Contract Talent Acquisition Recruiter - Military veterans preferred

Human Resources


  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking a Contract Recruiter to join our Chantilly, VA based team. The Recruiter will collaborate with Hiring Managers and Program Managers to drive recruiting process, meet business objectives, and fill open positions.  Responsible for managing multiple programs through strong client management and establishing recruiting best practices by creating buy in with the clients and customers.  Consistently creates and executes against recruiting strategies providing a diverse candidate pool ensuring successful program delivery. Advises Managers on the best approach to fill a position and escalates barriers to success appropriately. Contributes to and supports enterprise-wide recruiting initiatives and priorities.  




·         Account Management

-          Aligning business objectives and priorities with recruiting activities (sourcing, interview days, offer management)

-          Partnering with Hiring Managers to meet business objectives

-          Proactively establishing and identifying recruiting process enhancements to ensure strong candidate pipeline for all skillsets


·         Requisition Management

-          Assists managers with defining and validating key position requirements (i.e. defining education, experience, technical knowledge, and competencies). Assists with content for job postings

-          Labor Market Expertise: Educates  Manager on market trends which may impact ability to fill (Salary, Skill Set availability)

-          Ensures hiring managers prioritize position requirements based on business needs


·         Sourcing, Screening, and Candidate Management

-          Crafts and communicates external recruiting strategies and provides timely updates to hiring managers

-          Actively sources candidates utilizing all available resources

-          Conducts phone screens for all candidates submitted

-          Tracking of candidate & requisition progress in ATS


·         Selection, Offer Management, and Onboarding

-          Reviews interviewers' recommendations or participates in/ leads selection decision-making (hiring) discussions.

-          Negotiates, prepares, and extends new-hire offers.

-          Effectively negotiates offers with high closure rate.

-          Ensures all contingencies are met prior to new hire orientation and hiring managers are advised of any potential delays.


Required Skills:
  • The successful candidate must have a Bachelors's degree or 4+ years of relevant experience and 10+ years full life cycle recruiting experience. 
  • He/she must be results-oriented; customer-service focused and possess strong organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills. 
  • Proven track record of working in a fast-paced, complex, and deadline-oriented environment. 
  • Experienced in building networks to find qualified passive candidates. 
  • Demonstrated experience in change management, establishing trust and credibility, working independently, interviewing and negotiating skills. 
  • Requires the ability to actively provide recruiting support to multi-site operations and be capable of effectively building positive work partnerships with geographically dispersed multiple staff levels. 
  • Must be proficient in MS Office applications and applicant tracking systems. 
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting for cleared candidates in DOD and INTEL spaces. 
  • U.S Citizenship required
  • Required to work 2-3 days in our Chantilly, Va office

Desired Skills: 
  • A strong understanding of compensation and benefits from a recruiting standpoint, as well as an understanding of OFCCP regulations and FLSA compliant staffing procedures is desired. 
  • Experience with Taleo and knowledge of SAIC hiring practices desirable. 
  • Recruiting experience in a corporate setting supporting DoD government contracts, and experience in recruiting candidates with clearances.