Senior Counsel for Ethics Compliance
Company: CGI Group, Inc.
Posted on: June 11, 2021
Senior Counsel for Ethics Compliance
As a federal government contractor, CGI Federal has a strong
commitment to ethics and integrity in its daily operations. CGI
Federal's Ethics and Compliance Program includes: a robust training
curriculum; monthly ethics awareness bulletins featuring topical
issues; a Hotline reporting system for ethical concerns; and its
"Standards of Ethics and Business Conduct" (the "Standards") along
with corporate policies, procedures, and guidance.
CGI Federal seeks a seasoned attorney with significant experience
in ethics compliance to serve as its Senior Counsel for Ethics
Compliance. This position reports directly to CGI Federal's General
Counsel, who also serves as CGI Federal's Ethics Officer and leads
CGI Federal's Legal, Compliance, and Corporate Contracts
Department. The Senior Counsel for Ethics Compliance will play an
integral part in the organization, design, implementation, and
continuous improvement of CGI Federal's Ethics and Compliance
Your future duties and responsibilities
Specifically, the Senior Counsel for Ethics Compliance will perform
the following key activities:
• Promote a strong ethics and compliance culture by developing an
effective communication strategy and leading the development,
deployment, and continuous improvement of CGI Federal's Ethics and
• Develop, implement, and administer CGI Federal's ethics and
compliance training curriculum in close coordination with CGI
Federal's training vendor to educate members and promote awareness
of the legal/ethical standards that apply to their jobs;
• Maintain and update annually CGI Federal's Standards and related
corporate policies, procedures, and guidance;
• Keep abreast of legal developments and industry best practices
affecting CGI Federal's Ethics and Compliance Program (proactively
recommend updates to CGI Federal's policies, procedures,
guidelines, and training materials);
• Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk and
develop/implement risk mitigation plans;
• Provide guidance to members on ethics, business conduct, and
• Conduct timely internal investigations of reported ethics
incidents and collaborate with Business Unit leaders and other
corporate functions (e.g., Security, Human Resources, etc.) to
resolve reported concerns;
• Coordinate, manage, administer, and maintain the CGI Federal
Hotline (including records of the investigation/resolution of all
ethical concerns reported through the Hotline and other reporting
• Assess and periodically report to the Chief Ethics & Compliance
Officer on the operational effectiveness of CGI Federal's Ethics
and Compliance Program;
• Maintain records with respect to the CGI Federal's Ethics and
Compliance Program, including individual training records;
• Prepare quarterly ethics and compliance reports for CGI Federal's
Board of Directors; and
• Evaluate the Program's effectiveness and recommend improvements
on an annual basis by measuring and monitoring compliance activity
and trends, participating or arranging for periodic compliance
audits, and collecting employee feedback through surveys or other
Required qualifications to be successful in this role
The successful candidate must have: (1) a minimum of seven years of
experience as an attorney at a law firm and/or as in-house counsel
at a federal government contractor or agency; (2) significant
relevant work experience in corporate ethics and compliance; and
(3) qualify as Virginia Corporate Counsel with excellent
references. Certification as Compliance and Ethics Professional
(CCEP or CCEP-I) is a plus.
In addition, the successful candidate must: (1) be able to work
independently with minimal supervision and simultaneously
manage/coordinate multiple projects; (2) be detail-oriented, have
strong organizational and emotional intelligence, and be able to
interact effectively with members at all levels of management; and
(3) have excellent verbal and written communications skills,
including the creativity to develop training using plain and simple
language to communicate compliance objectives.
Finally, the successful candidate should have experience with or
exposure to federal government contract laws and regulations,
including the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and corporate
governance best practices as part of a global corporation.
Certification as Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP or
CCEP-I) is a plus.
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