Philadelphia Gas Works

  • Human Resources Recruiter (Contract to Perm)

    Organizational Development Department
    Employment Status
    Contract to Permanent (Full Time)
    Human Resources
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    Organizational Development Department [59]
  • Overview

    Philadelphia Gas Works


    Looking for a challenge and ready to light up your career?


    The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers.  From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today.  As one of the nation's leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth.  PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region.


    Make a difference in your future – Become part of the PGW Team!  


    Contractor to Permanent Opportunity


    Available benefits, once permananet include

    Free Health Insurance – Free Dental Insurance – Pension Plan – Free Parking – Wellness Programs

    City of Philadelphia Residency / Domicile Requirement within 12 months of hire


    The Human Resources Recruiter acts as a consultant to departments for communicating and interpreting Staffing policies, programs and initiatives and assumes full recruitment responsibilities for designated employee groups primarily consisting of executive, professional, and technical positions.  Duties include but are not limited to job posting, testing, qualifying and interviewing.   


    • Coordinates the hiring process for selected group of positions performing a variety of tasks including but not limited to:
    • Sourcing applicants for open positions, both internally and externally
    • Receiving, reviewing and processing requisition to fill new and existing positions
    • Pre-screening, interviewing and referring qualified applicants to hiring mangers.
    • Conducting position interviews with hiring manager
    • Conducts assessment testing for new and existing employees
    • Serve as both an advisor to management as well as an employee advocate by building strong relationships at all levels of the organization.  Works with hiring managers on determining appropriate staffing needs, identifying appropriate test and/or assessment for measuring skill level for specific jobs, and advising on alternative employment options such as part-time, temporary or cooperative opportunities that could benefit the unit. 
    • Support the full talent acquisition life cycle including creating jobs postings, sourcing qualified candidates, negotiating offers and on-boarding employees.
    • Initiates and develops creative methods and techniques to source, recruit and interview quality professionals for open positions.
    • Interpret appropriate policies and make sound decisions considering them
    • Respond to basic benefits inquires such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, supplemental life, 401K, Wellness, etc. and partner with the Benefits team where appropriate.
    • Build and leverage external relationships with technical/diversity/professional associations, to help shape sourcing strategy and develop future talent pipelines.
    • Attends local recruiting-related events and performs outreach and establishes relationships with local job readiness training programs
    • Partner with our Legal team and other resources in order to maintain current knowledge base of legal requirements related to local, state and federal employment laws, and government and company compliance requirements to reduce legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance.
    • Oversee and maintain records and reports and provide support in the development of projects and other related tasks.
    • Coordinate New Hire Orientation Program including initial introduction to PGW and executive introduction meeting.
    • Develop and organize Cooperative and internship programs.
    • Confer with the Director in the development of appropriate strategies for clients relative to recruitment, hiring and testing.
    • Complete regular weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad hoc employment reports with summaries and analysis of results.
    • Help to develop measurable staffing statistics by tracking retention related information such as but not limited to exit interviews, applications, interview outcomes, testing and assessments in order to make recommendations on improving recruitment and retention efforts for assigned groups.
    • Performs other special projects and assignments as requested.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or related field
    • 5 to 7 years of mid to senior level Human Resources recruiting experience preferably in a unionized and/or utility company
    • Must be proficient in
      • iCIMS Applicant Tracking System or other ATS
      • CEB/SHL Pre-Employment Testing or other system
    • Receipt of Professional Human Resource (PHR)/SHRM-CP designation would be a plus.
    • Must have knowledge of relevant federal, state and local laws such as Title VII, Equal Pay, American with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination Act, etc.
    • Must possess interpersonal skills and ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and impartiality
    • Must be organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks at once in a high volume environment
    • Must be an effective communicator both verbally and written
    • Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

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