Our Recruiting Team

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JT Hayes

Federal Services, Lead Account Manager

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Meet JT Hayes

Federal Services, Lead Account Manager

Tell us about what you do for SOC. 

I work in a group called Federal Services. We’re a staffing organization, traditional staffing in the sense that clients need contractors, they need support. Our focus is cleared staffing, anything from Department of Defense, to Department of Energy, to Public Trust, anything like that. As account manager, I manage the relationship between my clients and SOC, and we have crews on the team that support and fill the positions. My job is to just make sure that everything goes smoothly, the client’s happy, find new business – all of it.

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

Federal Services Recruiting

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Meet Kim Lowry

Federal Services Recruiting

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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Nicole Donaldson

Government Services Recruiting

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Meet Nicole Donaldson

Government Services Recruiting

What do you like most about recruiting?

As the Recruiting Manager, I get to support all of the diverse businesses within the Government Services Division. I am able to assist so many people find their dream roles at SOC, whether it’s in our Chantilly, VA headquarters, over on the west coast, or even overseas. It’s never a dull moment talking to candidates and getting to know them – and it’s a great feeling when one of my candidates get a position they’ve been vying for. The gratitude I feel to be able to help another person get a new role — to start a new chapter — is endless. It’s amazing being able to have such an impact on another person’s life and livelihood.

What are you looking for in a candidate?

I support recruiting in many different areas of the Government Services Division. This includes candidates looking for Professional opportunities, as well as those in Architecture & Engineering, Physical Security, Operations and Cyber Security.

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

Across all of the areas I recruit in, the culture is very open and inclusive. We are veteran friendly across the board and lucky enough to have so many mission-driven employees!