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Recruiting Assistant

Location: Reston Region
Category: Human Resources
Employment Type: Contract

Our client is looking for a Recruiter in the Fairfax, VA area. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partners with hiring managers to identify, evaluate required duties and responsibilities, knowledge, hard and soft skills and abilities regarding job requirements.
  • Assists hiring managers in creating job descriptions that identify the duties and responsibilities, education, experience, and knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully complete the job.
  • Partners with hiring manager providing consultative and advisory recruiting strategy including market trends, candidate assessments, candidate challenges, time lines, interview schedules/conflicts, etc.
  • Partners with compensation to identify appropriate job level and salaryfor the positions.
  • Ensures all proper requisition forms have been completed and approved before position is posted.
  • Posts positions on preapproved recruiting sites.
  • Provides continuous networking with internal and external sources to identify potential candidates.
  • Reviews/analyzes resumes and/or applications, interviews (via phone and/or one-on-one), identifies candidates meet requirements, schedules candidates for interviews with hiring managers, assist hiring managers in selecting candidates for hire, conducts reference and background checks.
  • Consults/advises hiring manager(s), Supervisor, Human Resources, and candidates regularly on the status of the open position.
  • Creates appropriate paperwork for approval with internal management for potential hire of selected candidate.
  • Acts as liaison with employment agencies and assigns new hire contingents to appropriate temporary hiring agencies.
  • Processes and provides on-boarding information for hiring agency.
  • Travels and participates in college recruitment, job fairs, and other recruiting initiatives.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or other related field is preferred.
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience recruiting for high level unique positions.
  • Previous experience in high volume recruiting environment preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes).
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships with hiring managers.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing complex client and candidate relationships.
  • Detail oriented and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience utilizing applicant tracking system 
  • Ability to interact with all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to adapt to changing environment.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Familiarity with employment policies and procedures and federal and state laws regarding employment practices required.
  • Strong interviewing skill techniques with a thorough knowledge of the positions functions.