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Date:  Jun 21, 2022


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Requisition No: 648546 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration

Working Title: 68064825 - SENIOR ATTORNEY

Position Number: 68064825 

Salary:  $2,000.00 - $2,500.00 Bi-Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 06/27/2022 


Salary: $52,000.00 - $65,000.00

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the quality of health care in Florida.  The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is the State of Florida agency responsible for oversight of the Medicaid program.  If you are a licensed Florida Bar attorney and have a desire to use your talent and skills at an organization that provides critical services to millions of individuals and families across the state, AHCA invites you to apply to become an essential member of our team.  As one of Florida's leading state agencies, AHCA's diverse workforce community of more than 1,400 employees is proud of its efforts to serve the people of Florida. 


The Office of the General Counsel within AHCA has a full-time senior attorney vacancy.  This position provides legal representation for the Agency's Medicaid Program. 


Under the supervision of the General Counsel and Chief Medicaid Counsel, this position applies his or her legal expertise to handle litigation, to research federal and state Medicaid issues, to conduct legal discovery, and to prepare legal pleadings and briefs.  The attorney must be able to assimilate and analyze a variety of legislation and legal concepts relating to Medicaid. 


Examples of Work Performed:


Assists with legal research in evaluating state statutes and preparation of legal opinions.


Provides legal counsel on behalf of the Agency on legal matters related to the Medicaid program; interprets state and federal legislation related to Medicaid.


Performs legal research concerning the interpretation of Florida Statutes and the Florida Administrative Code on Medicaid program matters in question.


Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • State Group Insurance Coverage Options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • State of Florida retirement options, including employer contributions;
  • Generous annual and sick leave benefits;
  • 9 paid holidays a year and 1 Personal Holiday each year;
  • Career advancement opportunities;
  • Tuition waiver for courses offered by Florida’s nationally ranked State University System ;
  • Training and professional development opportunities;
  • And more!



Knowledge of legal terminology.

Knowledge of Florida laws and legal procedure.

Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, research, and organization.

Ability to provide legal counsel.

Ability to interpret state and federal legislation, laws, and rules.

Ability to employ legal reasoning and to foresee possible legal problems.

Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Ability to take action in situations which lack clear direction.

Ability to take initiative on independent research projects.

Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.

Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to use independent judgement when releasing information to the public.

Ability to collect and analyze data.

Ability to conduct meetings and to make presentations.

Ability to perform legal writing and prepare various legal documents.

Ability to research legal documents and legal references.


Two years experience in the practice of law. 

Preference given to candidates with administrative law experience.   


Florida Bar License with membership in good standing

CONTACT:  KIM KELLUM (850) 412-3691

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee