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Health Recruitment Specialist

Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company
Rockville, Maryland
Start date
Sep 10, 2022

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Administration, Human Resources/Recruiting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

We are currently searching for a Health Recruitment Specialist to independently provide support services with responsibility for developing, managing, and coordinating the NINDS Staff Recruitment Program. The main goal of the program will be to reduce staff vacancy rates by increasing the pool of highly qualified applicants, streamlining the pool of highly qualified applicants, and streamlining the pre-application, screening, and interview process. Initially, the program will focus on filling Health Program Specialist and high-priority Health Scientist Administrator vacancies, but if successful, may later be expanded to include other Extramural positions and potentially even positions in the Office of the Director or Intramural. This is a full-time, on-site opportunity in Rockville, MD.  

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive recruitment and marketing program for NINDS.
  • Works with NINDS hiring managers, Chief of Staff, and the Administrative Services Branch to understand NINDS' staffing needs and processes.
  • Actively participates in NIH/NINDS wide groups to represent hiring managers' interests; collaborates with appropriate NINDS offices for additional event opportunities.
  • Works with hiring managers to disseminate job ads on internal/external job sites.
  • Works with NINDS staff who are attending conferences to ensure they can easily access and distribute up-to-date recruitment materials.
  • Conducts in-depth analysis of current and future staff needs.
  • Collects metrics on how applicants find out about job opportunities, as well as other relevant metrics to support continuous improvement.
  • Develops strategies utilizing marketing concepts; planning successful tactics.
  • Develops, organizes, and implements a comprehensive recruitment and marketing program for NINDS.
  • Formulates and implements long and short-term policies, procedures, and program plans for the attraction and retention of staff.
  • Coordinates and manages a panel for hiring a high-level management position; manages the chair documents; drafts interview questions; writes/drafts meeting introductions.
  • Writes detailed comments, explanations, recommendations, and review outcomes, as well as writes a wide variety of correspondence which explains policy and procedural requirements to program and administrative staff.
  • Provides advice and suggestions to program and administrative managers on a variety of HR personnel actions, to include advising on appointment and compensation requirements.
  • Provides advice with regard to the interpretation and proper use of these mechanisms for appointment of scientific staff.
  • Works with NINDS hiring managers, the NINDS Division of Neuroscience Chief of Staff, and the Administrative Services Branch to understand NINDS' staffing needs and processes.
  • Maintains a database/management information system to track candidate leads for short-term and long-term use.
  • Formulates and implements long and short-term policies, procedures, and program plans for the attraction and retention of staff.
  • Conducts in-depth analysis of current and future staffing needs and tracks potential and referred applicants.
  • Evaluates the program and prepares analytical reports for hiring managers.
  • Collects metrics on how applicants find out about NINDS job opportunities, and other relevant metrics to support continuous improvement.
  • Ensures completion of all HR paperwork required for onboarding, including required notarizations.
  • Ensures all job posting and/or all recruitment materials developed on behalf of NINDS are established in accordance with NIH/NINDS regulations.
  • Promotes transparent communication and collaborative processes adhering to NINDS procedures.
  • Actively sources candidates utilizing the strategies outlined in advertising campaign and accordance with NINDS procedures.
  • Maintains external relationships to convey information about NINDS as an employer and publicize employment opportunities with NINDS on a regular basis, in accordance with NINDS procedures.
  • Responds to inquiries for employment information.
  • Prepares and disseminates employment and community information to potential hires.
  • Conducts screening interviews and filters candidates for open positions.
  • Refers candidates to hiring officials for possible interest and collaborates with NINDS hiring managers and administrative staff to coordinate informal selections with NIH global recruitment opportunities.
  • Serves as a key liaison between potential applicants and NINDS staff.
  • Develops and implements innovative outreach strategies and tools targeting populations of interest.
  • Proactive with outreach to diverse applicants, communities, organizations, and institutions.
  • Develops advertising campaign with recruitment sources, posting NINDS opportunities and determining on an ongoing basis the best resources to utilize.
  • Develops and maintains recruitment materials that can be showcases at events or placed on NINDS' website.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations/webinars about NINDS opportunities virtually and in person.
  • Develops a roster of national colleges/universities specializing in graduate level neuroscience programs and developing collaborative relationships with career centers.
  • Determines appropriate employment sites for advertising NINDS positions and works with hiring managers to disseminate job ads on internal/external job sites.
  • Participates in job fairs, local and national conferences, and biomedical career days at schools and universities and with professional association groups to educate possible candidates about NIH and NINDS.
  • Sources candidates through databases, social media, and virtual or in-person networking (e.g., postdoc associations, SFN Chapter, AWIS)
  • Refers candidates to hiring official for possible interest.
  • Coordinates government/non-government action requests; maintains and develops spreadsheets to be sent to upper-level staff for compliance; ensures that delivery due dates are met.
  • Analyzes outreach hiring emails or HR compliance.
  • Analyzes sourcing tools for HR compliance.
  • Analyzes recruitment documentation for HR compliance.
  • Analyzes advertising campaign for HR compliance.



  • Bachelor’s in Marketing and Marketing Research or Human Resources and Personnel Management
  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience with recruitment and/or science outreach
  • Design recruitment and retention studies
  • Sourcing techniques
  • Excellent oral/presentation skills
  • knowledge of scientific environments and professions
  • Report writing and data analytics
  • On-line advertising
  • Resume databases
  • Social Media
  • WebEx
  • SharePoint
  • MS Office
Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.


Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.


Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance, including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.


If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.


Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse, and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.




Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. The Dovel Family of Companies combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management. 

MSC has long supported Federal health organizations like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and applies deep understanding of missions, goals, and operations to discover and implement innovative approaches for streamlining and disseminating research efforts, enhancing knowledge sharing, and improving public health. 

Together, Dovel and MSC offer a diverse set of complex biomedical, scientific, and technology services, coupled with attentive and purpose-driven program management to serve mission critical organizations and drive meaningful change in the world.


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