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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Talent Acquisition Specialist in San Diego, California

Talent Acquisition Specialist

San Diego, California

Date posted 07/21/2021

Job ID 32770BR

Company General Atomics

Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years)

Job Title Talent Acquisition Specialist

City San Diego

State California

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join a dynamic full-cycle recruiting team supporting world class technology developed by General Atomics (GA) and its affiliated companies located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. This position works under limited direction in a high-volume, fast paced corporate environment with demonstrated experience in sourcing, screening, qualifying, interviewing and candidate relationship management. A successful team member must be able to manage competing demands while being extremely adaptable and flexible to constant changing business requirements in a highly technical environment.


  • Leads strategic and consultative meetings with multiple client groups and cross-functional partners to assess recruitment needs while providing excellent customer service.

  • Creates and modifies job descriptions to ensure that they accurately reflect job requirements and demonstrate a professional, consistent and marketable work Product.

  • Drives a wide degree of creative sourcing and recruiting strategies to identify, pipeline and select top global talent for current and future opportunities.

  • Acts with integrity in maintaining data in the applicant tracking system (Kenexa BrassRing) ensuring information is up-to-date and accurate.

  • Provides an efficient and high quality candidate experience at every stage of the recruitment process.

  • Leads the interview process, ensuring there are structured interviews while teaming with managers to ensure comprehensive interviews are being executed with efficiency.

  • Compiles candidate application information including reference checks, salary, skill level, interview feedback to ensure quality and fit of hire.

  • Provides consultative guidance to hiring managers on offer recommendations by analyzing internal equity and external market data.

  • Negotiates complex offers with final candidates by evaluating various employment factors such as job experience, education/training, skills, knowledge, abilities and other pertinent data.

  • Participates in events such as job fairs, college relations and community outreach, as well as understands and applies knowledge of the Company's Affirmative Action Plan (AAP).

  • Serves as a consultant to ensure adherence to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) processes along with company policies, practices, procedures and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and other required federal and state laws.

  • Provides direction to support staff and may provide direction to less experienced professional staff.

  • May travel to various company facilities and recruiting events as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources, Organizational Development or a related discipline and six or more years of progressive professional experience in a Human Resources department. May substitute a certificate in human resources from a recognized organization and/or equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of human resource principles, theories, concepts and practices, with the ability to organize, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established milestones with some experience in recruiting leadership.

  • Experience closing high level candidates and negotiating complex compensation packages.

  • Ability to develop and maintain first-rate customer service with hiring managers, candidates and maintain strong partnerships with HR Business Leaders.

  • Demonstrated ability with server-based applicant tracking system preferably Kenexa BrassRing.

  • Ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex matters of diverse scope and nature.

  • Exceptional analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings to a variety of audiences including senior management and senior external parties.

  • Ability to create and manage strategic partnerships and drive the hiring process.

  • A track record of personal accountability, strong work ethic, integrity, and proven organizational skills with attention to detail.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence and guide all levels of employees, including senior managers and senior external parties.

  • Capability to maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information.

  • The ability to initiate, plan, and manage projects and represent the company on external projects if needed.

  • Excellent MS Office skills.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25

Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided

US Citizenship Required? Yes

Clearance Required? No

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are an experienced professional, GA offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click Apply Now below to be directed to the complete job description.

General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws.