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Human Resource Specialist, Recruitment and Staffing

Falls Church, Virginia, United States
January 31, 2018

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E-mail: Phone: 571-***-****



Demonstrated Competencies:

Organizational Development

Strategic Leadership

Employment Branding

Classification & Compensation

Recruitment & Selection

Succession Planning

Workforce Segmentation

Training & Development

Policies & Programs

Metrics & Analytics

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Organizational Accomplishments:


Manager’s Guide to the

Disciplinary Process


Manager’s Guide to the

Recruitment Process



Internship Program Policy



National 4-H Council

Launch of ADP Payroll



Text Recruitment Campaign



Creation & Launch of

Hiring Manager

Professional Development


Creation of Hiring Manager

On-boarding SOP Manual


Exceptional Talent Acquisition & Organizational Development professional with over 10 years of talent acquisition, recruitment and staffing, budget and payroll, and position creation and modification expertise; over eight years of proficiency in hospitality operations management. Proven success in partnership building for organizational optimization and effectiveness and in designing and implementing policies, programs, and processes.


DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY May 2017 – Present Supervisory Staffing Specialist

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

• Manage 3 subordinate Supervisors; Oversee subdivision of 40 Staffing Specialists in staffing and onboarding of term Cadre of On call Recovery Employees (CORE)

• Conduct trainings on qualification analysis determinations with non-competitive and competitive selections in accordance to OPM qualifications standards

• Streamline and standardize quality check processes for cradle to grave staffing

• Design and develop reporting tools for workload analysis and distribution

• Perform coaching, development, and mentorship of subordinate staff through career pathing, individual development plans and implementation of action

• Facilitate Public Assistance initiative of 470+ hires (Supervisors, Emergency Management, Technical, and Analytical) utilizing multiple recruitment avenues including vacancy announcements, association email blasts (internal and external), mass interview fairs (one stop shops), and alumni-based colleges and universities Deployment: Assigned to Hurricane Maria disaster initiative in Puerto Rico for 30 days to recruit, select, staff, and onboard 2000 local hires for response and recovery efforts. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT May 2014 – May 2017 Senior Recruitment & Staffing Specialist

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

• Conducted data analytics for budget, funding allocations, recruitment and retention, training, report reconciliation, and additional data driven decisions

• Executed strategic planning on policy and process improvement initiatives through the formation of automated systems and platforms for manual processes

• Oversaw position management for vacancies fiscal year budgeted positions

• Initiated hiring manager coaching on the full-life cycle recruitment process and conduction of effective interview and selection methods for talent pooling

• Enhanced recruitment strategy for blue collar positions made up by majority of the workforce through development and partnership of internal academy to obtain school bus licensures; candidacy pool through various metropolitan state county agencies servicing schools; pipeline through WMATA metro transit

• Built out internship programs for educational based positions by generating contractual services with Education Pioneers, the Broad Center, ProInspire, etc. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)

• Established quantifiable metrics systems for tracking civilian and sworn vacancy pipeline, employee personnel action requests, and retirement activity status

• Conducted talent acquisition services for 14 hard-to-fill and high turnover positions, to include 6 pooled positions with screenings of 300+ applications each Recruitment & Staffing Specialty


Social Service





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Active Clearance:

Public Trust – High

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Professional Memberships:

Society for

Human Resource Management


Human Capital Institute


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George Mason University

Masters of Science in

Organizational Development


Knowledge Management

May 2016

Bachelors of Science in


May 2010

• Led training and development on Applicant Tracking System (JobScience)

• Position management and modification with relations to appropriate jobcode, pay schedules, grade, union/non-union status, reporting structure, and budget code

• Initiated HRIS processing for new hires, rehires, transfers, reassignments, promotions, terminations, and suspensions; Calculated service computation dates Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS)

• Led and managed a team of 2 recruiters on policies and practices of guidance in talent acquisition efforts and in the review and evaluation of job expectations

• Developed full recruitment life cycle and streamlined recruitment process in collaboration with DC Human Resources Agency regulations for 200+ new hires.

• Created and posted job requisitions including position competency questions

• Partnership building with 74 colleges/universities, organizations, associations, and agencies for branding initiatives, sourcing opportunities and hiring events

• Crafted recruitment strategies to build out diverse candidacy pipeline for targeted at-risk youth audience through various social service associations to include 100 Black Men, Head Start, National 4-H Council, Boys & Girls Club of America, The Association for Addiction Professionals, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, etc.

• Expanded network initiatives and outreach for subject matter expertise (SME) sourcing with 37 job site vendors, career websites, and social media platforms

• Generated position descriptions in collaboration with DCHR’s Classification team, department heads, and hiring managers to meet accurate organizational needs NATIONAL 4-H COUNCIL May 2013 – May 2014

Human Resource Generalist

Human Resources Division

• Launched full recruitment life cycle in partnership with divisional Hiring Managers

• Executed interview, selection, staffing, onboarding and orientation of new hires

• Processed worker’s compensation, FMLA, and short-term disability claims

• Performed benefits administration to include claims resolution and invoicing

• Planned, coordinated, and processed claims regarding retirement/pension activities

• Audited time & attendance and generated exempt/non-exempt staff payroll DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT Aug 2010 – May 2013 Recruitment & Staffing Specialist

Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)

• Supervised 4 human resource associates in the implementation and distribution of effective Summer Hire processes to include, recruitment, staffing, and data input

• Led hiring process, application flow management, and hire data analysis

• Partnership building with 20+ metropolitan area organizations including DC/MD/VA for participation and creation of recruitment and interview fairs

• Posted vacancy announcements; screen, rate, and rank applications for review

• Generated 5000+ applicants for summer employment through text campaign

• Constructed position descriptions in collaboration with DC Human Resources

• Administered and monitor pre-employment requirements to include; criminal background clearances, drug and alcohol screening, and reference checks

• Executed Onboarding/Orientation for 1200+ summer and 60+ full-time employees

DC Public Schools (DCPS)

• Created, modified, inactivated, and repurposed all Central Office budgeted positions for fiscal year with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer

• Assisted in recruitment strategies targeting education-based fellowships for candidacy pipeline; Education Pioneers, Teach for America, ProInspire, etc.

• Created, led, and managed successful on-boarding processes for 300+ new hires

• Researched, evaluated, and certified qualifications to extend official offers

• Input, manipulated, and managed staffing data for analysis and report submission Technical Skills & Qualifications:

Microsoft Office

Career Connector










• Survey creation, distribution and analysis for new hire orientation quality advances

• Input employee actions into Quickbase (Talent Management System) using HRIS.

• Partnership building and Inter-agency relations for record release of prior District/Federal agency leave credit attribution, record release, and transfers MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL Oct 2003 – Dec 2013

Front Office Team Lead/Operations Supervisor

Rosslyn Courtyard by Marriott/Dulles Airport Courtyard by Marriott

• Supervised front office staff of 7 and 30+ housekeeping and restaurant staff

• Partnership building with travel agencies and sister organizations for client services

• Evaluated and maintained daily in-house inventory control of 200+ individuals

• Conduct recruitment and outreach, application evaluation, and interview

• Generate weekly tour of duty schedule for front office and housekeeping staff.

• Collect and submit payroll information. Review and resolve payment discrepancies

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