Executive Legal Management, Professional Legal Management
The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (the Commission) seeks an Executive Director (ED).
Pursuant to Executive Law §94, the Commission appoints the Executive Director to lead and manage the Commission’s staff and its activities and charges the ED with primary responsibility for the daily administration of the laws over which the Commission has jurisdiction — Public Officers §§73, 73-a (relating to financial disclosure statements), and 74 (“Code of Ethics”), Civil Service Law §107 (“Little Hatch Act”) and Legislative Article 1-a (“The Lobbying Act”).
The ED, among other duties: supervises and appoints staff (over 50 employees in three offices); drafts regulations, opinions, and advice; oversees audits of financial disclosure statements and Lobbying Act filings; investigates violations of the laws the Commission enforces; works with State agencies and lobbying community to comply with the law through education and training initiatives; prepares annual budget; has regular interaction with 14 Commissioners; and otherwise oversees all aspects of the administration of the Commission.
Candidates must have managerial experience and strong analytical and interpersonal skills, knowledge of governmental processes and a familiarity with ethical guidance. A law degree or post-graduate degree is preferred and a minimum of ten years of full-time working experience is required.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
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Interested applicants should submit their resumes and writing samples, in confidence to: by mail, Holly Levy, c/o the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics, 540 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207; or via email at email@example.com.
About NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics
The Commission was created to oversee and regulate lobbying in New York. It has broad authority over Statewide elected officials, candidates for those offices, Executive Branch officers and employees, members of the Legislature and Legislative Branch employees and candidates, as well as certain political party chairs, and registered lobbyists and their clients. The Commission provides information, education, and advice regarding current ethics and lobbying laws and promotes compliance through audits, investigations and enforcement proceedings.