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Talent Acquisition Partner at Akima, LLC in Knoxville, Tennessee

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Akima Infrastructure Services (AIS) specializes in obtaining hard-to-find, highly skilled personnel for the Department of Energy Management and Operating (M&O) prime contractors. Additionally the company provides state-of-the-art, flexible Distance Learning platforms to military and civilian organizations utilizing the latest technologies and instructional platforms. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to safety, diversity and opportunity for career growth.  As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Job Title – Talent Acquisition Partner

Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC (AIS), is actively seeking individuals who can contribute to national security within the project management and business services fields as part of our staff augmentation team supporting the Department of Energy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  AIS has an established history of contributing to the success of our customer’s mission.

Successful candidates will be employees of AIS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance the missions of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN.  Though employed by AIS, the employee will take day-to-day direction from technical personnel employed directly by the research laboratory. Pay, benefits, Human Resource, and Employment Management functions are provided by AIS.

Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.

Job Summary:

Primary responsibilities of the Talent Acquisition Partner include sourcing, screening, interviewing, and recommending scientific and technical talent for Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  The recruiter role provides a unique opportunity for a highly motivated talent acquisition specialist to shape the future of scientific discovery for years to come by attracting top talent to ORNL.  The recruiter’s responsibilities include:

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and implement new, innovative sourcing and recruiting strategies.

  • Develop contacts and establish relationships with local, regional, and national educational institutions, with scientific conferences and organizations, and with campus scientific and diversity organizations to support recruitment efforts.

  • Work with hiring managers to identify current and future staffing vacancies and to assess required talent and skills to meet staffing needs.

  • Identify and recommend most qualified candidates by applying knowledge of technical roles and market availability.

  • Personalize the recruitment and selection processes for candidates.

  • Manage the offer process.

Minimum Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Human Resources, or other related fields

  • 5 - 7 years of relevant experience in Recruiting

  • Thorough working knowledge of recruiting policies, practices, and procedures

  • Ability to understand and to articulate technical position requirements with candidates

  • Experience in creating and understanding recruiting metrics and in managing and prioritizing multiple searches, projects, and client relationships

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and the ability to manage and coordinate multiple tasks and effectively interact with all levels of an organization

  • Excellent PC Skills, proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.) with a general understanding of PC operations and applications

  • Exceptional telephone, interviewing, and relationship building skills and the ability to proactively network and establish effective working relationships

  • Strong listening, creative thinking and relationship-building skills with a proven customer focus

  • Experience in current external recruiting policies, practices and trends

  • Ability to propose and implement ongoing improvements to ORNL’s recruitment efforts

  • Be positive, courteous, and capable of maintaining a professional attitude under pressure

  • Possess a proven track record of networking capabilities.

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Five or more years of technical recruitment experience in a research or engineering field

  • Demonstrated experience filling high demand skill sets, e.g., Cyber Security, Nuclear Engineering positions requiring security clearances

  • Demonstrated tenacity and ability to meet organizational hiring needs in competitive markets

  • Recruiting knowledge of OFCCP compliance procedures

  • Experience with ATS and candidate sourcing using LinkedIn/social media and other data sources

  • AIRS certification or equivalent sourcing skills

  • A combination of recruiting, direct sales and in-house corporate recruiting experience

  • Experience successfully recruiting into research and science organizations.

  • May be required to obtain company travel card for approved career fairs, conferences, and other events

Special Requirements:

  • Pre-employment Drug Screen - External applicants selected for this position are required to successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

  • Medical Exam(s) - Job related pre-placement medical examinations may be required for this position.

  • This position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. If determined as such, this position would be identified as a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in addition to the pre-employment drug screen.

Minimum Qualifications: 


You must be able to meet all health requirements, including but not limited to, current and future vaccination requirements for infectious diseases such as COVID-19.


Desired Qualifications:  


The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or 571-353-7053.   Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.


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In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application.



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