Ethics Advisor

/Ethics Advisor
Organization: Los Angeles Unified School District
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: USA

Minimum Requirements

ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: A baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university, preferably in public administration, business administration,communications/public relations, education, law, ethics/philosophy or related field. An advanced degree in one of these fields is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: At least four years of professional experience in a position(s) related to ethics, public relations, human resources, or training, within a large organization, or in position(s) involved with change management. Supervisory experience is desirable. An advanced degree in public administration, business administration, communications/public relations, education, law, ethics/philosophy or related field from a recognized university may be substituted for the required experience on a year for year basis.

SPECIAL: A valid California driver license and the availability of private transportation, or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation.

SPECIAL NOTE: An employee in this class may be subject to the reporting requirements of the District’s Conflict of Interest Code. Entrance requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skill, and/or abilities. To the extent permitted by law,management retains the discretion to add or to change typical duties of the position at any time, as long as such addition or change is reasonably related to existing duties.

Desirable Qualifications

An ideal candidate who is most likely to be successful on the job must demonstrate experience upholding ethical rules while possessing an ability to effectively plan, organize, and assist the Ethics Officer in administering an ethics program. S/he possesses the ability to learn laws, policies, and rules of governmental ethics and conflict of interest. A successful candidate for Ethics Advisor will also possess the following characteristics:

— Background in applying sound judgment when advising on ethical issues and demonstrate the ability to provide sound advice.

— Proven experience developing and implementing trainings programs.

— Experience applying, explaining, and adhering to ethical rules and policies.

— Ability to research ethical laws and codes in order to provide sound advice.

— Will be motivated and self-directed to handle a variety of tasks and exercise sound judgment and work without close supervision.

— Leadership ability to advise and train personnel at various levels in the organization on policy while modeling ethical behavior.

— Must possess excellent oral and written communication, as they must be able to explain complex concepts and formal presentation of recommendations and one-on-one interactions with employees of all levels. S/he must have superb writing skills to draft District wide communication and materials.

–Must be able to utilize basic word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.

Employment Selection Process

The selection process will TENTATIVELY consist of a supplemental questionnaire (completed and submitted with the online application) and an interview and technical project. Please be sure to include correspondence from as an approved sender so that messages aren’t accidentally placed into your spam/junk e-mail folder.

We anticipate receiving a number of well qualified applicants for this position; therefore, there will be a competitive process. The hiring departments have requested that we proceed with the selection process in an expeditious and timely manner. To honor this request we will be adhering to a pre-planned employment assessment schedule. Therefore,requests for makeup assessments are not likely to be accommodated. As testing dates may change, please keep checking your email for updates from the analyst in charge.

We encourage you to visit our website, periodically to check for the next recruitment and we encourage you to apply again. For more information about the LAUSD employment assessment process, visit the ‘My LAUSD Career’ section of our website at

Application Process


Please visit and click on “help desk service request form” located to the left of the Quick Links.

To find out whether the application deadline has been extended, visit the website at:

The Los Angeles Unified School District intends that all qualified persons shall have equal opportunities for employment and promotion. Reasonable accommodations in completing an application and testing are available to individuals with disabilities. Please call (213) 241-3455 for more information.

Additional Posting Information

Selection and promotion are based on a competitive employment assessment process. Candidates who pass all parts of the assessment process are placed on a hiring (eligibility) list based on their assessment score. Hiring departments may make job offers to candidates on the top three ranks of the hiring list. Eligibility typically lasts for 12 months. The hiring list resulting from this assessment process may be used to fill open positions in related job classifications.

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