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Senior Specialist Talent Acquisition Job

Date: May 30, 2019

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Company: Hess Corporation


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 


The Senior Specialist – Talent Acquisition will be based in Houston, Texas, report to the Talent Acquisition Manager and will be responsible for supporting Hess business objectives by ensuring the successful identification, attraction, and recruitment of top-tier diverse talent to fill open positions. High-level categorical responsibilities include customer relationship management, full lifecycle recruitment and project management.



  • Confer with management/senior leadership and Human Resource business partners to identify human capital needs, workforce planning strategies, and search assignments
  • Understand business strategy and operational goals of internal client organizations. Tailor specific search strategies that fit within those parameters and meet those objectives
  • Develop thoughtful, comprehensive, position-specific search strategies that leverage best practice recruiting methodologies
  • Prepare complete and detailed client engagement agreements and position profiles, ensuring an understanding of job duties, responsibilities and business requirements
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with respective business unit leaders to create a partnership that yields success, predictable results and credibility
  • Leverage online recruiting resources and in-house ATS to identify, attract, and recruit top tier talent. Identify and deploy creative methodologies for sourcing quality candidates.
  • Utilize candidate research as needed and leverage appropriately. Develops an effective pipeline of key talent potentially available for immediate hire as succession planning needs dictate
  • Review resumes and credentials for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements and business need
  • Effectively position and sell professional opportunities to both active and passive candidates
  • Pre-qualify candidates and develop interview slates
  • Prepare candidate information packages, including position profiles, resumes/CVs, interview guides and assessment forms for distribution to hiring managers prior to interviews
  • Manage and coordinate all communication with candidates including process overview, interview preparation, setting expectations, post-offer discussions, closing, offer letter review and general on-boarding
  • Interview and assess candidates using behavioral-based/targeted selection interview questions
  • Collaborate with Recruiting Coordinator to schedule interviews and manage logistics
  • Organize, lead and document post-interview debrief/feedback with interview teams and candidates
  • Perform detailed reference checking and/or reference analysis on selected candidates and review results with hiring managers
  • Explain compensation and benefits programs
  • Conduct follow-up calls/customer satisfaction surveys and quality-improvement studies with hiring managers and new hires
  • Collaborate with HR Business Partners and hiring managers to develop and execute an effective, efficient on-boarding process for each new hire
  • Maintain accurate and well-ordered documentation on all candidates, searches, hiring manager's interactions, and other recruiting activities. Update ATS appropriately for search tracking and reporting purposes for both internal and external systems
  • Produce weekly reports and analysis on recruiting status to leadership and clients



  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in full lifecycle recruiting in a team environment is required; 10+ years is strongly preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Employment/Labor law
  • Experience in the Oil & Gas industry is strongly preferred
  • Expert level knowledge in all full lifecycle recruiting components including, but not limited to: sourcing, qualifying, networking, assessing, job analysis, wage and salary trends, relationship management, due diligence and vendor management
  • Knowledge and extensive past use of applicant tracking systems – Success Factors preferred
  • Excellent project management, writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills are required
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit for a broad/deep range of positions
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player and interface with clients
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit on a national, multi-location level
  • Detail oriented and ability to handle multiple competing priorities is a must

Education, Training & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required, preferably in Business or Human Resources

The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Anthony Wayne Vasut | Employee | Human Resources | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 25162