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SENIOR ATTORNEY - 68064873

Date: May 8, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 34608 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 68064873

Position Number: 68064873 

Salary:  $2,884- $3,076 BI WEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 05/22/2018 

The position will serve as the Chief Hearing Officer (CHO) and will report directly to the General Counsel and is responsible for the operation of Medicaid Fair Hearings.  The position in consultation with the General Counsel is responsible for establishing policies and procedures for all operational aspects of Fair Hearings, including federal approvals, inter-agency agreements, procedural rules, systems, personnel, conduct of hearings, issuance of final orders and reporting.  The position is ultimately responsible for the efficient management and operation of Fair Hearings in discharging the statutorily directed conduct of specified Medicaid Fair Hearings.  This position has final supervisory responsibility for all personnel assigned to the CHO. Supervisory responsibilities include hiring, discipline, working hours, leave, time reporting, and performance appraisals.  

INTAKE, FAIR HEARINGS AND FINAL ORDERS:
Assures efficient intake of identified fair hearing requests.
Assures that fair hearing requests are timely assigned, conducted, that final orders are timely issued, and that hearing records retained in compliance with applicable federal and state laws.

Although this position is primarily supervisory in nature, the CHO may conduct fair hearings, and when called upon to do so will do so in a manner consistent with the efficient and effective operation and consistent with the discharge of other duties and responsibilities of this position. 

The CHO position provides technical assistance and supervisory oversight to assigned personnel in applying and interpreting hearing procedures and the Agency’s program policies for complex case situations.  The CHO develops and provides training for personnel as problems arise or when relevant rules and regulations are amended.  

The CHO position researches, reviews, analyzes and maintains an up-to-date knowledge of the various programs, including pertinent statutes, court decisions, Florida Administrative Rules, federal regulations and the department's interpretation of such authorities.  The CHO develops policies, procedures and guidelines for the operation of the hearings process in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations.
 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of legal process and procedure.  Specific knowledge of Fair Hearing process.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Licensed attorney with membership in good standing and a minimum of five years professional experience and two years supervisory experience. 

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:

Florida Bar License

 

CONTACT PERSON:

MARY CLEMMONS CONWAY (850) 412-3673

 

 

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