Talent Acquisition Specialist

Job Locations US-VA-Sterling
Job ID 2022-2647
# of Openings
People Services/HR/Recruiting


REI Systems provides reliable, effective, and innovative technology solutions that advance federal, state, local, and nonprofit missions. Our technologists and consultants are passionate about solving complex challenges that impact millions of lives. We take a Mindful Modernization approach in delivering our application modernization, grants management systems, government data analytics, and advisory services. Mindful Modernization is the REI Way of delivering mission impact by aligning our government customers’ strategic objectives to measurable outcomes through people, processes, and technology. The foundation of our success is an unwavering determination to surpass our client’s expectations. We offer this same commitment to our employees by providing professional development, projects that are impactful and meaningful, and the flexibility to spend time with family and friends. We believe our employees are at their best when they are fulfilled in both their professional careers and their lives outside of work. Learn more at REIsystems.com. 


Employees voted REI Systems a Washington Post Top Workplace in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022!


  • Project & Position Overview:  At REI our goal is to create an environment in which our employees will be challenged to make a positive impact by helping solve real problems our customers face every day.  Our recruiting team's efforts and execution are key to this achieving this goal.  Our business will be driven by the people you'll hire.  You will be tasked with sourcing, identifying and hiring people who will make a huge difference with REI's customers and, in turn, the lives of the people for which our customers serve.  We look forward to meeting you and supporting your personal and professional development…we also plan on having fun while doing it!



  • Basic Qualifications: 
    • Drive talent acquisition including sourcing, screening, conducting interviews supporting REI’s recruiting life cycle to meet corporate and team goals.
    • Build strong, collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders, fostering a positive environment while removing cumbersome obstacles and achieving our ultimate talent goals.
    • Develop and manage a diverse pipeline of high quality technical/IT and non-technical candidates for current and future needs.
    • Find new creative ways to improve the existing recruiting initiatives/programs around finding top talent and providing exceptional candidate experience.
    • Promote our brand and create a positive experience for our employees, candidates, and partners.
    • Attend networking events and be the face of the organization.
    • Develop social media and event-based recruiting opportunities to identify applicants and secure referrals.
  • Preferred Qualifications: 
    • Experience with workforce planning and full life-cycle hands-on recruiting as part of the organization’s talent acquisition team.
    • Ability to meet a growing information technology organization’s talent needs.
    • Ability to understand the duties and competencies of varying roles within a technology organization, both technically based and non-technically based.
    • Knowledge of technical skillsets including coding languages, technical stacks and terminology, with a commitment to learning as technology changes.
    • Proven record of developing and tapping into a network of potential candidates.
    • Experience partnering with hiring managers at all levels of the organization to understand their hiring needs and act as a consultant and expert.
    • Ability to function effectively in a fast paced, entrepreneurial business environment, dealing with changing priorities and the ability to turn on a dime to deal with an unexpected contingency.
    • Knowledge of compensation and general HR requirements as related to hiring such as OFCCP and EEOC compliance guidelines.
    • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to build a rapport.
    • Ability to negotiate and handle sensitive information.
    • Experience with ICIMS is preferred.
  • Location/Remote:  Does the position require the person to come to an REI or customer office?  Fully remote?  Hybrid?

  • Covid Policy Disclosure:  Should the essential functions of this position require that the employee performing this role work on-site at REI’s Sterling location the following requirements will apply:  the individual holding this position must be fully vaccinated, as defined in CDC guidance, as a condition of continued employment.  REI will consider requests to be excused from this policy whenever necessary to comply with legal requirements and will consider any requests for reasonable accommodations due to a disability, religion, or other exemptions on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements. Employees and applicants requesting accommodations should request the accommodation in writing and should explain in detail the reasons why they are seeking an accommodation. REI will request additional information or documentation it deems necessary to inform its decision on an employee’s or applicant’s accommodation request.
  • EEO Statement: REI Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disability/Vet) 


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