Members of Oklahoma Ethics Commission select finalist for top post

Members voted Friday to offer executive director position to one of four attorneys. An offer will be made to the top finalist, whose name was not released.
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT mmcnutt@opubco.com Published: December 15, 2012
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The salary being offered is the same that was advertised when the opening was announced, she said. The pay range for executive director was set at $100,000 to $120,000 annually.

“If we offer the position for this current fiscal year, it will be within the framework of that salary that we had stated,” Pettigrew said.

Commissioners on Friday reviewed nearly 60 applicants for the general counsel post during the closed session.

Commissioners voted in open session to interview at least four of them. The general counsel post's pay range was set at $92,500 to $112,500.

“We would really like for the new executive director if that person is designated, to assist in making the decision on the general counsel,” Pettigrew said.

“It could be that if we can't get this deal to work with the offer that we'll move on and do some action because we need an attorney in there. A lot of the questions that come in you just need an attorney to answer and our current staff is not qualified. So we're kind of at a standstill on some things.”