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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification

CHIEF ETHICS OFFICER

 

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Pay Grade
HCC ($183,123.20 - $228,904.00 - $274,684.80)
Job Summary
Plans and directs the overall implementation and execution of Metro′s Ethics Policy and Lobby Registration programs, including overseeing the operations of conflict of interest, code of conduct, and ethics and lobby registration program functions; developing strategies; and establishing and implementing policies and procedures to achieve departmental goals.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans and directs the implementation and execution of Metro's Ethics Policy and Lobby Registration programs; oversees operations of program functions
  • Prepares Conflict of Interest and similar reports for Board meetings and committees pursuant to California Government Code Sections 87103 and 84308, and Public Utility Code Section 130051.20
  • Oversees the interpretation and enforcement of Metro′s Code(s) of Conduct and statutory obligations for board members, contractors, customers, and employees
  • Ensures Statements of Economic Interest Form 700 disclosures are filed by board members, pension investment board members, and designated employees and consultants
  • Reviews agendas for possible conflicts of interest
  • Oversees the training of Metro staff, board members, consultants, and the public regarding the application of the Ethics Policy, Political Reform Act, Lobby Registration regulations, and conflict of interest
  • Participates in pre-bid meetings to inform potential vendors of Lobby Registration regulations
  • Keeps up to date on current state laws regarding ethics and conflicts of interest
  • Supervises assigned staff
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all assigned employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out


    May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations regarding conflict of interest, ethics, and lobby registration
  • The operations of conflict of interest, code of conduct, ethics and lobby registration programs functions
  • Theories, principles, and practices of ethics
  • Public administration
  • Metro's policies and procedures
  • California Political Reform Act of 1974 and Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulations
  • Public Records Act and Brown Act
  • Modern management theory

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Overseeing the operations of conflict of interest, code of conduct, ethics, and lobby registration programs functions
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals
  • Establishing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • Exercising good judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Use technology and applicable business software applications, including Microsoft Office Suite, case tracking systems, and ethics related software applications

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Handle highly confidential information
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Write clearly and convincingly
  • Supervise, train, and motivate assigned staff
  • Travel to offsite locations
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:

Education
  • Juris Doctor with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Public Administration, or a related field; Master's Degree in a related field preferred

Experience
  • Five years of relevant executive management-level experience performing work in support of ethics programs

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • Active member in good standing of the California Bar
Special Conditions
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions
  • Typical office situation
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen
  • Exposure to physical and verbal abuse by clients/customers and/or general public
  • Exposure to outdoor weather including extreme heat, cold, dampness and/or humidity
  • Extensive safety training and/or use of protective devices and personal protective gear
  • Work after designated regular hours in case of special assignments or emergencies
  • Local travel

Physical Effort Required
  • Sitting at a desk or table
  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium
  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions
  • Standing
  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')
  • Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required
 

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Job GroupJob Class CodeFLSA StatusDate OriginatedDate Revised
Non-Contract4228Exempt13-APR-9822-AUG-19

Disclaimer
This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

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