Talent Acquisition and Development Specialist

Location: Washington
Practice Area: Company Health
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Start Date: 04/06/21

  • Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #63


Environmental Incentives' mission is to enhance the environment that sustains resilient and healthy communities. We design performance-driven approaches that empower public and private sector leaders to multiply their impact. Our work improves the effectiveness of conservation and development programs worldwide. Since our establishment in 2004, we have become a leading advisor to natural resource and development program managers across the country and internationally. Environmental Incentives is a certified B Corporation operating four offices across the US and supporting field staff in multiple countries.

  • Western Office (headquarters) – South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Eastern Office – Washington, DC
  • Mountain Office – Denver, CO
  • Southern California Office – San Diego, CA
  • Kenya Field Office – Nairobi, Kenya


Environmental Incentives seeks to hire a Talent Acquisition and Development Specialist to join our team in Washington, DC. The Talent Acquisition and Development Specialist will implement Environmental Incentives' recruiting and staffing strategy to attract a diverse pool of qualified and capable talent for the company. The Talent Acquisition and Development Specialist works closely with business leaders to develop integrated talent solutions that balance the achievement of business goals with team members' development. The ideal candidate will serve as a key thought partner to the Human Resources Director in strategic and operational decisions across the HR function, and be a role model, mentor, and collaborator for all members of the HR team. This role requires balancing hands-on work and focus on the US and international recruitment.



  • Collaborate on talent management and talent acquisition projects associated with attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse global workforce. 
  • Act as a talent advisor with key stakeholders to identify innovative recruitment strategies. 
  • Advise on strategies related to the full talent life cycle, including but not limited to performance management, employee relations, change management, learning and development, and recruitment. 
  • Manage day-to-day implementation of EI's recruitment process, from conceptualization through completion of the onboarding program. 
  • Identify and implement improvements to the recruitment process. 
  • Oversee the creation and management of requisitions, including sourcing, screening, and interviewing qualified candidates. 
  • Screen and vet candidates to include salary negotiations serving as subject matter expert and point of contact. 
  • Implement recruitment best practices, ensuring EI attracts the best-qualified candidates and keeps in line with industry trends. 
  • Advance EI brand across numerous markets and professional communities while guiding hiring managers and candidates through the selection process. 
  • Build and maintain talent pipelines specific to the forward market and organizational goals. 
  • Actively recruit qualified professionals through many different sources, including referrals, passive recruiting, job boards, campus events, Internet mining, and networking events. 
  • Perform day-to-day recruitment support activities utilizing applicant tracking system, OFCCP rules and regulations, and EI operating policies and procedures. 
  • Maintain and ensure compliance with applicable equal employment opportunity (EEO) and related employment laws and regulations. 
  • Maintain recruitment knowledge and best practices in international development work. 
  • Check candidates' references and credentials, verifying experience and backgrounds. 
  • Arrange meeting locations, travel, and accommodations for applicants and managers when necessary. 
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required. 


  • Develop unique training programs to fulfill employees specific needs to maintain or improve job skills 
  • Create, organize, plan, and present various forms of skills development for employees 
  • Assess training and development needs through surveys, interviews, and communication with managers 
  • Develop collaborative partnership with department leadership and HR support teams 
  • Conduct regular analysis of the organization’s staffing needs, and feedback received from employee off-boarding, in relation to its strategic objectives; use data to identify external training opportunities and/or develop and conduct presentations and training to improve skills, create competencies, and build knowledge of the staff 
  • Provide ongoing program reviews and update existing tools and resources to remain current 


Environmental Incentives seeks talented, creative, and inspired professionals who can provide technical support in a growing practice while being flexible enough to add their unique perspectives to a strong culture. We differentiate our minimum qualifications and preferred skills carefully.


These qualifications are considered the minimum necessary, and we expect successful candidates will bring more than the minimum listed.

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field and five years of recruitment, human resources, or related experience.  
  • Experience designing, developing and supporting talent management programs that cover performance management, talent development, data analytics and relationship management 
  • Full lifecycle recruiting experience (federal or USAID program support preferred) 
  • Knowledge of FAR, SCA, Davis Bacon, OFCCP, EEO, ADA,, and other general and government contracting employment laws 
  • Knowledge of setup and maintenance of Applicant Tracking System 
  • Experience setup, maintenance, and day-to-day use of Applicant Tracking Systems (Greenhouse or iCIMS experience preferred) 
  • Creativity to identify talent pools using job boards and online resources 
  • Experience developing job descriptions and reviewing requisition requests before posting 
  • Experience developing Boolean strings and conducting efficient resume sourcing 
  • Ability to create and implement sourcing strategies for domestic recruitment and international recruitment for ex-pats and local in-country staff within various roles 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to successfully interact with internal and external contacts 
  • Ability to manage workload and adhere to a prioritized schedule to meet deadlines 
  • Must be an excellent listener to learn from our internal team and communicate with candidates effectively 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with good negotiation tactics 
  • Flexible team player; outstanding customer service orientation and qualities 
  • Modify quickly to changing priorities and interact with all levels of management 
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take the initiative 
  • Strong behavioral and competency-based interviewing experience 
  • Familiarity with laws, regulations, and best practices applicable to hiring and recruitment 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States with no restrictions. 


  • Knowledge of USAID and its operations
  • SHRM-CP; SHRM-SCP; or SHRM's Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential
  • Global recruitment experience, familiarity working in a multi-national and multi-lingual environment.
  • Professional proficiency in Spanish

Criminal background check required.


The position will be based in Washington, DC. Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the position will begin remotely.


Environmental Incentives also offers a competitive benefits package that includes generous annual leave, holiday and sick time, retirement plan options, professional development opportunities, and health coverage. Salaries depend on qualifications and location. The annual salary range for this position is $71,000 to $90,000, commensurate with experience.


Please submit your application no later than Monday, March 15, 2021. We will review applications and contact qualified candidates to request additional information on a rolling basis throughout the application period. We will invite the top candidates to interview and may also request that they complete a short written or analytical skills assessment. 


We are committed to developing an inclusive work environment for all employees, where diversity of thought, style, culture, and skill is valued in support of individual performance and potential and our business goals and mission. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

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