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Deputy Chief Counsel (San Francisco)

The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently seeking applications for its Deputy Chief Counsel position in its San Francisco Office.

Open Period: October 26, 2016 – November 28, 2016

Series & Grade: GS-0905-15

Salary Range: $139,342 - $160,300/Per Year

Position Information: Full Time

Promotion Potential: No

Duty Location: San Francisco, CA

Who May Apply: All US Citizens

Security Clearance: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Supervisory Status: Yes

Job Summary:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for HHS, providing quality representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports the development and implementation of the Department’s programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the organization’s various agencies and divisions.

OGC is comprised of three principal subcomponents: an Immediate Office, Headquarters Divisions, and Regional Offices. Each Headquarters Division is led by an Associate General Counsel, and each Regional Office is led by a Chief Counsel. The eight (8) Headquarters Divisions consist of the following: General Law Division (GLD), Children, Families and Aging Division (CFAD), Ethics Division (ETH), Civil Rights Division (CRD), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Division (CMSD), Food and Drug Division (FDD), Legislation Division (LEG) and Public Health Division (PHD). The ten (10) Regional offices are located in the following cities: Region I-Boston, Region II- New York, Region III-Philadelphia, Region IV-Atlanta, Region V-Chicago, Region VI-Dallas, Region VII-Kansas City, Region VIII-Denver, Region IX-San Francisco, and Region X-Seattle.

OGC Region IX provides comprehensive litigation services (both administrative and judicial litigation), legal advice, and trainings to almost all regional components of the agency. OGC Region IX’s work consists primarily of the following: 1) administrative and court litigation brought against skilled care and non-skilled care nursing facilities, hospitals, and other providers of health care to enforce Medicare requirements; 2) legal advice and representation to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in investigating and deterring misuse of health information protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and prohibited discrimination by hospitals, health care plans, and other providers in the provision of health care; 3) legal advice and counseling to health care providers and administrators with a variety of legal matters (such as Medicare and Medicaid payment issues, patient consent and authorization for treatment, provider contracting, EMTALA compliance, peer review and credentialing, and disclosure of patient health information) at approximately 15 hospitals and other health care facilities operated by the Indian Health Service (IHS), and representation to IHS during negotiations and contracting with tribes and tribal organizations for the operation of tribally-run health care programs; and 4) federal employment and labor law counseling and litigation.

OGC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of high-quality candidates.

Duties:

Principal Advisor to the Chief Counsel

Provides a wide range of legal and advisory services to the Chief Counsel with respect to matters concerning the Region's policies and programs. Advises the Chief Counsel on managing human, financial, and technical resources. Recommends policies or procedures to enhance overall efficiency and effectiveness of the regional office’s operations and the use of resources. Makes recommendations for training and career development of attorney, paralegal, and administrative support staff.

Management and Supervisory Duties

Provides supervisory oversight of attorneys, paralegals, legal technicians, and other administrative support staff within the Regional Office, including performance appraisal and management, training, and professional development. Manages Assistant Regional Attorneys who review and/or handle a wide variety of legal issues involving program review, administrative litigation, and judicial litigation, as well as paralegal and administrative staff who provide administrative support to the Regional Office staff. Manages communications with agency officials on legal matters to assure that client needs are identified and met. Identifies training and development needs for staff and internal and external opportunities for career advancement and development, including leadership development.

Advisory and Litigation Program Duties

Advises the Chief Counsel on legal aspects of the formulation and implementation of HHS programs within the Region. Responsible for managing staff who are engaged in developing and coordinating legal interpretations and advice on the statutes and regulations applicable to the administration of HHS programs, operations, or functions (including the Medicare program; the Medicaid program; the Administrative Procedure Act; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the health information privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and implementing regulations; Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; the Head Start Act, administered by the Administration for Children and Families; the Indian Health Service; and federal labor and employment law), as well as court decisions and other legal authorities binding upon the United States. Ensures litigation involving HHS before the federal courts, administrative tribunals, and state courts advances HHS' interests.

Representation

Consults with and assists United States Attorneys in the investigation, preparation, presentation, and conduct of both criminal and civil litigation growing out of Departmental activities within the Region, including developing strategies for litigation activities and negotiating settlements of claims by and against the United States. Such consultation and assistance may include the preparation of complaints, briefs, motions, stipulations, judgments, findings, and all other documents peculiar to litigation, interviewing witnesses, and the defense of claims against the United States.

Qualifications Required:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  

The following are required qualifications:

  • Possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school
  • Have been admitted to a bar in one of the highest courts of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia and be in good standing
  • Possess substantial familiarity with federal administrative or court litigation, administrative procedure, or significant health care law or employment law experience
  • Have strong academic achievement; outstanding organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills; superior legal writing and research ability and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service
  • Have at least five years of experience in the practice of law or its equivalent
  • Have one year of legal experience which is directly related to the position being filled and equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in Federal service

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must maintain active bar membership be in good standing throughout employment in the Office of the General Counsel
  • The successful candidate must submit official law school transcripts
  • Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  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 this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the "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. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 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
  • This position is not in a bargaining unit

Instructions to Apply:

To receive full consideration, please submit the following documents to Ms. Tracy Leone at OGCR9Hiring@hhs.gov by 11:59 p.m., November 28, 2016:

  • Cover letter
  • A Qualifications Statement that provides a description of your experience and qualifications with respect to each of the following categories:
    • Legal analytical skills: Ability to analyze complex legal problems and to direct the preparation of a finished legal document or other legal products. Experience should indicate a high level of analytical skills and excellent writing ability
    • Litigation experience: Previous litigation experience in any of the program areas or subject matter areas outlined under 'Major Duties' above, as well as the ability to effectively formulate the Department's position in these proceedings, and to develop litigation strategy for the defense and prosecution of matters involving nationwide impact under the applicable programs
    • Supervision and training skills: Ability to manage and supervise the work of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff of various grades and levels of experience, as well as to facilitate the effective training of less experienced attorneys and non-attorneys
    • Client relationship and representation skills: The ability to relate effectively with officials of the client units and to serve as an effective spokesperson for the Office and the Department in dealing with agencies and individuals outside the Department
  • If you are a current Federal employee, please provide a copy of your last performance appraisal and a copy of your latest SF-50
  • Resume (must include education, including names of undergraduate and law schools, degrees received and dates 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 supervisors’ name(s) and telephone number(s). Current employers will not be contacted without prior notice to a candidate.)
  • Legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages)
  • Law school transcripts if graduated from law school within the past five years
  • Proof of bar status and standing. You must provide proof that you are a current, active member of a bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • References and contact information (at least three professional)
  • No telephone calls please

General Attorney (Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD)

The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently seeking applications for a General Attorney position in its General Law Division.
This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

Open Period: November 7, 2016 – November 28, 2016

Salary Range: $63,722-$139,523 Per Year

Duty Location: Washington, DC ; Baltimore, MD

Who May Apply: All US Citizens


Job Summary:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), providing quality representation and legal advice in a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports the development and implementation of the Department’s programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the organization’s various agencies and divisions.
OGC is comprised of three principal subcomponents: the Immediate Office, the Headquarters Divisions and the Regional Offices. Each Headquarters Division is led by an Associate General Counsel and each of the ten Regional Offices is led by a Chief Counsel. The eight (8) Headquarters Divisions consist of the following: the General Law Division (GLD), Children, Families and Aging Division (CFAD), Ethics Division (ETH), Civil Rights Division (CRD), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Division (CMSD), Food and Drug Division (FDD), Legislation (LEG) and Public Health Division (PHD).

Duties:

This is a General Attorney position for the Information Law Team in the General Law Division. The incumbent will provide advice on the use, disclosure and protection of federal information for the entire Department.  Specifically, the Team advises HHS agencies and offices regarding the Freedom of Information Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Privacy Act, the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Federal Information Systems Management Act, the Federal Records Act, as well as other administrative law topics, including the Administrative Procedure Act, the Congressional Review Act, and policies and regulations relating to the use of HHS logos and seals, delegations, and statements of organization. The Team also provides substantial assistance to the Department of Justice when HHS is involved in Federal court litigation regarding information law matters.

Qualifications Required:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
The following are required qualifications:

  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • You must have been admitted to a bar in one of the highest courts of a State, U. S. Commonwealth, U.S. territories, or the District of Columbia and be in good standing.
  • Possess substantial familiarity with information law, including the Freedom of Information Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Privacy Act, as well as federal administrative law. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with 5 or more years of experience of federal practice; substantial federal information and administrative law advice and litigation experience; outstanding client counseling skills; superior legal writing and research ability with a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must maintain active bar membership in good standing throughout employment in the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. 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 this 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. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 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.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • This position is in a bargaining unit position.

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit the following documents to procurementapps@hhs.gov to receive full consideration by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Cover letter (include position applying for: Information Law Attorney)
  • Resume (must include education, including name of undergraduate and law school, 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)
  • References (at least three professional)

Supervisory General Attorney Adviser, Ethics Division (Montgomery County, MD or Washington, DC)

The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently seeking applications for a Supervisory Attorney Advisor position in its Ethics Division.

Open Period: November 8, 2016 – November 30, 2016

Series & Grade: GS-0905-15

Salary Range: $128,082 - $160,300/Per Year

Position Information: Full Time

Promotion Potential: No

Duty Location: Montgomery County, MD or Washington, DC   

Who May Apply: All US Citizens

Security Clearance: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Supervisory Status: Yes

Job Summary:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for HHS, providing quality representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports the development and implementation of the Department’s programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the organization’s various agencies and divisions.

OGC is comprised of three principal subcomponents: the Immediate Office, Headquarters Divisions, and Regional Offices. Each Headquarters Division is led by an Associate General Counsel, and each of the ten Regional Offices is led by a Chief Counsel. The eight (8) Headquarters Divisions consist of the following: the General Law Division (GLD), Children, Families and Aging Division (CFAD), Ethics Division (ETH), Civil Rights Division (CRD), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Division (CMSD), Food and Drug Division (FDD), Legislation (LEG), and Public Health Division (PHD). The ten (10) Regional offices are located in the following cities; Region I-Boston, Region II- New York, Region III-Philadelphia, Region IV-Atlanta, Region V-Chicago, Region VI-Dallas, Region VII-Kansas City, Region VIII-Denver, Region IX-San Francisco, and Region X-Seattle.

OGC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of high-quality candidates.

Duties:

This is a supervisory attorney advisor position (GS 15) in the OGC Ethics Division. The selectee will manage the FDA OGC Ethics Division Satellite Office currently located in Silver Spring, MD but is expected to move to Rockville MD within the next year. The incumbent will supervise staff in the FDA OGC Ethics Division Satellite Office providing legal services to senior FDA leadership on federal ethics laws. Topics encompassed by the position include federal criminal conflict of interest statutes, standards of ethical conduct regulations, financial disclosure requirements, and procurement integrity provisions. The incumbent will also supervise the FDA satellite ethics division staff giving legal advice on anti-lobbying restrictions, Hatch Act political activity restrictions, and provide, in consultation with state bar authorities, guidance on legal ethics and professional responsibility issues. The selectee for this position will also handle direct client advice on all of the above ethics related topics to senior leaders in FDA and will provide guidance to the staff of the FDA Division of Ethics and Integrity that serves the 17,000 scientists, doctors, and other critical staff of the FDA. The incumbent will also provide training on various topics related to federal ethics requirements and must be an expert in this substantive area with strong public speaking skills. The selectee must be experienced with the federal public and confidential financial disclosure systems and complex financial conflicts of interest analysis.

For additional information about OGC’s mission, please visit our website at: http://www.hhs.gov/ogc/index.html

Qualifications Required:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  

The following are required qualifications:

  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school
  • Have at least five years’ experience after law school as a practicing attorney
  • Proof that bar status is active, in good standing and eligible to practice in the highest court of a State, U. S. commonwealth, U. S. territory, or the District of Columbia
  • Knowledge of federal ethics law, professional responsibility rules, political activity restrictions, procurement integrity law, or related subjects is required. Candidates must also have strong writing, oral, and analytical skills and be adept at working with and advising clients
  • Experience leading attorneys or managing staff will also be considered a plus
  • Preference is given to candidates with strong academic achievement; outstanding organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills; superior legal writing and research ability and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, and public service

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must maintain active bar membership in good standing and the eligibility to practice law in the highest court of a state, territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia throughout employment in the Office of the General Counsel
  • 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 for all appointees.  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 this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the "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. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 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
  • This position is not in a bargaining unit
  • Multiple selections may be made from this announcement

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit the following documents to OGCEthicsVacancy@hhs.gov and use the subject line “GS-15 FDA Supervisory Ethics Attorney” in the forwarding email and, to receive full consideration, submit all materials by 11:59p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Resume (must include education, including name of undergraduate and law school, 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)
  • A copy of unofficial law school transcripts
  • A cover letter summarizing your relevant experience related to federal ethics law and federal ethics programs.
  • 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)
  • If you are a current Federal employee, please provide a copy of your last performance appraisal and a copy of your latest SF-50.
  • Names and contact information for at least three professional references
  • Note: This vacancy is not posted on USAJobs. You can only apply to the email listed above.

General Attorney, Procurement Law (Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD)

The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently seeking applications for a General Attorney position in its General Law Division.

Open Period: November 18, 2016 – December 9, 2016

Series & Grade: GS-0905-11/14

Salary Range: $64,650 - $141,555/Per Year

Position Information: Full Time

Promotion Potential: Yes

Duty Location: Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD  

Who May Apply: All US Citizens

Security Clearance: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Supervisory Status: No

Job Summary:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), providing quality representation and legal advice in a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports the development and implementation of the Department’s programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the organization’s various agencies and divisions. 

OGC is comprised of three principal subcomponents: the Immediate Office, the Headquarters Divisions and the Regional Offices. Each Headquarters Division is led by an Associate General Counsel and each of the ten Regional Offices is led by a Chief Counsel.  The eight (8) Headquarters Divisions consist of the following:  the General Law Division (GLD), Children, Families and Aging Division (CFAD), Ethics Division (ETH), Civil Rights Division (CRD), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Division (CMSD), Food and Drug Division (FDD),  Legislation (LEG) and Public Health Division (PHD).  The ten (10) Regional offices are located in the following cities; Region I-Boston, Region II- New York, Region III-Philadelphia, Region IV-Atlanta, Region V-Chicago, Region VI-Dallas, Region VII-Kansas City, Region VIII-Denver, Region IX-San Francisco and Region X-Seattle. 

OGC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of high-quality candidates.

Duties:

This is a General Attorney position for the Procurement, Fiscal and Information Law Branch in the General Law Division. The office is seeking attorneys with experience in federal procurement and contract law. The incumbent will advise contracting officials on all aspects of the source selection process and contract administration, including the application of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and other federal statutes and regulations regarding federal contracting.  The incumbent will litigate bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as well as Contract Disputes Act claims before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.  Other duties will include advising agency officials on other general and administrative law topics.  Familiarity with other general law areas (e.g., federal appropriations law and federal information law) is desirable.

Qualifications Required:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. 

The following are required qualifications:

  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school
  • You must have been admitted to a bar in one of the highest courts of a State, U. S. Commonwealth, U.S. territories, or the District of Columbia and be an active member in good standing
  • Possess substantial familiarity with federal procurement and contract law and related litigation. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with 5 or more years of federal procurement and contracting law experience; outstanding client counseling skills; superior legal writing and research ability with a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must maintain active bar membership in good standing throughout employment in the Office of the General Counsel
  • The successful candidate must submit official law school transcripts
  • Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  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 this 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.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 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
  • This position is not in a bargaining unit

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit the following documents with “Procurement Attorney Application” in the Subject line to Procurementapps@hhs.gov by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume (must include education, including name of undergraduate and law school, 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)
  • References (at least three professional)

General Attorney, Fiscal Law (Washington, DC)

The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently seeking applications for a General Attorney position in its General Law Division.

Open Period: November 23, 2016 – December 9, 2016

Series & Grade: GS-0905-09/14

Salary Range: $53,435 - $141,555/Per Year

Position Information: Full Time

Promotion Potential: Yes

Duty Location: Washington, DC

Who May Apply: All US Citizens

Security Clearance: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Supervisory Status: No

Job Summary:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), providing quality representation and legal advice in a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports the development and implementation of the Department’s programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the organization’s various agencies and divisions. 

OGC is comprised of three principal subcomponents: the Immediate Office, the Headquarters Divisions and the Regional Offices. Each Headquarters Division is led by an Associate General Counsel and each of the ten Regional Offices is led by a Chief Counsel.  The eight (8) Headquarters Divisions consist of the following:  the General Law Division (GLD), Children, Families and Aging Division (CFAD), Ethics Division (ETH), Civil Rights Division (CRD), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Division (CMSD), Food and Drug Division (FDD),  Legislation (LEG) and Public Health Division (PHD).  The ten (10) Regional offices are located in the following cities; Region I-Boston, Region II- New York, Region III-Philadelphia, Region IV-Atlanta, Region V-Chicago, Region VI-Dallas, Region VII-Kansas City, Region VIII-Denver, Region IX-San Francisco and Region X-Seattle. 

OGC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of high-quality candidates.

Duties:

This is a General Attorney position in the General Law Division. The incumbent will provide advice to all HHS Offices and Agencies, to include the Office of the Secretary, CMS, NIH, FDA and CDC, on federal appropriations law, federal real property law, and other general law areas such as federal debt collection, government-wide audits, and OMB Circulars and guidance related to the federal budget and federal financial management.

Qualifications Required:

  • Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience
  • The following are required qualifications:
  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school
  • You must have been admitted to a bar in one of the highest courts of a State, U. S. Commonwealth, U.S. territories, or the District of Columbia and be an active member in good standing
  • You must have experience or training in utilizing legal research tools, such as Westlaw or Lexis/Nexis

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must maintain active bar membership in good standing throughout employment in the Office of the General Counsel
  • The successful candidate must submit official law school transcripts
  • Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  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 this 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.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 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
  • This position is not in a bargaining unit

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit the following documents with “Fiscal Law Attorney” in the Subject line to Procurementapps@hhs.gov by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Cover letter (include position applying for: Fiscal Law Attorney)
  • Resume (must include education, including name of undergraduate and law school, 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)
  • References (at least three professional)

General Attorney, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Division (Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD)

The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently seeking applications for General Attorney positions in its CMS Division.

Open Period: November 23, 2016 – December 16, 2016

Series & Grade: GS-0905-11/14

Salary Range: $64,650 - $141,555/Per Year

Position Information: Full Time

Promotion Potential: Yes

Duty Location: Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD

Who May Apply: All US Citizens

Security Clearance: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Supervisory Status: No
 

Job Summary:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), providing quality representation and legal advice in a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports the development and implementation of the Department’s programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the organization’s various agencies and divisions. 

OGC is comprised of three principal subcomponents: the Immediate Office, the Headquarters Divisions and the Regional Offices. Each Headquarters Division is led by an Associate General Counsel and each of the ten Regional Offices is led by a Chief Counsel.  The eight (8) Headquarters Divisions consist of the following:  the General Law Division (GLD), Children, Families and Aging Division (CFAD), Ethics Division (ETH), Civil Rights Division (CRD), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Division (CMSD), Food and Drug Division (FDD), Legislation (LEG) and Public Health Division (PHD).  The ten (10) Regional offices are located in the following cities; Region I-Boston, Region II- New York, Region III-Philadelphia, Region IV-Atlanta, Region V-Chicago, Region VI-Dallas, Region VII-Kansas City, Region VIII-Denver, Region IX-San Francisco and Region X-Seattle. 

OGC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of high-quality candidates.

Duties:

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division has immediate openings for staff attorneys in the Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, MD offices at a salary ranging from GS-11/1 to GS-14/1. CMS Division staff attorneys provide a broad range of legal services for several of HHS’s grant and public benefit programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. The Division also advises CMS on Affordable Care Act (ACA) initiatives, including those implemented by the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center).

The CMS Division consists of three practice groups—Litigation, Program Integrity, and Program Review. We are hiring staff attorneys for our Program Review Group. Program Review attorneys provide legal support to CMS in nearly every aspect of health care policy development, which includes advising the Department and CMS on the legality of a wide range of Medicare, Medicaid, and ACA matters. The work involves reviewing Federal Register documents, demonstration projects, Innovation Center models, National Coverage Determinations, press materials, correspondence, program manuals, and State Medicaid Director letters, among others.

We are seeking candidates to work primarily on Medicaid issues and Innovation Center initiatives. Ideal candidates will have strong academic credentials, superb analytical and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in health care law, particularly in the area of Medicaid and the work of the Innovation Center.

Qualifications Required:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

The following are required qualifications:

  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school
  • You must have been admitted to a bar in one of the highest courts of a State, U. S. Commonwealth, U.S. territories, or the District of Columbia and be in good standing
  • Attorneys applying for positions in the Program Review Group must possess substantial familiarity with healthcare law and regulations.  Preference is given to candidates with strong academic credentials, significant regulatory and administrative law experience, and superb writing skills..  All candidates should have outstanding organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must maintain active bar membership in good standing throughout employment in the Office of the General Counsel
  • The successful candidate must submit official law school transcripts
  • Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  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 this 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.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 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
  • This position is in a bargaining unit

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit the following documents to Don.Parker@hhs.gov to receive full consideration by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Cover letter (please include a statement specifying which group (Litigation, Program Review or Program Integrity) you are applying for)
  • Resume (must include education, including name of undergraduate and law school, 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
  • Law school transcripts, if you graduated from law school within the past five years
  • Proof of bar status and standing. You must provide proof that you are a current, active member of a bar of the highest court of a State, U. S. commonwealth, U. S. territory, or the District of Columbia
  • References (at least three professional)
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Content last reviewed on November 25, 2016