Talent Acquisition

Hiring Timeline – What to Expect When Applying With COLSA

When you apply to be a part of a future making enterprise at the cutting-edge of military and civilian technology, you might assume that the hiring process will be shrouded in secrecy.

At COLSA, those assumptions couldn’t be further from the truth. We value a different corporate culture, one of openness, support, and teamwork. Our team members are our most valuable resource, and our application timeline reflects that value. Therefore, we want you to understand our hiring process from start to finish. 

Once you find a position that piques your interest, you’ll upload your resumé, create a profile, and answer several pre-screening questions. If you don’t see any open positions that suit your needs or interests, stay in touch with our Job Agent feature to receive notifications of newly opened positions.

When it comes to your resumé, details and dedication matter. Christina Guthrie, Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager, reminds applicants that experience resonates.

“Motivation and drive could be exemplified by listing examples of a time in which the applicant solved a difficult problem, improved a process, implemented or created something new, along with metrics or figures associated with the impact of those efforts.”

Review of Qualifications

Once we have your basic application materials, our Talent Acquisition Team will spend some time carefully reviewing your credentials. 

Profiles that meet mission and position requirements are forwarded to hiring managers for additional review. Promising applicants may be asked to complete a more in-depth application pertaining to their work history.

Christina Guthrie sums up the ideal candidate. She says, “COLSA looks to hire talent who can not only assist with solving the unique technical challenges of our diverse customer base, but who exhibit long-term potential, are enthusiastic and passionate about what they do, and are driven to go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction, which is the cornerstone of our corporation.”

Interview or Phone Screen

Hiring managers or another COLSA representative will arrange a discussion with you to further review your qualifications. Once all interviews are complete, the hiring manager will make a final decision in accordance with the position requirements and equal employment/affirmative action regulations.

“COLSA strives to provide a family-friendly environment in which to work. Our employees enjoy flexible work schedules, alternate work arrangements, and reduced work hours to assist with the challenges of work/home issues,” notes Guthrie. “At COLSA, you aren’t just a small fish in a big pond.”

Welcome Aboard

The chosen candidates will receive an offer letter from the Talent Acquisition Team. Online access to an onboarding program eases you into your career at COLSA.

So, why apply to COLSA? What makes working here so special? 

In addition to shaping the future of our nation and our world, COLSA employees have the opportunity to be a part of something greater than one’s self by supporting the warfighter and national defense efforts.

Apply online today!