Senior Recruiter

McLean, Virginia

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Job Description

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Senior Recruiter to join our team in the Reston/Tysons Corner area.  The ideal candidate will have experience recruiting technical candidates in the cleared and/or homeland security communities. The individual will be responsible for managing the delivery of full life cycle recruiting for both direct work and new business development proposals.  Successful candidates should have experience recruiting the following skills sets:  Agile/Scrum, Systems Engineering, Software Developers, Cyber, IT/Systems, Intelligence Analysts, IT/Systems and Financial Management.

The successful candidate will be responsible for generating leads and building a network of highly cleared candidates, identifying candidates for direct opportunities, interviewing and negotiating offers.  The candidate will also be responsible for working with internal clients on market trends, competitive intelligence, and recruiting strategies to build a pipeline of highly qualified candidates.  Candidate should have a strong knowledge and pipeline of the DC, Maryland, and Virginia candidate markets.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Effective candidate sourcing skills.
  • Perform full life-cycle recruiting activities from initial job identification and posting, sourcing and screening, interviewing to offer negotiation.
  • Leverage recruiting resources and networking to identify candidates
  • Have a strong understanding of technical requirements
  • Partner with internal hiring managers to ensure awareness of all proposal activities, staffing plans and competitive landscape.
  • Work to ensure continual improvement of the recruiting strategies. 

This is a full-time position with an excellent benefits and compensation package.

Skills & Requirements

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education
  • Minimum of 6 years of full life-cycle technical recruiting experience
  • AIRS recruiting certifications highly desired (ECRE, PRC, CDR, ACIR, CIR, CSMR or CSSR)
  • Effective candidate sourcing skills in the cleared candidate and/or DHS market space
  • Experience building a network to capture passive candidates.
  • Strong understanding of OFCCP regulations and extensive experience with Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Information (RFI), and Task Orders/IDIQ labor market.
  • Strong understanding of Agile methodology

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc.
  • Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time

 Work Environment:

  • Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area
  • The noise level in this environment is low to moderate

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice.

  • Please, no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only.
  • US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.  We are unable to sponsor H1B candidates at this time
  • Relocation will not be offered.
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age (40 or over), or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment.
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.