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Executive Director

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 the 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 and knowledge of governmental processes.  A law degree is preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

For additional detail on the job responsibilities, click here.

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 

By email: 

[email protected]

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 [email protected].

Associate Counsel

Location: Albany or New York City

The New York State Joint Commission of Public Ethics (JCOPE) seeks an individual for employment in an Associate Counsel Position. 

Minimum Requirements:

Duties of this position include: (i) advising and assisting those under JCOPE’s jurisdiction by providing guidance, assistance, and training relating to the ethics and lobbying laws; (ii), developing policy and regulations; and (iii) assisting with investigations and administrative proceedings.  The position may require occasional in-state travel.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have been admitted to the New York State Bar, be in good standing, and must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar.  Strong research and writing skills are required.  Knowledge of legislative and policy development process and basic understanding of New York State or municipal government is preferred but is not a requirement. 

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

By mail:

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

By e-mail:

[email protected]

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 [email protected].    

Compliance Analyst

Location: Albany

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) seeks a Compliance Analyst to join its Compliance Audit & Review Unit. The unit is responsible for examining statutory filings and implementing JCOPE's audit programs. The responsibilities of the Compliance Analyst will include conducting random and targeted reviews of Financial Disclosure Statements submitted by Public Officials; preparing and presenting detailed reports on findings; serving as a resource for investigations; reviewing and analyzing supporting evidence provided to substantiate filings; and communicating with filers to generate full compliance with reporting requirements.

A Compliance Analyst is entrusted with sensitive information and material; confidentially must be scrupulously maintained, discretion exercised in discussions, and utmost care taken in handling sensitive materials to protect the confidentially 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.
  • Experience preferred in: (1) compliance auditing; (2) program analysis; (3) or investigations.
  • Examining documents, research and analysis, and drafting reports.
  • Ability to clearly summarize and support findings both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for critical analysis.
  • Comfortable in conducting interviews.
  • Exceptional spreadsheet skills. Knowledge of Lexis or other research databases.

 

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 [email protected].

Other Opportunities

Hearing Officer

Hearing officers are and will only be called upon as needed, on a case-by-case basis, and compensated for their service on a per diem basis.

Location: Preside over matters in Albany, New York City, or Buffalo

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics ("the Commission") seeks applicants to serve as independent and impartial hearing officers to oversee the adjudication of Commission matters as needed.

The Commission has broad regulatory authority and oversight over officers and employees at State agencies and departments, including commissions, boards, State public benefit corporations, public authorities, SUNY, CUNY, and the statutory closely-affiliations corporations; the four statewide elected officials and members of the Legislature (and candidates for those offices); employees of the Legislature; certain political party chairpersons; and registered lobbyists and their clients.

Hearing officers, selected at random, would preside over formal hearings, render decisions on certain appeals, and consider questions of fact and of law in connection with administrative proceedings of and applications to the Commission. Such matters would concern alleged violations of §§ 73, 73-a, and 74 of the Public Officers Law, § 107 of the Civil Service Law, and Article one-A of the Legislative Law in accordance with the Adjudicatory Proceedings and Appeals Procedures adopted by the Commission, set forth in 19 NYCRR 941.

Qualifications:

Law degree required
At least 10 years of legal experience required, including trial and/or arbitration experience
Judicial/hearing officer experience preferred

Eligible candidates are requested to submit a resume to:

New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics
25 Beaver Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Attn: Monica J. Stamm, General Counsel