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Talent Acquisition Group Leader

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Job ID: 103953
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Talent Acquisition Group Leader.  You will serve in a highly strategic role at a very important juncture in the Lab’s growth and expansion given that talent, along with innovation are key priorities in supporting our mission. You will lead and build a team with drive and passion to develop and implement cutting edge talent acquisition programs. You will be responsible for recruitment, selection, social media, employer branding, training of hiring managers, and partnering with the broader HR team on all issues related to Talent Acquisition. This position is in the Staffing and Employee Engagement Division.

This position will be filled at either the H03.4 or H03.5 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Build, lead and oversee a recruiting/employment team by providing functional expertise, market-related intelligence, coaching, training and technical direction to strengthen and develop team skills.
- Define, develop and administer recruiting, interviewing, and hiring processes that enhances the candidate experience, brand and recruiter/hiring manager efficiencies while ensuring all processes are in compliance with all legal requirements and policies and procedures.
- Lead recruiting/employment team in creating strategic partnerships with University Relations, Diversity, Veterans and professional organizations.
- Provide a consultative approach to partnering with business leaders, assessing current and future talent needs and design new approaches to engaging and recruiting top talent pipelines.
- Manage a client group, source, screen resumes, conduct interviews, make recommendations and guide the hiring managers through the recruiting/employment processes.
- Analyze complex data and build relevant metrics to report to management and  continuously develop and improve our sourcing strategy, pipelines and measure the team’s impact.
- Partner with Public Affairs to develop and drive a strong employment brand that positions us as an employer of choice and ensure consistent messaging across all marketing areas including social media.
- Continually bring new and innovative concepts and solutions to the team; challenge status quo and traditional method of execution.
- Perform additional duties as assigned.
In Addition at the H03.5 Level
- Plan and manage the development and implementation of new/revised recruitment/employment programs and institutional projects, requiring extremely complex problem resolution with independent judgment and a high degree of initiative.
- Offer strategic solutions and tactical plans that often serve as an organizational and/or institutional precedent influencing future management decisions regarding employment/ recruitment activities.

- Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or other related field or equivalent combination or education and related experience.
- Experience leading and supervising teams, preferably in technical/scientific recruiting, including mentoring, developing, coaching and fostering a team-oriented environment.
- Significant experience recruiting at all levels and managing all parts of the full recruitment cycle with a strong track record in creating sourcing strategies for a diverse, high quality candidate pool in a technical competitive environment.
- Expert knowledge of HR employment laws, federal/state regulations and a thorough understanding of ATS capabilities. Significant experience interpreting requirements and making recommendations to policies and procedures and high-level manager.
- Experience leading integrated projects and business activities and working in a data-driven recruiting environment with the ability to track and understand key metrics.
- Advanced verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills to interact effectively at all levels, with a high sense of customer focus, and the ability to effectively interact, exercise discretion, judgment and diplomacy with tact.
- Demonstrated team player with solid leadership skills to easily handle shifting priorities, ambiguity and recognize opportunities for improvement while leading change.
- Ability to take initiative, be accountable for individual and team results, and motivate self and others to set and achieve high-performance standards.
In Addition at the H03.5 Level
- Extensive experience recruiting at all levels and managing all parts of the full recruitment cycle with a strong track record in creating sourcing strategies for a diverse, high quality candidate pool in a technical competitive environment.
- Broad and extensive operational knowledge and experience applying Employment/ Recruitment practices, regulatory requirements, and standards.
- Subject matter expertise in all aspects of recruitment, employment, diversity and workforce planning.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience conducting a RFP and selecting the best system for current and future needs a plus.
- HR professional certification.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

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.  Q-level 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.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.  Originally listed on 6/20/18.  Previous candidates need not reapply.   Text revised effective 7/11/18.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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