Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Counsel to the Chairman -- House Committee on Ethics
COUNSEL TO THE CHAIRMAN Committee on Ethics The House Committee on Ethics seeks an experienced person to serve in a shared position as Counsel to the Chairman, with duties in the Chairman’s personal office as well. The Chairman-designate for the 113th Congress is Representative K. Michael Conaway. The Counsel to the Chairman serves as the liaison between the Chairman and the non-partisan staff director of the Committee, advises the Chairman on recommendations from the Committee staff, reviews documents for the Chairman’s signature and provides other services related to the Committee or the personal office as the Chairman may require. The vast majority of the Counsel’s time is likely to be focused on Committee work. The Committee's responsibilities include conducting investigations and adjudicatory and disciplinary proceedings regarding Members and staff of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as maintaining an active program that provides advice, education and training on the ethics rules to Members and staff. The Committee is bipartisan (evenly divided) and requires bipartisan agreement to move Committee matters forward. Most of the work of the Committee is conducted by authorization of the Chairman and Ranking Member together. This position calls for strong analytical and communication skills, and the ability to work with staff and Members across the aisle. The counsel is required by Committee rules to conduct their duties in a non-partisan manner, and to observe the strict confidentiality rules of the Committee. Experience in congressional ethics or related fields is helpful, but not required. Please forward resume and cover letter by e-mail to Scott.Graves@mail.house.gov.