Senior Talent Acquisition Lead

Alexandria, VA
May 07, 2022
May 24, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time
Senior Talent Acquisition Lead


Are you skilled in discovering talent and connecting them with the right career opportunity? Do you have a passion for creating talent strategies to address hiring needs and are enthusiastic about a challenging and fast-paced working environment? Are you a critical thinker who takes initiative and has a proactive approach to your work style? Would you like to join a team whose philosophy is that leadership exists at every level?

The Senior Talent Acquisition Analyst will partner with Hiring Managers and Departmental Recruitment Coordinators to strategize and execute on hiring plans to bring top talent into the organization. This individual will proactively source candidates through a variety of channels, with a sense of urgency, to meet monthly hiring targets. Additionally, this person will drive the full cycle recruiting process to get the best talent hired efficiently. The Senior Talent Acquisition Analyst will be an Influencer vs Order Taker, possessing strong negotiation and communication skills, as well as strong written skills; with the ability to attract passive candidates through effective messaging and the ability to build and maintain an effective working relationship with senior level hiring managers and peers.

The Opportunity
  • Handles full lifecycle recruiting for assigned searches beginning with a kick-off meeting with the hiring manager to discuss process and strategic approach
  • Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs; executes agreed upon recruiting strategies
  • Perform searches for qualified candidates according to relevant job criteria, using computer databases, networking, Web-based recruiting resources, cold calls, media, recruiting firms, and employee referrals
  • Evaluates the resumes of prospective candidates and determines degree of skill match; recommends or declines appropriately and forwards qualified candidate resumes to the hiring manager for review
  • Tracks candidate activity from initial resume submittal to hire in the applicant tracking system (ATS)
  • Conducts initial employment screening interviews by e-mail, phone, face-to-face, or other platforms
  • Coordinates all interview logistics and interfaces with candidates effectively during the recruiting and evaluation process
  • Coordinates receiving and evaluating of interview feedback and advises hiring supervisor in the final selection process
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures
  • Collaborates with the HR Manager, Compensation & Benefits in making salary offers
  • Checks references, verifies educational credentials, and coordinates background investigation of selected candidate; negotiates and makes verbal and written offers of employment
  • Manages the on-boarding process of each new hire recruited and coordinates the scheduling of orientation and other on-boarding meetings
  • Works with colleagues to prepare weekly reports to monitor recruitment activity, tracks vacant positions, recruiting strategies/sources, and costs
  • Continually networks and builds contacts in key functional areas to assist in future recruitment activities
  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
  • Participates in various projects

About the Department

The Department of Human Resources comprises a dedicated team of professionals working to support the strategic direction of the City government through the recruitment, development, and retention of a high-quality workforce capable of delivering public services in a complex and stimulating community environment. Through thoughtful planning and the diligent execution of work, the Department of Human Resources focuses on the critical needs of our dynamic organization and its employees. If you are curious for a broader view, click the City of Alexandria to learn more about our great City.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

To be qualify for this role, you must possess a four-year college degree; five years of progressively-responsible human resources experience with a concentration in recruitment/ talent acquisition in the public sector, employee relations, or training; five years experience in Federal, State and City laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to human resource management; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

To be considered an ideal candidate, a candidate should possess a four-year college degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Business, or related field, seven years of professional recruiting experience including familiarity with applicant tracking systems (ATS).


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks

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