CareFirst Careers

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist (IT/Technical)

Resp & Qualifications


CareFirst, Inc., and its affiliated companies, generally referred to as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), is the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest private sector health insurer, with over $10 billion dollars in revenue, serving the healthcare needs of 3.4 million members in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and portions of northern Virginia.  The Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to individuals and groups, as well as state and federal government sponsored plans.

As a not-for-profit, CareFirst regularly ranks among the most philanthropic organizations with $43 million invested in the community in 2019 to improve overall health, and increase the accessibility, affordability, safety, and quality of healthcare throughout its market area. The company’s associates consistently add to this impact by devoting thousands of volunteer hours to numerous community organizations and social causes.

We practice empathy, seek to understand, invest in inclusion, demand equity, and nurture belonging every day for our associates and the communities we serve. We rely on the rich diversity of our associates’ experiences and backgrounds to achieve our mission.  In 2019, we proudly held our first Day of Equity and Action. On this day, 5,000 CareFirst associates gathered across five locations to develop skills for creating new dialogues and greater understanding of each other and our communities. In 2020, we hosted a week of Diversity, Equity, and Action programming engaging 5500+ CareFirst associates virtually.  Events included workshops on inclusion and the social determinants of health, skill-based volunteering, and featured crucial conversations with executive leaders on their personal connections to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

How This Role Brings Value:
This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the end-to-end recruitment life cycle, including meeting diversity and other recruiting goals. Employs sourcing strategies and resources and builds networks through social media, job boards, employment agencies, professional associations, and employee referral programs.  This position acts as a trusted advisor to candidates and internal stakeholders. May travel to various sites to facilitate recruiting events.

  • Develops recruitment and communication strategies to enhance the IT/technical recruiting experience for prospective candidates and hiring managers.
  • Develop and implement strategies for recruiting diverse talent
  • Work closely with hiring managers, building trust and credibility as an advisor in the selection process
  • Evaluates recruiting pool to identify future sourcing needs and implements proactive recruiting strategies to build candidate pipelines for future vacancies.
  • Proactively source and network with potential candidates in the marketplace
  • Leads the organizing and logistics of recruitment and marketing events.
  • Represent CareFirst internally and externally at events, job fairs, college recruitment functions with a goal of networking/relationship building with potential candidates and community outreach programs in order to establish and maintain an organizational presence in the community.
  • Ensures recruitment practices are compliant with employment laws.
  • Assist Talent Acquisition Leadership with development and implementation of specific projects


What We Are Looking For:

The successful candidate will possess the following competencies and experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or Business; in lieu of a Bachelor's degree, 4 years of relevant work experience in addition to the required work experience
  • 5 years of full lifecycle experience in recruiting for IT/Technical positions in a high-volume environment supporting mid to senior level roles
  • Proficiency with LinkedIn AND LinkedIn Recruiter
  • Exceptional problem-solving, time management, and organizational skills
  • Proven success with proactively sourcing qualified passive and active candidates
  • Successful track record of driving process improvements and an insatiable desire to provide outstanding customer service


Additional Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Human Resource policies and practices
  • The ability to effectively develop business relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (both written and verbal),
  • Knowledge of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recruitment techniques and resources
  • Attention to detail and ability to think strategically
  • Ability to travel out of state and to off-site locations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office


Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply:

Closing Date

Please apply before: 3.17.21

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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