ABILITIES FIRST, INC. HR Staffing Specialist / Recruiter Salary in the United States

How much does a HR Staffing Specialist / Recruiter make at companies like ABILITIES FIRST, INC. in the United States? The average salary for HR Staffing Specialist / Recruiter at companies like ABILITIES FIRST, INC. in the United States is $101,936 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $81,746 and $122,126. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a HR Staffing Specialist / Recruiter do at companies like ABILITIES FIRST, INC.?


Abilities First, Inc., a CQL accredited organization, has been making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities for over fifty years. Starting out as The Little Red School House in 1962, Abilities First, Inc. has evolved into the Hudson Valley’s premiere provider of support services for individuals with developmental disabilities. We offer a wide variety of services including school and preschool programs, day habilitation, residential habilitation, community habilitation, service coordination and employment services. At 660 employees, Abilities First has grown and is looking to add an experienced HR Staffing Specialist to join our Human Resource team!

The right candidate will have the ability to become familiar with multiple programs, assisting in job analysis and staffing level needs. The Recruiter will assist with the writing of internal and external employment advertisements, obtain approval/maintain all hire requests, conduct pre-employment screening, interviewing, and reference checking. Requires excellent analytical, organizational and computer skills. This role will assist the Director with strategic workforce planning, from the assessment of job responsibilities, employee capabilities and development to familiarity with the external labor job market.

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Will review departmental needs with managers, assisting with staffing level analysis to ensure optimal coverage, and obtain approvals on hire requisitions.
  • Creates internal and external employment advertisements, maintains job postings on employment websites.
  • Builds applicant sources by researching and contacting local community services, colleges, employment agencies, media and internet sites.
  • Attends job fairs and other employment related events.
  • Maintains database of applicant information and outcomes.
  • Conducts telephone screening of candidates, scheduling qualified candidates for interviews in their respective departments.
  • Participates in interviews as needed.
  • Corresponds with applicants, providing status and sending post-interview correspondence.

Full Time employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Four weeks paid vacation, plus sick time, personal time, and paid holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Retirement plan with employer contribution
  • On demand payment for early access to earned wages!


  • A minimum of one (1) year of recruiting experience with a variety of positions, with a focus on person-organization and person-job fit.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or similar field is required, while a combination of experience and education will be considered.
  • Human services experience preferred, but not required.
  • PHR/SPHR designation a plus.
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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ABILITIES FIRST, INC. HR Staffing Specialist / Recruiter in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $81,746 to $122,126 with an average total cash compensation of $101,936. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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