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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Job ID 2819 Date posted 09/17/2021

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

Organizational Overview

The Human Resources (HR) Directorate, led by the Associate Lab Director for Human Resources (ALD HR)/Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), manages all Human Capital Management functions including, but not limited to, training and development, scientific and non-scientific talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, employee and labor relations, inclusion, diversity and equity, occupational medicine, and guest/user/visitor center.   The HR Directorate supports a highly diverse, multicultural and international population of employees, guests and users. 

Position Description

 The Talent Management team within the Human Resources Directorate is looking for a Recruiter to join a team supporting lab growth in a high volume, challenging and dynamic recruitment environment.  As a member of the Talent Acquisition Team, you will work closely with Hiring Managers, Human Resource Managers, and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office to source and recruit diverse, highly qualified talent across a wide range of scientific, engineering, technical and operations positions.  Your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Source high quality and diverse scientific, engineering, technical, and operations talent using innovative and creative strategies, through a variety of sources, including social media and professional networks
  • Continuously develop networks/partnerships to actively build database/pipeline of candidates
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition Management, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office, Human Resources Managers and hiring managers within a matrix environment to understand the needs of the Laboratory and develop recruitment strategies to support current hiring and future growth
  • Support special projects within Talent Acquisition, including contributing to ongoing process improvement efforts.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent full time experience, generally based on the basis of 2:1 (experience:college), plus four years of related experience, showing progressively more complex work responsibilities, 2 of which should include full-cycle recruitment
  • Possess knowledge of various recruiting techniques, and experience in online/social media recruiting
  • Ability to source and screen candidates for a variety of positions
  • Ability to develop networks/partnerships to actively build database/pipeline
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Experience working with ATS
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including MS Word, Outlook, and Excel.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Direct experience in recruiting for scientific and engineering disciplines or for union jobs.
  • Experience in diversity and EEO field.
  • Experience working with OFCCP Compliance requirements.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Table Tennis, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required either by November 17, 2021 or at the start of your employment if after November 17, 2021.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab.We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.Please contact us to request accommodation.

*VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

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