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Cherokee Nation Businesses – Federal Solutions, is looking for a Recruiter III for its businesses in the Environmental & Construction sector. This exciting opportunity will leverage the candidate’s experience in active and passive candidate sourcing and full-life-cycle recruitment.

With a $120 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 200 contracts and 750+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

The position can be located Tulsa OK, Washington D.C., Lakewood CO, or San Antonio TX.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Recruiter III – Tulsa OK, Washington D.C., Lakewood CO, or San Antonio TX (ID#13837)

The Recruiter III is responsible for providing leadership, support, and vision during the process of acquiring and placing applicants to meet the staffing needs of the company.  The Recruiter III shares responsibility for reducing turnover within the company by staffing positions with quality candidates that meet the criteria of the positions.


Includes the following:

  • Assists with recruiting efforts, including, but not limited to advertising, employment fairs, partnerships, correspondence with applicants, and other forms of organizational marketing as related to recruiting
  • Assists with administration of appropriate pre-employment screening, including, but not limited to background checks, reference checks, drug testing, and educational verification.
  • Conducts searches for qualified candidates through networking, referral ads, internet, and other online sources.
  • Creates and maintains written recruiting plans, tracking and documenting the process, in order to handle the volume and easily provide current information to hiring managers.
  • Partner with hiring managers to understand their business needs and hiring criteria, developing a comprehensive recruiting strategy based on the needs.
  • Act as a recruiting liaison with colleges and vocational schools.
  • Research various geographic markets to identify recruiting and staffing trends; making strategic staffing recommendations as needed based on findings.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current trends as related to recruiting, regulations and industry.
  • Conduct phone screens and interviews for applicants.  Schedule and coordinate interviews for managers.
  • Maintain data integrity ES recruiting system – job postings, candidate disposition, contact notes, etc.
  • Ensure that all necessary documents are complete and present prior to on-boarding.
  • Ensure that hiring criteria for open positions are met while upholding the Native American preference or EEO/AA whichever is applicable for the open position being filled.
  • Partners with Cherokee Nation for special projects and recruitment initiatives. 
  • Performs other job related duties as required.


Manage multiple projects without having direct supervisory responsibilities


Bachelor’s degree and five years of recruiting related experience or combination of both. 


  • Examine new employee job requisitions and follow-up with the hiring managers to find out specifics on the position to drive recruiting strategies.
  • Conducts phone screens, schedules testing and interviews for weekly new hire classes of up to 25 per class.
  • Direct Source candidates through networking, referral, and headhunting on a national basis.
  • Manage all ad placements, either directly or through recruitment advertising agency as appropriate.
  • Manages the scheduling and logistics of all interviews between candidates and hiring managers.
  • Performs detailed reference checking on selected candidates and reviews results with hiring manager.
  • Conduct background checks per hiring requirements.
  • Ability to write effective job descriptions and post to targeted job boards.
  • Negotiate salaries based upon market pay levels for candidates' work experience and skill-sets.
  • Manages the presentation, selection, offer, negotiation, closing, and administrative components involved in full lifecycle recruiting.
  • Administer and maintain Applicant Tracking Systems for all requisitions and applicant records.
  • Able to effectively communication compensation and benefit plans.
  • Knowledge of compensation and employment regulations for Federal contracting.


This position is primarily performed in a climate controlled and professional office.

View all of our open positions here: Cherokee Nation Businesses Careers

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