Company: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted on: June 20, 2022
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That's our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search
the universe for answers-literally. We build upon ideas that have
guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire
generations to come. Your mission-your opportunity-is to seek out
the answers that bring us one step closer. If you're driven to
discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and
beyond, you're ready for JPL.
Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment
situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains
and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion,
foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.
As the Ethics Officer, you will manage the JPL Ethics Office. JPL's
commitment to conducting business ethically is rooted in Caltech's
Code of Conduct or Eleven Principles and our five key values of
Openness, Integrity, Quality, Innovation, and Inclusion. Employee
behaviors should reflect these values in how they interface with
others and in all that they do. This framework allows employees to
apply JPL values to help make important decisions that have
considerable impact on the achievement of JPL's scientific and
technical goals. As a result, each employee is a significant
contributor in sustaining JPL's ethical and business success.
As the Ethics Officer, you will report functionally to the JPL
Director and organizationally be a member of the Office of the
Director reporting to the Deputy Director.
In this role, the Ethics Officer will act a subject matter expert
(SME) to partner with employees across the Laboratory, promoting
ethics and business conduct and fostering a culture where employees
themselves own and embrace ethics and compliance; and providing
coaching as necessary. Other tasks include:
+ Enhance the existing culture of ethics, compliance and business
integrity by ensuring a robust ethics and business conduct program
with particular focus on government contracting rules and
+ Lead with integrity by promoting and empowering employees to
speak-up, listening when they do, and guarding against
+ Maintain the highest level of professional and ethical standards,
acting in compliance with both the letter and spirit of applicable
laws and regulations.
+ Identify and manage risks, monitor, enforce, and evaluate the
effectiveness of compliance and ethics policies and promote an
inclusive speak-up culture.
+ Respond to alleged violations of the Caltech Code of Contact,
rules, regulations, policies and procedures by evaluating or
recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. Provide
oversight and ensure the uniform handling of such violations.
+ Serve as primary point of contact and coordinator for ethics
reporting enterprise-wide; work in close collaboration with Caltech
Audit Services and Compliance, Office of General Counsel, Human
Resources, and other internal resources, to investigate and address
reports of misconduct.
In addition, the Ethics Officer responsibilities may include, but
are not limited to, the following:
+ Manage the JPL Ethics Help Line and incident management system to
ensure timely, thorough, and quality intake of questions and
+ Provide timely advice and guidance on ethics and
compliance-related questions and issues.
+ Conduct and assist with independent ethics and compliance
+ Create, manage, and present ethics and business conduct training
(e.g., new hire and mandatory training modules); as needed develop
targeted modules (e.g., procurement ethics, outside activities,
conflict of interest, etc.).
+ Develop, review, and maintain data-driven metrics that will
provide actionable insight for the continual development and
effectiveness of Caltech's Institutional governance model.
+ Prepare periodic reports and evaluations on the ethics and
compliance program and present to Campus and JPL senior
+ Develop and promulgate ethics and compliance-related policies and
procedures throughout the company, having authoritative knowledge
of Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and
procedures, and government regulations across a range of
applications, receiving and investigating reports of violations of
policy, law or regulation.
+ Assist the Legal Department with any required disclosures/reports
to government authorities.
+ Undertake special initiatives and perform other duties and
responsibilities as appropriate and requested.
+ Manage the workload of the Ethics Office staff within the team to
ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the ethics and compliance
+ Participate in external professional associations to learn and
share best practices, and advocate for improved standards.
+ Maintain monitoring processes and other preventative controls to
detect and prevent potential violations of the Caltech Code of
Conduct, including violations of company policies and behavior
inconsistent with company values.
+ Advanced degree in a relevant field such as compliance, risk
management, business administration or a J.D. or Bachelor's degree
in a field relevant to ethics and business conduct with a minimum
of 9 years of related experience, Master's with 7 years of related
experience or PhD with 5 years of related experience.
+ Demonstrated leadership and accomplishments in working in an
institutional governance role.
+ Has authoritative knowledge of Laboratory policies and
procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government
regulations across a range of applications, e.g., revolving door
regulations, conflict of interest (personal and financial),
procurement ethics, fraud, False Claims, gifts and gratuities).
+ Capabilities in engaging a variety of staff types including
engineers and/or scientists in developing ethics and business
conduct work product and solutions.
+ Demonstrated experience in leading investigations and identifying
root cause analysis and/or managing a high-volume helpline business
+ Personal commitment and successful track record mastering ethics
and business conduct industry practices.
+ Ability to learn and understand the tools used by JPL staff to
share, capture and curate knowledge.
+ Outstanding attention to detail and strong technical,
organizational, and analytical skills
+ Sound leadership skills (self-starter, results driven, etc.) with
the ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced
environment with time sensitive deliverables
+ Ability to think both strategically and tactically with strong
complex problem-solving skills
+ Ability to handle high volume and complex cases and prioritize
+ Ability to influence others, build strong relationships and
networks; demonstrated ability to reach across organizational lines
to bring together stakeholders and achieve results
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
JPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race,
color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age,
marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition,
genetic information, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, gender,
gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, protected
military or veteran status or any other characteristic or condition
protected by Federal, state or local law.
In addition, JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
EEO is the Law. (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters)
EEO is the Law Supplement
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules
imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of
designated countries or those born in a designated country unless
they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S or have other
protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). The Designated
Countries List is available here.
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