Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0057
Title Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist
City Rockville
State MD

The Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist will be responsible for the hiring activities and requirements throughout the company by prioritizing functional tasks and delegating workflow, as well as building and maintaining relationships with a high level of trust and integrity and ensuring organizational compliance with hiring policies and employment regulations.


  • Implementation of sourcing strategies to find and attract both active and passive candidates, by conducting external searches through strategic sourcing techniques:
    • Cold-calling
    • Utilize advanced internet mining techniques
    • Utilizes online social and professional networking sites to connect with potential passive candidates
    • Attends job fairs/conferences as needed
  • Determine appropriate recruiting sources for advertising and posting positions based upon position specific requirements
    • Provides performance feedback on all recruiting agencies/sources
  • Stay abreast of and utilized new, innovative and creative sourcing methods
  • Engage all stakeholders within the hiring process to ensure that search criteria are fully vetted
  • Maintain active engagement with all internal clients, candidates and recruiting sources to maximize opportunities for success in filling staffing requirements
    • Maintain a well-qualified candidate pool and serve as an effective liaison for the organization with emphasis on developing relationships with a variety of applicant referral sources
    • Works with hiring managers/groups to strategize short- and long-term recruiting plans Provide frequent briefings to hiring managers on the status of all hiring activities
    • Promotes the company image to candidates and external service providers
  • Facilitate the candidate interview and offer process
    • Pre-screens resumes and candidates to determine qualifications
    • Organizes and participates in interview process
    • Documents candidate evaluation and interview process
    • Coordinates and leads a debriefing meeting between the hiring manager and the interview team participants
    • Develop and/or negotiate new hire compensation package/offers
  • Use automated tools to maintain activity records and databases that ensure efficiency of candidate processing as well as organizational compliance with tracking and reporting requirements
  • Participate in the selection of a technical solution that will effectively address organizational needs for workflow management and compliance in recruiting activities
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to team members regarding effective recruiting techniques designed to maximize candidate flow
  • Work with organizational stakeholders to address issues related to recruiting requirements, as warranted
  • Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirements



·         Bachelor’s degree in a related field

·         5+ years minimum experience in recruiting, at least 2 of which in a lead role/capacity

o   Other management/supervisory experience may be substituted for ‘lead’ requirement

o   Experience recruiting within technical and/or biotechnology fields, for such positions as Scientist, Engineers and Research Associates, as well as Sales, Manufacturing and Software Engineering specialists is required.

·         PHR or similar recruiting related credentials desirable

·         Formal certification/training in AIRS or other recruited-based techniques is preferred

·         Past experience using ATS and TMS strongly preferred

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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