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    The position is located in the Office of Ethics (OE), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

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    As an Ethics Specialist, you will be responsible for the following:

    • Researches and interprets regulations and statutes governing employee conduct under the Ethics in Government Act, Hatch Act, Procurement Integrity Act, Federal Election Campaign Act, Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act, and other related statutes.

    • Provides authoritative oral and written advice and recommendations to managers, supervisors, and key officials on policies and procedures that concern conflict of interest statutes and regulations, standards of conduct, ethics program policies, and other ethics related matters.

    •  Provides advisory services to senior level officials, managers and employees on their obligations under the Ethics in Government Act and assists them in finding an appropriate resolution of real or apparent conflicts of interest or potential violations of other ethics related regulations.

    • Analyzes the impact of new and existing regulations on ethics policies, procedures and written guidance materials to ensure compliance with Office of Government Ethics (OGE) program requirements; prepares program or procedural modifications. Develops formal policy directives, including ethics handbooks for managers and employees or similar formal policy documents.

    • Reviews official employee position descriptions to determine whether incumbents are required to file financial disclosure reports and/or attend mandatory annual ethics training.

    • Advises staff of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), staff in labor and employee relations functional areas and managers and employees throughout USDA regarding ethics issues, real and potential ethics conflicts, and the application of civil and criminal statutes for ethics cases and related situations.

    • Develops and presents briefing and training sessions addressing all ethics related topics including but not limited to: new employee orientation, conflict of interest, invitations from non-Federal sources, gift acceptance, political activity, seeking non-federal employment, post-employment, and non-Federal representations.

    This is a developmental position description for the full performance level GS-0301-13.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513157600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.