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HR Recruiter
Job ID #: 12291 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Human Resources Division: Chief Operating Officer
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: 5+ years Relocation Provided: No

Please note that all JSA/Jefferson Lab employees are required to be vaccinated against
COVID-19. All successful hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination
verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized
exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.

Position Posted: July 16, 2021
Salary Range: $66,100 - $99,300 (SA II)

What Your Job Will Be Like

JSA is actively seeking an energetic and motivated Recruiter to join our dynamic and growing team!

The Recruiter is accountable for the recruitment and hiring of unique and specialized positions to fulfill JSA’s talent acquisition needs. In this role you will touch all elements of the recruiting life cycle while building a partnership with dedicated hiring managers. 

We are passionate about our mission while building an inclusive workforce.  We are a National Laboratory that is operated by the Department of Energy, Office of Science and we probe the most basic building blocks of matter. The ability to grow with a world class scientific organization will challenge you to accelerate your career. 

Working under general supervision of the Employee Relations Manager, your primary focus will be Recruiting. You will be responsible for managing multiple job requisitions, working independently and pivoting as priorities shift. A solid knowledge base of applicable hiring/employment laws is critical. The position will require flexibility with assigned duties and intermittent support of other HR functions as needed. The ideal candidate for this position must be a motivated, self-starter with excellent communication and writing skills, with a high level of integrity. If you desire a work with a team, and are looking for a diverse and challenging environment where you can learn new things, then we have an opportunity you will want to explore.

Your role will:

Have full ownership of the talent acquisition life cycle; from sourcing, engaging and assessing candidates, to influencing the hire and providing general service excellence to all stakeholders 

Partner with the hiring manager to determine position specifications and provide recommendations on possible approaches to the search or candidate requirements

Foster positive working relationships with line management to understand operational and technical needs of the respective divisions 

Assist in the development, writing and marketing of job descriptions and job postings 

Evaluate applicant qualifications against position requirements and determine who to move forward based on the recruitment process 

Proactively research and evaluate new sourcing and research ideas and methods to create innovative sourcing strategies 

Represent the Lab at various Career Fairs in person and virtually 

Utilize social media and online networking tools to source quality candidates 

Identify difficulties with searches, research and recommend solutions to line management. Proactively and regularly communicate the status of each search, providing a consultative approach with recommendations on how to move forward

Identify opportunities for change within the talent acquisition process to allow for progressive growth in meeting organizational goals

Co-facilitate the Onboarding process for new hires

 Education, Certifications and Experience: 

a)      Relevant BA degree + 5 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

b)      Demonstrated knowledge of human resources principles, policies, practices, issues, laws and regulations, especially as they pertain to employment activities

c)      Ability to articulate thoughts, offer persuasive arguments and effectively communicate to varying audience levels

d)      Independently manage multiple competing priorities and prioritize - you will be in high demand!

e)      Experience identifying networking leads for passive talent using multiple internet sources such as niche sites, organizations, associations, education, blogs, user groups, specific industry news, etc.

f)       Experience in R&D environment and  technical recruitment in engineering and/or scientific technical positions is a plus

g)      Familiarity with OFCCP recruiting requirements is a plus

h)      PHR, SPHR certification, certification preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

a)      Experience in recruiting of professionals in various levels of positions within an organization

b)      Skilled in social media and online networking tools with a proven track record to ensure successful and quality candidate sourcing

c)      Familiarity with applicant tracking system and tools to document activities real-time

d)      Ability to maintain confidentiality of documents and information

e)      Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook

f)       Demonstrated business writing skills to effectively convey value proposition of employer and branding of job openings in competitive environment

g)      Effective organizational and communication skills

h)      Ability to interact well with all organizational levels while demonstrating exceptional customer service

• Ability to comprehend and follow instructions
• Ability to compose letters, outlines, memoranda, reports and other documents
• Ability to understand, remember, and communicate information and make decisions
• Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate, explore and implement alternative solutions
• Ability to prioritize, organize and complete complex and varied tasks
• Ability to think analytically

• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to work at a computer for extended periods
• Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 20 pounds occasionally
• Ability to access file cabinet drawers, stoop and bend
• Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.

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