Talent Acquisition Specialist

June 22 2022
Categories HR, Training, Productivity, Performance, Efficiency, Recruitment, Staffing
Toronto, ON

Requisition ID: 5698 
Number of Vacancies: up to 3
Department: Talent Management
Salary Information:  $83,246.80  -  $104,067.60
Pay Scale Group:  9SA
Employment Type:  Permanent
Weekly Hours:  35 Off Days:  Saturday and Sunday   Shift:  Day
Last Day to Apply:  June 22, 2022
Reports to: Manager-Corporate  

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy."

General Accountability

Responsible for various recruitment and selection functions within an assigned portfolio, ensuring positions are filled with the best available candidates in a timely manner in accordance with consistent, fair and equitable employment practices. Conducts intake meetings with client departments, reviews postings, sources, shortlists, and interviews applicants. Assesses and evaluates applicants' qualifications to determine their suitability for employment/placement; and extends or assists with offers of employment when appropriate. Organizes and prioritizes hiring to ensure business needs are being met, and performs a variety of administrative duties related to areas of responsibility.

Key Job Functions

  • Conduct intake meetings with business clients to fully understand position requirements; prepare/review job postings; and review and plan external hiring requirements/strategies to ensure most appropriate recruitment.
  • Prepare pre-screen and demographic questions; review/assess resumes and prepare shortlist of applicants; prepare/review structured interviews and rating sheets, participate in panel interviews, providing advice, guidance and assistance, and conduct testing and/or assess results.
  • Review Employee Selections submitted for accuracy/completeness, and recommend salary/wage treatment in accordance with established policies, collective agreements, procedures, etc.; verify employment history, education, driving record, police checks, etc. as required; and prepare and extend offer of employment.
  • Review and plan for hiring requirements which may include analyzing past hiring statistics, participate in advertising and/or outreach initiatives, provide guidance and advice to hiring departments on recruitment/selection issues, etc.
  • Keep accurate records, systems, processes, reports, and other documentation stored and updated in accordance with relevant policies or standards.
  • Provide assistance to further progress on a given initiative, or share resources, knowledge, or expertise with others.
  • Demonstrate behaviours that support diversity, inclusion, and a respectful work and service environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Help to remove barriers and accommodate employees and customers (within their area of responsibility) in accordance with TTC’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC’s policies.
  • Participate in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program. 


  • Plan and organize activities / projects to meet section and organizational goals
  • Create and deliver presentations in various formats
  • Manage human resources
  • Use office technology, software and applications
  • Interview and assess job candidates
  • Communicate in a variety of mediums
  • Apply analytical skills

Education and Experience

  • Completion of a post-secondary college diploma or university degree in a related discipline (Human Resources Management).
  • Several years of directly related full-cycle recruitment and selection experience.

Additional Requirements

  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of recruitment, selection practices and methods, including sourcing and attracting applicants, and developing and conducting structured interviews.
  • Thorough knowledge of current employment legislation and an understanding of the issues related to recruitment and selection, including Human Rights Code, accommodation, discrimination, employment equity, diversity, etc.
  • Previous HR experience in a public sector and/or unionized environment is considered an asset.
  • Must have or rapidly acquire working knowledge of the TTC policies and provisions applicable to hiring and employment, including Collective Agreements, Seniority Regulations, salary administration practices and procedures, benefits provisions, equal opportunity, etc.
  • Sound judgment, tact and diplomacy; and strong interpersonal, interviewing, presentation and oral/ written communication skills.
  • Well-developed organizational, time management, analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
  • Experience with SAP - Success Factors is considered an asset.

This position is designated Safety Sensitive under the TTC's Fitness for Duty Policy.  If you do not hold a designated position, you will be required to pass a drug test as part of the certification process.

The TTC is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion in the delivery of its services and in its workplaces. The TTC is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities it serves at all levels of the organization, and supports an inclusive environment where diverse employee and community perspectives and experiences bring value to the organization. The TTC encourages applications from all applicants, including members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ(IA+) community. The TTC values and supports an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Accommodations for applicants are available upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process, including for those who identify as having a disability. Please contact Human Resources – Talent Management at (416) 393-4570. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

The TTC’s policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to a relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee. 

Note: All TTC Employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a precondition of employment in accordance with TTC's Mandatory Vaccination Policy

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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