Ethics Specialist

Department Of The Interior Lakewood , CO 80226

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

Salary: GS-9 $58,006 (Step 01) to $75,408 (Step 10); GS-11 $70,181 (Step 01) to $91,234 (Step 10);

NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

Open to current or former Federal employees: SOL-20-10887367-ST-KJD

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Responsibilities

As an Ethics Specialist within the Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Departmental Ethics Office (DEO) located in Lakewood, CO, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Provides technical assistance and support to supervisor and ethics officials on assigned team in administering the program.

  • Assists with reviews of outside employment and activity requests, requests for travel payments from non-Federal sources (1353 gift travel), and other ethics forms/documents

  • Reviews confidential financial disclosure reports. Communicates with financial disclosure filers regarding financial disclosure reports to help ensure filer's understand reporting requirements and accurately report financial data.

  • Assists with maintaining accurate tracking data on employees required to complete financial disclosure reports and complete ethics training.

  • Provides incidental administrative support including preparing letters and maintaining filing systems.

  • Assists with implementing ethics policies, procedures, forms, Manual chapters, and guidance materials.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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Conditions of Employment

Key Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.

  • Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.

  • More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

Requirements:

A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

Qualifications

GS-09: In order to qualify at the GS-9, you must meet one of the following:

  • -Possess 1-year of specialized experience in or directly related to this position that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. To be creditable, the required specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service. Examples of GS-07 level work may include: assisting in reviewing ethics forms (i.e., financial disclosures, gifts, post-employment, or other ethic documents); creating and maintaining accurate spreadsheets of travel expenses received from non-Federal entities, outside activity requests, contributions, agreements and financial disclosure report filers; categorizing and filing ethics opinions and advice in electronic and hard copy format; developing file maintenance and disposition plans and coordinating appropriate disposition of official documents and records; and preparing ethics correspondence in accordance with administrative policies.
  • -Possess 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or master`s or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.).
  • -Possess a combination of graduate level education beyond the first year of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

GS-11: In order to qualify at the GS-11, you must meet one of the following:

  • -Possess 1-year of specialized experience in or directly related to this position that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. To be creditable, the required specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Examples of GS-09 level work may include: assisting in the preparation of written and verbal advice to managers and employees on issues such as outside employment, gift acceptance, fundraising, lobbying, political activities, nepotism, etc.; assisting in managing an electronic financial disclosure system and the public financial disclosure reporting process; assisting in preparing communication materials for filers regarding their financial disclosure reports; reviewing public and confidential financial disclosure reports and preparing them for approval; researching the laws, regulations and policies that govern the financial interests; and assisting in preparing and developing training ethics related training materials.
  • -Possess 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  • -Possess a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meets qualification requirements for this position.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

  • Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/how-foreign-education-evaluated-federal-jobs .

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Ethics Specialist

Department Of The Interior