Montgomery County, MD is seeking a Chief Talent Acquisition Officer. The Chief Talent Acquisition Officer will be responsible for Talent Acquisition, modernizing and managing the recruitment procedures, managing the recruitment team, and leading the recruitment team in building the County’s professional network through relationship development. In addition, the successful candidate will leverage their expertise of HR policies and procedures, including Federal and County laws and regulations, and collective bargaining agreements that pertain to employment and labor legislation, to provide sound advice and lead the recruitment team in building the County’s professional network through developing relationships with human resource professionals, colleges and universities, and other partners. This position requires exceptional experience leading Talent Management teams, strategic management, creativity, and collaborative approaches to problem solving skills; excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills and active listening skills; strong customer service, and human-centric, relationship and team management skills; an understanding and experience in collecting and analyzing data; and the necessary diplomacy to navigate a work environment where there are competing goals. Other important attributes of a successful candidate include excellent skills in the areas of decision-making, problem-solving, organizing, and planning, as well as outstanding customer service skills.