CINDY L. HOLSON
Dunkirk, MD 20754
•Over thirty years professional experience in Human Resources/Recruiting for Government Contractors
•HR Generalist experience
•Employee Benefits Manager
•Completed Course for Professional Human Resource Management (PHR) sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Member of SHRM
•Resourceful and creative in sourcing Law Enforcement Counterintelligence (LE/CI), Cyber Crime & Counterterrorism Analysts, Information Technology and Engineering professionals for DOD and Intelligence Agencies
•Facility Security Officer experience
•Researched and developed a national compensation survey in IT and Engineering disciplines for pricing
Responsible for multiple phase-in’s for newly awarded contracts
•Experience in setting up international contracts for staffing
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret (inactive)
5/2017 – 2/2018
The Kenjya-Trusant Group
Senior Intelligence/Technical Recruiter
Responsible for all activities in the Recruiting Department such has, updating new requisitions and candidates in our Applicant Tracking System (CATS) as well as maintain all candidate’s status. Sourced and recruited for high-level security candidates with polygraphs. Candidates ranged from Acquisition Professionals, to Systems Engineers, Network Engineers, Systems Administrators, Configuration Management, Schedulers, Web Developers, Software Developers, and more. Also recruited for high level Cyber candidates such as: Computer Network Exploitation, Computer Network Defense, Cyber Analysts, All source Analysts, CI-CT Analysts, Planners, Collection Management and more. Supported Intelligence and DoD
Agencies (NSA, FBI, CIA, NGA, DIA, DHS, and more). Conducted pre-screen interviews to qualify them for the open requisition prior to sending to our Program Managers or Directors for their review. Scheduled interviews with candidates selected. Prepared templates for submittal purposes, Scheduled and prepared for job fairs and open houses. Work with TAP offices throughout the United States. Have been on the Panel for TAP Programs talking to an audience of Military Personnel transitioning out of the Military into the Civilian Workforce.
Report to one of the Principles of the company. Keep him updated as to Recruiting Activities.
Work closely with the FSO on verifying clearances. Very knowledgeable on how they process after verification has been done. (Was a previous FSO)
Negotiate salary with viable candidates and send out offer letters.
Any other duties required to perform for full-life cycle recruiting.
11/2016 – 5/2017
Earth Resources Technologies (ERT), Inc.
Senior Technical Recruiter
Provided full life-cycle recruiting for Scientific, Engineering and Information Technology professional to support NOAA and NASA. Responsibilities included writing job descriptions, posting ads to Internal and External job boards; sourcing resumes, screen candidates for multiple Program Managers for employment. Work closely with Program Managers and Team Leads to understand qualifications needed for specific openings.
Maintain and update Taleo (Applicant Tracking System) through the recruiting cycle from when a position becomes opens to making an offer to the selected candidate.
10/2015 – 4/2016
Integrity Business Solutions, Inc.
Senior Technical Recruiter
Provided full life-cycle recruiting for cleared TS/SCI CI and FS poly professionals for multiple contracts within NSA, DIA and other DoD agencies. Searched for applicable applicants (Linguists with CI background (open-source, All Source, Collections, Report Writing), cyber professionals, software engineers, network engineers, systems engineers, web developers, DBA’s, SIGINT Professionals, Target Analyst Reporters, CNE’s, etc., through various databases and other internet sources; performed initial pre-screen interview with candidates to make sure they meet the requirements and qualifications for the opening, such as; active clearance, years of experience, proper skills, negotiated salaries, etc., prior to sending to the Hiring Manager or Client for review. Completed required templates to be submitted to Client.
Worked with proposal department by providing key personnel resumes and staff resumes, if required.
Scheduled and attended job fairs and open houses. Worked with Military Transitioning Offices by posting vacancies for military professionals transferring or retiring from the military throughout the United States.
Set up Applicant Tracking System and trained other Recruiters on the new system tracking all Recruiting activities per candidate as well as adding new resumes to the system (RESUMate) Pre-screened and interviewed all potential candidates before passing them on to the Hiring Manager. Worked very closely with all Directors, Managers and Clients on all their openings. Responsible for providing weekly reports to HR and VP of Operations on all Recruiting activities.
3/2013 – 8-2015
Recruiting Manager/Lead Recruiter
Responsible for all activities in the Recruiting Department. Managed up to three Recruiters. Mentor Junior and Mid-level recruiters.
Provides full life-cycle recruiting for cleared TS/SCI FS poly professionals for multiple contracts within NSA and CIA. Schedule and attend job fairs and open houses. Work with TAP offices throughout the United States.
Maintain Taleo Applicant Tracking System and CATS Applicant Tracking System for all potential candidates. Pre-screen and interview all potential candidates. Work very closely with all Directors and Managers on all their openings. Responsible for providing weekly reports to HR and VP of Operations on all Recruiting activities.
3/2012 – 2/2013
Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc.
Sr. Technical Recruiter
Provides full life-cycle recruiting for cleared (TS/SCI FS poly) professionals for NSA. Search and source Software Developers, Web Developers, Database Administrators, Network Engineers, System Engineers, Information Assurance, Configuration Management, System Architects, Help Desk, Electrical Engineers, SIGINT, Cyber, etc.
Work very closely with Directors and Program Managers to understand their requirements in order to provide suitable candidates. Maintain and update SalesWorkforce/Job Science applicant tracking database for all viable candidates and open requisitions. Participate and organize job fairs, internal open houses, etc.
General Dynamics – AIS
Virtual Contract Recruiter
6 month contract
Provides full life-cycle recruiting from home for Engineering/IT contract cleared professionals.
Maintain and update BrassRing applicant databases for all viable candidates and open requisitions. Participated in monthly conference call recruiting meetings with Recruiting Director and all General Dynamic Recruiters. Represented General Dynamics/AIS by attending job fairs.
3/09 – 12/10
ManTech International Corporation
Senior Technical Recruiter
Provides full life-cycle recruitment for the Mission, Cyber & Technology Solutions Group for TS/SCI cleared professionals to include Counterterrorism Analysts, Law Enforcement Counterintelligence (LE/CI) Analysts, Computer Forensics Specialists, Cyber Crime Analysts and IT professionals within the DOD/Intelligence communities in a corporate environment.
Maintain and update BrassRing applicant database for all viable candidates.
DDK Technology Group, Inc. (DDK sold to Mantech)
Lanham, MD 20706
Senior Technical Recruiter/Facility Security Officer
Provides full life-cycle recruitment for TS/SCI cleared professionals to include Counterterrorism Analysts, Law Enforcement Counterintelligence (LE/CI) Analysts, Computer Forensics Specialists, Cyber Crime Analysts and IT professionals within the DOD/Intelligence communities in a corporate environment.
Expert with sourcing viable candidates using Boolean searches via internet as well as Monster, Intelligence Careers, Military Hire, Hot Jobs, Recruit Military, Cleared Connections, Clearance Jobs and Military Transitioning offices. In addition to sourcing through the internet I am the company representative for all job fairs DDK participates in.
Provide consistent communication with managers/candidates to fill open requisition in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Prescreen viable candidates for all openings, schedule and participate in face-to-face interviews with hiring managers. Verify security clearances through the JPAS system. Prepare offer letters and maintain all personnel and security files.
Responsible for all FSO duties which requires maintaining all DD 254s, responsible for yearly security facility inspections, security training for employees, processing and updating personnel security clearances in the JPAS system, visit request letters, etc.
8/06 – 12/06
Harding Security Associates, Inc.
Manager, Corporate Recruiting
Full life-cycle recruiting for cleared Military Intelligence, Biometric Analysis, Foreign Intelligence, Counter-terrorism Analysts, and Counterintelligence Analysts within the DOD communities, world-wide. Responsible for updating and maintaining vacancies throughout the company to include direct and in-direct openings. Interface on a daily basis with all hiring managers. Pre-screen and pre-qualify candidates for interviews. Responsible for Internet searching and job postings, internally and externally. Manage all outside employment agencies and subscribed databases.
12/05 – 7/06
Global CI, Inc.
Full-life cycle recruiting for temp to perm and permanent placements for government contractors in the DOD and Intelligence communities.
11/04 – 10/05
ASRC AEROSPACE CORPORATION
Assist Business Development in acquiring new RFPs and contracts in the DOD and Intelligence Community. Recruit and identify technical professionals for new proposals and established contracts through internet sources, networking, cold calling, and referrals. Work within GSA and PES Schedules; prescreen and qualified potential hires; negotiate salaries/compensation packages for projected hires; responsible for attending job fairs and national advertising
and utilize SmartSearch Applicant Tracking System.
QSS GROUP, INC
Managed five (5) recruiters (local and statewide) on multiple government contracts while I solely recruited for all Intel contracts. Maintained and updated a Vacancy spreadsheet for all contracts. Held weekly meetings with all recruiters to go over vacancies and new openings within the company. Attended Project Management and Business Development meetings for future hiring requirements during RFP stages.
Solely responsible for taking the lead in registering and acquiring the phase-in of a newly awarded INTEL contract in the UK. Researched and enrolled QSS with the British Embassy for Tax-Exempt Status. Gained experience and familiarity in the areas of overseas Entitlement’s Package, SOFA, SUFA, COLA’s and compensation. Traveled to the UK to interview and staff the new contract. Presented offer letters and held one on one meetings with incumbents to discuss salary and benefit package.
Identify, source and implement new recruiting tools; accountable for Job Fairs, Open Houses, and advertising locally and nationally. Full life cycle recruiting for Information Technology, Engineering and Scientific professionals for multiple DOD contracts locally and nationally; developed vacancy announcements for internal and external postings; scheduled and tracked all interviews; prepared and processed offer letters; conducted new hire employee orientations; HR liaison for all employees; processed all security clearances for government contractors to include NSA processes; and kept abreast of federal laws, regulations, policy and procedures.
9/89 – 97
Pulse Incorporated (Sister Company of Pulse Engineering)
Implemented polices and procedures for contractual and direct employees; responsible for administration of benefit packages for employee/contractors; recruited employees for technical contract and direct positions; prepared and formatted application resumes for submittals to clients; served as company liaison to all clients; maintain all personnel records and confidential files; prepared all SF 86s and 562s for Government clearances; responsible for all Security Inspections with DISCO; authorized all timecards and invoices; and responded to all employee questions on company policies and procedures
4/88 – 9/89
Pulse Engineering, Inc.
Coordinated trade shows seminars and conferences
Handled all travel arrangements for Presidents and Managers
Maintained President’s daily schedule
Typed personal correspondence for President
Assisted other departments in various clerical duties as needed
9/73 – 9/85
United States Senate and House of Representatives
Executive Assistant/HR to the following Members
Former Senator James Buckley
Former Congressman Lionel VanDeerlin
Former Congressman Daniel Crane
Former Congresswoman Lynn Martin
Former Congressman Robert H. Smith
High School Diploma
Dover, Delaware 1973