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The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.

Talent Acquisition Business Partner


Job Location:

Address:  150 N 18th Ave Phoenix, AZ. 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: Up to $70,000 

Grade: 24

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Recruitment Manager, the Talent Acquisition Business Partner will serve as a subject matter expert, leveraging multiple social media platforms and/or other sourcing avenues to identify and engage to hire passive candidates. This position will work independently and collaboratively with recruiters and hiring managers across the agency and provide professional-level work and advice regarding recruitment strategies and initiatives. Responsible for the management and execution of full cycle recruitment strategies (source, pre-qualify, interview, assess and negotiate offer).

Job Duties:
  • Provides consultative services to ADHS hiring managers and leadership to proactively identify passive candidates for various positions throughout the agency.
  • Provides advice and leadership to internal recruiters regarding recruitment strategies and execution of recruitment plan and ideas.
  • Oversees and conducts the most complex or high level full cycle recruitment.
  • Analyzes recruitment needs and leads strategic initiatives for the identification of multiple sourcing platforms to identify, attract and hire talent.
  • Utilizes innovative approaches and methodologies to communicates with passive candidates across multiple digital platforms using headhunter approach techniques.
  • Research, develop and implement strategic recruitment initiatives in support of Agency and division goals.
  • Compile a variety of analytics to measure effectiveness of HR practices in areas of subject matter expertise.
  • Recommends process or service improvements.
  • Participate in LEAN management process improvement initiatives.
  • Negotiate contracts and manage recruitment subscriptions such as LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter.
  • Join social media groups and professional networks and interact with potential candidates.
  • Leads the initiative to organize and participate in virtual and in-person job fairs and recruiting sessions.
  • Establishes a strong network to ensure strong candidate pipeline.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs): Knowledge of:
  •  Personnel management principles and practices.
  •  Federal and State employment laws, and State personnel rules and policies as they relate to the agency's staffing and recruitment functions.
  •  Recruiter technology including software applications and databases.
  •  Current labor market trends.
  •  Effective marketing strategies and techniques.
  •  Department goals/objectives.
  •  HR record and document management.
  •  Knowledge of pre-employment testing and verification (i.e. work history, reference checks, transcripts, credentials, etc.).
  •  Principals and methods for marketing products and services.
  •  Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skilled in:

  •  Research and data analysis methods and techniques including compiling and analyzing reports.
  • Analyzing and evaluating a variety of materials for recruitment and selection (such as statistical data, reports, candidate resumes and credentials, etc.).
  •  Negotiating salaries and job offers.
  •  Excellent communication skills (written, visual, and oral expression) using a variety of media including social and electronic.
  •  Performing searches for qualified candidates using both active and passive techniques.
  •  Effectively utilizing technology that facilitates recruitment, (i.e. applicant tracking systems, job boards, social networks, recruiting websites, etc.).
  •  Use of computers and various computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.

Ability to:

  •  Develop and implement recruiting strategies including trends and best practice guidelines for recruitment and selection, and diverse sourcing methods such as AZ job board, social media, etc.).
  •  Network and develop interpersonal relations and provide exceptional customer service both internally and externally.
  •  Develop innovative approaches for tapping into new sources of candidates.
  •  Handle multiple assignments/projects, prioritize workload, and adapt to changing priorities.
     Identify top talent and develop strategies for attracting them.
  •  Learn and understand technology and keep abreast of technology trends within Arizona state government.
  •  Accurately assess and match qualified candidates for recruitments under specific time constraints, against a variety of recruitment and selection criteria and in alignment with agency's vision and values.
  • Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or closely related field and two years experience in a lead/headhunter position; OR five years of experience as a lead recruiter/headhunter position.


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.