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Ethics Director

Date Posted:  Jan 7, 2022
Requisition ID:  293883

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population.  As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Office of Inspector General:


The Indiana Office of Inspector General endeavors to reduce fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, and wrongdoing in the state executive branch agencies.  Through education, advice, investigations, prosecutions, and legislative recommendations, the Inspector General fosters a culture of integrity that contributes to public confidence in state government.



The starting salary for this position is $65,000 and is commensurate with education and/or experience.  


About the Job:


The Ethics Director coordinates the activities of the State Ethics Commission and assists in the performance of advisory, educational, and investigative functions of the office. Duties include coordinating ethics meetings and hearings, coordinating and drafting of advisory opinions, coordinating education and training efforts of the office, and conducting legal research. The Ethics Director has frequent interactions with legal counsel of other state agencies, especially with designated Ethics Officers for each agency in communicating and supporting the mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) throughout state government.

A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Manage all OIG trainings. Participate in the delivery of all OIG training activities, including the statewide ELM-delivered Code of Ethics training administered to all state employees. Work in concert with assigned Ethics Officers at each state agency to ensure statewide completion of biennial ethics training.
  • Responsible for Education Newsletters, Presentations, Website, Forums, and annual conferences (Auditor & Investigative Conference, and Legal & Ethics Conference).
  • Responsible for organizing all matters pertaining to the administration of the State Ethics Commission, including State Ethics Commission meetings and assisting in the collection efforts on behalf of the agency and the State Ethics Commission.
  • Responsible for supervising the OIG’s Legal Assistant who assists in all administrative matters for the office including reception, correspondence, State Ethics Commission matters, document management, disclosure statement and waiver filings, and public records requests. 
  • Responsible for coordinating and issuing informal advisory opinions. Responsible for drafting and finalizing formal advisory opinions on behalf of the State Ethics Commission. 
  • Responsible for Financial Disclosure Statement and all ethics disclosure and waiver filings. 
  • Conduct legal research and draft reports, legal memoranda, and other legal documents.
  • Assists with media relations including maintaining office’s communications through social media and all agency Ethics Officers. 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Admission in good standing to the Indiana State Bar.
  • Extensive knowledge of agency and/or organizational program(s) and business practices. 
  • Extensive knowledge of State programs and resources, public policy, and program evaluation. 
  • Ability to develop and/or measure program outcomes. 
  • Ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with key public and private government and business leaders. 
  • Ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information, and use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations. 
  • Ability to work with internal and external customers to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems, and satisfy expectations. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships, establish credibility, and influence leaders at all levels. 
  • Make sound, well-informed, and objective decisions, and perceives the impact and implications of decisions.
  • Ability to identify problems. determine accuracy and relevance of information, and to use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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