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Director of Lobbying

Location: Albany

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) seeks a candidate to lead its Lobbying Division. The Director will oversee the administration and review of all required filings under the New York State Lobbying Act, the lobbying random audit program, and training and education related to the Lobbying Act.

Minimum Requirements:

The candidate for this position must have experience that includes a minimum of 10 years in government administration or appearances before governmental entities, with a minimum of 5 years of supervisory/managerial experience. Strong writing skills required and knowledge of New York State lobbying laws preferred. The position requires some in-state travel.

Qualifications:

Candidates must hold an advanced degree in law, public policy, public administration, or related discipline.

Interested applicants should submit their resumes, 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:

jcope@jcope.ny.gov

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.    

 

Hearing Officer

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

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) 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.

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

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

Associate Counsel

Location: Albany or Manhattan

The New York State Joint Commission of Public Ethics (JCOPE) seeks an Associate Counsel to join its Ethics Division. 

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

Minimum Requirements:

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 resumes, 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:

jcope@jcope.ny.gov

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.    

Compliance Auditor/Examiner

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: 
jcope@jcope.ny.gov
 

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.

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.

 

By mail:

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

By e-mail: 
jcope@jcope.ny.gov

 

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.