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Talent Acquisition Specialist

At Allied, our Core Values are the foundation for how we choose to approach business. They are rooted in the vision of our founder who challenges us to be the best, while maintaining exemplary business ethics and standards of personal responsibility. The words are simple: Integrity, Stewardship, Empowerment, CaNI (Constant and Never Ending Improvement), and Excellence. However the execution of our work, in alignment with our core values, is what ensures Allied is a company that continues to make a difference for our clients, employees and their families, and the communities that we serve. 



The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for full life-cycle recruiting. You will use your experience and skills to create and maintain a top tier recruiting process for Allied. You will collaborate with hiring managers to identify needs and key performance factors in order to develop sourcing pools and establish interviewing criteria. You will evaluate applications, review resumes, conduct reference checks and complete initial phone interviews to establish a narrow candidate pool. You will maintain awareness of competitor practices, industry trends and recruitment standards. You will make recommendations to hiring managers on the top candidates for in-person interviews, and you will prepare candidates for interviews with hiring managers. You are the public face of the company during the recruiting process; you will ensure positive candidate experiences from the initial application through on-boarding and beyond. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage full recruiting life cycle:
    • Partner with hiring managers to determine and fulfill talent resource needs.
    • Identify candidates using all means available.
    • Screen resumes and conduct initial phone screens.
    • Coordinate interviews with hiring team and serve as liaison for candidate.
    • Administer appropriate assessments and reference/background checks.
    • Make recommendations for hire (or not hire).
    • Handle candidate communication and follow up.
  • Serve as an expert identifying top candidates, using traditional and nontraditional resources to identify and attract quality candidates.
  • Develop advertising programs (internal and external) to ensure high visibility with potential candidates.
  • Manage internal transfer process, including screening, coordination of interviews with hiring manager, transfer offer letters, etc.
  • Develop and maintain an excellent relationship with internal and external clients to ensure achievement of staffing goals.
  • Communicate important employment information during delivery of employment offers (e.g., benefits, compensation, confidentiality agreements).
  • Work with hiring managers to ensure compliance with all federal/state laws and regulations.
  • Manage current candidate activity in the applicant tracking system (ATS).
  • Manage application/resume file and retention according to company policy.
  • Maintain memberships and affiliations with trade/professional organizations related to industry.
  • Provide a best in class employee experience:
    • Manage and Facilitate New Employee Onboarding, including new hire orientation.
    • Facilitate training and assist with development of corporate training program.
    • Serve as main POC and first line of contact for employees, answering questions and escalating when appropriate.

  • Assist with Benefits Administration, including assisting with Open Enrollment, New Hire Enrollment, serve as benefits Q&A Resource.
  • Maintain company organizational charts.
  • Maintain position descriptions, and suggest updates to aid in attracting talent.
  • Employee File Maintenance (assist HR Specialist).
  • Conduct Exit Interviews.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience and Competencies

  • 3+ years’ full-cycle Talent Acquisition experience, preferably in a corporate environment.
  • Demonstrated business acumen and consultative skills to work closely with hiring managers at all levels (including Executive). Strong problem solving and negotiation skills. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources Management or related field or equivalent experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated experience in multiple recruiting methodologies, including direct sourcing, networking, cold calling and referrals. Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
  • Demonstrated written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and ability to deliver results on multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to perform under pressure.
  • Knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Solid understanding of Affirmative Action and OFCCP regulations regarding Applicant Tracking.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Applicant Tracking Systems and in-depth knowledge of data mining and internet research capabilities.
  • Knowledge of Standard Payroll Administration Practices
  • ADP WorkForce Now experience a plus.

Our ideal candidate has the following attributes:

  • People person
  • Go-getter mentality
  • Team player
  • Over-achiever
  • Strong work ethic


About Allied

Allied Telecom Group is the region’s most highly regarded network service provider. Based in the Washington DC Metro Area, serving businesses along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Corridor, we’re a single source provider of Internet, Data Transport, Voice, Unified Communications, and Professional Services.  For over 20 years Allied has been distinguished by the expert, full service care we provide to every client – no matter how big or small.

Allied has a commitment to its Community, Employees and Employees’ families. We offer outstanding benefits at a low cost – Health Insurance, FSA, HSA, 401(k), PTO, Holiday Pay, Employee Assistance, Training and "Give Back!" Programs are just a few of the perks! Allied is an equal employment opportunities (EEO) employer and evaluates applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Allied complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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