Salary:Negotiable Depending on Qualifications, range of $156,923 to $172,615 Annually

Department:Commission on Ethics

Location:West Palm Beach, Florida

Hours:8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday – Friday

Other:Valid Florida Driver’s License and PBC Risk Management Department approval prior toappointment.

This is an AT WILL position.

Palm Beach County (PBC), Florida, is soliciting applicants for the position of Executive Director, for the PBC Commission on Ethics (COE). In this highly responsible administrative role, you will lead an independent agency that provides advisory and quasi-judicial services, dedicated to strengthening public trust in local government. The Palm Beach County COE has been recognized as one of the most independent and innovative ethics programs in the country. This position oversees the daily operations of the Palm Beach County COE. The selected candidate will work with dedicated, expert staff on enforcement issues, interpretation and development of ethics rules, and community outreach. Responsible for designing and implementing training and education programs for public officials and employees, county and municipal vendors, lobbyists and principals and other entities that may come under the jurisdiction of the COE by contract or ordinance. Develops policies, programs and strategies to deal with all ethics related matters. In addition, will prepare and edit legal and informational documents for the COE and general public.

Reviews applicable codes and ordinances and recommends changes to the COE based upon the ongoing application of these laws. Plans, directs and establishes administrative policy to effectively allow the department to carry out its mission. Reviews ethics inquiries and investigations, files self-initiated complaints, determines legal sufficiency of complaints, writes, reviews, edits documents and submits to the COE for approval. Makes Court appearances where COE decisions are contested. Creates and publishes periodic reports for the governing boards under the jurisdiction of the COE and to the community at large on matters relative to the official activities, public findings and economic impact of the COE’s activities. Prepares and presents annual budgets to the COE and BCC for approval.

The Ethics Commission shall provide broad policy and directional goals which the successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out with minimal supervision or interference.

The selected candidate will not become actively involved in political activities, will not attempt to utilize the position for personal gain and will avoid all appearances of potential conflict that might be perceived to impair the independence of the office.

Minimum Requirements: Juris Doctor Degree; seven (7) years of experience that includes four (4) years of related supervision in any one or a combination of the following fields: As a Federal, State, or Local law enforcement officer/official/prosecutor; as a Federal or State court judge or judicial clerk; as a Federal, State, or Local government attorney with expertise in investigating fraud, mismanagement, corruption and/or advising public officials on their ethical obligations; as an Ethics Officer, Inspector General, Certified Public Accountant, or Internal Auditor; in an investigative public agency similar to an Ethics Office; as an ethics officer. Current membership in good standing with the Florida Bar. Candidates must state in their application materials their minimum salary requirement.

Preferred Qualifications include participation in business, government, professional and community-based organizations; prior legal related work in an ethics office; certification or other experience relating to white collar crime or official corruption prosecution or equivalent civil action; teaching or directing college, university or law school level classes or programs involving public administration or ethics in government and/or publication in the field of government or corporate ethics. Demonstrated experience in legal pleadings, community speaking and outreach. Attorney with experience in ethics regulation, research, legal writing, law enforcement or civil code enforcement, municipal or local government law.

Selection Process: Employment Application information is subject to State of Florida Public Records, Chapter 119 laws/exemptions (view statute ). Applicants must complete a Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Employment Application (apply at ), and upload a and any Veteran’s Preference/related materials, to online employment application by 5:00 p.m. on 10/1/2021 (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted). The Commission on Ethics, composed of a former law enforcement official with experience investigating white collar crime or public corruption, an attorney with experience in ethics regulation, an ethics educator, a certified public accountant and a former elected official, will be solely responsible for selecting the Executive Director. Employment Application review and background investigations will be conducted. Following formal interview by the COE, the Commission on Ethics will set the Executive Director’s salary, subject to approval by the Board of County Commissioners.

Benefits: The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners provides an excellent benefits package, including a salary competitive for the South Florida marketplace, for interviews, relocation reimbursement assistance per PBC County-Wide Policy , medical, dental and life insurance, as well as vacation, sick and paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement and participation in the Florida Retirement System.

Visit for detailed information on the Commission on Ethics, Palm Beach County, Florida.

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