The Administrative Office (AO), an agency of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government, is committed to serving and supporting the Federal court system of the United States. The AO provides a broad range of legislative, legal, financial, technology, management, administrative and program support services to the Federal courts.
AO positions are classified and paid under a broad-banded system with the exception of positions in the AO Executive Service. Salary is commensurate with experience. Most AO employees are eligible for full Federal and Judiciary benefits.
The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the Third Branch of government. We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.
This job opportunity announcement is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks beginning April 21, 2017.
The incumbent serves as Chief of the Financial Disclosure Staff and Staff Counsel to the 16 Member Committee on Financial Disclosure of the Judicial Conference of the United States ("Committee"). The Financial Disclosure Staff is in the Ethics Office, a unit of the Office of General Counsel. The Committee on Financial Disclosure is responsible for the implementation within the Judiciary of the financial disclosure provisions of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 ("Act"), and managing the financial disclosure reporting and public disclosure system for the Judiciary. Under the supervision of the General Counsel and the direction of the Chair of the Committee, the incumbent is responsible for providing professional advice and guidance on a broad range of issues, policies, procedures, and legislative matters necessary to implement and administer the financial disclosure provisions of the Act. The incumbent performs the following principal functions:
1. Managing and supervising a team of consisting of attorneys, para-professionals, and administrative staff in examining and reviewing financial disclosure reports required to be filed by federal judges and qualifying Judiciary employees in accordance with the Act. The judiciary has over 3000 financial disclosure filers and all complete a public form;
2. Managing and administering the redaction process in accordance with the Act, and releasing reports requested by the public. The judiciary receives several large release requests resulting in more than a thousand reports being released each year;
3. Supporting the Committee on Financial Disclosure by providing policy and operational advice and guidance throughout the year and organizing and preparing agenda books, Judicial Conference reports, and other materials (statistical reports, research, and recommendations) relating to biannual Committee meetings;
4. Providing advice and guidance concerning interpretations of the Act, Committee procedures, financial disclosure reporting requirements for investment and financial instruments, and the public disclosure policies to the Director of the Administrative Office, General Counsel, judges, judicial employees and staff, and the public;
5. Managing, in consultation with the appropriate technology staff, the development, maintenance, and operation of the current Financial Disclosure Online Reporting System and the Financial Disclosure Reporting software, and lead the transition to a modernized financial disclosure system modeled extensively on the executive branch Integrity system; and
6. Consulting and collaborating with General Counsel and designated Assistant General Counsels to develop and provide legal advice and recommendations regarding the application of the Act, the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act, the Codes of Conduct, and related statutes and regulations