Los Alamos National Laboratory Senior Recruiter (HR Programs Specialist 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Find and attract outstanding talent for one of the world’s most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions! Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for a high caliber talent acquisition professional to join our centralized institutional recruiting team. You will participate in the search for some of the best and brightest talent on the planet.

Reporting to the Group Manager in the Office of Diversity and Strategic Staffing, the Senior Recruiter will be responsible for talent acquisition activities including partnering with hiring managers to identify search criteria and strategies; sourcing and following-up with potential applicants; attending recruiting events; and promoting high-potential candidates.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Management Consultation

Extensive experience consulting with hiring managers, including assisting with job posting development, recruiting strategies, and hiring best practices

Candidate Sourcing

Extensive experience networking, sourcing, screening, and qualifying candidates for a variety of professional and managerial positions, including the demonstrated ability to place numerous highly qualified candidates over short periods of time

Social Media

Extensive experience conducting online searches, developing social media recruitment strategies, and using related tools, including LinkedIn

Career Fairs and Events

Extensive experience attending recruiting events/career fairs, including serving as a knowledgeable and motivational organizational ambassador

Requisition Management

Extensive experience managing multiple recruiting requisitions, including the accurate and timely disposition of candidates

Desired Skills:

Business and Operations

Experience recruiting for a large variety of business and operational fields such as information technology, human resources/training, facility operations/engineering, and/or employee safety and security

Diversity and Inclusion

Extensive knowledge of diversity and inclusion strategies as they relate to talent acquisition, including the demonstrated ability to place diverse candidates across a variety of disciplines

Workforce Planning

Thorough knowledge and experience analyzing workforce data; identifying current and future gaps in the workforce; and developing and implementing plans to address gaps


Experience developing effective talent acquisition metrics and corresponding reports to demonstrate success or opportunities

Education:Position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants:Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet all of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Term position:Regular-status Laboratory employees applying for term-status positions may retain regular status with approval of the cognizant Principle Associate Director.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Maximum Salary: 115700

Minimum Salary: 71000

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Johnson, Dana Elizabeth

Organization Name: HR-ODSS/ Diversity & Strategic Staffing

Email: danaj@lanl.gov

Job Title: Senior Recruiter (HR Programs Specialist 3)

Appointment Type: Term Appointment

Req ID: IRC58685