Talent Acquisition Partner

Job Locations US-KY-Owensboro
Human Resources


The TA Partner is responsible for performing full life cycle recruiting and specializes in filling roles within the natural gas transmission industry, while championing a diverse and inclusive workforce. The TA Partner will handle assignments utilizing innovation and judgment, demonstrating a working knowledge of subject matter. Under the direction of the leader, the TA Partner will execute tasks and contribute to department and company goals. The position uses labor market data, industry trends, and knowledge of talent pools to develop sourcing plans and strategies and translate this to a fact-based recommendation to the hiring team, executive leadership, and other internal stakeholders. The position also builds networks and relationships through industry contacts, colleagues, trade groups, etc. to identify active and passive candidates for various positions.


Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Driving the total recruiting strategy for both leadership and candidates including candidate sourcing, screening, interviewing, and offer management.
  • Executing a talent acquisition strategy that aligns with business needs and the Company’s DEI
  • Implementing innovative sourcing strategies aimed at generating quality candidates to meet the overall recruiting goals while maintaining a diverse talent pool.
  • Conducting initial phone interviews, providing recommendations to leaders for candidate interviews, coordinating and leading panel interviews.
  • Proactively conducting market research to develop knowledge of current external industry/market/competitor trends, while developing internal knowledge of the
  • Assisting with conducting effective needs analysis assessment for new business strategies and
  • Establishing and maintaining constant communication with various levels of executives and hiring managers of facilities and operations.
  • Leveraging industry and company knowledge to aggressively recruit high caliber, well-qualified applicants from a variety of sources (e.g., identifying passive talent through direct calls, canvassing efforts, building partnerships with schools, communities, and diversity organizations/associations, conducting presentations and speaking engagements, utilizing complex internet searches and social recruiting methods, mining internal Applicant Tracking System (ATS), attending external job fairs, and arranging Company hiring events as needed).
  • Acting as an employer brand ambassador by helping to drive candidate interest in career
  • Maintaining a wide ongoing network of contacts and
  • Creating a culture of innovation by taking initiative and suggesting ways to continually improve the efficiency and quality of recruiting.
  • Developing an understanding of compensation (e.g., salary negotiations), job market, candidate relocation experience, and possessing strong offer closing skills.
  • Approaching candidate requests and inquiries thoughtfully and delivering a positive candidate experience through continuous communication, follow-up (offers and rejection notifications), and engagement throughout the selection process.
  • Maintaining records of all materials used for recruitment, including interview notes and related paperwork, to share with key stakeholders. Maintaining and updating ATS with candidate information and recruitment activities.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related area of study
  • Entry level experience in talent acquisition
  • Ability to travel 25-50% by car and/or plane
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively present information to internal clients
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a consultative capacity
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • High degree of integrity and professionalism



  • Experience using recruiting tools to proactively source candidates
  • Experience using an applicant tracking system
  • Education and/or experience with DEI initiatives
  • HR certification or related certification


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