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Office of Government Ethics Government Ethics Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia


The Program Counsel Division (PCD) provides vital services and support to agency ethics officials throughout the executive branch. The selectee will serve as a Government Ethics Specialist on the Desk Officer team. Through its Desk Officer program, PCD provides timely and accurate advice to ethics officials in response to questions regarding unique or emerging ethics-related issues.


The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.- Provide oversight, analytical interpretation, technical assistance, and training to assigned departments/agencies on all matters relating to development of agency ethics programs and to standards of conduct, financial disclosure, and education/training regulations.- Develop training courses and products to be used by OGE to train agency ethics officials, and by agency ethics officials to train agency personnel.- Consult with attorneys in the Office of General Counsel to resolve questions from agency ethics staffs which require legal interpretation.- Assist in the administration of OGE's financial disclosure system.


Conditions of Employment

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Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

Relevant experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.


You must meet the following requirements within 30 days ofthe closing date of this announcement.Specialized experience:For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:Applying program information to a variety of situations. Examples of this experience could include:- Researching, interpreting and communicating on questions involving ethics-related statues, regulations, policies, and issues; AND - Reviewing of confidential or public financial disclosure forms; AND - Delivering ethics training.In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current federal employees serving on a nontemporary competitive appointment must have served at least 3 months in that appointment.


Additional Information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.- This is anon-bargaining unit position.- We offer opportunities for telework.- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: - A one year probationary period may be required.- Must successfully complete a background investigation.-Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employmentto determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service Systemor are exempt from having to do so.- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.- Undergo an income tax verification.- The Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993 prohibits requesting, transmitting, accepting, or considering political recommendations for employment or other personnel actions for non-political positions.