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Employment Opportunities

Listing of open positions with the Commission

Immediate Employment Opportunities

We are pleased to announce current vacancies in operational and management positions. This is another step in ensuring that the new Commission has the staffing and resources necessary to fulfill its mission - to oversee, regulate, and ensure compliance with New York State’s ethics and lobbying laws through education, training, guidance, disclosure, and audits and, when necessary, through investigations and enforcement proceedings. 
The Commission on Ethics and Lobbying offers competitive salaries, along with State benefits that include generous paid and sick leave.

 

Administration:

  • Business Systems Analyst

 

Investigations and Enforcement Division:

  • Investigative Counsel
  • Confidential Investigator

 

 Education & Training Division:

  • Training Associate
  • Training Assistant

 

Ethics Division:

  • Assistant Director of Financial Disclosure Statements
  • Associate Counsel
  • FDS Assistant Filings Specialist

 

Ethics & Lobbying Division:

  • Compliance Auditor
  • Compliance Analyst 

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 161 of 2017 (continued by Executive Order No. 6 of 2021), no State entity, as defined by EO 161, 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 NYS Office of Employee Relations at 518-474-6988 or via email at [email protected].

 

Business Systems Analyst

Location: Albany

The NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (COELIG) seeks a Business Systems Analyst to serve as a liaison between Commission leadership and OITS to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate requirements for changes to existing business processes, policies, and information systems and for the development of new information and replacement systems.  Under the direction of the Commission’s Executive Director and supervision of Executive staff, the Business Systems Analyst will:

  • Conduct research and information gathering relating to business requirements for improvement or automation of processes or functions.

  • Develop business rules for agency applications.

  • Provide technical support for video conferencing, audio and streaming needs.

  • Provide technical assistant to the end users of Commission systems.

  • Apply data analytical skills to better utilize and exploit agency data sets.

  • Utilize basic requirement elicitation techniques to develop workflow processes.

  • Create reports and flow charts describing current business workflow and processes.

  • Assist in gathering requirement for larger more multi-faced projects or systems and internal or external interfaces with these systems.  Create process, data or other models utilizing modeling techniques.

  • Function as recording analyst on complex projects.

  • Conduct specific system tests.

  • Assist in training end users (staff) on new procedures and software.

  • Create training and procedure manuals for end users.

  • Perform post-implementation review and assessment.

  • Identify, analyze, and resolve issues for existing systems.

  • Assist in the development of basic information systems.

  • Responsible for ensuring projects are properly staffed by OITS and are timely completed.

Minimum Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree and completion of a two-year traineeship; or a bachelor’s degree and two years of business analysis experience where primary duty was performing three of the five following activities: 

1. Using business analysis techniques to elicit requirements as the foundation for the solution to the organization’s business needs [(e.g., workshops, focus groups, interviews, observation, brainstorming, surveys/questionnaires, Joint Application Development (JAD) Sessions)]. 

2. Using business analysis techniques to identify solutions aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the system, business process, or product/service to fulfill the business requirements (e.g., Data Flow Diagram, Business Process Model, Root Cause Analysis, Fish Bone Diagram, Context Diagram, Business Process Flows, or Fit-Gap Analysis). 

3. Describing in a comprehensive written document what the system, process, or product service must do to satisfy the established business requirement; this includes creating, updating, and maintaining documentation through the system development life cycle [(e.g., Business Case, Use Case, Business Requirements Document (BRD), Fit-Gap Analysis, Impact and feasibility Analysis, Change Management Analysis)]. 

4. Validating requirements throughout the product/system development life cycle (SDLC) including all changes to the processes that would enable an organization to achieve its goals. 

5. Verifying requirements throughout the product/SDLC to ensure they perform to the required specifications and are capable of achieving the design capabilities; this includes developing test plans/scenarios and logical designs, testing the scenarios, reviewing test results, identifying constraints and risks, and/or communicating with stakeholders.

MS Access/SQL database development and administration skills and experience with applied programming interface architectures preferred. 

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 Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government
540 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207

By email:

[email protected]

Investigative Counsel

Location: Albany  

The NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (“Commission”) 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. The 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. 

  

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 of experience in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar.
  • Litigation experience, including gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, negotiating settlements, and trials/adjudicative proceedings required; also experience in law enforcement and fraud or public integrity investigations preferred.
  • Strong writing skills required.
  • Knowledge of New York state 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 email address of three professional references, in confidence, to:

 

By mail: 

NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government  

540 Broadway 

Albany, New York 12207 

 

By email:   [email protected]  

Confidential Investigator

Location: Albany or New York City

The Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (“Commission”) seeks a Confidential Investigator to join its Investigations and Enforcement Division. The position assists with intake and management of complaints and referral of potential violations of laws within the Commission’s jurisdiction. The Confidential Investigator analyzes complaints to determine if allegations raise potential violations of the Public Officers Law, the Lobbying Act, or the Civil Service Law; makes recommendations to the Chief Investigator as to disposition of complaints; and develops an investigation plan in conjunction with Counsel’s Office. In addition, the position extracts information through application of interview techniques and obtains information through inquiry, subpoena, and other investigative methods. The Confidential Investigator is entrusted with sensitive information and material, the confidentiality of which must be scrupulously maintained, and must exercise discretion in discussions and utmost care in handling sensitive materials to protect the confidentiality of matters before the Commission.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have five or more years of investigative experience.  State government experience, knowledge of New York state criminal, ethics and lobbying laws, as well as public integrity experience preferred. Ability to travel required.

Interested candidates should submit a current resume and cover letter, two writing samples, and the name, address, phone number, and email address of three professional references, in confidence, to:

By mail:

NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government

540 Broadway

Albany, New York 12207

By e-mail:

[email protected]

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 161 of 2017 (continued by Executive Order No. 6 of 2021), no State entity, as defined by EO 161, 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 NYS Office of Employee Relations at 518-474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Training Associate

Location: Albany

The NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (“Commission”) seeks a Training Associate to join its Education Unit. This unit is responsible for the design and delivery of innovative training programs on State Ethics and Lobbying laws serving over 300,000 New York State executive branch officers and employees and those firms and persons registered with the Commission to lobby on the State and local levels in New York State. In addition to trainings in a traditional classroom and online setting, the Training Associate develops and expands eLearning and distance learning programs utilizing the latest technology and computer-based solutions, including but not limited to: the Statewide Learning Management System (“SLMS”), video conferencing and eLearning software such as Lectora, Zoom, and WebEx.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Three years’ experience in the training profession including the live delivery of instructor-led courses and presentations; ability to acquire working knowledge of applicable Ethics and Lobbying laws; excellent oral communication skills; familiarity with web-based training programs is required, desktop publishing and video conferencing recommended; and the ability to travel is required.  Must have exceptional administrative and organizational skills. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

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 Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government
540 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207

 

By e-mail:

[email protected]

Training Assistant

Location: Albany

 

The NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (“Commission”) seeks a Training Assistant to join its Education Unit. This unit is responsible for the development and delivery of innovative training programs on State Ethics and Lobbying laws serving over 300,000 New York State executive branch officers and employees and those firms and persons registered with the Commission to lobby on the State and local levels in New York State. The Training Assistant will assist the unit with its administrative needs, respond to phone calls and emails, provide Help Desk assistance related to the Commission’s online Lobbying and Financial Disclosure applications, as well as assist in designing and maintaining a variety of trainings that support the Commission’s training and outreach programs by utilizing the latest technology and computer-based solutions, including but not limited to: the Statewide Learning Management System (“SLMS”), WebEx, video conferencing, and eLearning software such as Lectora.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Three years’ experience in similar administrative support position; specific experience assisting in the administration of training programs, including the live delivery of instructor-led courses and presentations preferred; advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge, including but not limited to pivot tables, and the ability to analyze and sort large datasets of participant roster information; ability to acquire working knowledge of applicable Ethics and Lobbying laws; excellent oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; familiarity with web-based training programs, desktop publishing and video conferencing experience recommended. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

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 Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government
540 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207

 

By e-mail:

[email protected]

Assistant Director of Financial Disclosure Statements

Location: Albany  

The NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (“Commission”) seeks an Assistant Director of FDS to assist the Deputy Director of FDS in administering the financial disclosure filing program pursuant to Section 73-a of the Public Officers Law, by working with filers, ethics officers, and appointing authorities to achieve compliance with the financial disclosure law; maintain the FDS online application and filer records; prepare and issue notices of failure to file and delinquency; and review and track filings, among other duties.  

 

Minimum Requirements: 

Candidates must have at least three years’ experience with the FDS filing program and be knowledgeable of the New York state financial disclosure law and the Commission’s enabling statute. Candidates must also possess and demonstrate excellent communication skills, experience with Microsoft Office software and database entry, and strong attention to detail. Technology or database experience is recommended. 

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

 

By mail: 

NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government 
540 Broadway 
Albany, New York 12207 

 

By email:  

[email protected]  

 

Associate Counsel

Location: Albany or NYC

 The NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (COELIG) seeks Associate Counsel to perform legal duties for the Commission.  Under the direction and supervision of Executive staff, the Associate Counsel will:

  • Advise and assist those New York state officers and employees under COELIG’s jurisdiction by providing guidance, assistance, and training relating to the State ethics and lobbying laws and COELIG regulations;
  • Assist with confidential investigations, and adjudicatory proceedings;
  • Review statutory filings in conjunction with Filings Staff and Investigative Staff;
  • Assist with legislative, regulatory, and litigation issues, including review and analysis of Commission legislative proposals and positions; perform tasks to implement new laws affecting the Commission; and prepare materials for litigation involving the Commission.
     
Minimum Requirements: 

Candidates must have been admitted to the New York Bar, be in good standing with any Bar before which they have been admitted to practice, and 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 not required. 

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 Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government
540 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207

By email:

[email protected]

Compliance Auditor

Location: Albany or Buffalo 

The New York State Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (“Commission”) seeks a Compliance Auditor to join its Compliance Audit and Review Unit. The unit is responsible for examining statutory filings and implementing the Commission’s Random Audit Program. The responsibilities of the Compliance Auditor 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.

The Compliance Auditor is entrusted with sensitive information and material, the confidentiality of which must be scrupulously maintained; the incumbent must exercise discretion in discussions and utmost care in handling sensitive materials to protect the confidentiality of matters before the Commission.

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; or (2) program analysis; or (3) financial analysis and auditing.
  • Ability to summarize and support technical findings clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • An aptitude for critical analysis.
  • Comfortable in conducting interviews.
  • Exceptional spreadsheet skills.  Knowledge of audit software and/or database software is a plus.
  • Two years of accounting or program review experience.

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

 

By mail: 

NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government 
540 Broadway 
Albany, New York 12207 

By e-mail:  [email protected]  

 

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 161 of 2017 (continued by Executive Order No. 6 of 2021), no State entity, as defined by EO 161, 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 NYS Office of Employee Relations at 518-474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Compliance Analyst

Location: Albany or Buffalo 

The New York State Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government seeks a Compliance Analyst to join its Compliance Audit & Review Unit. The unit is responsible for examining statutory filings and implementing the Commission’s audit programs. The responsibilities of the Compliance Analyst will include conducting random and targeted reviews of Financial Disclosure Statements submitted by certain 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 the Commission. 

 

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. 

  • Ability to summarize and support findings clearly, both orally and in writing. 

  • An aptitude for critical analysis. 

  • Comfortable in conducting interviews. 

  • Exceptional spreadsheet skills. Knowledge of Lexis or other research databases. 

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

 

By mail: 

NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government 
540 Broadway 
Albany, New York 12207 

 

By e-mail:  [email protected]  

Deputy Director of Administration

Location: Albany

The NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (“Commission”) seeks a Deputy Director of Administration, to join its Administration Division.  Under the direction of Executive staff and the Director of Administration, the Deputy Director of Administration will:

  • Supervise administrative staff, under the management of the Director;
  • Assist in performing Human Resource functions;
  • Assist in all budget preparations and implementation activities, including preparation of budget requests and cash plans, preparation of expenditures forecasts and reports, compiling and maintaining annual statistical reports for budget forecasting and preparation of revenue reports;
  • Assist Executive staff to prepare, edit, update, and proofread written office policies and procedures;
  • Assist in the financial management of the Commission’s offices, including gathering information and preparing documents for agency contract procurements, requests for proposals/applications and sole/single source procurement;
  • Design, create and maintain files;
  • Interface with the Statewide Financial System as necessary to conduct authorized fiscal transactions.

The Deputy Director of Administration is entrusted with sensitive information and material, the confidentiality of which must be scrupulously maintained.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or related field.  At least five years of experience, including three years of experience in office management, budget, or human resources.  Exceptional MS Office skills.  Knowledge of NY State finance and procurement guidelines is preferred.

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

By mail:

NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government
540 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207

By email:

[email protected]

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 161 of 2017 (continued by Executive Order No. 6 of 2021), no State entity, as defined by EO 161, 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 NYS Office of Employee Relations at 518-474-6988 or via email at [email protected]