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Junior-Level Defense Recruiter

Job Title
Junior-Level Defense Recruiter
Job ID
McLean,  VA 22102
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Junior-Level Defense Recruiter

McLean, VA and Remote


Talent Orchard is seeing a Junior-Level Defense Recruiter for a temp to perm opportunity with a well-respected defense sector client.  The Defense Recruiter will be a strategic business partner, driving successful delivery to support business goals and objectives.  This is a full lifecycle position requiring sourcing, screening and managing candidates throughout the entire process. Role is part-time in the office, part-time remote.



  • Perform full-life cycle recruiting for open positions across Defense disciplines including funded, proposal and projected (pipeline) job openings
  • Leverage market intelligence to shape and inform talent acquisition strategies and business decisions, applying learned and acquired business acumen associated with the work programs
  • Conduct/ participate in weekly meetings hiring managers
  • Ensure timely and accurate applicant tracking system data entry
  • Maintain assigned talent acquisition metrics
  • Partner with the corporate facility security team ensuring accurate and timely information exchange regarding candidates in the clearance process


Required Qualifications:

  • 4 years’ related work experience, 2 years’ experience recruiting in the Defense community
  • Previous experience recruiting for a federal government contractor, experience in proposal recruitment (to include incumbent captures)
  • Experience with OFCCP approved Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Understanding of federal, state and local employment laws
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and process management skills as well as keen attention to detail
  • Proven interpersonal skills and experience building strong relationships with candidates, internal customers, and business partners
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently, both independently and with collaborative teams
  • Self-Starter with a track record of producing results that meet or exceed the business goals and objectives Possess positive attitude, focused on customer satisfaction
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience recruiting TS/SCI cleared talent
  • Experience recruiting business, operational, administrative and finance candidates for the government
  • iCIMS applicant tracking system experience
  • Ability to recommend and implement creative talent acquisition strategies that strengthen Company’s competitive advantage in the Defense community


Talent Orchard LLC is an SBA (8A), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business, and Woman Business Enterprise Certified firm that provides the following services to clients in the commercial and public service sectors:

  •  Human Capital
  •  Professional Services
  •  Accounting/Audit Readiness
  •  Network/Cyber Security & IT Infrastructure
  • Software Development/Engineering

Established in 2010, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery.

To learn about our other exciting opportunities, please visit our Jobs Page at www.talentorchard.com.


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