Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Oversight

Join the Team!  The Ethics Commission needs you. Community leaders ensuring open, transparent, and accountable local government.  Applications due October 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.  Interviews held October 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  More info? Contact lbarboza@coj.net or call 904-630-4734.   Now accepting applications.  The City of Jacksonville Ethics Commission is currently accepting applications. The Commission will select new members following a review and interviews of applicants. Ideally, Commission members represent a broad cross-section of the Jacksonville Community. They are engaged, active citizens committed to attending and preparing for commission meetings where they address ethics complaints and issues for the city in a politically impartial manner.  Photograph shows current Commission members.

Notice of Vacancies on Ethics Commission

The City of Jacksonville Ethics Commission is currently accepting applications for several vacancies on the Ethics Commission. The Ethics Commission has a long, distinguished history in the City of Jacksonville of ensuring transparent and open government for the citizens.  Among its many outstanding accomplishments, the Ethics Commission has drafted and implemented the Jacksonville Ethics Code and successfully assisted in the establishment of an independent Office of Ethics, Compliance and Oversight that is primarily responsible for administering the Ethics Code.  Per Chapter 602, Part 9 of the Jacksonville Ordinance Code, the Ethics Commission performs numerous functions, including assisting the Office of Ethics, Compliance and Oversight, and investigating and consideration of any potential violation of the Jacksonville Ethics Code.

Interested parties must complete and submit the attached application per the instructions.  Completed applications are due on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. and must be submitted via email to ethics@coj.net.  Interviews of all applicants will be scheduled during the Nominating Committee meeting on Monday, October 15 at 3:00 p.m.

Please contact Lourdes Barboza, Executive Assistant with the Office of Ethics, Compliance and Oversight, at (904) 630-4734 or lbarboza@coj.net for more information.

Click here to download the application.






Jacksonville has a very strong commitment to ethics in city government.  In 1999, the Jacksonvile City Council enacted a comprehensive Ethics Code for the city.  Jacksonville's Ethics Program is innovative.  Instead of just emphasizing laws, it attempts to train all city employees in the values behind the rules and regulations.  Training for elected officials is organized through the Office of Ethics, Compliance and Oversight with the assistance of the Office of General Counsel.  In addition, every department has a Department Ethics Officer who reports to the city's Ethics Officer and assists with the ongoing training of all city employees.

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Hotline: (904) 630-1015

Hotline telephoneFor more information on the hotline, go to Ethics Hotline and Whistleblower Protection

For Hotline Inquiries, please note, under the Hotline procedures, persons investigating or working on cases cannot confirm or deny the existence of an on-going case or discuss any details of the case outside of what is authorized in the hotline procedures.

Ethics Office Budget 2017-18 - Ethics Office Budget 2017-18

Ethics Office Annual Report 2017 - Ethics Office Annual Report 2018

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For more information about the city's Ethics Program, please contact us.

Carla Miller, Director
Office of Ethics, Compliance and Oversight
Jacksonville Ethics Commission
117 W. Duval Street, Suite 225
Jacksonville, FL  32202
(904) 630-1476
(904) 630-4747