Lead Recruiter - 90302757

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: US

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

The final location of this position is flexible or remote work will be considered.


The Lead Recruiter role is responsible for leading strategic recruitment efforts for Operations management client groups as well as executive recruitment for multiple functions across Amtrak’s organization as needed. This position reports to a Manager of Talent Acquisition. Client groups may consist of Engineering, Mechanical, Transportation, Network Support, or Customer Service & On Board Services departments.


This role will be responsible for designing and implementing candidate sourcing strategies that enable the Operations Recruitment team to increase the volume of qualified, diverse talent hired into the organization. You will successfully manage projects and prioritize multiple deadlines and deliverables against a timeline. The Lead Recruiter will be a data driven individual expected to influence consistency across TA delivering on metrics and SLA’s. The candidate will draw on extensive knowledge of technology, operations and administration focused talent acquisition and functional areas of the business, building dynamic relationships with business leaders, hiring managers, and HRBPs. This position will actively recruit on positions across multiple business lines within the organization.  


This role will also be responsible for a subset of the executive recruitment strategy across multiple functions in the organization as necessary. You will be responsible for candidate generation and unique and effective sourcing strategies to support and hire our Leadership team. Engage, manage and drive performance of search organizations as needed. 


You will act as a leader to the Operations Talent Acquisition team driving premium processes and standards as they align to our HR goals and company initiatives. You should have strong skills in time management/prioritization, demonstrate push-back with a sense of urgency and understand the value of providing customer centric service. The selected candidate should have a clear understanding of our HR initiatives and be a catalyst for change and positive reinforcement to the TA team.  


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training, education and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 6 years of relevant experience in a recruiting position
  • Experience managing a full life-cycle recruiting desk
  • Proven experience recruiting diverse pipelines 
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to recruitment 


  • 8+ years of recruitment in corporate, agency, or a combination preferred
  • Demonstrated customer focused delivery across multiple functions and business lines 
  • Proven experience recruiting diverse pipelines for technical and niche jobs
  • Experience sourcing diverse pipelines for executive level roles
  • Experience with Successfactors – ATS system
  • Experience developing and performing sourcing strategies to include recruiter license and non-license sourcing efforts
  • Experience managing and driving recruitment strategies for multiple client groups
  • Prior experience with recruiting and/or managing process with recruitment agencies and executive search firms 
  • Experience managing, training or mentoring others within a recruitment team with successful employee development 
  • Influencing hiring managers on corporate initiatives and driving appropriate business decisions
  • Comprehension and practice of Amtrak Talent Acquisition processes in detail with few documented deviations. 
  • Experience influencing change management and process improvement initiatives 
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

Requisition ID:75001
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; California; Delaware; Illinois; Maryland; New York; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Washington
Job Family/Function:Human Capital 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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