Mission Essential is seeking a talented and experienced Intelligence Recruiter to join the Recruiting team located at its Herndon, VA, Dulles Corner office.  The Intelligence Recruiter is primarily responsible for all aspects of staffing, both current and immediate as well as business development requirements.   He/she will interface with the Recruiting Manager and other departmental stakeholders on staffing needs, develop sourcing plans, staffing strategy and implementation plans for complex programs, i.e., task orders / IDIQs, incumbent capture, new business, proposal activity, etc. He/she will advise and support business development and program management staff through key personnel recruiting, task management, pipeline management, gathering market intelligence, etc. as needed.  

This position requires specific labor market expertise with fully cleared professionals in the National Capital region as well as other CONUS and OCONUS locations with an understanding of skill availability, labor market rates and cost, geography unique issues, time required to fill the positions, techniques required to find the skills / clearances required, and the latest trends. 

This position also requires candidate sourcing skills in the Intelligence Community cleared candidate market, including related accesses and polygraphs. 

Daily activities will include sourcing candidates, screening and qualifying candidates based on requirements of the position(s), develop and maintain candidate networks/pipelines, candidate tracking, compensation analysis and offer negotiations. 

Minimum Requirements

Minimum 3-5 years of recruiting experience with a demonstrated background in recruiting cleared Intelligence professionals
Experience in proposal recruitment, incumbent capture, and achieving aggressive recruiting goals 
Experience organizing and executing recruiting events
Familiarity with Intelligence Community terminology and disciplines, clearance types, and processing requirements
Experience in full life cycle recruiting, from sourcing to placement
Ability to perform under pressure
Must have strong organizational, communication and problem solving skills 
Must be willing to travel and work additional/odd hours as needed.
Able to work independently, but also be a team player.
Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems, candidate workflow and dispositioning.

Desired Requirements

Former military intelligence background 
EXPAT / OCONUS recruitment experience 
VA and MD cleared market knowledge 
Existing network/database of cleared (SCI, CI & full scope polygraph, etc) intelligence professionals 
Current/Active security clearance
AIRS sourcing certifications are desirable