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SENIOR ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41001202

Date: Dec 5, 2017

Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33131

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Requisition No: 23041 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General

Working Title: SENIOR ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41001202

Position Number: 41001202 

Salary:  $61,016 - $85,000 

Posting Closing Date: 01/05/2018 

This is a re-advertisement. Prior applicants need not apply.

 

INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT: The Office of the Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs (OAG) is a pre-eminent, constitutional office, which serves as the chief lawyer to all state agencies and provides legal protections for Floridians against fraud and through the enforcement of the state’s laws. The OAG, is a cabinet agency in the executive branch of Florida state government.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  To be considered for the position all applicants must:

Submit a complete and accurate application profile necessary for qualifying, such as dates of service, reason for leaving, etc. In addition, all applicants must ensure all employment and/or detailed information about work experience is listed on your application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, part-time employment, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained.  Applicants who do not provide all information necessary to qualify, will not be considered for this position.

 

Verify that applicant responses to qualifying questions are verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the employment application and/or resume.  Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position.

 

The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment exercise. 

 

Current and future vacancies may be filled from this advertisement for a period of up to six months. Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement to be considered for that vacancy.  

 

OAG employees are paid biweekly.  All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Admission to the Florida Bar and six years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings.
Membership in good standing in another state Bar can substitute for the required admission to the Florida Bar provided membership in the Florida Bar is attained within 12 months of appointment to a position in this class.

 

Persons applying for this position must complete (in its entirety) in People First and submit in People First the following forms at the time of application: 1) Applicant Questionnaire for Non-Sworn Employment, 2) Release and Waiver, and 3) Authority for Release of Information (Background Investigation Waiver.) Failure to complete and submit these forms in People First at the time of application will result in the applicant being removed from consideration for this position.  To access the required forms, click on the link below:

 

http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/RMAS-ABYQ8K/$file/Non-Sworn.pdf

 

You will need to:  1) print these forms, 2) manually complete the forms, 3) scan the completed forms, 4) save the completed forms, then 5) attach the completed forms to your profile in People First.

 

If you are having trouble attaching your completed forms to your profile application, you will need to scan and email them to the OAG Recruiting Desk:  recruiting.desk@myfloridalegal.com.

 

IMPORTANT:  THE COMPLETED FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY OUR OFFICE NO LATER THAN THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ADVERTISEMENT.  Failure to complete and submit these forms in People First at the time of application will result in the applicant being removed from consideration for this position.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.  Preference will be given to Florida attorneys with prior prosecutorial experience.

 

KSA/EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

Represent the State of Florida in all Medicaid Fraud Cases, handle settlement negotiations, pleadings, depositions, pre-trial, jury and non-jury trials, post-trial and appellate practice related to MFCU cases. This position is the liaison with the US Department of Justice and assists in the day to day federal operations involving recovery of Medicaid overpayment with the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT.)  This position is subject to a background investigation conducted by the US Department of Justice.

· Research and draft motions, discovery responses, memoranda, briefs, opinions, orders, settlements, subpoenas and other miscellaneous pleadings and documents.

· Provide guidance and leadership to entry level attorneys.

· Coordinate the investigation and litigation of MFCU cases.

· Exercise a thorough working knowledge of federal and state rules of procedure, evidence and substantive law.

· Provide MFCU investigators, analysts and auditors with legal advice and assistance related to MFCU investigations.

· Provide legal assistance to the Director with regard to MFCU matters.

· Perform routine administrative matters, including: attending staff meetings, providing case status reports, documenting case files, preparing travel vouchers, tracking time records, and filing documents, etc.

· Respond to public records requests.

· Requires the ability to research and work independently and may involve travel in and out of state.

· Maintain current expertise in areas of practice, including reading recent judicial decisions and case summaries and attending continuing legal education and other professional seminars.

· Other duties as assigned.

 

VETERAN RECRUITMENT STATEMENT:   The OAG values the service provided by veterans and their families and supports the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.  Applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply, pursuant to chapter 295, Florida statutes.  However, applicants claiming veterans' preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, dd form214 member copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by rule 55a-7, Florida administrative code.  All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  For information on the supporting documentation required, click here .  If you have trouble attaching the documentation, contact our HR office at 850-414-3900.

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITY/ADA STATEMENT:   The OAG supports the employment of individuals with disabilities and encourages them to seek employment within our agency. If you need an accommodation because of a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in order to participate in the application process, please notify the people first service center at 877-562-7287.  If you need accommodation during the selection process, please notify the hiring authority in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS/ DRUG FREE WORKPLACE:   All OAG positions are "sensitive or special trust" and require favorable results on a background investigation including fingerprinting, pursuant to s. 110.1127(2)(a), F.S.  The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free Workplace, all employees are subject to reasonable suspicion or other drug testing in accordance with section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.  

We hire only U.S. citizens and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

 

E-VERIFY STATEMENT:   The Office of the Attorney General participates in the u.s. government’s employment eligibility verification program (e-verify).  E-verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the united states after completion of the employment eligibility verification form (i-9).

 

REMINDERS:   Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website at: https: //www.sss.gov.

 

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

 

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


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