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Human Resources Specialists - 13-1071.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Employment Coordinator
  • Employment Representative
  • Employment Specialist
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Human Resources HR Generalist
  • Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)
  • Personnel Coordinator
  • Recruiter
  • Technical Recruiter

SOC Occupation Groups

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists
13-1070 Human Resources Workers
13-1071.00 Human Resources Specialists

Related Occupations


  • Address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns.
  • Advise management on organizing, preparing, or implementing recruiting or retention programs.
  • Analyze employment-related data and prepare required reports.
  • Conduct exit interviews and ensure that necessary employment termination paperwork is completed.
  • Conduct reference or background checks on job applicants.
  • Confer with management to develop or implement personnel policies or procedures.
  • Contact job applicants to inform them of the status of their applications.
  • Coordinate with outside staffing agencies to secure temporary employees, based on departmental needs.
  • Develop or implement recruiting strategies to meet current or anticipated staffing needs.
  • Evaluate recruitment or selection criteria to ensure conformance to professional, statistical, or testing standards, recommending revisions, as needed.
  • Evaluate selection or testing techniques by conducting research or follow-up activities and conferring with management or supervisory personnel.
  • Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.
  • Inform job applicants of details such as duties and responsibilities, compensation, benefits, schedules, working conditions, or promotion opportunities.
  • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
  • Interview job applicants to obtain information on work history, training, education, or job skills.
  • Maintain and update human resources documents, such as organizational charts, employee handbooks or directories, or performance evaluation forms.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Perform searches for qualified job candidates, using sources such as computer databases, networking, Internet recruiting resources, media advertisements, job fairs, recruiting firms, or employee referrals.
  • Prepare or maintain employment records related to events such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.
  • Provide management with information or training related to interviewing, performance appraisals, counseling techniques, or documentation of performance issues.
  • Review and evaluate applicant qualifications or eligibility for specified licensing, according to established guidelines and designated licensing codes.
  • Review employment applications and job orders to match applicants with job requirements.
  • Schedule or administer skill, intelligence, psychological, or drug tests for current or prospective employees.
  • Schedule or conduct new employee orientations.
  • Select qualified job applicants or refer them to managers, making hiring recommendations when appropriate.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer personnel recruitment or hiring activities.
  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Advise others on human resources topics.
  • Conduct eligibility or selection interviews.
  • Coordinate personnel recruitment activities.
  • Develop training materials.
  • Discuss business strategies, practices, or policies with managers.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of personnel policies or practices.
  • Evaluate personnel practices to ensure adherence to regulations.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Inform individuals or organizations of status or findings.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Review license or permit applications.
  • Train personnel on managerial topics.
  • Train personnel to enhance job skills.
  • Update knowledge of legal or regulatory environments.
  • Verify application data to determine program eligibility.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Administrative Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Army Reserve Career Counselor (Army Reserve) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Career Assistance Advisor (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Career Counselor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Career Information Program Advisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Career Recruiter (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Career Recruiter (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Career Retention Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Career Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Chief Medical NCO (Army - Enlisted)
  • Classification Interviewer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Command Career Counselor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Enlisted Accessions Recruiter (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Gold Bar Diversity Recruiter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Hometown Career Recruiting Force (HCRF) Recruiter (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Human Resources Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Medical Senior Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Navy Counselor (Counselor) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Counselor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Counselor (Recruiter) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Counselor Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Recruiter Canvasser (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Recruiter/Classifier (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Officer Recruiter (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Personnel (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Services Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Recruiter (Army - Enlisted)
  • Recruiter (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Recruiter (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Recruiter/Retention NCO (Army - Enlisted)
  • Recruiting and Retention NCO (Army National Guard of the United States) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Recruiting Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Recruiting Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Recruiting Supervisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Reenlistment NCO (Army - Enlisted)
  • Reserve Career Information Program Advisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • RL - Human Resources (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Second Tier Recruiter (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Third Tier Recruiter (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Career Development Technician
  • Youth Development Practitioner

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Certification and Selection Specialist
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Employer Relations Representative
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Human Resource Advisor
  • Job Development Specialist
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Program Specialist, Employee-Health Maintenance
  • Recruiter
  • Retirement Officer
  • Senior Enlisted Advisor
  • Supervisor, Contingents