Recruiter/Talent Acquisition Specialist - Hybrid Work Arrangement

Rockville , MD
May 11, 2022
May 25, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Westat is seeking a Recruiter/Talent Acquisition Specialist to join its Talent Management and Development team. In this role you will focus on full life cycle recruiting support for internal and external opportunities. In addition to your recruiting responsibilities, you will also collaborate with the team leads for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Learning and Development (L&D) to implement, launch and administer innovative programs. 

Westat is based in Rockville, Maryland and supports a Hybrid (partial teleworking arrangement) of 1-4 days on-site. 
Job Responsibilities: 
  • Manage the full life cycle recruiting process for a variety of Westat roles. This will include opening new roles, manager intake sessions, resume review, screening, interviewing, reference checks, offer preparation and negotiation. 
  • Complete all required compliance documentation, ensuring pre-hire files are complete. 
  • Collaborate with the Manager of Talent Management and Development to create long-term staffing strategies. 
  • Proactively recruit candidates to Westat by being active on social media forums, attending career fairs, visiting local college campuses or universities and other creative methods to locate qualified individuals. 
  • Regularly assess opportunities to make the administration processes more efficient through automation or elimination of non-value-added procedures. 
  • Support college recruiting and internship programs. 
  • Collaborate on the development of diversity recruiting strategies, engaging with Westat's Employee Resource Groups. 
  • Support DEI and L&D with new program rollouts and project support. 

Basic Qualifications: 
  • Associate's degree and 7 years of full life cycle recruitment experience; or a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of full life cycle recruitment experience. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Knowledge of OFCCP-compliant recruiting. 
  • Experience with social media recruiting. 
  • Experience working in a federal contractor or professional services environment.

Self-starters with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, organizational and decision-making skills will really thrive in this role.  

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account


Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.