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Job #: R-00058150
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Talent Acquisition
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Recruiter to support our Civil Group. This role is for a mid-level TA professional performing full life cycle and sourcing for cyber, various technical, cleared positions located primarily in the DC Metro area, with other locations as needed across the nation. 

The Recruiter will represent Leidos and TA services, championing Leidos EVP, culture, core values, and ethics.  Interface directly with candidates regarding programs, career opportunities, position expectations, and compensation and benefits.  Partner with hiring managers and various arms of HR with developing position requirements, mapping to appropriate job classifications, making salary recommendations based on internal and market tools, negotiating offers, and pulling candidate through process to hire (offer acceptance).  Develop staffing strategy and drive staffing process with hiring manager to identify and select quality hires within benchmark standards of days to accept. Take ownership of Leidos TA staffing process, and operate successfully under Leidos TA model, policy, and procedure.  

Process will include, but not be limited to:

-Successful intake with hiring manager(s)

-Develop market savvy job descriptions 

-Generate position requirements and expectations as included with job postings

-Map positions to appropriate Leidos Job code

-Solicit and ensure accurate required data points within a requisition profile

-Develop staffing strategy (recruiting approach) and set expectations with hiring manager

-Pull manager and candidates through the staffing process within reasonable timeframe

-Partner and collaborate with HR and other functional areas to successfully complete hiring cycle on positions

-Provide counsel and recommend solutions for staffing challenges

-Guide Managers through the staffing process, train where appropriate -Manage expectations and the staffing process -Ensure fair hiring practices and compliance with DCAA, EEOC, OFCCP requirements

-Represent Leidos at Career Fairs and other recruiting events as appropriate

-Create, Route, and Negotiate/Send Offer


•    Bachelor degree in HR, Business, other applicable discipline from accredited university and at least 4 years of recent relevant recruitment experience. (additional experience may be considered)

•    Experience as a recruiter for a staffing agency that has worked with Government contractors like SAIC and Leidos. 

•    May telework. 

•    Must have strong internet mining and lead identification of candidate skills.  

•  Proven experience making cold calls and introductions to capture candidate interest and pull through staffing process.  

•    Strong networking and selling skills in Cyber, Software Engineering, and various experienced technical talent that fall within government contracting and civil industries.  

•    Must have recruiting ATS experience, understand/be knowledgeable of EEOC, OFCCP and DCAA compliance requirements.  

•    Must be internet and computer savvy, and have experience utilizing social media and other emerging technology in recruitment.  

•    Resourceful and proactive with coming up to speed on new requirements, capturing relevant details from hiring managers and others involved with the staffing process.   (Ie intake calls with Leidos Civil Recruiters and HMs.)  

•    Proven track record with obtaining and applying knowledge of requirements to seek, identify, court, and sell qualified candidates. 

•    Strong communication and follow up/follow through skills are essential.  

•    Results oriented, not afraid to take initiative (self-motivated), organized, innovative, resourceful, high level of integrity and ethics, and sense of urgency to deliver quality services are a must to be successful in this role.  

•    Must be a team player with experience working virtually with team-members across time-zones required.  

•    Computer skills to include MS Office products to include Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

•    Direct experience functioning in recruiting role with WorkDay recruiting.

•    DoD Security Clearance a plus.

•    Report and data analysis experience to provide to management with assessment and recommended solutions for improving process a plus.

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:




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Job Family:

Talent Acquisition

Pay Range:

Pay Range $57,200.00 - $88,000.00 - $118,800.00


About Leidos

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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

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