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Staff Attorney Positi​on: 

​The Ethics Commission is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney.  Applicants must send a resume, including named references and at least one recent writing sample to: or to M. Ellen Briggs, West Virginia Ethics Commission, 210 Brooks Street, Suite 300, Charleston, WV 25301.  Applications must be received by the close of business on April 30, 2024.  For the job description and salary range, click here​​. ​​

Statutes relating to the West Virginia Ethics Commission

The Ethics Act - W. Va. Code Chapter 6B

Open Meetings Act -  W. Va. Code Chapter 6, Article 9A

Lobbying - W. Va. Code Chapter 6B, Article 3

Financial Disclosure Statement - W. Va. Code § 6B-2-6​

County Officials - W. Va. Code § 61-10-15

County School Boards - W. Va. Code § 18-5-1a

Legislative Rules of the West Virginia Ethics Commission

Administrative Law Judge Code of Conduct:

Title 158 Series 13 ALJ Code of Conduct
Title 158 Series 05 ALJ Procedural Rules

Complaints & Hearings Procedural Rules

Title 158 Series 16 Complaints, Probable Cause Review Board and Investigations ​
Title 158 Series 17 Hearings

Lobbying Rules:

Title 158 Series 12 Lobbying 
Title 158 Series 15 Lobbyist Compliance Audits​

Other Ethics Commission Rules:
Title 158 Series 01  Confidentiality​

Title 158 Series 03  Purchase, Sale or Lease of Personal Property

Title 158 Series 06 Use of Office for Private Gain, Including Nepotism

Title 158 Series 07 Gifts & Charitable Contributions

Title 158 Series 08 Interest in Public Contracts

Title 158 Series 11 Employment Exemptions​​

Title 158 Series 14 Filing of Verified Time Records 

Title 158 Series 18 Ethics Training Requirements for Designated Public Officials 

Title 158 Series 19 WV Ethics Commission Procedures  

Title 158 Series 20 Forms​