Human Resource Senior Recruiter/Generalist

Rockville, MD
Jul 09, 2019
Aug 27, 2019
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.

Job Summary:

Westat seeking a senior Recruiter/HR Generalist to oversee and direct a full life cycle recruiting operation. The role of the senior Recruiter/HR Generalist will include but not be limited to developing recruiting strategies, implementing recruitment guidelines, and driving metrics to ensure requisitions are filled in a timely and cost effective manner.

Job Responsibilities:

· Partner with Senior Leaders and Executives to develop long term staffing strategies.

· Proactively source candidates by being active on social media forums, attend career fairs, visit local college campuses or universities and other creative methods to locate qualified individuals.

· Encourage business leaders to utilize internal recruitment methods to cut down on external recruiting fees and cost.

· Negotiate vendor contracts and develop new vendor relationships.

· Provide insight on industry trends, jobs, salaries, and other Human Resources topics.

· Regularly assess opportunities to make the administration processes more efficient through automation or elimination of non-value-added procedures.

· Manage senior recruitment process.

· Implement and recommend best practices for sourcing and advertising open requisitions.

· Maintain a financial recruitment budget including developing a financial plan and projecting expenditures.

· Develop a college recruiting and internship program.

· Grow and retain a diverse workforce.

· Partner with the Director of Human Resource Services to roll-out additional programs to enhance employee engagement: Rewards and Recognition Programs, Volunteer Program, Community Outreach, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

· A Bachelor's degree, preferably in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related discipline.

· 10+ years of full life cycle recruitment experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Knowledge of OFCCP-compliant recruiting.

· 3+ years HR Generalist experience.

· Experience with social media recruiting.

· Experience working in a Federal contractor or professional services environment.

Candidates must be a self-starter with a strong ability to lead, possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, organizational and decision-making skills.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

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 any other protected status under applicable law.