Cayuse Holdings
  • 05-Feb-2020 to 05-Apr-2020 (HST)
  • Business Unit Home Team
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

Cayuse Technologies provides Application Development, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Data Services Professional Services and government services in both office and virtual environments with a highly-skilled U.S. workforce.

We are seeking a Senior Recruiter for government contracts. This position is remote.

Primary Focus

The Recruiter responsibilities include sourcing cleared and non-cleared professionals for government proposals, task orders, and awarded contracts. Sourcing methodologies to include conducting specialized Boolean searches, utilizing resume databases, professional social media sites, and conducting internet research to identify individuals who possess specific skill-sets and clearances per the government's requirements. The TA Specialist will conduct heavy sourcing, candidate outreach, monitoring staffing needs, and creating a pipeline of candidates to ensure the success of all submitted proposals and awarded contracts. To be successful in this role, this individual should combine knowledge of sourcing techniques and research skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Core Values of Cayuse Holdings.


  • Conduct sourcing and outreach methodologies utilizing online professional social sites, resume databases, internet research, internal referral program, and the company's internal applicant tracking system database
  • Conduct specialized Boolean searches to identify hard to find skill-sets
  • Generate a high volume/high-quality pipeline of candidates under tight/strict timelines
  • Run salary surveys through the database to support the proposal team with pricing
  • Attend all required proposal meetings; accommodating HST, PDT/PST, MST, CDT/CDT and EST time zones
  • Collaborate with program managers, program assistants, and the entire proposal team to confirm all specific requirements listed in the proposals and contracts statement of work
  • Extrapolate information from the provided statement of work documents to create job descriptions
  • Conduct informational calls with potential candidates and present to the Talent Acquisition team for submissions
  • Communicate with all potential candidates regarding the timelines of any pending contract starts or proposal delays
  • Gather requested information from potential candidates; letters of commitment, non-disclosure agreements, and/or obtain copies of any specialized certifications
  • Build a robust ongoing pipeline of candidates with particular skill-sets to ensure the success of all proposals, task orders, and contracts
  • Work closely with the Director of Talent Acquisition to ensure all personnel is filled and back-filled on awarded contracts
  • Post positions, manage incoming applications and incomplete applications and keep accurate records of all communication with applicants via the Applicant Tracking System
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills:  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's)

Education / Experience

  • Associates Degree required Bachelor's Degree, preferred
  • 5 plus years of experience sourcing cleared professionals on a global scale
  • 5 plus years of experience working directly with government contracts is preferred (DOD, DOS, and DHS experience is highly preferred)

 Technical Knowledge

  • Extensive experience utilizing Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
  • Expert knowledge of professional social networks sites and resume databases
  • Expert knowledge of LinkedIn Recruiter
  • Strong internet research skills
  • Proven track record of meeting recruitment deadlines
  • Knowledge of labor legislation
  • Proficient in MS Office; Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel

Human Relationship Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience building relationships with candidates and business partners
  • Ability to communicate well with others, both orally and in writing, using technical and non-technical language
  • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations
  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties, responsibilities, and handle various open positions simultaneously with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines
  • Close attention to detail required with the ability to process and apply diverse and complex amounts of data
  • Team-oriented mentality
  • Must be a self-starter with a track record or producing results in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to manage changing priorities, solve unfamiliar problems, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes
  • Ability to maintain a very high level of confidentiality 

Additional Abilities

  • Must be able to pass a background check. May require further background checks as required by projects and/or clients at any time during employment.


Reports to: Director of Talent Acquisition

Responsible for:

Works with: Talent Acquisition Team, Program Managers, Program Assistants, Proposal Team

Working Conditions

  • Normal physical conditions
  • General office environment
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time looking at a computer screen
  • May be asked to work a flexible schedule which may include holidays
  • May be asked to travel for business or professional development purposes
  • May be asked to work hours outside of regular business hours

As an equal opportunity employer, Cayuse Technologies is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact our Operations Department at (541) 278-8200 for assistance.

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