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Shumelda - Recruiter - Ashburn, VA, USA

Kevin Shumelda

Ashburn, VA, USA


I interview those with very high level US Government clearances and work for an organization which supports US Government Contractors and US Government alphabet Intelligence Agencies for employment in CONUS / OCONUS locations. I volunteer through my church to assist autistic children, those who need assistance with their job search or resume preparation, and those troops serving overseas. I have been crewing on racing sailboats for over 14yrs and am currently crewing on a 31ft sailboat based out of the USMC base at Quantico,VA. I am a gearhead who assists those who need help in their auto purchase selection or auto maintenance and I have started going back to the gym and am now on a diet including vege smoothies.




12+yrs experience as a Full Life Cycle Corporate Recruiter.
I offer a Master’s Degree - University of Maryland / University College, College Park, MD and PHR Certification from SHRM

Work History

Principal Recruiter


May 2012 - May 2012

Recruiting of mid to senior candidates of varied IT disciplines for COIC , SOCOM, DISA, etc.Recruited highly cleared and varied Network and Systems candidates for CONUS and OCONUS locations including Iraq and Afghanistan. All positions required candidates with active Secret, TS, TS/SCI or TS/SCI w/CI polygraph level US Government security clearances for direct hire positions located throughout the world. These positions support prime US Government contractors, all branches of the US Military and /or alphabet US Government Intelligence Agencies. Used my own initiative to accomplish an analysis of the company's existing job application and recommended improvements, Implemented a structured candidate screening form and candidate submission process to ensure OFCCP / EEOC compliance, Performed an in depth cost/benefit analysis of existing vs. new recommended job posting sites to utilize and negotiated their implementation. Introduced a new job requisition form.

Sr Technical Recruiter

Fulcrum IT

May 2009 - April 2012

Technical Recruiting of mid to senior candidates in disciplines such as IED Intelligence Analysis, Counter Intelligence, Biometrics, HVI / HVT Targeting, Counter Terrorism, Counter Narco Terrorism, Systems Engineers, System Administrators, Watch Standing, Help Desk, Network Engineers, Network Administrators, Programmers, Developers, Analysts,QA, and others. All positions required candidates with active Secret ,TS, TS/SCI or TS/SCI w/CI polygraph level US Government security clearances for direct hire positions located throughout the world. These positions support US Government prime contractors, all US Military and /or alphabet US Government Intelligence Agencies (CIA, NSA, DIA,ONI, NGA, NGIC, CENTCOM,SOCOM,DISA,COIC etc.). I used my initiative to conceptualize ,research, compile, and gain approval for a company project to better showcase the company's best attributes. This was used at job fairs, trade shows, and company website.I received an out of cycle financial spot bonus while working at Fulcrum IT.

Sr Recruiter


November 2007 - December 2008

Recruiting of candidates in a US Government contractor environment with disciplines including Network Security, Intrusion Detection, Information Assurance, Certification and Accreditation, Accounting, Business Development, System Administrators, Tier II / III Help Desk, and Systems Engineers. Improved and maintained internal and external job postings, provided weekly status reports, identified problem areas and suggested solutions, coached management in HR/Recruiting aspects and suggested alternative recruiting mediums to incorporate.
Supported up to 10 Project Managers, Program Managers, Directors and VP's in their recruiting needs and handled all aspects of recruiting from the point of open requisition until the candidate arrived for orientation. Candidates were typically 5-20 years of experience, Bachelors or Masters Degree, with various certifications, and with active Secret, TS, or TS / SCI with CI or Lifestyle polygraph clearance level.

Sr Recruiter

Network Solutions

May 2006 - November 2007

Full life cycle recruiting of candidates in a commercial environment with disciplines including Programmers, Analysts, Developers, QA, DBAs, Help Desk, Network Administrators, Network Engineers, Systems Administrators, Systems Engineers , Accounting, and Finance.Supported up to 12 Project Managers, Program Managers, Directors and VP's in their recruiting needs, provided weekly status reports, identified and incorporated improvements into the recruiting process, and handled all aspects of recruiting from the point of open requisition until the candidate arrived for orientation. Requisition load averaged up to 25 openings. Candidates were typically 4-20 years of experience, Bachelors or Masters degree, certifications, and US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency. I received a $2150 performance bonus while working for Network Solutions.

Contract Recruiter

XO Communications

October 2005 - March 2006

I worked as a Contract Recruiter in a commercial environment where I worked a short term contract seeking mid to senior level candidates with varied Networking and Systems disciplines. Supported up to 10 Managers, Directors ,and VP's in all aspects of Recruiting needs.

Contract Recruiter

Various IT Organizations

October 2003 - October 2005

As a Contract Recruiter I worked on several  short term contracts involving the full life cycle recruitment of mid to senior level IT ,IS and Network Engineers for projects in the Washington DC metro area and throughout the USA. Candidates were typically at a BS or MS education level, certifications including PMP,CISSP, MCSE, A+,Network+,Security+,etc ,2-20 yrs of experience and required a clearable background or active US Government security clearance ranging from Secret to TS/SSBI or TS/SCI with CI or Lifestyle polygraph.These companies required recruiting assistance during peak periods . The contracts were at organizations such as Northrop Grumman, SI International, HPTI and MCI . A broad variety of recruiting mediums were utilized to obtain these candidates. 

Parental Care Provider

Parental Care

April 2001 - October 2003

During this period I worked in a non-career oriented position while I attended to the care of my Mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimers


PEC Solutions

January 1998 - April 2001

I sought candidates at the Secret /TS/ TS/SCI clearance level ,with Associates ,Bachelors/Masters Degree education and in varied Netork,Systems,or IT disciplines for employment with PEC. contracts and US Government customers.Demonstrated expertise in all phases of full life cycle recruiting and workforce planning methodologies.
Researched, evaluated, and provided strategic directions to management on the use of new recruiting and workforce planning techniques.Demonstrated knowledge of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), EEO, structured interviewing, cultural diversity, affirmative action plans, and their impact on interviewing, hiring, and workplace practices.Primary contact for all external vendors used in the recruiting process.Reduced the organizations reliance on Agency placements providing significant financial savings.Implemented a structured screening and pre-brief process later used throughout the department. I received a $3000 performance bonus while working at PEC.

Qualifications & Certifications

Master's degree

University of Maryland University College

Bachelor's degree

State University of New York College at Oswego




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