July 02, 2015
OGE Hiring for Chief of the Agency Assistance Branch
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is seeking a dynamic and adaptable leader to serve as Chief of the Agency Assistance Branch (AAB), which is located in the Program Counsel Division. The AAB Chief also serves as part of the Program Counsel Division’s management team and reports directly to the Program Counsel.
The Chief, Agency Assistance Branch (non-attorney) vacancy is posted on USAJOBS at the following link:
OGE has also advertised the position as a Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (Chief, Agency Assistance Branch) and the vacancy is posted on USAJOBS at the following link:
OGE Hiring for Visual Information Specialist position
OGE is seeking a creative individual to serve as a Visual Information Specialist (GS-1084-11) in the Legal, External Affairs, and Performance Branch of the Program Counsel Division. The candidate selected for this position will plan, develop, and coordinate production of visual information materials for a diverse group of legal, educational, and policy-focused programs. Accordingly, the ideal candidate must be aware of audience and functionality and be knowledgeable in a wide variety of multimedia products.
The position is posted on USAJOBS and is open from June 24 through July 15, 2015 at the following link:
OGE Hiring for Two Desk Officer Positions
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is seeking two engaging individuals to serve as Desk Officers in the Agency Assistance Branch (AAB) of the Program Counsel Division. Accordingly, OGE has posted one job announcement for a Government Ethics Specialist at the GS-9 level and one job announcement for a Government Ethics Specialist at the GS-12 level.
The GS-9 position is posted on USAJOBS at the following link:
The GS-12 position is posted on USAJOBS at the following link:
June 30, 2015
Ethics Advice Attorney Vacancy (GS 11/12/13/14) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
OPEN PERIOD: June 22, 2015 through July 31, 2015.
This is an advisory-attorney position in the Ethics Division. The incumbent will provide legal services involving federal criminal conflict of interest statutes, standards of ethical conduct regulations, financial disclosure requirements, procurement integrity provisions, lobbying rules, and Hatch Act political activity restrictions. Ethics Division attorneys work closely with the White House Counsel’s Office and the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) in clearing new Presidential appointees in the Senate confirmation process and also provides, in consultation with state bar authorities, guidance on legal ethics and professional responsibility issues. Although the positions will have generalist ethics responsibilities, depending upon staffing needs, the positions may be focused on providing these services to a principal client agency, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
For additional information as to duties, required qualifications and how to apply go to http://www.hhs.gov/ogc/careers/openings.html#ga-ethics-div
Applications must be submitted no later than by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015.
June 29, 2015
Two Job Announcements from OGE
May 29, 2015
ETHICS/GRANTS ATTORNEY POSITION AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (Seattle, WA)
The Office of Regional Counsel for EPA’s Pacific Northwest Region (Region 10) is looking for a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting, full-time attorney position at the GS-12 or GS-13 level. If you have one or more years of legal experience working as a federal attorney on federal grants programs and federal ethics issues, then please consider applying. This Office employs approximately 35 attorneys in the Seattle office whose work spans environmental law issues in the geographic regions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, including over 270 Native Tribal governments.
All applications should be submitted by email to: R10_ORC_Hiring@epa.gov no later than June 8, 2015.
Please submit the following: · Cover letter “Hiring Coordinator” explaining your interest in the position. · Resume, including significant accomplishments, work experience, contact telephone numbers, and e-mail address. · Official or unofficial transcript of law school grades and documentation of graduation from an ABA accredited law school. · Name, address and telephone numbers of three references, including a current or former employer. · Documentation of active bar membership and license to practice law in any State, U.S. Territory, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia (a copy of your bar card or a link to a webpage is sufficient at this time). · If you are a veteran, appropriate documentation such as DD214 (copy 4), your VA letter, or Standard Form 15 (disabled veteran).
Applications should include "Attorney Application-Grants/Ethics" in the subject line of the message. Documents may be attached in Word or PDF formats. Selected applicants will be invited for interview(s). A writing sample and official transcript will be required of each selected candidate prior to the interview. For any questions, please send an email to R10_ORC_Hiring@epa.gov with “Inquiry: Grants/Ethics Attorney Position” in the subject line of the email. Relocation costs will not be provided.
April 30, 2015
Fiscal Law Opening: Air Force Office of the General Counsel
You can find more details here
April 27, 2015
Ethics Advisor Opening at International Monetary Fund
For its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an international organization with a diverse staff from over 140 countries, is seeking an Ethics Advisor.
The Ethics Advisor contributes to the good governance of the Fund and assists the organization in maintaining high ethical standards of conduct and the reputation of the Fund and its employees for probity, integrity, and impartiality. The Ethics Advisor promotes awareness of ethics issues among, and provides training and education on ethics for, Fund employees and vendor personnel. The Ethics Advisor’s responsibilities shall include (a) the provision of advice to management and the Human Resources Department (HRD) regarding the promotion of ethical standards within the Fund; (b) the provision of information, education and training for Fund employees; and (c) the provision of advice and guidance to managers, staff members, contractual employees, and vendor personnel on questions pertaining to the rules on conduct. The Ethics Advisor also provides advice to the External Compliance Advisor and supports the implementation of the IMF’s financial disclosure program. The Ethics Advisor may also be called upon to provide advice on conflict of interest matters relating to the investments of the Fund. In exercising his or her duties, the Ethics Advisor will report directly to the Managing Director and will be independent of any official, department, office, or other organizational entity of the Fund.
Initially the appointment will be on a two-year contractual basis, with the possibility of an extension for an additional and final four years.
Qualifications: Candidates should have substantial prior experience as an ethics officer, inspector general, or a similar position dealing with the development of standards of conduct in an international organization, or in a national public or private sector organization, preferably with multinational orientation. Previous experience with advising on personal financial conflicts of interests and conflicts of interests and compliance in the context of investment management or financial institutions would be an advantage. Candidates should not have worked previously with the IMF. A legal background would be useful, but not required. An excellent command of English, the working language of the IMF, is required. Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable. The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.
March 31, 2015
Deputy Ethics Counselor Opening at Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The job listing may be found here.
March 10, 2015
Job Opening: U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics
The United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics seeks a non-partisan, attorney for the position of staff counsel. The staff counsel’s responsibilities will include reviewing and providing guidance to Senate Members and staff on a high volume of financial disclosure reports, as well as providing advice and training regarding Ethics rules and laws. This is a non-partisan position which requires the ability to serve the entire Senate community equally and refrain from political or partisan activity. Applicants must possess outstanding written and oral communication skills and analytical abilities as well as the sound judgment necessary to evaluate matters that arise before the Committee. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: government ethics, ethics counseling, finance, accounting, securities law, and criminal law. Send resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (no longer than 15 pages) to email@example.com
Opening: Philadelphia Board of Ethics
Please see the job announcement here: Download Bd of Ethics Associate GC position description 2 25 15
February 25, 2015
Ethics Attorney Opening at the Federal Trade Commission
If you are an attorney interested in helping federal employees serve with integrity, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking for you! Year after year the FTC ranks in the top five places to work for mid-size federal agencies (see the rankings at http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/overall/mid). We believe the agency’s strong ethical culture is a big reason our employees love working here. Don’t want to take our word for it? Hear from our employees yourself at our new careers page: http://www.ftc.gov/about-ftc/careers-ftc/testimonials
Our Office of the General Counsel is seeking an attorney with federal ethics experience (or an express desire to practice law in this area). Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate excellent research, writing, and oral presentation skills. The FTC offers numerous benefits, including telework and other flexible work schedules. Details about this opening may be found at USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/395589000
Applications must be received no later than Friday, March 13, 2015.
February 24, 2015
SENIOR ETHICS ADVISOR (GS-14) VACANCIES AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The USDA Office of Ethics is seeking motivated and highly-qualified candidates for several exciting, full-time, GS-14 Senior Ethics Program Advisor positions in its Washington, DC office.
The Office of Ethics is responsible for providing ethics advice and services to all agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals interested in applying should visit the vacancy posting at USAJobs:
Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
February 11, 2015
Job Opening: Attorney-Advisor - (1) GS 12/13 Permanent Full Time Employee; FEMA Ethics Program
This position will be in the FEMA Office of the Chief Counsel, Ethics. Work assignments will span the entire FEMA OCC ethics portfolio, including providing ethics advice, but will primarily focus on FEMA's financial disclosure program and coordinating responses to KPMG and Office of Government Ethics (OGE) oversight inquiries. Excellent legal and project management skills are required. Dedicated experience in ethics is strongly preferred but not required. Knowledge of government ethics laws, regulations, and related administrative and judicial decisions, and knowledge of the Hatch Act and related laws and regulations is desirable. Applicants should possess the following characteristics and competencies: integrity, judgment, organizational skills, communication skills, reliability, perseverance, decisiveness, initiative, professionalism, the ability to function independently and as part of a team, interpersonal relationship skills, and outstanding written and oral advocacy skills.
Interested applicants should provide a resume, writing sample (5 pages or less) and a brief narrative (2 pages or less) discussing the criteria above to firstname.lastname@example.org
ETHICS ATTORNEY POSITION AT THE U.S. OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS (OGE)
OGE has announced an opening for an attorney in the agency’s General Counsel and Legal Policy Division, Ethics Law & Policy Branch. A vacancy announcement for the GS 11-13 level (Job Announcement Number 15-OGE-203-X) can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/394256600
No prior government ethics experience is required to respond to this announcement. A
vacancy announcement for the GS 13-15 level (Job Announcement Number 15-OGE-202-X) can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/394255800
Applicants responding to this announcement must have at least two years of experience practicing as a federal government ethics attorney.
Each vacancy will close when 100 applications are received or on February 25, 2015, whichever occurs first.
Interested individuals therefore should submit their applications as soon as possible. Please see the vacancy announcements for more details.
February 04, 2015
ICE Seeking Ethics Attorney
The ICE Ethics Office seeks to hire an experienced and motivated ethics attorney to join our team. The ICE Ethics Office provides advice, counsel and training to all ICE employees at every level of the organization. As a result, we enjoy a robust, challenging and fast-paced practice. The position is in Washington, DC. If you wish to join an outstanding team and challenging ethics practice – we encourage you to apply.
Please see application details here.
Detail Opportunities at OVP
The Office of the Vice President is seeking to fill its Ethics Counsel detail position, beginning on April 1, 2015 for 6 months. This position is our sole ethics lawyer, so it’s a mission-essential detail. As should be clear from the following position summary, the sponsoring agency will benefit from the leadership experience and substantive legal knowledge that the prospective detailee will earn at OVP.
The Ethics Counsel detail in the Office of the Vice President – OVP’s only dedicated ethics attorney – provides comprehensive ethics support to the Vice President, Dr. Biden, and OVP staff. The Ethics Counsel, a position best filled by a senior ethics attorney, will manage the OVP ethics program on a day-to-day basis, handle issues that touch on nearly all aspects of federal ethics law, and provide mission-essential guidance to the Vice President, Dr. Biden, and OVP staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conducting and tracking all ethics training; administering OVP’s financial disclosure program; providing ethics counseling related to the Standards of Ethical Conduct; and counseling new employees on conflict of interest issues and departing employees on post-government employment restrictions. The Ethics Counsel will also be primarily responsible for interacting with the Office of Government Ethics on a range of issues, including preparing OVP’s annual ethics program review, responding to OGE inspections and other requests for information, coordinating ethics advice, and certifying financial disclosure reports. In addition, the Ethics Counsel helps support the office’s overall compliance efforts related to the Hatch Act, Senate Ethics Rules, the Presidential Records Act, appropriations law, and other laws and policies. This is a career-broadening opportunity for an ethics attorney to gain valuable experience managing an ethics program and handling a diverse range of ethics matters, experience that will benefit the attorney and the sponsoring agency.
Interested? Please contact email@example.com or call 202-456-1559.
January 28, 2015
Defense Department Opening: Director, Standards of Conduct Office
The Defense Department has an opening for the position of Director, Standards of Conduct Office.
For information about the position and how to apply, view the following link:
January 23, 2015
Two Attorney Openings at NSF
December 10, 2014
Ethics and Compliance-Senior Job- Freddie Mac
Please see the job description and application details here
November 21, 2014
Vacancy Announcement – Attorney-Advisor, Ethics & General Legal Services, Office of Chief Counsel, Transportation Security Administration. (Salary Range: K Band - $107,033 -$165,907).
TSA’s Office of Chief Counsel is looking to hire a motivated and highly-qualified full-time attorney to join the Ethics and General Legal Services Section, General Law Division. TSA Ethics & General Legal Services attorneys provide ethics advice, counseling, and training to TSA employees at all levels of the organization. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years substantive legal work experience in federal agency ethics. Further, applicants must be at the GS-14 level (or equivalent) or above for at least one year prior to the closing date of this announcement. Applicants should also possess the ability to supervise the work of others.
TSA is on a special pay scale. This position is at the K-band level with a salary range of $107,-33 -$165,907. To be considered for the position, please forward a resume, no later than Friday, December 5, 2014 to Mary Kate Whalen, Deputy General Counsel for General Law through Valerie Blocker at Valerie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 10, 2014
Attorney-Advisor Opening at National Science Foundation
The link to the position may be found here
October 20, 2014
DEPUTY DIRECTOR VACANCY AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The USDA Office of Ethics is seeking a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting, full-time, GS-15 position as Deputy Director in its Washington, DC office. The Office of Ethics is responsible for providing ethics advice and services to all agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals interested in applying should visit the vacancy posting at USAJobs:
Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, November 7, 2014.
October 07, 2014
Ethics Positions Open at USDA
There are two vacancies at the USDA Office of the General Counsel. They may be found at USAJobs here
October 01, 2014
Attorney Opening at Departmental Ethics Office, U.S. Department of Justice
The Departmental Ethics Office, U.S. Department of Justice, has posted an Attorney opening, closing October 22. The position is a GS 13/14 with promotion potential to GS-15. The job description and details may be found here.
September 26, 2014
DOD- Paralegal Specialist Opening
The Department of Defense Defense Legal Services Agency has a Paralegal Specialist opening, closing on October 7. See the USAJobs link here
September 12, 2014
Supervisory Ethics Specialist Opening at NIH
The Office of the Director, NIH Ethics Office (NEO) is looking for someone to join their team as a Supervisory Ethics Specialist. The broad mission of the NEO is to oversee and provide strategic direction of NIH activities relating to ethics policy, oversight, and operational activities of the 27 Institutes and Centers. For more information, please visit this link.
August 27, 2014
Ethics Program Assistant Vacancy at the U.S. Geological Survey
The Ethics Office at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Reston, VA has a vacancy for an Ethics Program Assistant, GS-303-6/7 (PERM-MP-CLR). The announcement number on USAJobs is ATL-2014-0866. The application deadline is September 4, 2014.
Who may apply? Current/former Federal employees with competitive status or who are eligible under a special or non-competitive appointing authority, as well as veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service.
Here is the link for more information:
August 25, 2014
Attorney/Advisor Position in the Judiciary's Financial Disclosure Office, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Longing to return to the judicial branch? or Wondered how financial disclosure is handled in the judicial branch? Are you a strong writer? The Financial Disclosure Office of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts just announced an attorney-advisor vacancy. The primary duties of the position will be to assist the Judicial Conference Committee on Financial Disclosure, whose members are federal judges, with the program management and operational support for the implementation throughout the judiciary of the financial disclosure provisions of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. Join two other attorneys (one is the Chief) and 7+ staff for a non-supervisory position in a friendly working environment; in an office conveniently located next to Union Station.
The announcement is open now and closes on 9/19/2014, but first review of applications will occur on 9/5/2014. Don't delay!
Find the announcement on USAJOBS.GOV at this address:
August 08, 2014
Vacancy at Department of the Interior
The following vacancy announcement SOL-2014-0027 is posted at:
Job Title: Attorney - Advisor, GS-0905-14/15, KD-Exc Svc
Department:Department Of The Interior Agency: Office of the Solicitor Job Announcement
SALARY RANGE: $105,211.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, August 7, 2014 to Thursday, August 14, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0905-14/15 POSITION INFORMATION: Excepted Appointment Permanent Position - Full-Time PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 15 DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust - Background Investigation SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
July 31, 2014
ETHICS SPECIALIST (GS-0301-11/13) VACANCY AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENTAL ETHICS OFFICE
The subject Ethics Specialist position is located with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Ethics Division, Financial Disclosure Section, in Washington, D.C.
The OGC Ethics Division is currently conducting a search to fill this position. The two vacancy announcements, links provided below, are open through Wednesday, August 12, 2014, or the first 150 applicants (whichever comes first).
To view the vacancy announcements for this position, visit the following two links:
July 15, 2014
Job Openings at U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics
Please see the following descriptions for open positions at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics: Download Director of Advice and Education
If you have any questions, contact John Szabo at John.Szabo@mail.house.gov or call him at 202-225-0925.
July 07, 2014
Vacancy at the U.S. Department of Agriculture
The USDA Office of Ethics is seeking a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting, full-time, GS-13 Ethics Program Advisor position in its Washington, DC office. The Office of Ethics is responsible for providing ethics advice and services to all agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity employer.
Individuals interested in applying should visit the vacancy posting at USAJobs:
Applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Attorney Openings at ODNI
The following announcment for two attorney openings at ODNI may be found here: Download VA PE886 - ODNI-OGC Vacancy
June 25, 2014
Opening at Boeing- Director, Ethics Government Operations
Find details here
June 20, 2014
Ethics Program Specialist Openings at U.S. Dpt. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, is seeking two candidates for a challenging and dynamic, full-time, GS-9/13 Ethics Program Specialists in its Bethesda, MD office. The successful candidate(s) will serve as a primary advisor to the Deputy Ethics Counselor, and other staff on all ethical issues related to fostering adherence to ethical standards of conduct by employees and the prevention or resolution of conflicts of interest.
Please find the links to the two announcements below:
June 04, 2014
Opening at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is seeking a highly-qualified candidate for an exciting and challenging full-time position in its Ethics Office. The position will be filled either as an Attorney-Advisor position at the CN-0905-52/53/60 level ($85,000 to 187,800) or as an Ethics Program Manager position at the CN-030152/53 level ($85,000 to $149,036). The CFPB Ethics Office administers the Bureau-wide ethics program, offers advice and guidance to employees and managers on the interpretation and application of the Federal ethics statutes, rules and regulations, administers the financial disclosure program, and provides in-person ethics training. The position requires the incumbent to manage and administer CFPB's financial disclosure reporting program including online coordinating, tracking, collecting, and reviewing financial disclosures reports and resolving identified issues. Successful accomplishment of these duties requires knowledge of the relevant laws and regulations, ease with advanced computer applications, excellent legal research and writing skills, an exemplary cooperative spirit, the ability to work well in a team environment and the ability to effectively present live training to small and large groups. CFPB is an equal opportunity employer.
Individuals interested in applying for either position should visit the vacancy postings at: Here are the USAJOBS links: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/371330600
Both job openings close on Friday, June 13th.
May 16, 2014
Vacancy at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, Headquarters Office, is seeking a full time candidate to fill the challenging and dynamic position of Managing Director of Ethics, GS-0301-15. The Managing Director for Ethics serves as the primary advisor to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), as well as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer (DCOO), in addition to providing expert and strategic advice on handling sensitive issues, develops ethical policies, makes decisions based on detailed analysis, and manages and directs a compressive ethical program at the FDA.
Individuals interested in applying should visit the vacancy posting at:
May 13, 2014
GS-15 Opening at Office of the Secretary of the Army
The job link may be found here
May 06, 2014
GS-15 Opening at U.S. Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation Office of General Counsel is seeking a candidate with demonstrated experience in leading and working with other attorneys in providing legal advice and guidance in the areas of ethics and permissible political activities under the Hatch Act for a GS-15 nonsupervisory attorney position in Washington, DC. Working closely with the Designated Agency Ethics Official and Alternate Agency Ethics Official, the candidate for this position will participate with the highest officials of the Department in the resolution of problems by proving legal advice, conducting research, providing recommendations to attorneys and/or the General Counsel, and representing the Department in conferences.
Individuals interested in applying should visit the vacancy posting at:
April 29, 2014
2 ATTORNEY-ADVISORS, GS13 & 15, AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HQ ETHICS OFFICE.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Headquarters Ethics Office, is seeking 2 candidates for a challenging and dynamic, full-time, GS-13 & 15 Attorney-Advisor position in its Washington, DC (3801 Nebraska Ave. NW) office.
The HQ Ethics Office administers the Department-wide ethics program, offers advice and guidance to Department employees and managers on the interpretation and application of the Federal ethics statutes, rules and regulations, administers the financial disclosure program, and provides ethics training. DHS is an equal opportunity employer.
Individuals interested in applying should visit the vacancy posting at:
Here is the USAJOBS link:
April 11, 2014
MANANGEMENT ANALYST VACANCY AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENTAL ETHICS OFFICE
The subject Management Analyst position is located with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Ethics Division, Program Review Section, in Washington, D.C. The OGC Ethics Division is currently conducting a search to fill this position. The two vacancy announcements, links provided below, are open through Thursday, April 24, 2014, or the first 150 applicants (whichever comes first).
To view the two vacancy announcements for this position, visit the following two links:
March 26, 2014
DEPUTY DIRECTOR VACANCY AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENTAL ETHICS OFFICE
The U.S. Department of Justice, Departmental Ethics Office (DEO) is seeking candidates for a challenging and dynamic, full-time, GS-15 Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (Deputy Director of DEO) position in its Washington, DC office. DEO administers the Department-wide ethics program. DEO offers advice and guidance to Department employees and managers on the interpretation and application of the Federal ethics statutes, rules and regulations, it administers the financial disclosure program, and it provides ethics training. This position includes being the first-line supervisor for the DEO staff. DOJ is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals interested in applying should visit the vacancy posting at
Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, April 21, 2014.
March 20, 2014
Vacancies at the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The USDA Office of Ethics is seeking motivated and highly-qualified candidates for two exciting, full-time, GS-14 Ethics Program Advisor positions in its Washington, DC office. The Office of Ethics is responsible for providing ethics advice and services to all agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals interested in applying should visit the vacancy posting at USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364756600
Applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, April 02, 2014.
March 11, 2014
Vacancy at the Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and Customs Enforcement seeks an ethics subject matter expert with strong interpersonal skills to serve as Deputy Chief Ethics Officer. For more information, please see the job posting here:
Job Openings: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
ETHICS ADVICE AND POLICY BRANCH Attorney Advisor GS 905 - 11/12/13/14 (Multiple Vacancies)
The Office of the General Counsel of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking to fill several advisory-attorney positions (GS 11/12/13/14) for its Ethics Division, which provides legal services involving federal criminal conflict of interest statutes, standards of ethical conduct regulations, financial disclosure requirements, procurement integrity provisions, lobbying rules, and Hatch Act political activity restrictions.
Ethics Division attorneys work closely with the White House Counsel’s Office and the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) in clearing new Presidential appointees in the Senate confirmation process and also provide, in consultation with state bar authorities, guidance on legal ethics and professional responsibility issues. Although the positions will have generalist ethics responsibilities, depending upon staffing needs, the positions may be focused on providing these services to a principal client agency, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The duty station for the positions may be at the HHS headquarters in Washington, DC, or at an Ethics Division satellite office in Silver Spring, MD.
Candidates must have strong writing, oral, and analytical skills and be adept at working with and advising clients. Knowledge of federal or state government ethics law, professional responsibility rules, political activity restrictions, procurement integrity, or related subjects is preferred, but recent law graduates and other attorneys with a strong interest in the subject matter will be considered. Knowledge of food and drug law, or the legal framework for health and social services programs, will be considered a plus.
Salary currently ranges from $63,091 (Grade 11, Step 1) to $138,136, (Grade 14, Step 10), depending upon experience. This is an open continuous announcement. The first deadline for application packages will be April 10, 2014. Review of applications will begin after this date. All applications received on or before this date will receive first consideration. After this deadline, applications will be considered as needed on a rolling basis until the vacancies are filled.
To be considered, applicants must email to OGCEthicsVacancy@hhs.gov the following items: (1) a cover letter summarizing relevant experience; (2) a résumé; (3) a list of three references; (4) law school transcripts (required only if the applicant has graduated within the last five years); and (5) two writing samples.
Those individuals who are unable to submit materials electronically may send hard copies to Elizabeth J. Fischmann, Deputy Associate General Counsel, Attention: Linda Conte, Operations Specialist, HHS/OGC/Ethics Division, Room 710-E, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20201. These career positions are in the Excepted Service under a Schedule A appointment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
If selected, an applicant must submit, prior to appointment, (1) an SF 85P, Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions; (2) a copy of the applicant’s state bar card or a certificate of good standing from all jurisdictions in which the applicant holds an active license to practice law; and (3) within thirty (30) days of entrance on duty, an OGE 450 Confidential Financial Disclosure Form. HHS is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke-free workplace.
March 05, 2014
Ethics Coordinator Opening at the Federal Reserve Board
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking an energetic and organized individual with experience administering a federal ethics program to serve as the Board’s Ethics Coordinator. For more information, please see the job posting here:
February 11, 2014
Opening at USTR
USTR has posted a vacancy announcement for USTR’s Chief Counsel for Administrative Law / Agency Ethics Official , a Senior Level (SL) position with a salary range of $120,749.00 to $167,000.00. Closing date: February 18, 2014 (11:59 pm EST)
Potential applicants who have status in the Federal government (i.e., most current Federal employees, former Federal employees who attained career status), should apply to vacancy announcement # USTR-14-02-KJ-MP at the following URL: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/360206700?share=email
Please feel free to forward this message to anyone who may be interested in applying for this position. If you have any questions, please call the USTR HR office at 202-395-7360. The former occupant of the position, Dave Apol, would also be happy to answer any questions you might have about the position (BTW he’ll tell you it’s a good one). He can be reached at 482- 9205.
February 03, 2014
Vacancy at the Food and Drug Administration
The FDA’s Division of Ethics and Integrity administers the agency-wide ethics program. The vacancy is for an experienced ethics official to serve as the technical authority in providing advice and counsel to other Division ethics officials in the completion of assignments and projects and serving as advisor in ethics related matters. Candidates will be expected to be able to exhibit potential for a leadership/management in the office.
The vacancy announcement closes on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The link to the announcement is below:
January 14, 2014
Ethics Attorney Opening at Federal Trade Commission
If you are an attorney with a genuine interest in helping federal employees serve with integrity, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking for you! The FTC’s Office of the General Counsel is seeking an attorney with federal ethics experience (or an express desire to practice law in this area). Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate excellent research, writing, and oral presentation skills. The FTC offers numerous benefits, including telework and other flexible work schedules. Details about this opening may be found at USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359055500