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Ethics & Compliance Officer

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

Open Until Filled

Position Summary

This position is responsible for administration of ethics and compliance reporting, reinforcing company culture, training and awareness in support of the Cooperative’s strategic initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and administer corporate ethics and compliance reporting function
  • Reinforce corporate integrity and adherence to ethics, values and standards
  • Receive, review, research and thoroughly investigate suspected ethics and compliance violations
  • Conduct confidential investigative interviews
  • Design reports with investigation findings and recommendation outcomes
  • Recommend corrective action and track action items to ensure completion
  • Support the various reporting mechanisms, including the hotline and electronic mail account
  • Coordinate ethics and compliance committee for receipt and resolution of suspected violations
  • Maintain agendas, minutes and documents relating to activities performed by the ethics and compliance committee 
  • Implement corporate and departmental policies, procedures and service standards in conjunction with management
  • Develop, review and interpret policy
  • Collect, track and analyze relevant data and performance metrics
  • Report and present information to management and the Board of Directors
  • Develop and provide education and training materials, including programs for new employee orientation, ethics and compliance, internal control issues and other programs
  • Provide guidance to employees and managers on ethics and compliance reporting issues and concerns
  • Ensure integration of appropriate policy into the business unit activities
  • Build partnerships or support network with business units to enhance effectiveness
  • Maintain subject matter expertise on key policies and requirements
  • Analyze trends and recommend program activities and corrective actions
  • Prepare and present status of department programs to Board of Directors and committees
  • Maintain the highest integrity and security of confidential information
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology


Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities:  Provide leadership for the Ethics and Compliance Program and Ethics Champions


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of key ethics and compliance policies, rules, regulations and concepts
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Skilled in policy and procedure reviews
  • Skilled in interviewing and developing facts and impressions
  • Skilled in establishing and communicating in difficult situations
  • Skilled in anticipating, identifying, analyzing and resolving conflict and problems
  • Skilled in research and investigative techniques
  • Skilled in effective presentation techniques
  • Ability to develop and proactive fair and effective interview techniques
  • Ability to write clear, concise and timely investigation reports
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and critical thinking
  • Ability to understand complex legal concepts and legal research
  • Ability to be self-motivated, analytical, independent, credible and persistent
  • Ability to partner and interface with business leaders across all functional area
  • Ability to maintain credibility and objective perspective
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems


Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensure):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Directly related experience may substitute for education
  • Four years of related work experience
  • Two years of leadership experience
  • Ethics certification, LPEC, CCEP or equivalent preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License





Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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