Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

CORPORATE-181220-8263: Recruiting Lead (Language Programs)
LocationU.S. - Virginia - Reston
Open Date12/20/2018

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a highly qualified Recruiting Lead for our language services recruiting team in our Reston, VA office.  The Lead will be responsible for managing the performance of the recruiting team and maintaining weekly, monthly, and quarterly metrics. The idea candidate will have expert knowledge of the government contracting industry with proven experience leading high volume recruiting efforts and building relationships with company leadership and business stakeholders.


  • Leads a diverse team of recruiters to ensure all staffing goals are achieved; personally recruits for hard-to-fill roles.
  • Develops and implements innovative talent acquisition strategies to generate qualified candidates internally and with partner organizations/companies.
  • Supports coordinating business partnerships with language services partners
  • Supports business development initiatives by recruiting for proposals, researching new requirements, and writing transition and staffing plans.
  • Forms strategic partnerships with company stakeholders to identify/forecast future needs and develop workforce planning strategies.
  • Establishes individual and team performance goals and tracks results; trains and coaches staff as needed.
  • Maintains recruiting metrics (time-to-hire, cost-per-hire, recruiter production, etc.).
  • Provides management with regular status updates, identifying problem areas and potential solutions.
  • Identifies areas of improvement that may be used to streamline recruiting processes.
  • Serves as quality control for all work produced by the recruiting team.
  • Stays abreast of recruiting and marketing trends; implements industry best practices.
  • Adapts quickly to changing business priorities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field, or equivalent years of experience
  • Seven (7) or more years of progressively responsible experience in recruiting, preferably in the government contracting and language services industry
  • Prior supervisory and management experience is required
  • Ability to multi-task and to organize and prioritize multiple on-going projects in a fast-paced, deadline-sensitive environment
  • Strong energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to recruiting excellence necessary to motivate teams
  • Knowledge of workflows, standard operating procedures, and business analysis techniques
  • Superb customer service, interpersonal and oral/written communication skills; calm, professional demeanor
  • Comprehensive knowledge of employment laws and hiring practices
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office Suite applications and hands-on familiarity with various recruiting sources and tools
  • Business requirements during surge periods may require work on evenings and weekends.