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Job Admin/Interviewer User-Specific Permissions


User-specific permissions are extra permissions granted to a user in addition to those included in that user's permission level (Basic, Job Admin, Site Admin). In this article, we will cover the different user-specific permissions associated with the Job Admin/Interviewer permission level.


Job Admin/Interviewer User-Specific Permissions Overview

Users who are assigned the Job Admin/Interviewer permission level can be assigned the following optional user-specific permissions:

Can create new jobs and request job approvals

When granted, this permission allows the user to create a job, which can be accessed from the Add icon Screen_Shot_2018-10-18_at_9.52.49_AM.png on the navigation bar. Limits can be imposed on this permission so users can create jobs only for select departments and/or offices.

Note: When granting a user this permission, you must select a default Job Admin permission level for the user on new jobs they create.

Can create confidential jobs

If a user is granted the Can create new jobs and request job approvals permission, they also can be granted an additional permission to create confidential jobs. When assigned, users will see the additional option to create a confidential job available.

A confidential job is visible only to the person who created the job, and to users the creator explicitly adds to the job. Any confidential jobs which are later made public will bypass the approval process, so the permission to create confidential jobs should be somewhat limited in most organizations.

Can invite new users to Greenhouse and reactive disabled users

This permission allows the user some control over who to invite into your Greenhouse Recruiting account, and gives the user the ability to re-enable user accounts which were deactivated previously.

Can manage custom fields

Custom fields can be created to house additional information for Candidates, Jobs, Offers, or your Referral Questionnaire. Site Admins can always manage custom fields; this permission allows Job Admin/Interviewers the ability to create, make changes to, and remove custom fields for your entire organization. 

Can manage company metadata

Similar to custom fields, metadata includes information that appears in dropdown menus throughout Greenhouse, like Referrers, Rejection Reasons, Sources, and Tags.

Can manage company email and social media templates

If you have a Job Admin or Interviewer who manages your templates, you can allow them to make changes to Organization-Wide email templates and company social media templates that will be accessible to all of the users in your Greenhouse Recruiting account.

Can manage unattached prospects (Job Admin only)

A prospect is considered unattached if they have been added to Greenhouse Recruiting without being assigned to a job, department, or office. This permission allows the user to add unattached prospects to jobs or convert them to candidates. This permission also allows the user to view information under the Private tab on prospect profiles. Click here to learn more. 

Can create new job stage names (Job Admin only)

This permission allows your organization to control who has the ability to create new job stage names on Interview Plans. Ideally, this permission will help reduce erroneous or duplicate job stages that will need to be cleaned up later. For more information, click here

Can invite and deactivate agency recruiters

This permission allows the user to invite/deactivate agency recruiters. If granted, users will find extra functionality on the agency management page.   

Can manage offer templates

This permission allows the user to upload new offer templates, test offer tokens, rename offer templates, and download or delete offer templates. 

Note: Permissions marked Job Admin only will impact only users who are assigned a Job Admin permission level on at least one job. If a user is assigned only the Interviewer permission level, they will not be able to use the Job Admin only user-specific permissions. 


Job Admin/Interviewer User-Specific Permissions In-Depth

Can create new job stage names (Job Admin only)

This user-specific permission gives your organization tighter control over your Interview Plans by limiting which users can create new stage names. Without this permission, Job Admins can select stages only from a list of stage names that exist on at least one job in your account, but won't be able to create new stage names.


Limiting which users can create new stage names helps prevent the creation of multiple stages that represent the same step in your Interview Plans, making reporting across multiple jobs a cleaner process.  


Additional Resources

For more information about the user-specific permissions for the other permission levels, click the links below: