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The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing the United States Military with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a benefit eligible employee of The Columbia Group, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package to include a quality health insurance program (medical, drug, vision and dental) for you and your family, group life insurance, group short and long-term disability insurance, a 401K Profit Sharing Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Account, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue 'Paid Time Off' (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving ten (10) paid Federal holidays.

We are seeking a Technical Recruiter to join our team in our Northern VA and Washington, DC offices; this opportunity is also eligible for telework schedules. This position is primarily responsible for full life-cycle technical recruiting, including developing recruiting strategies, posting job advertisements, and screening/interviewing candidates. Responsible for attracting talent with a focus on government/military contracting.

The Technical Recruiter will:

  • Work closely with the Director of Business Development and the responsible Division and/or Program Manager to develop and post position descriptions for new open and contingent positions.
  • Be part of a team focused on growing TCG and maintaining our reputation for high-quality engineering, financial management, information technology, and cyber security people and services.
  • Utilize Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and all contracted search engines to recruit both passive and active, technical and non-technical, and, in some cases, hard to find candidates.
  • Provide on-site support to the management team to aggressively source candidates through both active and passive methods.
  • Utilize creative marketing, sourcing strategies, and techniques to attract key talent, to include but not limited to utilizing the following sourcing efforts: internet advertising, social media, employee referrals, attendance at career and job fairs, cold calling, and serve as a corporate liaison with schools and universities.
  • Manage scheduling and logistics for all interviews between candidates and hiring managers; prepare and debrief candidates.
  • Provide weekly status reports to the HR Manager and ensure that candidate tracking up-to-date and accurate.
  • Conduct pre-screens and interviews to develop and understanding of the candidate's qualifications, job preferences and minimum salary requirements; ensure candidates meeting minimum job qualifications.
  • Perform background and referral investigations for selected candidates.
  • Maintain regular contact with candidates to foster on-going relationships; maintain a pipeline of qualified candidates for future business needs.
  • Negotiate and extend offers on behalf of our company.
  • Participate in the on-boarding process.
  • Perform other related job duties and responsibilities as required.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in business administration, human resources, or other related field and 5 to 7 years’ of experience recruiting for contract roles primarily with the Department of Defense. Degree requirement may be waived for individuals with more than 7 years of directly relevant experience.
  • Experience with social media recruitment methods including a strong presence on LinkedIn.
  • Working knowledge of on-line job boards.
  • Experience with applicable applicant tracking databases
  • Excellent written, communication and computer skills including working knowledge of all Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Detail oriented and well organized; ability and flexibility to multi-task and handle competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and participate as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance
  • (US citizenship required)


Some TCG customers require individuals providing support to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. COVID-19 vaccination status may affect employment opportunities.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Technical Recruiter  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number HUM-21-00001  
Location Alexandria, VA  
About the Organization We are a premier federal services company with a successful history of providing the United States Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other departments / agencies of the federal government. We employ hundreds of professionals, providing client-focused solutions, across all armed forces, in multiple locations throughout the United States.  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.  

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