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OPS ATTORNEY - 68900256

Date: Oct 11, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 21875 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration

Working Title: OPS ATTORNEY - 68900256

Position Number: 68900256 

Salary:  $21.83 / Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 10/24/2017 

Hearing Officer position available in the Agency for Health Care Administration Office of the General Counsel, Fair Hearing Section.  The position is full-time, requires a five-day work week (Monday through Friday), and is located in Tallahassee, Florida.  The position works under the supervision of the Fair Hearing Section Chief or designee. 

DUTIES INCLUDE:

Fair Hearings:  The primary responsibility of the Hearing Officer position is to conduct fair hearings for Medicaid programs administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration under the authority of section 409.285, Florida Statutes and 42 C.F.R. §431, Subpart E, & 42 C.F.R. §438, Subpart F.  The position is responsible for handling all aspects of assigned Medicaid fair hearing proceedings including case management, conducting the fair hearings and rendering written final orders for the agency, subject to appellate review.  

Legal Opinions:  Provide legal opinions on assigned topics based on identification of relevant facts,   thorough legal research and careful analysis.     

Preventative Law:  Identification of potential  legal concerns relevant to the operation of the Fair Hearing Section and communication of such concerns to the Fair Hearing Section Chief or designee. 

Legislation: Assist in the analysis, implementation and development of  legislation relevant to the mission and operation of the Fair Hearing Section.

Administrative Rules and Regulations: Interpret and apply state administrative rules and federal regulations pertinent to Medicaid fair hearings.  Assist in the development of administrative rules necessary for Medicaid fair hearings and the operation of the Fair Hearing Section. 

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE MEDICAID PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE AND/OR CIVIL LITIGATION EXPERIENCE.

Upon commencement of employment in compliance with Agency policy, the incumbent shall receive New Employee Orientation, Plain Language, Customer Service, Sexual Harassment, Cultural Diversity, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Ethics, Supervisor, Computer Security Awareness, HIPAA and Medicaid 101 training.  In addition, the incumbent shall receive training in substantive legal topics such as the civil procedural and evidentiary rules, and on the Fair Hearing Section case management system, as well as other agency computer systems.

THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT TOLERATE DISCRIMINATION OR VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE.  APPLICANTS REQUIRING A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, MUST NOTIFY THE AGENCY HIRING AUTHORITY AND/OR THE PEOPLE FIRST SERVICE CENTER (1-877-562-7287).  NOTIFICATION TO THE HIRING AUTHORITY MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME TO PROVIDE THE ACCOMMODATION.
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.    

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated legal research and writing skills. 
  • Knowledge of the Medicaid program. 
  • Knowledge of civil and/or administrative litigation procedures. 
  • Familiarity with administrative rulemaking; and, strong computer skills. 
  • In addition: effective oral and written communication skills; organizational abilities; effective time management; and an ability to work either independently or collaboratively, as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of a juris doctorate degree program. 
  • Prefer admission to the Florida Bar with membership in good standing. 
  • Have at least one (1) year of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research and writing, judicial  and legal clerk or internships, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings.
  • Other professional work experience may be considered in lieu of legal experience.

 

CONTACT: BEVERLY SMITH (850) 412-3671

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