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Job #: R-00026259
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Talent Acquisition
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Talent Acquisition Diversity Recruiter to help us enhance our diversity pipeline and ensure effective delivery of diverse candidate pools across Leidos in support of our job opportunities at various levels.  This role will report directly to the Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager and will partner with the Talent Acquisition teams to support staffing requirements. 

NOTE: The ideal candidate will reside in the Northern Virginia/ DC Metro area but be open to travel for career fairs and diversity events.  This role may have the potential for telework down the road, however travel would be required throughout the US.

• Serve in a sourcing capacity with full life cycle recruiting experience to work with our internal and external resources to attract and acquire diverse talent for our current openings.

• Support a strategy for outreach to organizations, networks and associations where we can build relationships & partnerships to strengthen our future pipeline of diverse talent.

• Participate at various diversity job fairs and events as well as help coordinate logistics and facilitate diversity events as required.

• Work closely with the Corporate TA Manager to evaluate and identify external recruitment advertising and outreach approaches to integrate sourcing strategies that will attract diverse candidate slates to our open jobs.

• Provide input to enhance our brand and presence within targeted social media outlets.

• Engage in the review of candidate reporting and the analysis of under-utilization in key areas/positions.

• Participate in HR and Talent Acquisition team meetings, workshops/presentations, networking & professional development events.

Experience Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 4 years’ experience recruiting in the defense and/or government contracting industry. Additional education, experience, or training will be considered in lieu of degree.

• Demonstrated experience in the operations, planning and coordination of recruiting events.

• Demonstrated experience in full-life cycle recruiting and sourcing strategies.

• Must be customer-service oriented and a self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently to complete tasks and achieve results but also collaborate well with a team.

• Must be flexible, proactive, organized, manage work flow and have prompt follow-up.

• Must possess strong interpersonal skills including oral and written communication with attention to detail.

• Must be able to multitask, shift priorities, bring tasks to completion with minimal supervision and meet varying deadlines.

• Ability to communicate effectively and make recommendations relating to diversity recruitment strategies.

• Ability to review and evaluate current market conditions.

• Ability to travel locally and within the US as needed.

• Creativity in problem solving and be able to offer alternative solutions.

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Programs and a variety of technologies, systems, and processes.

• Previous diversity recruiting experience preferred.

• Workday Recruiting experience is preferred.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Talent Acquisition


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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