Sr Recruiter - 90211496 -

Date: May 16, 2022

Location: California, US

Company: Amtrak

This position is a tiered position. Incumbents will have a position level assigned based on their skills and experience, and in alignment with position development plans. Position placement is at Amtrak’s sole and absolute discretion.


Please note that this position can sit in the following locations: Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York.


Your success is a train ride away.


Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.


Are you ready to join our team?


The successful candidate will be recruiting talent for positions within the Amtrak Operations Organization and will primarily focus on high-volume hiring. Hiring needs are located across a variety of locations across a designated geographical region. As a member of the Amtrak Talent Acquisition team, the recruiter will partner with hiring managers and Human Resources Business Partners throughout their assigned functional areas. While partnering with hiring managers, the recruiter will understand business and staffing requirements, provide market analysis, direct and influence the recruitment process, develop local sourcing strategies, and measure and monitor the quality and cycle time in the execution of the recruiting process. Other recruiting activities/efforts may be assigned/available as needed. 


The successful candidate will heavily influence the recruitment and selection process. This will include conducting thorough and timely in-take calls, committing to weekly communications with Hiring Managers while driving the recruitment at every step of the process to fill jobs w/ qualified candidates. This role focuses heavily on the relationship with hiring managers and requires the recruiter to be highly organized, possess ample experience and genuinely thrive in managing requisitions and candidates.


• Defining hiring needs with hiring organization / manager 
• Conduct timely and effective intake sessions with hiring manager 
• Define needs, set expectations and plan for the interview and selection process
• Develop quality and effective postings - translating hiring manager job descriptions & needs into effective advertisements to attract strong talent 
• Identify effective sourcing strategies to support hiring a diverse slate of candidates 
• Provide regular updates to the hiring manager, and/or partner with HR Business Partner as needed 
• Screening and recommending candidates to hiring managers 
• Develop effective prescreening questions and review resumes to match the needs of the position/organization 
• Facilitate and Manage candidates through the pre-hire assessment process 
• Phone screen applicants (as necessary)

• Facilitate and Participate in Interviews (as necessary)
• Requires a highly organized and disciplined individual to execute recruiting in a high volume setting to meet/exceed expectations 
• Must be able to build outstanding relationships with Hiring Managers while influencing them on best practices 
• Use solid judgment and thrive in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment 
• May support other recruiting team activities as assigned/needed 
• Comply with all employment laws/legal requirements


• 0-2 years of relevant experience 

• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent amount of working experience in lieu of a degree
• Demonstrated background in developing and executing recruiting process(s)
• Demonstrated experience/knowledge with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) 
• Strong professional presence; proven ability to effectively work with internal hiring managers 
• Demonstrated experience in taking initiative and solving problems from an influential position in an organization 
• Proven consulting skills • Demonstrated use of independent judgment and discretion in the delivery of recruitment services 
• Self-motivated, confident and able to work effectively with little supervision; consistently takes initiative, takes action, and has a ‘can do’ attitude



• 3-5 years of relevant experience  

• High volume working Recruiting experience 

• Experience with SuccessFactors – ATS system 

• Experience in a fast-paced, high-volume recruiting, high requisition load environment


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:72842
Band Zone:C3 
Posting Location(s): Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, Boston
Job Family/Function:Human Capital 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Recruiter Name:Jeries Hijazin 


You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.