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JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is comprised of three principal components: the Immediate Office, Headquarters Divisions, and Regional Offices. The positions are based in the Boston Regional Office (Region 1).

OGC-Region 1 provides comprehensive legal services, primarily supporting the HHS agencies and staff divisions operating in the six New England states, with most work for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). OGC-Region 1 is a collegial office with six attorneys and one administrative support/legal resources staff member. We seek licensed attorneys who are interested in public service and who are capable of working both independently and as part of a team of over 500 attorneys around the country.

OGC is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of high-quality candidates. For additional information about OGC's mission, please visit our website at: http://www.hhs.gov/ogc/index.html.

DUTIES:

As a General Attorney, an incumbent will function as a generalist who conducts administrative and federal court litigation and provides legal advice, counseling, and negotiation services to or on behalf of HHS Agencies and staff divisions. Areas of responsibility may include defending Medicare program payment recovery and program integrity enforcement actions, including long-term care enforcement; defending state and other grantee challenges to disallowances or terminations of federal funding under the Medicaid, Head Start, Adoption Assistance, Foster Care and other programs; advising and representing OCR in its investigations and enforcement actions under the federal civil rights statutes enforced by OCR and under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); advising on leasing, construction and other property-related issues; and advising and representing HHS agencies in personnel, employment, and Federal Tort Claims Act matters.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Your resume, cover letter, and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. Please note: these are not entry-level positions. We will consider exceptional applicants with less than two years of professional legal experience after admission to the bar, but primarily are seeking to fill each position with an individual who has two or more years of relevant legal experience after admission to the bar.

The following are required qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • Proof that bar status is active and in good standing, and that you are eligible to practice in the highest court of a state, a U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • Exemplary legal writing and oral advocacy ability; excellent interpersonal skills; commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience with federal court and administrative litigation.
  • Substantial familiarity with Medicare or Medicaid program laws, regulations and policy.
  • Substantial familiarity with the laws, regulations and precedent concerning the statutes and regulations enforced by OCR’s Civil Rights and Health Information Privacy Divisions.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must maintain an active bar membership and be in good standing throughout employment in OGC.
  • Upon final job offer from HHS OHR, the successful candidate must submit official law school transcripts.
  • Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • E-Verify: If you are selected for a position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. HHS is an E-Verify Participant.
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • Two-year trial period may be required.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents to RegionIOGCApplications@hhs.gov using the subject line “Attorney Application” in the email. 

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 19, 2022, but the announcement will be open until the positions are filled.

  • Cover letter of no more than 950 words that discusses each of the following competencies:
  1. General Legal- Writing ability, analytical and problem-solving skills, and experience preparing legal briefs and/or memoranda;
  2. Litigation- Litigation experience before federal trial and appellate courts and/or administrative bodies;
  3. Laws and Regulations- Experience in applying statutes, regulations and policies; and,
  4. Client Advice and Relationships- Experience providing oral and written advice and ability to communicate effectively with clients. 
  • Resume (include education; date admitted to bar and jurisdiction; and a general description of all past employment relevant to the practice of law).
  • Names and contact information for at least three professional references.
  • Legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages).
  • Proof of active bar membership.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is comprised of three principal components: the Immediate Office, Headquarters Divisions, and Regional Offices. The positions are based in the Boston Regional Office (Region 1).

OGC-Region 1…

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  • Educação
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  • Nível profissional
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Salário
USD $86.283 - USD $157.614
/ ano

Benefícios

  • A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
  • A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are…

Localização

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O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Boston, MA
Local Associado
15 Sudbury St, Boston, MA 02203, USA
JFK Federal Building, Room 2250

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INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

To receive full consideration, the following documents must be received at RegionIOGCApplications@hhs.gov by January 19, 2022, but the announcement will be open until the positions are filled.

  • Short cover letter explaining interest or experience in providing legal advice on health-related matters addressed to David Lankford, Deputy Associate General Counsel for Public Health, NIH
  • Resume (must include education, including name of undergraduate and law schools, degree received and date graduated; date admitted to bar and jurisdiction; a general description of all past employment relevant to the practice of law, including dates of employment and supervisor name(s) and telephone number(s)
  • One to two legal writing samples (no more than 10 pages each)
  • Law school transcripts
  • Proof of active bar status in good standing and eligibility to practice law in a state, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (not required if applying as a Law Clerk)
  • Names and contact information for at least three professional references

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

To receive full consideration, the following documents must be received at RegionIOGCApplications@hhs.gov by January 19, 2022, but the announcement will be…

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