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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Recruiting Coordinator 4 in Richland, Washington

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.


We’re looking for an energetic Recruiting Coordinator to organize and execute work as a member of the Talent Acquisition Team.


The Recruiting Coordinator will support and assist the Recruiters with the following:

  • Maintain and complete the staff requisition process and filing.

  • Place internal and external job postings as appropriate.

  • Work with hiring manager to obtain appropriate information to manage job requisitions.

  • Work with appropriate contacts for background checks and security clearances as necessary.

  • Ensure that job requisition files comply with the requirements set forth by PNNL with an understanding of the underlying OFCCP and legal requirements and maintain electronic documentation.

  • Generate associated letters such as offer, acceptance and close out letters.

  • Facilitate the new hire orientation scheduling with HR core staff and support organizations.

  • Enter recruiting data into HR systems, run, and interpret various reports.

  • Provide guidance and training to other administrative staff as needed.

  • Represent PNNL-Battelle in the best possible manner to external and internal applicants.

  • Under the direction of the Recruiter, other job duties as needed.

  • Interface with all levels of PNNL/Battelle management as well as external contact with potential job candidates/ applicants.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and 10+ years of relevant work experience or;

  • Relevant Associate's degree and 8+ years of relevant work experience or

  • Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with ATS, CRM or recruiting database.

  • Understand office support functions and possess the ability to effectively apply procedures, work independently, and direct workflow of others as appropriate.

  • Ability to: use discretion and good judgment; independently make decisions; positively interact with a wide-variety of PNNL staff and clients at all levels; resolve and/or advise management on a wide range of administrative issues; provide training and guidance to less senior or new staff when necessary.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate proficient use of standard office equipment; demonstrate proficient use of MS Office suite; prioritize work, and coordinate calendars/schedules; be responsible for commitments and action items.

  • Ability to identify potential administrative problems/areas for continuous improvement and recommend solutions.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to act in ambiguous situations and demonstrate problem solving skills.

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

Not applicable

Additional Information

Not applicable

Testing Designated Position

Not a testing designated position

Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at .

Drug Free Workplace

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

Mandatory Requirements

Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.