six Sigma. Additional responsibilities involve developing, executing, and continentally enhancing Department wide programs, such as data analytics, and the hourly hiring process.
Benefits Include: Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, Health insurance, Flexible schedule, Employment development and training, Clothing allowance, State retirement plan, Employee Credit Union, Deferred compensation saving and investment plan, Tuition reimbursement, Cafeteria program, Paid life insurance, Paid accidental death and dismemberment insurance, Employee wellness and assistance programs, State Discounts. 

Essential Job Duties

  • Develop, update, and distribute company policy handbooks and reference guides and ensure the accuracy of information.
  • Oversee the recruitment, selection, onboarding processes and continued employment processes for temporary, regular, intern and retiree staff, including pre-employment screenings, orientations, pay changes, service awards, and others.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential files for current employees, retirees and terminations based on company, local, state and federal guidelines and respond to file inquiries.
  • Communicate with and respond to questions and inquiries related to Human Resources functions from employees, retirees, managers, supervisors, external vendors, etc.
  • Train and mentor supervisors and staff in human resources policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Develop and run ad hoc reporting functions, and interpreted and present data analytics.
  • Analyze reports, present findings and make recommendations on regular human resources related functions.
  • Perform periodic policy, file, and performance audits.
  • Manage external vendor accounts and contracts.

Ancillary Job Duties

  • Other duties, as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Labor or Industrial Relations, Psychology or closely related field.
  • At least three years of progressively responsible professional experience in HR.
  • Must maintain a valid, current driver's license.
  • Knowledge and implementation of an applicant tacking system or similar system is desirable

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state and local laws and statutes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, retirees and organizations.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to use provided computer technology to enhance the quality of work and programs.
  • Ability to keep focused on understanding, anticipating and responding to the needs of customers.
  • Ability to accept change and new information and cope with job pressure and stress.
  • Ability to identify internal and external politics that impact the work of the Department.
  • Ability to define a problem, analyze relevant information, and develop solutions and plans to solve the problem.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to travel and stay overnight several nights per month.

Work Environment

  • Work is typically performed in a standard office environment.

Physical Abilities

  • Remain in a stationary position 70% or more of the time.
  • Constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.
  • Frequently communicate and exchange accurate information.
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.
  • Regularly lift up to 5 pounds, correctly lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Concentrated attention is required at all times.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Missouri Department of Conservation reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, functions, and requirements.
Exemption Status/Special Notes
This position has been determined to be Exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Employees must agree to accept compensatory time in lieu of cash payments in accordance with the Department's Compensatory Time Off and Overtime Policy. 
MDC promotes a Tobacco-Free (smoke and smokeless) working environment.
The Department of Conservation will only hire United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete an "Employment Eligibility Verification" (Form I-9) and produce requested documentation after employment.
Candidates seeking initial employment or re-employment must submit to a drug screen following offer of employment.
All persons employed with the state of Missouri shall file all state income tax forms and pay all state income taxes owed.