Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities


Location: Albany, Buffalo or New York City

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) seeks a Compliance Auditor/Examiner to join its Audit Unit. The unit is responsible for examining statutory filings and implementing JCOPE's random audit program. The responsibilities of the Compliance Auditor/Examiner will include conducting entrance and exit conferences with filers and filer representatives; preparing and presenting detailed reports on technical findings; serving as a technical expert in investigations; reviewing and analyzing supporting evidence provided by audit subjects to substantiate statutory filings; and traveling throughout New York State as necessary to conduct field audits.

A Compliance Auditor/Examiner is entrusted with sensitive information and material; confidentiality must be scrupulously maintained, discretion exercised in discussions, and utmost care taken in handling sensitive materials to protect the confidentiality of matters before JCOPE.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting; business administration or management; economics; finance; public administration; public policy; political science; or related field.
  • Working knowledge of fundamental accounting principles and audit practices.
  • Experience in either: (1) compliance auditing; (2) program analysis; or (3) financial analysis and auditing.
  • Examining documents, performing data analysis, and drafting reports.
  • Ability to clearly summarize and support technical findings both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for critical analysis.
  • Comfortable in conducting interviews.
  • Exceptional spreadsheet skills. Knowledge of audit software and/or database software is a plus.
  • Two or more years of accounting or program review experience.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references, in confidence, to:

By mail:
NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics
540 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207

By e-mail:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.