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Employment Opportunities

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Investigative Counsel

Location: Albany or New York City

The NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics (“JCOPE”) seeks an Investigative Counsel to join its Investigations and Enforcement Division.  The position assists with performance of the Commission’s substantive statutory duties to investigate possible violations of, and to enforce the state’s ethics and lobbying laws. Investigative Counsel conducts sensitive and complex investigations and administrative proceedings relating to alleged ethics and lobbying law violations, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, preparing subpoenas, preparing investigation reports, and working with other law enforcement agencies. Investigative Counsel also assists with review of case files, complaints, referrals, and tips of potential violations of laws within the Commission’s jurisdiction.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have been admitted to the New York State Bar, be in good standing, and must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar;
  • Litigation experience, including gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, negotiating settlements, and trials/adjudicator proceedings required; experience in law enforcement, fraud, or public integrity investigations preferred;
  • Strong writing skills required; and
  • Knowledge of New York criminal, ethics, and lobbying laws preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a current resume and cover letter, two writing samples, and the name, address, phone number and e-mail of three professional references, in confidence, 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].

Assistant Filings Specialist

Location: Albany

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) seeks an Assistant Filings Specialist to join its Lobbying Compliance Statutory Filings Unit. The unit is responsible for providing assistance to users filing Lobbying reports. The responsibilities of the Assistant Filings Specialist include providing technical and administrative support, such as help desk services for the Lobbying online filing application; data entry, filing, and other clerical duties.

Minimum Requirements:

The candidate for this position must have excellent communication and computer skills including experience using Microsoft Office products, as well as good organizational skills for this busy office environment. The candidate should have one to three years’ experience in administrative and/or technical support. Post-secondary education is preferred. Experience in a Help Desk environment and performing data entry is a plus.

Interested candidates should submit a current resume and cover letter, and the name, address, phone number and email of three professional references, in confidence, 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].

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