The Office of the Attorney General is seeking a qualified attorney to join the Health Care Fraud and Elder Abuse Section of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Division. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, a professional team environment, and competitive salaries and benefits. This position will work out of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office in the Richmond, Virginia.
MFCU CHIEF SECTION COUNSEL (00664) (00654)
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION
HEALTH CARE FRAUD AND ELDER ABUSE SECTION
MEDICAID FRAUD CONTROL UNIT
DUTIES: The MFCU Chief Section Counsel will be responsible for drafting all bills that will affect the operation of the MFCU. The MFCU Chief Section Counsel will work directly with the Director of MFCU and the Director of Legislative Affairs tracking such bills through the General Assembly and its committees and subcommittees. The MFCU Chief Section Counsel works directly with the Director and Deputy Director of Investigations and Chief Investigators on allegations involving elder abuse neglect initiatives led by the MFCU. The MFCU Chief Section Counsel handles any and all legal issues and policies involving investigative actions of the MFCU investigators. Working with the Director and Deputy Director of Investigations, the MFCU Chief Section Counsel handles all new initiatives being planned by the MFCU Management Team. The MFCU Chief Section Counsel renders legal advice as needed to MFCU Management Team and researches case law when requested by MFCU Management Team. The Chief Section Counsel will be required to network with outside stakeholders with the MFCU, such as MCV Gerontology physicians, Department of Health’s Nursing Home Inspection Team, ambulance providers, funeral homes, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, etc. The MFCU Chief Section Counsel will work directly with the Director and Deputy Director of Investigations to look into requesting a waiver from HHS-OIG to data mine claims to work jointly with DMAS to identify additional fraud in the Virginia Medicaid program. Working with the Director, the MFCU Chief Section Counsel drafts proposed program recommendation changes to the Department of Medical Assistance Services in an effort to minimize fraud being committed in the Virginia Medicaid program. MFCU Chief Section Counsel will also handle any special projects assigned by the Director. This individual may be assigned to prosecute criminal cases in federal and state courts. Employment is conditioned upon a favorable completion of a background investigation. The selected applicant must be able to secure and maintain an appointment as a Special Assistant United States Attorney.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and be admitted to the Virginia State Bar. It is preferred that the successful candidate will have a minimum of 15 years’ experience prosecuting cases in state and/or federal court. Experience prosecuting white collar crimes, violent crimes, and crimes against the elderly. Applicants must have experience handling bills through the General Assembly. Applicants must have excellent analytical, oral communication skills and writing abilities and as evidenced by a writing sample and references. Excellent interpersonal skills are required.
SALARY: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.virginia.gov. Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. This position will be open until filled.
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