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Recruiter 2 - Temporary (Part-Time Hours)

Company: Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Location: Oak Ridge
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


APPOINTMENT TYPE:Temporary (Part-Time) (Contingent Opportunity)

This is a contingent opportunity

PURPOSE: Recruit applicants for Workforce Solutions employee programs with federal agencies and national laboratories (e.g., NIH, NNSA, CMS, DoD, etc.). Maintain a pool of interested and eligible applicants in accordance with customers' research needs. Represent ORAU at recruiting fairs and other outreach opportunities. Maintain applicant and participant data in readily assessable format. Utilize industry best practices and tools to source, qualify and close candidates for high volume, open requisitions. Work collaboratively in a fast-paced, customer-focused,


Under minimal supervision and acting with a high degree of independence, conducts a variety of tasks associated with the recruitment, screening and selection of new employees. Tasks include:

  • Assist in formulating recruitment plans for ORAU Workforce Solutions customers.
  • Build and manage relationships as well as provide "white glove service" to key stakeholders.
  • Establish relationships with relevant colleges, universities and trade schools in support of staffing needs.
  • Review recruitment requirements with stakeholders to determine applicant requirements.
  • Conduct hiring manager intake calls as needed.
  • Partner and coach hiring managers on best practices with recruiting interviewing and retention including providing one-on-one support with reviewing resumes, interviewing questions/techniques.
  • Write compelling job descriptions appropriate to the customer's needs.
  • Enter requisitions in ORAU applicant tracking systems or a customer's system, as needed.
  • Use industry standard and requisition-specific appropriate strategies to source candidates.
  • Conduct interviews via telephone, video interviews or in person.
  • Review job specifications, make salary recommendations and negotiate starting salary with management and candidate, administer tests and interpret results, and arrange transportation of selected applicants, as needed.
  • Formulate plans to meet manpower needs, develop advertising campaigns by preparing copy for electronic employment advertisements, determining ad placement and coordinating advertising schedules in appropriate media.
  • Review resumes, advertising responses and employment applications, conduct interviews, and screen applicants for technical competence, applicable background and skills, individual goals and ability to fit in the organization and function effectively.
  • Coordinate the conduct of reference checks and evaluate reference data concerning previous employment record and make employment recommendations based on information developed through interviews, reference checks, applications and resumes.
  • Coordinate arrangements for pre-employment medical examinations, travel, reporting dates, security clearances and employment on-boarding. Provide applicants with pre-employment information regarding job requirements, location, compensation, benefits, allowances and employment policies.
  • Participate in gathering, preparing, and analyzing a variety of employment data relating to advertising effectiveness, turnover, diversity recruitment, recruiting campaigns and related items as required.
  • Assist with virtual events as needed (e.g., virtual career fairs, webinars, virtual meetings, video interviews, etc.).
  • Understand and apply employment law.
  • Conduct market research to assist with hard-to-fill recruiting challenges.
  • Employ diversity recruitment strategies as needed to meet organizational goals.
  • Be an expert in ORAU recruiting tools, such iCIMS, LinkedIn, Handshake, Zintellect, social media, etc.
  • Participate in recruiting team meetings.
  • Provide excellent customer service.

Collaborate with the Workforce Solutions team to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Assist with ORAU Government Solutions' business development activities, as needed.
  • Assist with mentoring less experienced recruiters on the Workforce Solutions team and as a team expert in sourcing qualified candidates for ORAU employment opportunities using databases, the internet, and social media.
  • Act as a recruiting subject matter expert and a resource for ORAU Workforce Solutions' hiring managers, as needed.
  • Other tasks that support ORAU Workforce Solutions, as requested by the Group Manager or Director.


Bachelor's degree in business, communications, scientific, technical, education or related field and 3-5 years of job related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience performing duties as described may be substituted for the minimum requirements.

  • 3 - 5 years of STEM recruiting experience required
  • Public health or national security recruiting experience is a bonus
  • Experience recruiting in a fast-paced, high volume recruitment environment
  • Proven track record recruiting multiple requisitions simultaneously
  • Experience recruiting for high tech and scientific expertise is a must
  • Possession of security clearance highly desired
  • Experience recruiting for government agencies or national laboratories is a plus
  • Experience sourcing candidates with security clearances is highly desirable
  • Must have the ability to prioritize open requisitions and related tasks to meet business needs
  • Certification in recruitment is highly desirable
  • Experience working with applicant tracking systems is required, experience with iCIMS a plus
  • Possess strong written, electronic, and oral communication skills. Experience with presentations is a requirement. Experience with writing and editing is a requirement.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Be proficient in a virtual meeting software, ideally Microsoft Teams
  • Demonstrate experience in sourcing tools such as LinkedIn, Handshake, etc.

Keywords: Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Knoxville , Recruiter 2 - Temporary (Part-Time Hours), Other , Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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