Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - Science and Technology with Passion


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Technical Talent Acquisition Specialist (Recruiter) JPL TSAS
Reference #:21-3198
Open Date:7/21/2021
Location:Pasadena, CA
US Citizenship Required:No
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications Inc. (SSAI) seeks several Technical Talent Acquisition Specialists to source qualified candidates in support of corporate and multiple Scientific, Engineering and IT related government contracts throughout the United States.  This position will start off as remote but may require work in an office in Pasadena, CA once restrictions are lifted.

SSAI is a leading provider of scientific, engineering, and IT support for customers seeking new frontiers in science and technology. For more than 40 years, we have been by their side, aligning with their vision and goals to provide research and technical support. We support pioneers in science, engineering and information analytics—such as the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)—and we’ve made significant contributions to more than 150 Earth and space science missions. SSAI’s services are built on our genuine passion for research and innovative solutions. Our expert scientists, engineers, and IT professionals share a commitment to providing solutions for the unique needs of each customer.

The Technical Talent Acquisition Specialists will be responsible for full life-cycle recruiting for all levels of Scientific, Engineering, IT and business professionals.  Often high volume, these openings are highly technical and require the recruiter to source candidates through multiple resources including advertising, social media, job fairs and resume searches.  The recruiters will be responsible for communicating with hiring managers, candidates and in some cases the end customer regarding the status of the openings.  In addition, scheduling interviews, checking references, consulting with Managers on hiring and onboarding details, and assisting with new hire orientation when needed.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Psychology or related technical field, and 2-5 years of high volume technical recruiting experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have proven experience recruiting for highly technical roles for either science or engineering professionals in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience actively sourcing strategies for talented and diverse candidates through creative methods such as job posting, data mining of the internet, on-line databases, social media, internal databases, employee referrals, networking, cold calling, competitor research, career fairs, etc.
  • Knowledge of applicable employment laws related to recruiting and hiring a diverse and talented workforce.
  • Experience with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization, candidates and with our customers, when needed.
  • Team oriented mindset with the willingness to pitch in where needed, when available.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Government contracting experience a plus
  • Experience providing hiring metrics, statistics and reports desirable
  • Familiarity with behavioral interviewing preferred.