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SENIOR ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41001055

Date: May 21, 2020

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Requisition No: 174382 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General

Working Title: SENIOR ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL-DLA - 41001055

Position Number: 41001055 

Salary:  $61,016 - $85,000 

Posting Closing Date: 06/11/2020 

 

**This is a Full-Time Position**

**Anticipated Vacancy**

 

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, 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.

 

JOB SUMMARY:   This position is in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit-Civil Enforcement Bureau.

 

This attorney will be responsible for handling litigation for the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.  These health care related cases, dealing with quality of care issues and nursing home litigation, will involve complex civil litigation and may be resolved by either civil trial or negotiated settlement.  This is a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced attorney to handle high profile multi-million dollar cases involving health care issues on the national level.  Preference will be given to Florida attorneys with at least 6 years of federal court litigation experience or complex civil health care fraud litigation experience.

 

Provide guidance and leadership to entry level attorneys.

Assist Attorney Supervisors and Chief Assistant Attorneys with various tasks including but not limited to managing projects and supervising various personnel including attorneys, administrative assistants, paralegals, analysts, senior legal assistants and interns.

Coordinate the investigation and litigation of Medicaid Fraud Control Unit cases.

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

Handle settlement negotiations, pleadings, depositions, pre-trial, jury and non-jury trials, post-trial and appellate practice related to Medicaid Fraud Control Unit 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 Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigations.

Provide legal assistance to the Director with regard to Medicaid Fraud Control Unit 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.

 

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee