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Huntington Ingalls Industries Talent Acquisition Specialist - 18763 in Fairfax, Virginia

Talent Acquisition Specialist - 18763

Position Location Fairfax, VA

Requisition # 18763

# of Openings 1

HII – MDIS is currently looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist with a strong attention to detail and strategic mindset to work out of their Fairfax, VA office.

HII Mission Driven Innovative Solutions (MDIS) is a business group within Technical Solutions; a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) that delivers professional services to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide. HII MDIS has over 2100 employees worldwide who deliver critical services to our DoD, IC and Federal/Civilian customers across five service portfolios: IT and Software Applications; Modeling, Simulation and Training; Mission Engineering and Operations Support; Cyberspace Operations; and Logistics and Lifecycle Management.

What you will be working on:

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will work in a fast-paced, dynamic client-driven environment and will recruit for a variety of skill sets in the Company's portfolio of capabilities which we provide to our clients, with a primary focus on supporting the Data and Mission IT business unit. This position is ideally suited for a self-motivated, detail-oriented person who is passionate about making a difference and has a strong desire to grow with our team.

Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not be limited to the following):

  • Perform full life-cycle recruitment duties, with the assistance of a recruiting coordinator, to include but not be limited to: review applicants, proactively source candidates via various methods and/or job boards, conduct initial screens of candidates and applicants, work closely with hiring managers on the status of their open roles, schedule interviews with hiring managers and candidates, extend offers to candidates and track their onboarding process.

  • Manage effective relationships with hiring managers to understand their hiring needs and fill openings in a timely manner

  • Proactively recruit and source for openings and seek new, creative methods for finding qualified candidates

  • Screen candidate resumes and conduct employment pre-screening interviews

  • Accurately evaluate candidates based on core competencies and cultural fit

  • Assist with salary analysis and support proposals as needed

  • Maintain a pipeline of qualified candidates for future consideration

  • Provide input on staffing reports, candidate sourcing and post positions on Internet sites.

  • Manage the flow of employee referrals and candidates via company’s applicant tracking system in compliance with OFCCP guidelines

  • Establish trust and confidence by maintaining a high level of credibility, integrity, and skilled communications with managers and staff and demonstrate effective client / candidate management

  • Provide valuable and timely customer service to line management and candidates alike

  • Compile and communicate recruiting data and metrics as necessary

  • Ensure compliance with hiring policies, practices, and company values

Qualifications and Experience:

Required –

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience and at least 6 years of relevant experience; Master’s Degree and 4 years of relevant work experience.

  • An understanding of full life-cycle recruiting, from requirements analysis to hiring, to include understanding real job needs at a technical and results level

  • Experience with proactive sourcing to include leveraging job boards, CRM, ATS, career fairs, and social media, among other methods, to maximize candidate quality and personal productivity

  • Ability to build effective networks and relationships to identify and recruit outstanding passive candidates and maintain a strong pipeline of talent

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of candidates and management

  • Individual must be flexible and be able to multi-task, prioritize and operate in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

  • Experience with an automated applicant tracking system

  • Strong organizational, communication (both written and verbal) ) and networking skills

  • Strong organizational, communication (both written and verbal) and networking skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as collaborate as part of a team

  • Highly proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)

  • Flexibility to work surge hours as required during proposal time frames

Preferred –

  • Experience in recruiting with a government contractor, to include experience recruiting for proposals

  • Ability to add strategic impact and influence with the hiring decisions, to include taking initiative on new recruiting methodology and creative approaches to hiring

  • General human resource knowledge and understanding of common staffing metrics and functions


  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.