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HR Specialist 15704585

Arlington, VA


Under the direction and guidance of the Senior Director, the HR Specialist (Talent Acquisition, Workforce Planning) will focus on supporting and driving the human resource functions in talent acquisition, generating data that will inform future staffing needs and career pathing. The specialist is responsible for overseeing and managing the full recruiting cycle, that includes managing the ATS, also includes oversight of administrative services as needed to support the Human Resources Department. The HR Specialist will serve as a thought partner to the Sr. Director of HR and the HR team.

This role is 5 days a week in office. 



Full Cycle Recruiting (approximately 50% of effort):
  • Establish and maintain the employer brand by effectively developing and distributing job postings and sourcing applicants.
  • Recruit, interview, and facilitate the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions by collaborating with managers to understand required and preferred skills and competencies, reviewing and sorting resumes, guiding and facilitating interviews and feedback, and negotiating offers of hire.
  • Manage and actively develop an Applicant Tracking System, internal and external job postings.
  • Develop and support the use of processes and tools like job interview guides and interview matrices.
  • Conduct or acquire reference checks as requested by hiring managers and completes eligibility verifications.
  • Develop and deliver new employee onboarding, including related HRIS modules and orientation training for supervisors.
  • Coordinate new hire orientation training and implementation with hiring managers.
  • Work with the Senior Director of Human Resources to develop and implement retention programs.

Workforce Planning and Compliance (approximately 35% of effort):

  • Develop data analysis for staffing forecasting and translating into action items aligned with the organization’s strategic goals. Implement workforce planning and monitor and communicate results.
  • Create and maintain HR Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for assigned functional areas.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices to maintain compliance.
  • Review, track, and document compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, including safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and certifications.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Coordinate and deliver onboarding and compliance-related trainings with accurate and timely content and resources in these areas.

Other Duties as assigned (approximately 15% of effort):

  • Support and coordinate employee engagement activities.
  • Serve as a reliable and knowledgeable back up for other HR Department functions.
  • Responsible for supporting the Senior Director of HR with the administrative oversight of support personnel
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Works out of headquarters in Arlington, VA.
  • Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
  • Operates in a professional office environment with travel to local offices, community partners, and events.
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands:

The position requires sedentary work (sitting most of the time with no adverse environmental exposure) and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. The position also includes the following physical requirements:
  • Movement. The employee in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • The employee in this position needs to be able to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery such as a copy machine and printer.
  • The employee is required to communicate and hold verbal conversations with others by means of the spoken word. Employee must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor's degree or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 5 years of related experience, including at least 2 years at the exempt level.
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