Recruiter I (International Development)

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/22/2022 8:09 AM)
Job ID
Clearance Required
Other Clearance
Secret or Facility Access Clearance

Position Description

XL Associates, Inc. (XLA) has provided institutional support services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for over twenty years.  XLA is currently seeking a Recruiter to support the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) in Washington, DC. The successful candidate will join a diverse contractor team providing comprehensive support in the contracting of political transition and stabilization response personnel worldwide. This position plays a pivotal role supporting USAID offices in fast-paced, dynamic environments and is critical to the successful implementation of USAID/OTI’s programs and fulfillment of USAID/OTI’s mandate. As part of the human resources team, the Recruiters support the processes and actions necessary to recruit and select staff under the flexible staffing mechanism used by USAID/OTI to implement its rapid response strategy. Typical duties would include, but not be limited to:

  • Serve as a primary point of contact and manage communication with current and potential applicants, agency staff, and the general public;
  • Facilitate the recruitment process for government staff and provide administrative support from preparing and posting job announcements to collecting application materials, conducting interviews, and checking references and academic credentials;
  • Understand and execute the USAID personal services contractors (PSC) recruitment process: developing a recruitment plan, assisting in the development of solicitations, managing the application process, arranging interviews, and providing information on positions to candidates;
  • Responsible for administrative tasks related to PSC recruiting including maintaining files, answering contract questions for candidates, and reporting on and tracking metrics related to ongoing recruitments;
  • Represent the agency at external events and identify qualified recruitment sources, networking leads, job fairs, conferences, and advertising resources to recruit and further expand the recruitment network.



  • Bachelor and 2 years of relevant experience/High School diploma and 4 years of relevant experience;
  • Must be able to work closely with a variety of personality types, participate in public recruiting outreach efforts, and possess exceptional oral and written communication skills (English).
  • Customer-focused team player;
  • Outstanding organizational skills (time management, prioritizing work);
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills;
  • Proactive, analytical, and solution-oriented;
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing, fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to obtain a Secret or Facility Access Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience recruiting personnel for positions requiring a clearance;
  • Prior experience developing a candidate pipeline or building and maintaining a talent pool;
  • Prior experience working in an international development-related organization;
  • A current or recent clearance through a federal agency.




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