Senior Recruiter

Clearance Level
Talent Acquisition
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: RQ55941

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Join the General Dynamics Information Technology's Talent Acquisition team, where we hire for programs that support IT Software Development and Infrastructure services for some of the largest government defense agencies.  Our team recruits for a wide range of careers such as Software Developers, Systems Engineers, Cloud Architects, Desktop Support Specialist, Database Administrators and many more.

We're seeking someone who prides themselves in their customer service skills and abilities to partner with hiring managers to really understand the needs of the program and scope of the job. 

We are seeking a candidate in the Washington Metropolitan area who is willing to work in our Herndon, VA office and support hiring events!


  • Consults with hiring managers to understand and then post requisitions that accurately reflect the duties, responsibilities, education, training, certifications, experience and security classifications required for the positions.
  •  Interviews, screens and evaluates external and internal candidates for job openings to identify applicants who fully meet the position requirements of posted requisitions and refers them to the hiring manager for consideration. 
  • Coordinates and actively participates in the selection of the final candidates. 
  • Research new careers, technologies, and/or alternate sources (Associations, niche job boards, MeetUps, LinkedIn groups, etc) and sources job boards to find candidates with unique or cutting edge experience. 
  • Makes employment recommendations based on information developed through pre-screens, interviews, reference checks, applications, and resumes, insuring the compensation offer is competitive, internally equitable, and affordable. 
  • Performs compensation analysis and evaluates offers with hiring managers. Then negotiates and extends offers to candidates on behalf of GDIT. 
  • Completes or coordinates all on-boarding processes. 
  • Ensures all phases of the recruiting process are conducted in accordance with General Dynamics and GDIT's Ethics, Legal and Human Resources policies. 
  • Ensures that GDIT's internal applicant tracking system is maintained and completed; applicants are dispositioned according to OFCCP guidelines; internal candidates are dispositioned and contacted appropriately; and, interview reports are completed accurately.
  •  Works with marketing or other teams to create and place employment ads in newspapers, trade magazines, websites, etc. 
  • Runs queries of automated systems and provides information to management as requested.
  • Collaborates with the Talent Acquisition team to brainstorm on hard to fill positions, pitch in on surge, etc. 
  • Coordinates and participates in job fairs as needed. 
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality in all tasks. 
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship with departments throughout GDIT and its clients to ensure that fair employment practices are followed 
  • Serves as an internal consultant to the business regarding staffing needs and projections, and advises on the best course of action to fill open positions. 
  • Conducts regular follow-up with GDIT and Clients' personnel to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation. 
  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less experienced Recruiters.
  • Participates in special projects as required

Required Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years full life cycle recruiting experience + a bachelor's degree or 6+ years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • Experience recruiting a wide variety of roles in IT (ie. Software Developers, Cyber, Network Engineers)

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Government contracting and/or Commercial experience/Agency experience preferred
  • Experience working in a production environment meeting successful hiring goals and time to fill targets
  • Experience collaborating with the team to brainstorm on hard to fill positions, pitch in on surge, etc.
  • Experience with ATS systems such as Workday a plus

Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to work with all levels of personnel
  • Ability to think outside the box
  • Ability to ask the right questions to understand new careers and programs
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT 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, or veteran status, or any other protected class.