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.
- 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 requirements.
- Maintain the highest level of professional and ethical standards, acting in compliance with both the letter and spirit of applicable laws and regulations.
- 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.
- Lead with integrity by promoting and empowering employees to speak-up, listening when they do, and guarding against retaliation.
- Identify and manage risks, monitor, enforce, and evaluate the effectiveness of compliance and ethics policies and promote an inclusive speak-up culture.
- 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.
- Personal commitment and successful track record mastering ethics and business conduct industry practices.
- Capabilities in engaging a variety of staff types including engineers and/or scientists in developing ethics and business conduct work product and solutions.
- Ability to think both strategically and tactically with strong complex problem-solving skills
- 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.
- 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).
- Ability to learn and understand the tools used by JPL staff to share, capture and curate knowledge.
- Sound leadership skills (self-starter, results driven, etc.) with the ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment with time sensitive deliverables
- Demonstrated experience in leading investigations and identifying root cause analysis and/or managing a high-volume helpline business model.
- Outstanding attention to detail and strong technical, organizational, and analytical skills
- Demonstrated leadership and accomplishments in working in an institutional governance role.
- Ability to handle high volume and complex cases and prioritize accordingly
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Pasadena, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A