Senior Staffing Specialist

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 September 2019
  • United States
  • Closing on 3 October 2019
  • Current

Job Description

Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered Arlington, Virginia is accepting applications from qualified candidates for a Senior Staffing Specialist to join our International Consulting Services (ICS) Team. As a Senior Staffing Specialist, you will provide specialized high-level knowledge on best practices of international staffing policies and procedures at all stages of our business cycle. You will work within all our technical sectors to develop preliminary staffing structures, position descriptions, contact and pre-qualify quality candidates, and recommend the best candidates to the new business teams.

This position will be based in the Burlington, Vermont office.


* Provides oversight to major proposal/project recruitment efforts identifying problem areas and guiding problem-solving efforts

* Works with proposal teams to develop appropriate staffing plans according to proposal requirements to guide recruitment and determine how the proposed team should be structured

* Provides support and advice to proposal/project teams in determining finalist candidates, based on the skill set of the short-listed candidates against positions/requirements and assessment of the overall team

* Directly involved in the recruitment of key proposal or project personnel for complex, high-value recruitment initiatives

* On day-to-day basis, mentors international Contract Staffing Specialists conducting recruitment efforts, assisting them in driving an efficient staffing process

* Mentors staff on the candidate negotiation process to ensure compliance with compensation policy

* Represents Tetra Tech IDS at career, association conventions, networking events, and other functions

* Travel overseas to provide in-country recruitment for scoping trips or project start-ups


* Bachelor’s degree required in International Development or field related to one of the firm’s practice areas, HR, Business, Marketing or Communications; Master’s degree preferred

* At least two years of experience in staffing for international development projects and proposals

* Proficiency in Spanish or French highly preferred;

* Experience cultivating exceptional relationships and partnerships with other technical and business unit staff

* Direct experience mentoring recruitment colleagues

* Demonstrated track record managing the recruitment process for proposals and projects

* Exceptional interpersonal skills and positive attitude, with the ability to communicate with all levels of candidates and employees

* High-level of reliability, pro-activeness and track record for follow-through

* Ability and willingness to travel internationally

* U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is an absolute requirement

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech offers a full range of benefits. Please follow this link to learn more:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With more than 20,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

About the Organization

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With more than 17,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle.

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