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Jacobs Recruiter in Reston, Virginia



“Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class IT network and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threat awareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and software applications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Our forward thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach to IT network design and management, full lifecycle IT service management, IT service delivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendor management. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees to conduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks. Our Cyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations for Federal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts before they can endanger Americans or our way of life.

Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create a safer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity.

We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to help propel us farther, faster."

Jacobs has an opening for a Recruiter to join their team in the Reston, VA office. We are looking for a dynamic recruiter with excellent people skills, attention to detail and that has an understanding the DOD / Intelligence Community space.

Duties include:

  • Responsible for full life-cycle recruiting, supporting multiple programs in the cleared space which includes posting positions, sourcing, screening, scheduling interviews and extending offers of employment.

  • Works closely with our hiring managers and will be responsible for finding, filtering, qualifying, and presenting candidates to build a strong talent pipeline for our current vacancies or proposal work.

  • Post positions using a job aggregator, including niche sites, to cast a wide net in marketing career opportunities.

  • Collaborate with internal sourcing and recruiting teammates and management to achieve Talent Acquisition goals.

  • Demonstrate the ability to establish trust and confidence by maintaining a high level of credibility, integrity, and skilled communications with managers and staff.

  • Utilize sourcing tools and techniques to identify candidates such as online social networking, traditional networking, Boolean searches, and referrals.

  • Be proactive; actively engage with hiring managers, provide ongoing status of sourcing activities and candidates.

  • Collaborate with hiring managers to evaluate position criteria, determine candidate requirements, and sourcing options.

  • Utilize candidate relationship management skills to identify, qualify, and maintain candidates.

  • Plan, organize, and ensure compliance with policies and programs encompassing employment and / or staffing function.

  • Communicate with managers on an on-going basis to identify and review requirements and responsiveness to organizational needs.




  • BA or BS degree in the appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university, plus three (3) to five (5) years of appropriate and progressive experience; additional relevant education may be substituted for progressive experience.

  • 3 years of experience with supporting defense contractors / intelligence contracts or Information technology sector.

  • 3 years of full-cycle talent acquisition process in sourcing, screening, recruiting and interviewing qualified candidates.

  • Experience with EEO, OFCCP and relevant federal & state laws.

  • Professional recruiting/talent acquisition experience in a corporate and or search firm environment.

  • Experience with web-based applicant tracking systems (Taleo, iCIMS, HRIS or other similar systems) as well as experience recruiting through the use of job boards, social media and networking

  • Experience developing and executing passive sourcing strategies to creatively attract top talent in the industry by using internet sourcing techniques and sites and full recruiting lifecycle background.

Desired skills:

  • Previous experience in a fast paced, extremely complex and varying personalities across all levels of the organization

  • Strong commitment to client & candidate experience

  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple, competing assignments in a dynamic environment, with the ability to be extremely flexible and adaptable

  • Strong problem solving and presentation skills and able to gather, analyze, and report performance data

  • Strong negotiation and consultative skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Highly organized and computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint).

  • Candidate must be able to show proof of US citizenship.

Essential Functions:

  • Work Environment: Fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

  • Physical Requirements: Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

  • Equipment and Machines: General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.

  • Attendance: Critical at all times. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

  • Other Essential Functions

  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation

  • Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing

  • Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements

  • Must be willing to travel as needed

  • Must take and pass a drug test and background check

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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 other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Reston

Req ID: I2S000460