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Sr. Technical Recruiter

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Human Resources | livermore, CA | 06/15/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Senior Technical Recruiter to join our Talent Acquisition Team.  As a Senior Technical Recruiter, you will be a strategic trusted partner to the business who is passionate about our mission and innovative in identifying top talent.  Our ideal team member is a problem-solver, a people-connector, and a relationship-builder who will have a high degree of autonomy to source and engage top scientific talent.

In this role you will:

  • Source and present top scientific talent through a variety of creative channels; conduct in-depth phone screens, assessing candidates evaluating skill level, driving offer process, including salary recommendations, and closing of candidates’ while maintaining a positive focus on experience throughout the process.

  • Strategically partner with hiring managers, management, and administration teams to understand their business and develop recruiting strategies on complex hard to fill positions by driving and implementing creative search strategies designed to recruit niche candidates within limited candidate pools by promoting a strong brand through networking, cold calling, social media, developing/maintaining campus and professional relationships to ensure a full pipeline of passive and active candidates.

  • Lead the day-to-day implementation of new/revised recruitment programs and develop and conduct training sessions and information workshops on a variety of recruitment topics; provide program design input and implementation with systems, e.g., ATS/CRM.

  • Customer focused with consistent communication regarding recruiting efforts, diversity initiatives, and market related compensation by providing status updates to all stakeholders through workforce planning meetings, email updates, and reports.

  • Assure compliance with Federal and State regulations and Laboratory policies on recruitment and employment activities.

  • Own mechanisms/reports for identifying and engaging talent and reporting ROI for in-house tools, public events, and conferences

  • Participate in virtual and onsite career events, which may require travel.

  • Manage the recruiting process through SmartRecruiters and ensure data integrity

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship

  • Bachelor's degree in Sciences, Business, Human Resources or related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience.

  • Executive presence and excellent consultative skills.

  • Domain expertise to build productive partnerships with leaders and exceed their expectations.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience of employment and recruitment principles, practices, concepts, standards, processes, and systems

  • Proven track record of delivering results while managing multiple open roles with minimal supervision in an often fluid and ambiguous environment

  • Experience and proven success creating complex diverse search strategies utilizing a variety of sourcing plans and developing data analysis reports and presentations.

  • Experience consulting, developing, and implementing recruitment strategies, marketing plans and customized campaigns while assuring compliance of organizational policies and federal and state regulations.

  • Ability to apply technical subject matter expertise, market intelligence, and deep industry knowledge to both strategic initiatives and individual searches.

  • Experience using database software and data analysis tools for reports and presentations and to conduct complex data analysis and metrics to drive business and behavioral changes based on data.

  • Advanced verbal and written communication, excellent customer service, negotiating skills and the ability to effectively explain, advise and influence potential applicants and internal customers with a high level of emotional intelligence.

  • Ability to travel as required.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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