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Recruiting Assistant

Company: Penske
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a Recruiting Assistant to join the Penske Northwest Area team. This role will report to the Area Human Resources Manager and will partner with the Recruiting and hiring teams. The Recruiting Assistant will work closely with candidates throughout the interview process and will be a brand ambassador for Penske to the talent market.

The ideal candidate will bring an energy, passion, and enthusiasm for speaking to Penske as a brand and an employer of choice to our external talent market. You will work in a fast paced and fun, team environment where it is crucial for you to be service oriented, organized, and able to meet deadlines. This role is excellent for someone who is interested in HR and sees herself or himself pursuing a future in a Recruiting or HR Representative role.

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In this hourly role, the Recruiting Assistant will primarily support processes around candidate sourcing, application screening, and process expediting. Source candidates using company and external resume databases. Upon finding candidates, this position will contact candidates and stay with them through the hiring and background check process. This position will be based in Vancouver, WA.


  • Sources for new candidates matching the provided job description.
  • Assists Recruiter in posting jobs via job boards, college career sites, and workforce sites.
  • Screens resumes from databases and applications from Penske's Taleo system to identify candidates meeting minimum qualifications.
  • Conducts brief phone screening conversations and schedule candidate interviews with hiring managers.
  • Maintains accurate records on applicant status and provides timely responses to all applicants
  • Provides offer letters and initiating/communicating the background screening process for selected candidates.
  • Supports the New Hire Orientation process as needed.
  • Projects for the HR Team and other duties as assigned.
    • Bachelor's degree or at least 3 years of equivalent work experience required.
    • Prior demonstrated high-touch customer service and follow-up experience required.
    • Knowledge of MS Office Suite including Word and Excel.
    • A high degree of professionalism and communication with confidential information.
    • The ability to support multiple business partners with contending requests while offering a high degree of service.
    • Experience working with a variety of internal and external business partners at all levels helpful.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong technical skills (internet, cloud base applications, good with internet data research, cell phone/text messaging, etc.) preferred.
    • Ability to work in dynamic, fast paced environment, and keep up with a high volume of activity.
    • A detail oriented, self-motivated approach with the ability to prioritize
      - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      - The associate must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
      - Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.
      - While performing the duties of this Job, the associate is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.

      Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      About Penske Truck Leasing
      Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates a premier fleet of vehicles and serves its customers from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Penske's product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more.

Keywords: Penske, Vancouver , Recruiting Assistant, Human Resources , Vancouver, Washington

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