To maintain and strengthen the nation’s economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses, and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. Regional offices: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Forth Worth, Kansas City, Denver, San Francisco and Seattle.
The Small Business Administration ranked 16th out of agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 57.7.
In an effort to address the possible retirement wave that could result in a loss of leadership continuity, institutional knowledge, and expertise, SBA launched the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program in FY 2009. In addition, agency employees are participating in the Annenberg Leadership Institute Program, which provides an opportunity to learn best management practices. SBA utilizes the vast array of available hiring flexibilities, including the use of recruitment bonuses. It also utilizes various student intern programs and the Presidential Management Fellows Program.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce by marketing the agency as an “employer of choice.” It does so by participating at job fairs and placing advertisements in print and online. Hiring priorities are filling vacancies in key occupational areas. These include: business and industry specialists, loan analysts, contracting specialists, program managers, and human resource and information technology specialists.
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Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
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