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International Recruiter / Contract Staffing Specialist

Burlington, VT
Sep 18, 2017

International Recruiter / Contract Staffing Specialist
Tetra Tech ARD, headquartered in Burlington, VT is accepting applications for a qualified International Recruiter / Contract Staffing Specialist to join our International Consulting Services (ICS) team. Tetra Tech is a leader in international development services and we create practical, sustainable, and environmentally responsible solutions to address the world’s most complex challenges.  Our service areas include agriculture and economic growth; democracy and governance; energy; environment and natural resources; land tenure and property rights; water supply and sanitation; architecture, engineering, and construction services; and global security. Our approach is based on sound science, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, and innovative technologies and best practices. Our goal on every project is to ensure local ownership and sustainable development long after our work is complete.

As an International Recruiter 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.  As an ICS team member you will be at the heart of our strong reputation among consultants and staff for providing a personal touch to our outreach and recruitment efforts and in building relationships that last beyond particular proposals and projects.  This position also includes the opportunity for periodic international travel for new business and taking on new assignments for 2-3 weeks away from the home office.

Lead the staffing process for proposal development and project implementation by setting and reinforcing milestones to keep the staffing process on track;
Leverage social media, networking strategies, and conduct market research to develop strategies for attracting the best available talent for worldwide initiatives;
Contact high quality candidates and maintain communication to gauge interest and availability, and collect all required documentation;
Conduct candidate interviews, reference checks, initiate background checks, perform compliance checks, and gap analyses of top candidates
Coordinate a salary strategy with the proposal teams, verify candidates salary history, and conduct salary negotiations with top tier candidates;
Draft personnel matrices and assist in editing of candidates’ CV and qualifications for client submittal.
Essential Qualifications and Competencies:
BA degree in international development or a field related to one of the firm’s practices areas, MA degree is a plus;
2+ years of recruitment or staffing-related experience in operations, organizational development, management, market research, or similar area;
International development interest and experience strongly preferred;
Outstanding social media skills and strategies, especially in professional applications;
Excellent oral and written intercultural communication skills;
High level of proficiency in MS Office applications and database management;
Must possess high level interpersonal skills and be an energetic and be a collaborative team player with a “can do” attitude;
Must possess high level analytical skills and an eye for detail that is necessary to evaluate candidates critically;
Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner by gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing information;
Must be very well organized with high level ability to independently plan, prioritize, multi-task, take initiative and manage multiple deadlines;
Must have high degree of reliability and follow through;
Must be able to adapt to changes in a fast paced, dynamic, and sometimes intense work environment;
Speaking and reading proficiency in French, Spanish, or Arabic is helpful but not required;
* U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is an absolute requirement.

In addition to a collaborative and family-friendly work environment, Tetra Tech ARD values diverse, energetic, and enthusiastic team players who are committed to high levels of performance and who are dedicated to providing superior services at all levels of the firm.


To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of this on-line application process:
* A letter of application explaining individual qualifications and competencies for this opportunity
* A current resume in reverse chronological format
* A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered.

No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts 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 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.