Talent Scout Senior

Purpose of Job

We are currently seeking talented Talent Scout Senior for our San Antonio, TX or Remote facility.

Responsible for identifying, investigating and selecting direct and indirect sources for niche job candidate talent pools based on strategic business needs. Creates talent pipelines to ensure staffing needs are pro-actively positioned for current and future business requests. Works collaboratively with cross-functional teams to develop and maintain ongoing relationships and partnerships with hiring leaders, candidate pools, peer partners, and third-party vendors to deliver candidates for USAA's hiring needs.

Job Requirements

  • Consults with management and cross-functional teams when implementing sourcing strategies to proactively identify candidates and assemble diverse pipeline of talent for niche jobs.
  • Defines, designs, and executes sourcing strategies to align with overarching hiring strategy. Identifies top prospects and provides the information to respective recruiters.
  • Develops and maintains ongoing relationships and partnerships with candidates, peer partners, and third-party vendors to deliver candidates for business hiring needs.
  • Creates and implements highly impactful sourcing strategies that result in quality submittals and hires. Utilizes a variety of sourcing channels, competitive research and other technologies to attract candidates with targeted experience and skills.
  • Stays current on business and recruiting trends that may impact the hiring process or talent pools. Advises recruiters and hiring managers on the competitive landscape for attracting talent based on market data and research.
  • Builds on the current candidate experience concept and introduces creative ideas to actively engage candidates. Leverages market intelligence to identify, target, and contact passive candidates, presenting opportunities and conveying the USAA employee value proposition for attraction and potential hire.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree;  4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • 6 or more years experience in recruitment search or sourcing, either full cycle corporate or agency recruitment to include developing and executing creative and innovative solutions using a variety of tools and technology
  • Experience communicating employment value proposition, with emerging and passive talent audiences, to generate and champion interest
  • Experience with advancing networking, candidate generation and passive/active sourcing methodologies

*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.*

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.


  • Documented track record providing creative, innovative solutions using a variety of sourcing tools and technology
  • Proven experience of employer brand and/or recruitment marketing with emerging and passive talent audiences
  • Experience in either full cycle HR or agency recruitment, with a strong interest in pursuing both angles in-house
  • Headhunting expertise, navigating diverse channel methodologies, aligned to targeted skill sets (cold calling, social media, professional associations, data mining)
  • Expertise in advanced networking, candidate generation and passive/active sourcing methodologies
  • Expert level external facing relationship building

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.