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Technical Recruiter / Talent Acquisition Partner

Date: Sep 7, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 8602 




The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking an experienced technical recruiter to join our Talent Services Division supporting our scientific and technical programs.  In this role you will have the unique opportunity to shape the future of scientific discovery for years to come by attracting top talent to ORNL.   


Located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, ORNL is the largest multiprogram science and energy laboratory for the Department of Energy.  Our mission is to deliver scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs that accelerate the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security, creating economic opportunity for our nation. 


Our research community is working with many of America’s best innovators and businesses to research, develop, and demonstrate cutting-edge technologies and to break down barriers in sustainable transportation, renewable power, and energy efficiency. Through a multidisciplinary approach, ORNL applies signature strengths in nuclear science, high-performance computing, energy, advanced materials, neutron science, and other areas to enduring and emerging threats to national security.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 


  • Manage lifecycle recruitment for assigned divisions, including sourcing, screening, interviewing and recommending scientific and technical talent for Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Develop and implement new, innovative sourcing and recruiting strategies including employer promotion in the marketplace, candidate management, diversity sourcing and interview process management in order to provide a qualified and diverse candidate pool to the hiring manager
  • Develop effective 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 qualified candidates by applying knowledge of technical roles and market availability
  • Personalize the recruitment and selection processes for each candidate and hiring manager
  • Manage the offer process including reference checks, salary recommendations, offer letter generation and offer negotiation
  • Comply with company policy, EEO, OFCCP, ADA, and Affirmative Action guidelines in the screening and hiring process
  • Manage specialized recruiting projects as needed
  • Train guide and mentor and other Talent Acquisition Partners and Recruiting Coordinators
  • Willingness to travel as business requires


Basic Qualifications:


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of recruiting experience


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Prior technical recruitment experience in a research or engineering field
  • Recruiting knowledge of OFCCP compliance procedures
  • Experience with cloud based Applicant Tracking Systems (i.e. SAP Successfactors, Taleo, etc.)
  • Experience with a wide variety of sourcing tools (i.e. Linkedin Recruiter,,, boolean web searches, etc.)
  • Experience developing diversity sourcing strategies.
  • A combination of recruiting agency and in-house corporate recruiting experience
  • 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 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
  • May be required to obtain company travel card for approved career fairs, conferences, and other events
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory 
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever-changing needs





UT-Battelle/ORNL offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available with this position.  For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at 


Visa sponsorship is not available with this position now or in the future. In order to be considered for this position you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship




This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville