Meet Our Recruiting Team

Get to know some of our recruiters and connect with them on LinkedIn.

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Alexander Atkinson

Account Manager, Federal Services

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Meet Alexander Atkinson

Account Manager, Federal Services

What do you like most about being an Account Manager?

I enjoy helping connect customer needs with great, talented, people and having everyone involved come out as a winner - all while support our nation’s security mission. I feel truly blessed to be able to play my part in that process because what we do here matters.

Who are you looking to connect with to help customers?

I am looking to connect with hiring managers that are feeling the pains of staffing in this candidate driven market we find ourselves in today; not to replace their current staffing efforts, but to assist them by bolstering their current recruiting team with our support to hit their contract requirements.

How do you solve problems for customers?

I help alleviate hiring managers' staffing headaches by providing cleared talent for those hard to fill positions. I also support our customers with flexible, scalable, and custom staff augmentation solutions that fit their specific needs and budget, resulting in a shorter and cheaper time/cost to fill. I'm proud to provide critical contract stand up support via our surge recruiting efforts that deliver high volumes of qualified candidates in a small window.

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Jacob Atkinson

Operations Specialist

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Meet Jacob Atkinson

Operations Specialist

Tell us about what you do for SOC. 

My job is to make sure our contractors have what they need to succeed. Too often are workers bogged down with matters that don’t directly relate to doing their jobs but are important to them as individuals; benefits, expense reports, time entry, and payroll can all take a tremendous toll on a contractor. By creating and refining processes for each facet of a contractor’s auxiliary procedures, they are given the peace of mind that they are taken care of.

What do you like most about being an Operations Specialist?

Doing my job well ensures that our contractors and clients worry less about administrative tasks and get more time to devote to their work.

How do you solve problems for customers?

I ensure the smoothest possible administrative transition for contractors joining the mission. I am also an all-encompassing resource for our contractors assisting them with time-entry, expense reports, travel accommodations, and more.

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Amanda Griffin

Technical Recruiter

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Meet Amanda Griffin

Technical Recruiter

What do you like most about being a recruiter?

I enjoy providing the customers with qualified candidates that help improve their team and their everyday work life. Being a part of building a company and making sure we provide our customers with the right people is beyond rewarding.

Who are you looking to connect with to help customers?

Anyone who is the job market or someone who may be waiting for the right position to come along to change careers or grow their skills. I am here to help answer any questions and learn about what each candidate is looking for.

How do you solve problems for customers?

Staffing for federal services, we staff for a variety of positions from very entry level to high cleared candidates. We look for the right person and the right fit for each job. I devote time to finding the right qualified candidate and negotiate with the candidates. 

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JT Hayes

Lead Account Manager, Federal Services

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Meet JT Hayes

Lead Account Manager, Federal Services

Tell us about what you do for SOC. 

Federal Services is a staffing organization dedicated to providing contract, contract-to-hire, SOW and direct hire personnel to our government contractor clients. Our focus is cleared staffing, meaning that we source individuals who already have the required Department of Defense, to Department of Energy, Intel, and civilian clearances. As an Account Manager, I manage the relationship and operations between my clients and Federal Services recruiting and operational support team members that work together to fill the positions with best talent. My job is to make sure that everything goes smoothly, the client’s happy, and to expand our business.

What do you like most about being an Account Manager?

I like the excitement of opening the doors to a new client, delivering for the client, developing a partnership geared towards future growth for the client and SOC, and providing the Federal Services recruiters with awesome clients and jobs to recruit on.

What is the culture like in the area that you support?

Account Managers are driven, organized, focused, and very competitive. We all want to be as successful as possible, but we also want our team members to succeed. We all must do very well individually or we all will struggle as a team to get Federal Services to our desired goals. We have lots of fun and camaraderie on our team.

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Kim Lowry

Lead Recruiter, Federal Services

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Meet Kim Lowry

Lead Recruiter, Federal Services

What do you like most about being a recruiter?

I love that with every new job we get to fill comes a new and different challenge. You are never doing the same thing from one day to the next.

What are you looking for in a candidate?  

We are mainly focused on candidates with clearances.  I am looking for people who are interested in a job change, whether it be now or in the future.

What is the culture like in the area that you recruit in?

It is very fast paced and competitive, because the candidate pool is much smaller with the clearance requirements.

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Max McLaughlin

Sr. Trainer and Recruiting Specialist, Special Programs

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Meet Max McLaughlin

Sr. Trainer and Recruiting Specialist, Special Programs

What do you enjoy most about placing candidates in their roles/careers?

The ability to be able to put Veterans that have left active duty combat roles into like-minded positions that utilize their background, so that they can continue to grow and expand with their skill set of choice.

Describe your industry(s) and/or type of staffing.

In Special Programs, our type of staffing mainly consists of independent contractors wanting to work sensitive classified operations for certain clients in a particular industry.

Why should a candidate join our team?

If you are used to a family oriented work environment, then this is the organization for you to be a part of.
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Erik Nixon

Sr. Recruiter, Federal Services

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Meet Erik Nixon

Sr. Recruiter, Federal Services

What do you like most about being a recruiter?

The most satisfying part of my job is the privilege to assist veterans transitioning out of active duty. It is an honor and very rewarding to support our veterans land their first civilian role.

Who are you looking to connect with to help customers?

I am looking to connect veterans, military spouses, and professionals in information technology (IT), software development, cyber security, systems engineering, satellite, RF, and space fields that possess active DOD or Intel agency security clearances.

How do you solve problems for customers?

Cleared staffing is a niche talent search. I solve the talent puzzle by staffing your team with the right person the first time around. This saves you time, money, and resources so that you can focus on completing the mission. Your time is valuable and searching for a new job is not an easy task. I will save you time and work with you to highlight career goals and match your background to our best partners and open client positions.

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Jake Roche

Sr. Recruiter, Federal Services

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Meet Jake Roche

Sr. Recruiter, Federal Services

What do you like most about being a recruiter?

One of my greatest satisfactions is having the responsibility of bringing people together, one job at a time! I work to understand the need and like to bring in the perfect candidate the first time!

Who are you looking to connect with to help customers?

I am looking to connect veterans, military spouses, and professionals in information technology (IT), software development, cyber security, systems engineering, satellite, RF, and space fields that possess active DOD or Intel agency security clearances.

How do you solve problems for customers?

We are all about the candidate and customer experience. We work collaboratively to ensure our processes are strategic and in line with our core values. We re-evaluate procedures to make certain we are on target to meet expectations. Facing the reality that many qualified candidates are tough to find or even available, we approach every customer with one goal in mind, complete the mission! We’ll search high and low for the right candidate!