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Lead Recruiter

Fairfax, VA, United States

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Sep 24, 2020

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Fairfax, VA
RES is the nation's largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 328 stream miles, 58,024 wetland acres, and rehabilitated, preserved, and/or managed over 15,000 acres of special-status species habitats. RES operations include planting over 17,400,000 restorative trees and reducing over 267 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability through the establishment of mitigation/conservation banks, permittee responsible turnkey mitigation, and corporate social responsibility projects.

The Lead Recruiter is primarily responsible for the Talent Acquisition process at RES. This includes process improvement, diversity recruiting and best candidate selection for assigned regions and oversight for the companywide selection process.

Responsible for sourcing, screening and hiring great talent to support growth
Work across all functional and geographic areas of the business to assist in building teams across RES but particularly for construction management, field service personnel, stream designers, project managers, ecologists, and field biologists
Collaborate closely with hiring managers throughout the recruiting process to ensure hiring needs are met
Train hiring managers on compliance, talent acquisition and management systems, and RES hiring policies and practices
Leverage referrals, social media, job fairs, job boards, universities and other creative methods to market open positions and source highly qualified, motivated individuals
Perform initial resume and or phone screening to verify and validate qualifications
Drive the continuation of RES' college internship program to bring in talented diverse employees to serve as a pipeline for full-time hires
Routinely review and improve the talent acquisition process. Recommend best practices and new recruiting strategies to build pipelines and increase diversity in all forms at RES.
Manage recruiting budget
Assist with RES's Affirmative Action Plan and push new initiatives to drive diversity
Constantly and clearly model behavior consistent with company values, which include stewardship, pragmatism, integrity, creativity, commerciality, excellence, and like and trust
RES is an equal-opportunity employer; ensure that RES continues to comply with all applicable employment laws and hiring standards
Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred
5 years of full cycle recruiting experience
Preferable, 3 years of experience in the sourcing and recruiting of construction, hourly field personnel, stream designers, project managers, ecologists, biologists, regulatory analysts, sales and business development, marketing, finance and accounting
Experience with Applicant Tracking Platforms (preferably iCims)
Knowledge of compensation and general HR requirements as related to hiring
Environmental or Energy industry knowledge a plus

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

RES is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
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