Employee life

At SBA, we work to make America's small businesses stronger. What will you do today?


One of Best Places to Work in the Federal Government


Create jobs. Improve communities. Change lives.

Our mission

We support America's 28 million small businesses. Nearly two out of three new jobs in the U.S. are at small businesses, which employ over half the nation's workforce. We serve as a catalyst for American small business growth and empowerment.

Join the team

We use modern methods and partner with organizations across the country. We look for leaders who are astute, tech savvy, articulate, and ready to make an impact in the small business world.


We serve small businesses in every state. Look for an opportunity to join our team at a regional or district office near you.

Special opportunities for Peace Corp volunteers

Peace Corps volunteers can take advantage of exclusive opportunities to work at the Small Business Administration.


  • Compensation

    We offer competitive salaries on the GS schedule. We also offer relocation, recruitment, and retention packages for highly qualified positions.
  • Health

    We offer the widest selection of medical, dental, and vision plans in the country. We also offer disability, employee assistance, and FSAs.
  • Vacation

    Work-life balance is a core value at SBA. Enjoy paid vacation and personal time off.
  • Sick time and leave

    In addition to other leave, SBA provides up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave to most Federal employees in connection with the birth or placement (for adoption or foster care) of a child.
  • Life insurance

    We offer a low-cost term life insurance policy, as well as other options to increase your coverage.
  • Flexible work schedules

    We offer flexible work schedules that include compressed work weeks and telework.
  • Transportation

    Make getting to work easier. We offer public transit and commuter benefits.
  • Retirement

    We offer government retirement and pension plans with matching contributions to all full-time employees.


  • Teamwork

    It's a team effort at SBA. We work together to solve important problems felt by small business owners everywhere.
  • Community impact

    Our work supports a passionate community of entrepreneurs. It's an incredible way to help people turn their dreams into reality.
  • Diversity

    The small business community is vibrant and diverse. We work to ensure we're an equally energetic and respectful workplace.

Professional development

Continuous learning and training

We encourage continuous learning experiences for all employees. We have both internal and external training opportunities.

  • Peer to peer workshops
  • Online training modules
  • Government training
  • COR training
  • External provider training

Career growth and development

We offer several professional development programs to help employees pursue their career goals.

  • President's Management Council (PMC) rotation program
  • SBA Internal Rotation Program (IGNITE)
  • Excellence in Government (EIG) program


We want leaders. That's why we offer programs to help employees develop valuable leadership insight and experience.

  • White House Leadership Development Program (WHLDP)
  • Manager Advantage Program
  • Core HR Training for Supervisors
  • Supervisors' Community of Practice Program
Last updated November 13, 2023