The Hawaii State Ethics Commission is seeking applicants to fill Les Kondo’s shoes as executive director.

He started his new job as state auditor this week.

The five-member commission, a volunteer board appointed by the governor, is tasked with hiring and firing the executive director who serves as chief legal counsel and oversee the administration and enforcement of the state Ethics Code and Lobbyists Law.

The director also handles the day-to-day administration and management of the commission’s office and staff and provides overall leadership in guiding all aspects of the commission’s programs and activities, according to a description of the position.

The minimum qualifications include having a law degree.

The commission would ideally like the director to have 10 years experience in the practice of law, managerial experience, strong communication skills and “a commitment to public service and to maintaining high ethical standards.”

Read the full application description here.

Vice Speaker Mizuno Les Kondo Speaker Souki, LRB Director Charlotte Carter-Yamauchi and right, Ombudsman Robin Matsunaga. 22 april 2016
Vice Speaker John Mizuno, left, Les Kondo, center, and House Speaker Joe Souki pose for photos after the Legislature confirmed Kondo as auditor last month. Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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