Chief Talent Acquisition Officer

Montgomery County


Rockville, MD 20850


$93,567 – $169,856
per year

Montgomery County, Office of Human Resources (OHR) is seeking a Chief Talent Acquisition Officer to lead the Recruitment and Selection Division in sourcing and recruiting a diverse, highly qualified talent pool across the County’s 35 departments and agencies and to be part of transitioning OHR into a more results-oriented, empowered, collaborative, and human-centric department.


The Chief Talent Acquisition Officer will be responsible for Talent Acquisition, modernizing and managing the recruitment procedures, managing the recruitment team, and leading the recruitment team in building the County’s professional network through relationship development. In addition, the successful candidate will leverage their expertise of HR policies and procedures, including Federal and County laws and regulations, and collective bargaining agreements that pertain to employment and labor legislation, to provide sound advice and lead the recruitment team in building the County’s professional network through developing relationships with human resource professionals, colleges and universities, and other partners.


 Major responsibilities and duties include:


  • Supervise the talent acquisition team, consisting of 10 highly motivated and professional specialists, and report on its performance and recruiting metrics.
  • Lead redesign projects that enhance and improve processes to be more diverse, inclusive and equitable.
  • Develop and manage recruiting advertising, sourcing and communication strategies.
  • Recommend improvements for the County’s employer brand identity.
  • Provide expert consultation and represent the County as needed during legal/labor/employment hearings (i.e., EEO, Merit System Protection Board, grievances, workers compensation, etc.), and union negotiations related to recruitment and promotion.
  • Review and evaluate recruitment/talent management software; make recommendations to improve current application experience.
  • Remain current on HR trends and laws.


This position requires exceptional experience leading Talent Management teams, strategic management, creativity, and collaborative approaches to problem solving skills; excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills and active listening skills; strong customer service, and human-centric, relationship and team management skills; an understanding and experience in collecting and analyzing data; and the necessary diplomacy to navigate a work environment where there are competing goals.  For a full listing of information regarding the position, please follow this link -


Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law.


Effective August 30, 2021 all new hires will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus prior to their first date of employment. Individuals who are unable to be vaccinated should contact to discuss possible accommodations.  Montgomery County is telework-friendly based on operational need of the position.

Job Requirements

Position requires  seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in talent acquisition/management, recruitment and employment or diversity and inclusion, three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity and a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted 

How to Apply

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