Jet Propulsion Laboratory Business Administrator I in Pasadena, California

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Requisition ID 2017-8403

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Business Administration

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Level 1

Relocation Eligibility

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Ability to Obtain Work Authorization

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Do you excel in an environment that values exploration and discovery? We have a universe of opportunities waiting for you!

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is NASA's lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Our core competency is the end-to-end implementation of unprecedented robotic space missions to study Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe.

JPL, located in Pasadena, California, has a casual, 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.

We are proud to be part of NASA and Caltech, as we explore the universe and make history through new discoveries.

We aim to do things never done before and to go places few can go. We dare mighty you?


The Mission Assurance Office Business Administration Section is seeking two ambitious and energetic business professionals for the position of Business Administrator. Business administrators team with group members to perform an array of challenging and engaging tasks in support of an assigned organization.

As a Business Administrator, you will support and occasionally lead tasks in the following areas:

  • Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition and New Employee Onboarding
  • Training Center Administration and Student Enrollment
  • Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting
  • Service Center Administration
  • Acquisitions (materials, labor and services)
  • Facilities Utilization, including Safety and Environmental Compliance
  • Communications and Information Technology Support

Ideal candidates will exhibit intellectual curiosity, have an interest in general business administration, and display the ability to leverage information systems and data analytics to produce value added business products and services.


Successful Business Administrators are self-motivated individuals with excellent organizational skills and great attention to detail, who work independently and reliably to balance multiple priorities. Typical requirements include a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Business Management, Finance, Accounting, or a related business discipline with 1 year of relevant experience. You must be resourceful and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of personnel. Model candidates possess the work ethic necessary to thrive in a demanding and dynamic work environment. You must demonstrate excellent teaming skills, high customer service standards and professionalism. Advanced computer skills and working knowledge of the suite of Microsoft Office Applications are essential, and a continuous improvement mindset is highly preferred. Experience with Learning Management and Tracking systems is a plus.

Caltech/JPL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Caltech/JPL to provide equal employment opportunities, actively recruit, and include for employment consideration all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.