Executive Recruiter

At Oregon Department of Administrative Services (ODHS), we strive to develop a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. It is our belief we can achieve this through our devotion and commitment to action for anti-racism and racial equity to build and sustain an agency that truly carries itself with the core values of integrity, stewardship, responsibility, respect, professionalism, innovation, and service equity. We foster environments and teams where we all feel safe, valued, supported, strengthened, and engaged in our personal growth and the agency’s growth. “RiSE” is what we call our culture and has six elements:

  • Safety, well-being, and Belonging

  • Honor and Value Each Other

  • Equitable Treatment and Racial Justice

  • Collective Responsibility and Growth

  • Meaningful Participation and Shared Power

  • Interconnected Communities

ODHS commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Recruitment isn’t just a job, it’s a calling.  At ODHS, our recruitment culture is built upon the three (3) foot rule. If you’re within 3 feet of someone in line at the grocery store, there is a high likelihood we want to hear your story! Our recruitment team is working diligently, hand in hand, with our internal and external community partners to share our story and identify the future leaders of our organization. As the Executive Recruiter it will be important that you have a clear understanding of the critical role recruitment plays in the continued development of our culture and workforce. If building meaningful relationships and helping to cultivate a community of inclusion is your second nature, then we think we should learn your story too.

ABOUT ODHS Recruitment

Our goal is to ensure ODHS has a diverse workforce with the right skills, training, and support to perform their work effectively and successfully and that all employees are compensated equitably.

It is the talent at ODHS that drives positive outcomes for the Oregonians we serve. It is critical that we fill recruitments as a long-term investment, not a short-term process. We hire talent who reflect our communities and the people we serve to ensure we can deliver services in an equitable and effective manner.

We provide Human Resource services to a community of 10,000+ employees including over 800 managers. We conduct our work with an equity lens; in a fast paced, high-volume, complex organization with frequently changing priorities. If you love recruitment as much as we do, then you’ll understand our tireless commitment to hiring the best to support all Oregonians across the state.

What you will do:

An Executive Recruiter at ODHS, is like a maestro to a symphony. You will work in concert with executive leadership to create recruitment strategies that strike the perfect balance and cadence. Bringing community partners to the table, creating transparent interview processes, and identify the future executive leaders that will continue to conduct ODHS’ critical work will be essential. Much like a symphony needs the diversity of sound to create harmony, we too need the diversity of partners internal and external to truly recruit and retain a workforce that is representative of all Oregonians. Not only ensuring our executive recruitment processes strike the right chord, our Executive Recruiter will serve as co-lead of the Community Engagement Recruitment Team to identify and partner with community based organization’s (CBO’s).


  • Remote work or alternative work location will be considered in filling this position. The ability to report to Salem is required when business or operational needs are dependent on onsite activities.

  • This position requires the incumbent to work a professional work week where the hours of work fluctuate on a daily and weekly basis.

ODHS, A place to belong and make a difference!

  • You can find connections through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) which are voluntary, employee-driven committees that support each other as well as the ODHS overall mission. ERG’s are an officially chartered group organized around shared cultural identity(ies) to support historically unrepresented ODHS employees and/or underserved client populations.

  • You can grow your career and develop professionally through ample training and committee participation opportunities.

  • You also have access to the State of Oregon’s excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance, generous time-off, and a competitive retirement plan.


Minimum Qualifications (MQs):

A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior or Development, Business or Public Administration, the Applied Behavioral Sciences, Industrial Relations or a job-related course of study determined by the appointing authority; and three years of Human Resource professional-level experience related to the position. OR

Valid certification as a Professional in Human Resource awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute and four years Human Resource professional-level experience related to the position. OR

Six years Human Resource experience related to the position. Four of the six years must have been at the professional-level.

A master’s degree in any of the above listed courses of study may substitute for one year of professional-level experience.

The State Certified Human Resources Professional (SCHRP) certification, awarded by the Oregon Chief Human Resources Office, substitutes for six months of human resource professional-level experience.

Valid Certification as a SHRM Certified Professional awarded by a nationally recognized organization, substitutes for one year of human resource professional-level experience.

The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.

Essential Attributes:

  • Ability to promote a culture of equitable treatment, belonging and commitment to fostering ODHS’ mission to actively work to foster an anti-racist workplace.

  • Expertise in maintaining clear and effective communication and ability to frame different modalities of communication to diverse audiences including candidates, hiring managers, and internal and external stakeholders.

  • Experience leading stakeholder groups, information sessions, and facilitating community engagement events.

  • Skilled at organization and attention to detail with the management and documentation  of executive recruitment processes that incorporate results of needs assessments, input/feedback  from various  partners, important decision points, and ensuring timely and relevant communication at important junctions.

  • Lead with emotional intelligence understanding that your communication and work style may need to flex and adapt to differing environments and stakeholders.

  • Experience at building collaborative relationships.

  • Ability to develop a talent pool for future leadership positions.


Finalists for this position will be subject to a computerized criminal history and abuse check.  Adverse background information will be reviewed and could result in withdrawal of a conditional job offer or termination of employment.

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Application Deadline: 12/08/2021

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