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Attorney Advisor - Region IX (San Francisco, CA)

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

Who May Apply:  This vacancy announcement is open to all U.S. citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION:  San Francisco, CA

SERIES & GRADE:  GS-0905-11/14

SALARY RANGE:  $81,338 - $176,300

OPEN PERIOD:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking an attorney to join its Region IX - San Francisco office. OGC-Region IX provides comprehensive legal services to almost all components within HHS.

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:

This is a General Attorney Advisor position in the HHS San Francisco Regional Office. The attorney will be expected to provide a variety of legal services to one or more Department components in the region, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and the Indian Health Service (IHS), on matters which often require coordination with other components of the Department, other OGC offices, or the U.S. Department of Justice. Attorneys may represent the agency in litigation against hospitals, nursing homes, health plans, clinical laboratories, and other health care providers to enforce compliance with federal requirements; aid in the recovery of misspent Medicare, Medicaid, and federal grant funds; counsel health care providers and administrators at over 20 IHS-operated hospitals and health care facilities throughout the region on a range of issues related to patient care and hospital operations; advise OCR in the investigation and resolution of unauthorized uses and/or disclosures of personal health information by health care entities; and represent the agency in hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and the National Labor Relations Board. Attorneys must be able to work independently and as a team with the 400+ OGC colleagues across the nation. Demonstrated experience or familiarity in federal court or administrative litigation or negotiations and/or a government law background would be helpful.

This position will be filled at the GS-11, GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14 level ($81,338 - $176,300) depending on experience and qualifications. The positions will be located in San Francisco, CA. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available.

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 Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • Have at least (3) three years of experience after law school as a practicing attorney.
  • Possess proof that bar status is active, in good standing and eligible to practice before the highest court of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • Possess substantial familiarity in one or more of the following areas: civil litigation, employment law, or health care law.

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.
  • 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:  Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • A confidential OGE Financial disclosure statement will be required. https://www2.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/Resources/Financial+Disclosure
  • 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.

In accordance with Executive Order 12564 of September 14, 1986, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The Federal government, as the largest employer in the Nation, can and should show the way towards achieving drug-free workplaces through programs designed to offer drug users a helping hand, and at the same time demonstrating to drug users and potential drug users that drugs will not be tolerated in the Federal workplace. The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public. Applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and be subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing upon hiring. If required to submit to urinalysis, the appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative applicant drug test result. In order to demonstrate commitment to the HHS goal of a drug-free workplace and to set an example for other Federal employees, employees not in a testing designated position may volunteer for unannounced random testing by notifying their Drug-free Federal Workplace Program Point of Contact upon hiring.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents to OGCR9Hiring@hhs.gov to receive full consideration:

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position and highlighting any relevant experience
  • 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)
  • Legal writing samples (3-5 pages preferred)

Attorney Advisor - Legislation Division (Washington, DC)

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

Who May Apply:  This vacancy announcement is open to all U.S. Citizens and will be used to fill one position.

DUTY STATION:  Washington, D.C.

SALARY RANGE:  $74,950 - $164,102

SERIES & GRADE:  GS-0905-11/14

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 14

OPEN PERIOD:  May 17, 2022 – until filled (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting May 31, 2022)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking an attorney to join its Legislation Division. The attorneys in the Legislation Division, as counsel to the Secretary and the Department, provide a range of legal services, notably the drafting of legislative language. The OGC Legislation Division represents the Department, advocating its positions before OMB and other agencies, and (to the extent authorized by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation or the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources) before congressional staff. Its lawyers also provide advice on the legislative process and on principles of statutory interpretation.

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:

The attorney will provide legal advice and services to a variety of HHS components and would draft any bill language in those areas, would respond to OMB clearance requests for other agencies' testimony, would respond to HHS requests for OGC clearance of HHS testimony.

We are seeking to fill the position at the GS-11 to GS-14 level ($74,950 - $164,102) depending on experience and qualifications. The position will be located in Washington, D.C., and reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available. The candidate must have at least one year of legal experience post bar admission.

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 one year of 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.
  • Candidates must also have exemplary legal writing, analysis and oral advocacy abilities, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and display a capacity to work with diverse individuals and groups.
  • It will be a plus for the candidate to have familiarity and experience with legislative drafting, the legislative process and the role of the Executive Branch in the legislative process. 
  • It will also be a plus for the candidate to have familiarity and experience with statutes that the Department of HHS administers and statutes of general government-wide application.

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 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.
  • Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

In accordance with Executive Order 12564 of September 14, 1986, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is A Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The Federal government, as the largest employer in the Nation, can and should show the way towards achieving drug-free workplaces through programs designed to offer drug users a helping hand, and at the same time demonstrating to drug users and potential drug users that drugs will not be tolerated in the Federal workplace. The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public. Applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and be subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing upon hiring. If required to submit to urinalysis, the appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative applicant drug test result. In order to demonstrate commitment to the HHS goal of a drug-free workplace and to set an example for other Federal employees, employees not in a testing designated position may volunteer for unannounced random testing by notifying their Drug-free Federal Workplace Program Point of Contact upon hiring.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents to OGC-LEGAttorneyVacancy@hhs.gov using the subject line “Legislation Division Attorney” in the forwarding email to receive full consideration:

  • Cover letter addressed to the Office of the General Counsel Hiring Official.
  • Resume (must include education, including names 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 (full time or part time) and supervisors' names and telephone numbers.
  • Two legal writing samples.
  • Proof that bar status is active, in good standing and eligible to practice in a state, territory of the US, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • Names and contact information for at least three professional references.

Supervisory Attorney - General Law Division (Washington, DC)

The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently seeking applications for one (1) Supervisory Attorney for Information Law in its Procurement, Fiscal and Information Law Branch of its General Law Division: Assistant Deputy Associate General Counsel for Information Law.

Who May Apply: This vacancy announcement is open to all GS-14 and GS-15 attorneys employed at the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

DUTY STATION: Washington, DC

SALARY RANGE: $148,484 - $176,300

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0905-15

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: GS-15

OPEN PERIOD: May 13, 2022 - May 27, 2022

JOB SUMMARY:

As a Supervisory Attorney, you will serve the Deputy Associate General Counsel for the Procurement, Fiscal and Information Law Branch in the General Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel. The Branch is currently subdivided into three teams, two procurement teams and one team consisting of fiscal and information law, each headed by an Assistant Deputy Associate General Counsel. Fiscal and information law will be separated and this new position will supervise a team of information law attorneys. Each team performs the full range of legal tasks assigned to the team. As Assistant Deputy Associate General Counsel for Information Law, you will serve as one of four principal assistants to the Deputy Associate General Counsel in directing and furnishing legal services to the Department. You will act in a supervisory and coordinating capacity, assigning work for completion by attorneys within deadlines, reviewing and clearing attorney work product, advising on legal approaches involving unusual or complex issues, coordinating efforts within the team and with other teams within the Branch and other Divisions as necessary, and referring attorney work product to the Deputy Associate General Counsel as appropriate.

DUTIES:

As a Supervisory Attorney you will, in accordance with the Deputy Associate General Counsel’s direction:

  • Assign work for completion by attorneys.
  • Review attorney work product.
  • Advise on legal approaches involving unusual or complex issues.
  • Coordinate efforts within the team and with other teams within the Branch and other Divisions as necessary.
  • Exercise general supervision over preparation of necessary action on matters requiring the personal attention of the Deputy Associate General Counsel and fully and promptly inform the Deputy Associate General Counsel as appropriate.
  • Serve as the PMAP rating official and handle all PMAP requirements, including rating attorneys within the team.

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 prior supervisory experience, quasi- supervisory experience or other pertinent leadership experience. Strong consideration will also be given to demonstrated outstanding client counseling skills; superior legal research, writing, and reviewing skills; 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.
  • Official law school transcripts must be submitted prior to final job offer.
  • 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.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.

In accordance with Executive Order 12564 of September 14, 1986, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is A Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The Federal government, as the largest employer in the Nation, can and should show the way towards achieving drug-free workplaces through programs designed to offer drug users a helping hand, and at the same time demonstrating to drug users and potential drug users that drugs will not be tolerated in the Federal workplace. The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public. Applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and be subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing upon hiring. If required to submit to urinalysis, the appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative applicant drug test result. In order to demonstrate commitment to the HHS goal of a drug-free workplace and to set an example for other Federal employees, employees not in a testing designated position may volunteer for unannounced random testing by notifying their Drug-free Federal Workplace Program Point of Contact upon hiring.

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: Assistant Deputy Associate General Counsel for Information Law.
  • 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 Advisor - General Law Division (Washington, DC, Baltimore, or Rockville)

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

Who May Apply: This vacancy announcement is open to all U.S. citizens.

DUTY STATION: Washington, DC, Baltimore, or Rockville

SALARY RANGE:  $148,484 - $176,300

SERIES & GRADE:  GS-0905-15

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 15

OPEN PERIOD:  May 13 - May 20, 2022

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking attorneys to join its General Law Division (GLD), Procurement, Fiscal, and Information Law Branch (PFIL). GLD provides general legal support to the entire department in the primary practice areas of procurement, fiscal, and information law.

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:

This is an opening for General Attorney positions in the PFIL Branch in the General Law Division.  PFIL 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.  To be eligible for selection at the GS-15 level, the applicant must have the equivalent of at least one year at the next lower grade (GS-14) and a minimum of five years post Juris Doctorate (JD) professional legal experience in the practice area.

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 familiarity with federal procurement, contract law and related litigation. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with 5 or more years of federal procurement and contracting law experience.
  • You should also possess outstanding client counseling skills; superior legal writing and research ability and demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

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.
  • Official law school transcripts must be submitted prior to final job offer.
  • 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.
  • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement Safer Federal Workforce Task Force 2 pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement no sooner than 30 days after you are notified. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework as many as eight days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency’s telework policy.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • Two-year trial period may be required.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.

In accordance with Executive Order 12564 of September 14, 1986, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is A Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The Federal government, as the largest employer in the Nation, can and should show the way towards achieving drug-free workplaces through programs designed to offer drug users a helping hand, and at the same time demonstrating to drug users and potential drug users that drugs will not be tolerated in the Federal workplace. The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public. Applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and be subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing upon hiring. If required to submit to urinalysis, the appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative applicant drug test result. In order to demonstrate commitment to the HHS goal of a drug-free workplace and to set an example for other Federal employees, employees not in a testing designated position may volunteer for unannounced random testing by notifying their Drug-free Federal Workplace Program Point of Contact upon hiring.

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
  • Resume (must include education, including name of undergraduate, law school, and post-graduate (if applicable) degree received and date graduated; date admitted to bar and state of bar membership; 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) and whether the supervisors can be contacted
  • References (at least three professional references with contact information)
  • Two brief writing samples (up to 5 pages each)
  • Law school transcripts

General Attorney Advisor - (Washington, DC, Baltimore, or Rockville)

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

Who May Apply: This vacancy announcement is open to all U.S. citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION: Washington, DC, Baltimore, or Rockville

SALARY RANGE:  $74,950 - $164,102

SERIES & GRADE:  GS-0905-11/14

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 14

OPEN PERIOD:  May 4, 2022 - January 27, 2023 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting May 11 , 2022.)

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking attorneys to join its General Law Division (GLD), Procurement, Fiscal, and Information Law Branch (PFIL). GLD provides general legal support to the entire department in the primary practice areas of procurement, fiscal, and information law.

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:

This is an opening for General Attorney positions in the Procurement, Fiscal, and Information Law (PFIL) Branch in the General Law Division. PFIL 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. To be eligible for selection at the GS-11 level, the applicant must have one year of relevant experience as a practicing attorney. To be eligible for selection at the GS-12 level, the applicant must have two years of experience in the practice area or one year of experience plus an LLM. To be eligible for selection at the GS-13 level, the applicant must have in excess of two years of experience in the practice area.  To be eligible for selection at the GS-14 level, the applicant must have a minimum of three and one-half years of experience in the practice area

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 familiarity with federal procurement, contract law and related litigation. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with 5 or more years of federal procurement and contracting law experience.
  • You should also possess outstanding client counseling skills; superior legal writing and research ability and demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

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.
  • Official law school transcripts must be submitted prior to final job offer.
  • 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.
  • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement Safer Federal Workforce Task Force 2 pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement no sooner than 30 days after you are notified. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework as many as eight days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency’s telework policy.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • Two-year trial period may be required.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Multiple selections may be made from this announcement

In accordance with Executive Order 12564 of September 14, 1986, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is A Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The Federal government, as the largest employer in the Nation, can and should show the way towards achieving drug-free workplaces through programs designed to offer drug users a helping hand, and at the same time demonstrating to drug users and potential drug users that drugs will not be tolerated in the Federal workplace. The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public. Applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and be subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing upon hiring. If required to submit to urinalysis, the appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative applicant drug test result. In order to demonstrate commitment to the HHS goal of a drug-free workplace and to set an example for other Federal employees, employees not in a testing designated position may volunteer for unannounced random testing by notifying their Drug-free Federal Workplace Program Point of Contact upon hiring.

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
  • Resume (must include education, including name of undergraduate, law school, and post-graduate (if applicable) degree received and date graduated; date admitted to bar and state of bar membership; 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) and whether the supervisors can be contacted
  • References (at least three professional references with contact information)
  • Two brief writing samples (up to 5 pages each)
  • Law school transcripts

General Attorney Advisor - Region VI (Dallas, TX)

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

Who May Apply: This vacancy announcement is open to all U.S. citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION: Dallas, TX

SERIES AND GRADE: GS-905-12/14

SALARY RANGE: $85,838 - $156,803

OPEN PERIOD:  May 4, 2022 - May 18, 2022

JOB SUMMARY:

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 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 various agencies and divisions.  OGC is comprised of three principal subcomponents: the Immediate Office, the Headquarters Divisions, and 10 Regional Offices located in several cities one of which is in Dallas, Texas.  The OGC Region VI Dallas office is responsible for providing comprehensive legal services to HHS’s Operating and Staff Divisions in the five-state Region of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas. The legal services provided fall generally within three categories: (1) Program Advice, (2) Administrative Litigation, and (3) Judicial Litigation. 

HHS is seeking to hire an attorney with expertise in matters related to federal non-discrimination laws and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and related privacy laws to join the OGC Region VI Dallas office. The attorney will support HHS’s Regional Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR is a key component of HHS and fulfills a critical mission in upholding the civil rights of individuals, including some of the most vulnerable members of our society. To that end, OCR is responsible for enforcing federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, and sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity) by certain health care and human services entities, and the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.  For more information, please see the OCR’s website at https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/index.html, and OGC’s website at https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/ogc/index.html.

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

DUTIES:

The attorney will provide legal advice and services to OCR on issues related to the enforcement and administration of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. In performing this role, the attorney will support OCR’s enforcement of potential HIPAA violations by covered entities and business associates, including reviewing OCR documentation, and working with OCR regional staff involved in HIPAA investigations, and settlement negotiations.  Where parties challenge agency actions in court, the attorney will defend OCR before administrative law judges and assist the Department of Justice with cases filed in Federal court. And the attorney will provide general legal advice to OCR on HIPAA regulatory activities and initiatives.

With respect to upholding federal civil rights laws, the attorney will assist OCR in enforcing federal laws that protect the rights of individuals and entities from unlawful discrimination based on race, national origin, disability, age, and sex under various statutes, including:

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972,
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act,
  • the Age Discrimination Act, and
  • Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, among others.  

The attorney will also be responsible for assisting OCR in investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination and taking enforcement actions when required. The attorney will also provide legal advice to OCR on civil rights program initiatives, guidance documents, and regulatory activities.  In addition to supporting OCR, the attorney will provide a variety of legal services to other Department components in Region VI.

For this position, we are therefore seeking applicants who possess experience working with federal non-discrimination laws and HIPAA and related privacy laws. The applicant must also demonstrate exemplary analytical, legal writing, and oral advocacy abilities, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to work with diverse individuals and groups, including large organizational or corporate entities and skilled counsel. Litigation experience is preferred but not required.  The applicant should also possess experience in developing evidence, as well as expertise in negotiating, drafting, analyzing, and reviewing settlement proposals, corrective action plans, and consent decrees. The applicant must be able to work independently and manage a heavy case load. Finally, the applicant must be able to edit highly technical writing prepared by OCR staff, provide guidance concerning investigations, and provide needed training and instruction.

This position will be filled at the GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14 level ($85,838 - $156,803) depending on experience and qualifications.  The position is located in Dallas, Texas.  Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available.  OGC Region VI offers creative work solutions that may include alternative work schedules and telework.

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 Doctor (J.D.) from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Be admitted to practice law before the highest court of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia and be in good standing.
  • Possess experience working with the HIPAA Rules and the statutes and regulations enforced by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:

  • Have administrative or federal court litigation experience.
  • Possess at least one year experience working with federal non-discrimination laws.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must maintain an active bar membership in good standing throughout employment in the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Official law school transcripts must be submitted prior to final job offer.
  • 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.  HHS is an E-Verify Participant.
  • Direct Deposit: Federal employees are required to have salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • A confidential Office of Government Ethics Financial Disclosure Report will be required.  
  • https://www2.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/Resources/Financial+Disclosure
  • Two-year trial period may be required.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • This is not a bargaining unit position.

In accordance with Executive Order 12564 of September 14, 1986, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is A Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The Federal government, as the largest employer in the Nation, can and should show the way towards achieving drug-free workplaces through programs designed to offer drug users a helping hand, and at the same time demonstrating to drug users and potential drug users that drugs will not be tolerated in the Federal workplace. The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public. Applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and be subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing upon hiring. If required to submit to urinalysis, the appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative applicant drug test result. In order to demonstrate commitment to the HHS goal of a drug-free workplace and to set an example for other Federal employees, employees not in a testing designated position may volunteer for unannounced random testing by notifying their Drug-free Federal Workplace Program Point of Contact upon hiring.

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents to OGCDallasHR@hhs.gov by 11:59 pm (CST) of the closing date of the announcement to receive full consideration:

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position and highlighting any relevant experience
  • 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)
  • Legal writing sample demonstrating a proficiency with civil rights or HIPAA issues (5-10 pages)
  • Law school transcripts.
  • 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
  • Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Deputy Chief Counsel (San Francisco, CA)

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.

WHO MAY APPLY:  This vacancy announcement is open to all U.S. citizens.

DUTY STATION: San Francisco, CA

SERIES & GRADE:  GS-0905-15

SALARY RANGE: $161,139 - $176,300

OPEN PERIOD: May 4, 2022 - June 3, 2022

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel is seeking a Deputy Chief Counsel for its San Francisco Regional Office. The Deputy Chief Counsel will be expected to perform supervisory duties of staff within the
regional office and to manage the legal services provided to one or more Department components in the region. The San Francisco Regional Office provides legal services to almost all the regional components of HHS, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and the Indian Health Service (IHS). Work matters often require coordination with other components of the Department, other OGC offices, or the U.S. Department of Justice. Attorneys may represent the agency in litigation against hospitals, nursing homes, health plans, clinical laboratories, and other health care providers to enforce compliance with federal requirements; aid in the recovery of misspent Medicare, Medicaid, and federal grant funds; counsel health care providers and administrators at over 20 IHS-operated hospitals and health care facilities throughout the region on a range of issues related to patient care and hospital operations; advise OCR in the investigation and resolution of unauthorized uses and/or disclosures of personal health information by health care entities; and represent the agency in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and the National Labor Relations Board.

We are seeking to fill this position at the GS-15 level ($161,139 - $176,300) depending on experience and qualifications. The position will be located in San Francisco, California.

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

INTRODUCTION:

The Deputy Chief Counsel reports to the Chief Counsel and is one of two principal advisors to the Chief Counsel, along with being a member of the Region’s Senior Leadership Team. The Deputy Chief
Counsel works closely with the Chief Counsel in directing and coordinating the office’s legal services provided to the Department’s programs and constituent agencies. The legal matters often involve
significant financial and operational considerations, are extremely complex, and are often precedent setting.

MAJOR DUTIES:

The Deputy Chief Counsel will:

  • Participate with the Chief Counsel in the overall planning, organization, and formulation of policies and procedures for the Regional Office;
  • Perform supervisory oversight of attorneys, paralegals, and administrative support staff, including performance appraisals, and assess and address staff training needs;
  • Supervise the assignment and review of work in designated subject matter areas, and ensure that the legal analysis, legal positions, and litigation strategies are of high quality and are consistent
    with HHS and OGC policies and directives;
  • Ensure that HHS' interests are vigorously represented in all litigation before the federal courts, administrative tribunals, and state courts; and
  • Manage communications with agency officials on legal matters to ensure that client needs are identified and met.

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 an active bar membership and be in good standing throughout employment in the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Official law school transcripts must be submitted prior to final job offer.
  • 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 will be required. 
  • Two-year trial period may be required.
  • One-year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • This position is not in a bargaining unit. 

In accordance with Executive Order 12564 of September 14, 1986, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is A Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The Federal government, as the largest employer in the Nation, can and should show the way towards achieving drug-free workplaces through programs designed to offer drug users a helping hand, and at the same time demonstrating to drug users and potential drug users that drugs will not be tolerated in the Federal workplace. The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public. Applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and be subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing upon hiring. If required to submit to urinalysis, the appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative applicant drug test result. In order to demonstrate commitment to the HHS goal of a drug-free workplace and to set an example for other Federal employees, employees not in a testing designated position may volunteer for unannounced random testing by notifying their Drug-free Federal Workplace Program Point of Contact upon hiring.

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., June 1, 2022:

  • Cover letter
  • A Qualifications Statement that provides a description of your experience and qualifications with respect to each of the following categories:

    1) 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.

    2) 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.
    3) 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.
    4) 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.
  • 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 - Children, Families, and Aging Division (CFAD) ORR (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 Children, Families, and Aging Division (CFAD).

Who May Apply:  This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION: Washington, DC

PAY SCALE & GRADE: GS-11/14

SALARY RANGE:  $74,950 - $164,102

OPEN PERIOD:This announcement is open until May 6, 2022. The first deadline for application packages will be February 4, 2022 and applications received thereafter will be considered if necessary. To be guaranteed consideration, you must submit your application no later than February 4, 2022.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), providing quality representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports developing and implementing the Department’s programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the Department’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.

This position is for a General Attorney in the Children, Families, and Aging Division (CFAD). CFAD attorneys provide legal counsel and litigation support to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) within HHS. CFAD maintains a national practice that involves over $50 billion in mandatory and discretionary grant programs. CFAD attorneys deliver a broad range of legal services that require creative legal thinking and strong communication skills and involve direct client contact and interaction with colleagues throughout OGC and other government offices. This position offers significant responsibility and intellectually engaging work affecting the lives of millions of Americans, and offering knowledge and involvement in the human services portfolio across the Department. 

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:

The attorney will primarily provide litigation support and advice to ACF on issues related to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Unaccompanied Children’s Program. The attorney may also work on other matters involving ACF and ACL, including advice and counsel on the administration of grants and cooperative agreements, administrative law, and other applicable legal authorities. The attorney also will represent ORR (and possibly other components of ACL and ACF) in appeal proceedings before the Departmental Appeals Board. 

We are seeking to fill the position at the GS-11 to GS-14 level depending on experience and qualifications. The position will be located in Washington, DC, and reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available.

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.

CFAD seeks attorneys with superior academic credentials; exceptional research, writing, and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated interest and experience in human services programs affecting the lives of children, families, older adults, and individuals with disabilities. We encourage applicants to review the programs administered by ACF and ACL to understand the breadth of CFAD’s portfolio.

We are seeking applicants with litigation experience, including any of the following: discovery disputes; trial experience; expert witnesses; deposition preparation, defense, and examination; motions practice; and brief writing. Knowledge of immigration law and the laws affecting unaccompanied immigrant children and victims of trafficking in persons also is helpful. Knowledge of state foster care law and litigation is helpful. Knowledge of or experience with Federal grant law, Federal administrative law, and other legal issues presented by ACF or ACL programs is helpful. CFAD will offer preference to individuals with at least two or three years of legal experience after graduating law school. Current law student applicants will not be considered.

The following are required qualifications:

  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school
  • Active bar status in good standing and eligibility to practice law in the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia
  • Outstanding organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, 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 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.
  • Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents to Randy Mbakwe at Chibundu.Mbakwe@hhs.gov using the subject line CFAD General Attorney Application. To receive full consideration, submit all materials by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement. Failure to submit a full application package may result in rejection of your application.

  • Short cover letter addressed to Judith Haron, Acting Associate General Counsel-Children, Families, and Aging Division. The cover letter need not repeat information in the Statement of Interest.
  • Resume (must include education, including name 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 supervisor name(s) and telephone number(s) – you may add a notation asking to be notified prior to CFAD contacting the listed supervisor).
  • Statement of Interest (no more than two pages) addressing experience and interest in providing legal advice on human services-related matters, including any substantial immigration-related experience, and the strengths you will be offer in the role.
  • Two legal writing samples (no more than 10 pages each).
  • Law school transcript, if graduated from law school within the past five years.
  • 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.
  • Names and contact information for a least three professional references.

General Attorney - Children, Families, and Aging Division (CFAD) ACF (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 Children, Families, and Aging Division (CFAD).

Who May Apply:  This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens and may be used to fill one to three positions. Filling these positions will be dependent upon enactment of the Build Back Better legislation.

DUTY STATION: Washington, DC

PAY SCALE & GRADE: GS-11/14

SALARY RANGE:  $74,950 - $164,102

OPEN PERIOD:This announcement is open until May 6, 2022. The first deadline for application packages will be February 4, 2022 and applications received thereafter will be considered if necessary. To be guaranteed consideration, you must submit your application no later than February 4, 2022.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), providing quality representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports developing and implementing the Department’s programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the Department’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.

This position is for a General Attorney in the Children, Families, and Aging Division (CFAD). CFAD attorneys provide legal counsel and litigation support to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) within HHS. CFAD maintains a national practice that involves over $64 billion in mandatory and discretionary grant programs and more than 60 unique programs. CFAD attorneys deliver a broad range of legal services that require creative legal thinking and strong communication skills and involve direct client contact and interaction with colleagues throughout OGC and other government offices. This position offers significant responsibility and intellectually engaging work affecting the lives of millions of Americans and offering knowledge and involvement in the human services portfolio across the Department.

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:

The attorney will primarily provide advice and litigation support to ACF on issues related to the new Child Care Entitlement and Universal Preschool programs, should the Build Back Better legislation be enacted into law. The attorney may also work on other matters involving ACF and ACL, including advice and counsel on the administration of grants and cooperative agreements, administrative law, and other applicable legal authorities. The attorney also will represent ACF and ACL in appeal proceedings before the Departmental Appeals Board.

We are seeking to fill the position at the GS-11 to GS-14 level depending on experience and qualifications. The position will be located in Washington, DC, and reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available.

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.

CFAD seeks attorneys with superior academic credentials; exceptional research, writing, and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated interest and experience in human services programs affecting the lives of children, families, older adults, and individuals with disabilities. Interest in early childhood issues is particularly valuable. We encourage applicants to review the programs administered by ACF and ACL to understand the breadth of CFAD’s portfolio.

We are seeking applicants with litigation experience and Federal administrative law experience. Knowledge of or experience with Federal grant law, Federal regulation drafting, Federal civil rights law, and other legal issues presented by ACF or ACL programs is helpful. CFAD will offer preference to individuals with at least two years of legal experience after graduating law school. Current law student applicants will not be considered.

The following are required qualifications:

  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school
  • Active bar status in good standing and eligibility to practice law in the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia
  • Outstanding organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, 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 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.
  • Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents to Randy Mbakwe at Chibundu.Mbakwe@hhs.gov using the subject line CFAD General Attorney Application. To receive full consideration, submit all materials by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement. Failure to submit a full application package may result in rejection of your application.

  • Short cover letter addressed to Judith Haron, Acting Associate General Counsel-Children, Families, and Aging Division. The cover letter need not repeat information in the Statement of Interest.
  • Resume (must include education, including name 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 supervisor name(s) and telephone number(s) – you may add a notation asking to be notified prior to CFAD contacting the listed supervisor).
  • Statement of Interest (no more than two pages) addressing experience and interest in providing legal advice on human services-related matters, including any substantial experience in administrative law, Federal grant law, and education or early childhood-related work. Also include the strengths you will offer in the role.
  • Two legal writing samples (no more than 10 pages each).
  • Law school transcript, if graduated from law school within the past five years.
  • 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.
  • Names and contact information for a least three professional references.

General Attorney - Children, Families, and Aging Division (CFAD) ANA and ACL (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 Children, Families, and Aging Division (CFAD).

Who May Apply:  This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION: Washington, DC

PAY SCALE & GRADE: GS-11/14

SALARY RANGE:  $74,950 - $164,102

OPEN PERIOD: This announcement is open until May 6, 2022. The first deadline for application packages will be February 4, 2022 and applications received thereafter will be considered if necessary. To be guaranteed consideration, you must submit your application no later than February 4, 2022.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), providing quality representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports developing and implementing the Department’s programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the Department’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.

This position is for a General Attorney in the Children, Families, and Aging Division (CFAD). CFAD attorneys provide legal counsel and litigation support to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) within HHS. CFAD maintains a national practice that involves over $64 billion in mandatory and discretionary grant programs and more than 60 unique programs. CFAD attorneys deliver a broad range of legal services that require creative legal thinking and strong communication skills and involve direct client contact and interaction with colleagues throughout OGC and other government offices. This position offers significant responsibility and intellectually engaging work affecting the lives of millions of Americans and offering knowledge and involvement in the human services portfolio across the Department.

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:

The attorney will primarily provide advice and litigation support to the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) and ACL. The attorney may also work on other matters involving ACF, including advice and counsel on the administration of grants and cooperative agreements, administrative law, and other applicable legal authorities. The attorney also will represent ACF and ACL in appeal proceedings before the Departmental Appeals Board.

We are seeking to fill the position at the GS-11 to GS-14 level depending on experience and qualifications. The position will be located in Washington, DC, and reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available.

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.

CFAD seeks attorneys with superior academic credentials; exceptional research, writing, and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated interest and experience in human services programs affecting the lives of children, families, older adults, and individuals with disabilities. Interest in Native American/Native Hawaiian, aging, and disability issues is particularly valuable. We encourage applicants to review the programs administered by ACF and ACL to understand the breadth of CFAD’s portfolio.

We are seeking applicants with litigation experience and Federal administrative law experience. Knowledge of or experience with Federal grant law, Federal regulation drafting, Federal civil rights law, and other legal issues presented by ACF or ACL programs is helpful. CFAD will offer preference to individuals with at least two years of legal experience after graduating law school. Current law student applicants will not be considered.

The following are required qualifications:

  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school
  • Active bar status in good standing and eligibility to practice law in the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia
  • Outstanding organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, 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 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.
  • Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents to Randy Mbakwe at Chibundu.Mbakwe@hhs.gov using the subject line CFAD General Attorney Application. To receive full consideration, submit all materials by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement. Failure to submit a full application package may result in rejection of your application.

  • Short cover letter addressed to Judith Haron, Acting Associate General Counsel-Children, Families, and Aging Division. The cover letter need not repeat information in the Statement of Interest.
  • Resume (must include education, including name 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 supervisor name(s) and telephone number(s) – you may add a notation asking to be notified prior to CFAD contacting the listed supervisor).
  • Statement of Interest (no more than two pages) addressing experience and interest in providing legal advice on human services-related matters, including any substantial experience in administrative law, Federal grant law, and education or early childhood-related work. Also include the strengths you will offer in the role.
  • Two legal writing samples (no more than 10 pages each).
  • Law school transcript, if graduated from law school within the past five years.
  • 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.
  • Names and contact information for a least three professional references.

General Attorney - Region 1, Boston Regional Office (Boston, MA)

The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking applications for General Attorney positions in its Region 1, Boston Regional Office.

WHO MAY APPLY:  This vacancy announcement is open to all U.S. Citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION:  Boston, MA

SALARY:  $86,283 - $157,614

OPEN PERIOD:  December 15, 2021 - Until filled

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.  To receive full consideration, submit all of the following material by no later than 11:59 p.m., on January 19, 2022:

  • 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.

National Complex Litigation Attorney - National Complex Litigations and Investigations Division (Washington, DC, or Nationwide)

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

Who May Apply: This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION: Washington, DC, or Nationwide – An applicant may have primary office at, and work from, one of OGC's 10 regional offices, which are: Boston (Region 1), New York City (Region 2), Philadelphia (Region 3), Atlanta (Region 4), Chicago (Region V), Dallas (Region 8), San Francisco (Region IX), and Seattle (Region X).

Grade: GS-13/15

OPEN PERIOD: This is an open and continuous announcement. The first deadline for application packages will be Friday, August 20, 2021.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is recruiting for multiple positions under this announcement ranging from GS-13 to GS-15. OGC's National Complex Litigation and Investigations Division (NCLID) serves as the in-house counsel for the Department at large focusing on complex cases from across the HHS litigation portfolio. NCLID cases include nationwide class action litigation against HHS programs operated by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), as well as administrative litigation challenging healthcare privacy or other enforcement actions by HHS components such as the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), and disputes involving tens of millions of dollars in grant funding administered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ACF. In addition, the NCLID serves as the in-house counsel for HHS on matters that involve consent decrees or court-ordered external monitors.

NCLID litigators will report directly to the Immediate Office of the General Counsel (IO), and will work closely with the Associate General Counsels (AGC) and program attorneys from the other OGC Divisions.  They will also work closely with attorneys from the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

The workload for NCLID litigators may include direct representation of the Secretary of Health and Human Services in administrative forums, or in federal court as Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSA) (including in cases delegated by the US Department of Justice).

Note: This is an open and continuous announcement to fill current and future vacancies through the closing date listed. This announcement may close on the listed date or when all positions are filled, whichever comes first. Applications received by Friday, August 6, 2021, will receive first round consideration.

We are seeking to fill the position at the GS – 13 to GS-15 level, salary will be based upon locality, which will be adjusted based on the appointed location.

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

DUTIES:

Brief the IO and AGCs on new court filings and orders.
Develop litigation strategy together with DOJ and HHS stakeholders.
Draft or review and comment on draft pleadings, motions, and memoranda of law.
Work with DOJ to prepare HHS witnesses declarations, or prepare HHS witnesses to provide deposition, hearing, or trial testimony.
Prepare responses to discovery requests and manage document collections, review, and productions.
Perform the litigation functions described above in direct representations of the Secretary in administration forums or federal district court.
Conduct internal investigations regarding program compliance and advise the IO, AGCs, and HHS program clients regarding same.
Work with DOJ and HHS program clients to present documents and information to court ordered monitors for program compliance.
Travel Required: 20% or less
NCLID attorneys in regional offices will likely have to travel to Washington, DC for meetings at least quarterly (travel will be reimbursed).
NCLID attorneys in Washington, DC or OGC regional office will likely have to travel to other locations to attend depositions, hearings, or other proceedings.

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 IO seeks attorneys with superior academic credentials, exceptional research, writing, and interpersonal skills.

The following are required qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • Active bar status in good standing and eligibility to practice law in the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • Complex litigation experience, preferably at a large firm or in government, is required.
  • At the GS-13 level: You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or LLB from an accredited ABA law school, active bar status in good standing, and two or more years professional legal experience post bar admission. *Preference will be given to candidates who possess three years of professioanl legal experience post bar admission.
  • At the GS-14 level: You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or LLB from an accredited ABA law school, active bar status in good standing, and three or more years professional legal experience post bar admission. *Preference will be given to candidates who possess four years of professioanl legal experience post bar admission.
  • At the GS-15 level: You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or LLB from an accredited ABA law school, active bar status in good standing, and four or more years professional legal experience post bar admission. *Preference will be given to candidates who possess eight years of professioanl legal experience post bar admission.

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 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.
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service – http://www.sss.gov
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required. 
  • Two-year trial period may be required. 
  • Position is in the Excepted Service
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • This position is not in a bargaining unit. 
  • No recruitment incentives authorized
  • No student loan repayment incentive authorized
  • No Annual Leave for non-federal service authorized
  • Telework Eligible

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

To receive full consideration, the following documents must be received at OGCIOVacancies@hhs.gov, using the subject line "National Litigation Attorney" in the forwarding email, by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Short cover letter addressed to Office of General Counsel Hiring Official, including a statement of interest.
  • 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)). You may add a notation asking to be notified prior to OGC contacting the listed supervisor.
  • One legal writing samples (no more than 10 pages)
  • Law school transcript if graduated from law school within the past five years
  • 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)

Attorney Advisor - Indian Health Service Branch (Rockville, MD)

The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently seeking applications for one or more Attorney Advisor positions in the Indian Health Service Branch.

Who May Apply: This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION: Rockville, MD

SALARY RANGE: $72,750 - $122,530

OPEN PERIOD: July 2, 2021 - until filled; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting July 16, 2021.

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 the Public Health Division (PHD).

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

DUTIES:

The IHS branch provides legal advice to the Indian Health Service (IHS) as it delivers health care to American Indians/Alaska Natives through more than 500 health care facilities. For more information, please see the IHS website at http://www.ihs.gov. IHS legal matters can be grouped into four major areas. First, attorneys provide legal advice on the implementation and operation of various health care programs. Second, attorneys work closely with agency staff who negotiate contracts with tribes for health program administration. Third, attorneys defend challenges to agency actions before administrative law judges and assist the Department of Justice with cases brought in Federal court. Fourth, attorneys review the implications of proposed legislation on the IHS health delivery program.

The Office of the General Counsel for the Department of Health and Human Services seeks to hire an Attorney to fill a vacancy in the Indian Health Service Branch of the Public Health Division. The Attorney must have excellent written communication skills, a demonstrated interest in administrative law, appropriations, employment law, health law, Indian law or government contract law and the ability to work in a cross-cultural environment. The applicant must be licensed to practice law in at least one state. Specific experience with any of the following Acts is considered helpful, but is not required: the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Titles XVIII or Title XIX of the Social Security Act, the Public Health Service Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Contract Disputes Act.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

The following are required qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA Law school.
  • At least two years experience after Bar admission as a practicing attorney.
  • Active Bar Status in good standing and eligibility to practice law in the highest court of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • Excellent written communication skills; a demonstrated interest in health, Indian, government contract law, appropriation, or administrative law; and the ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Outstanding organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills.
  • 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 to Gail.Williams2@ihs.gov. To receive full consideration, please submit all materials by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement::

  • Cover letter (must include (1) their interest in public service, (2) their experience in health, Indian, government contract law, appropriation, or administrative law
  • 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)
  • 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 (at least three professional)

General Attorney Advisor - Ethics Division (Washington, DC, Rockville, MD and Bethesda, 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 Advisor position in its Ethics Division.

Who May Apply: This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION(s): Washington, DC, Rockville, Maryland and Bethesda, Maryland  

PAY SCALE & GRADE:  GS-11/14

SALARY RANGE:   $74,950 - $164,102

OPEN PERIOD:  Open until filled

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), providing quality representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports developing and implementing the Department’s programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the Department’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.

This position is for a General Attorney in Ethics Division.  The OGC Ethics Division runs one of the largest and most complex federal sector ethics programs.  If you are passionate about public integrity and federal ethics laws, have an eye for very detailed work, and want to join a collegial, diligent, and dedicated legal team, this may be the job for you.  The OGC Ethics Division is responsible for the management and operation of the HHS federal sector ethics program.  Attorneys in the Ethics Division provide legal advice and services to HHS employees on matters relating to federal criminal conflicts of interest statutes, federal and HHS standards of ethical conduct regulations, financial disclosure requirements for federal employees, procurement integrity provisions, and federal anti-lobbying and political activity restrictions.

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.
This is an open continuous announcement.

DUTIES:

The incumbent will serve in an advisory attorney position (GS 11/12/13/14) in OGC’s Ethics Division and provide professional legal services involving federal criminal conflict of interest statutes, standards of ethical conduct regulations, financial disclosure requirements, procurement integrity provisions, lobbying rules, and political activity restrictions.  The work may involve providing detailed legal guidance to senior staff, engaging in complex and difficult legal research assignments involving new emerging authorities, unusual legal problems and/or highly sensitive information.

The incumbent will provide legal advice and guidance to the Associate General Counsel Ethics Division (or designee) and to employees of HHS on matters covered by the Ethics in Government Act, the Federal Criminal Conflicts of Interest statutes and the government-wide Standards of Ethical conduct and related regulations.  The incumbent will also provide guidance to prevent and/or determine possible violations of law, rule, or regulations and to recommend appropriate corrective action to address ethics violations.           

Ethics Division attorneys work closely with senior HHS officials, other HHS OGC attorneys, and may work with the White House Counsel’s Office and the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) in clearing new political appointees for a conflict free appointment or in addressing specific recusal obligations required by law, rule, or regulations. This often includes detailed work reviewing highly complex financial disclosure reports and portfolios to identify and resolve potential conflicts of interest.

The incumbent will also develop and present interactive training on various topics related to federal employee ethics requirements and the financial disclosure program at HHS. The incumbent will also plan and participate in ethics program oversight reviews, report writing, and follow-up. The duties may also include serving as liaison with the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) and participating in the referral of cases to OIG when necessary to address ethics violations. On occasion, the incumbent may work on press or Congressional inquiries related to the ethics program and FOIA responses. Overall, the incumbent will focus on HHS-wide, federal ethics program administration and compliance and will provide legal guidance and advice that aims to improve the administration of ethics throughout the entire department.

The duty station for the positions may be at the HHS headquarters in Washington, DC, or at an Ethics Division Satellite Office located in Rockville or Bethesda, MD.

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 to be hired into an attorney-advisor position.
  • 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.
  • Candidates must have superior legal writing and research ability; outstanding oral, analytical, and interpersonal skills and be adept at working directly with clients and staff members.
  • Candidates should have outstanding organizational and time management skills and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service.

PREFERRED QUALICATIONS

In addition to the required qualification, preference will be given to candidates that meet any of the following:

  • Preference will be given to Candidates that have at least three years of demonstrated professional legal experience practicing law at a large law firm, corporation, or in government;
  • Preference will be given to candidates with strong academic achievement; outstanding interpersonal skills; superior legal writing and research ability and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism and public service, for example, experience gained through a federal or state judicial clerkship, prior government service, law review or activity where outstanding legal writing explaining and/or advocating points of law are demonstrated; and
  • Knowledge of federal government ethics laws, financial instruments, political activity restrictions, procurement integrity, or related subjects is preferred.

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 Office of Human Resources, 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.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service – http://www.sss.gov
  • Financial disclosure statement will be required.
  • Two-year trial period may be required.
  • Position is in the Excepted Service.
  • 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 to receive full consideration:

  • Short cover letter addressed to the OGC Ethics Division Hiring Team explaining your interest in the HHS ethics program.
  • 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) – you may add a notation asking to be notified prior to Ethics Division contacting the listed supervisor.
  • One legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages).
  • A copy of unofficial law school transcripts for candidates that have graduated from law school within the past five years.
  • Proof of active bar status in good standing and eligibility to practice law in the highest court of a State, U. S. commonwealth, U. S. territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • Names and contact information for at least three professional references.

General Attorney Advisor - Region IX Office (San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA)

The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently seeking applications for one or more General Attorney Advisors in its Region IX -San Francisco office, with a focus on employment or health law.

Who May Apply: This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION: San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA

SALARY RANGE: $75,515 - $165,346

OPEN PERIOD: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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 Region IX- San Francisco office provides litigation services, programmatic advice, and training on a wide range of legal issues involving Medicare, Medicaid, employment and personnel, the Indian Self-Determination Education and Assistance Act, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, civil rights, HIPAA, Head Start, and requests for information. Attorneys in OGC-Region IX may provide legal services to any agency within HHS; most work involves the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Indian Health Service, and the Office for Civil Rights. OGC-Region IX covers Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the six U.S.-affiliated Pacific jurisdictions of Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia. OGC-Region IX also serves as the primary legal advisor to the Indian Health Service California Area, Navajo Area (including the Gallup Indian Medical Center), Phoenix Area (including the Phoenix Indian Medical Center), and the Tucson Area.

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.ht ml

DUTIES:

This is a General Attorney Advisor position in the HHS OGC-Region IX San Francisco Office. The attorney will be expected to provide a variety of legal services to one or more Department components in the region, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office for Civil Rights, and the Indian Health Service, on matters which often require coordination with other components of the Department, other OGC offices, or the U.S. Department of Justice.

Attorneys may represent the agency in litigation against hospitals, nursing homes, health plans, clinical laboratories, and other health care providers to enforce compliance with federal requirements; aid in the recovery of misspent Medicare, Medicaid, and federal grant funds; counsel health care providers and administrators at over 20 Indian Health Service operated hospitals and health care facilities throughout the region on a range of issues related to patient care and hospital operations; advise the Office for Civil Rights in the investigation and resolution of unauthorized uses and/or disclosures of personal health information by health care entities; and represent the agency in hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and the National Labor Relations Board. Attorneys must be able to work independently and as a team with the 400+ OGC colleagues across the nation.

Demonstrated experience or familiarity in health law, employment law, federal court or administrative litigation or negotiations and/or a government law background would be helpful. Attorneys may litigate before the HHS Departmental Appeals Board, EEOC, MSPB, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, or Interior Board of Indian Appeals.

This position will be filled at the GS-11, GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14 level ($75,515 - $165,346) depending on experience and qualifications. The positions will be located in San Francisco, CA or Sacramento, CA. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available.

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 Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • Have at least (3) three years of experience after law school as a practicing attorney.
  • Possess proof that bar status is active, in good standing and eligible to practice before the highest court of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience in federal employment law
  • Demonstrated experience as a litigator (federal or administrative)
  • Demonstrated experience in health law
  • Demonstrated experience working with tribal organizations or government organizations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must maintain active bar membership in good standing and be eligible to practice law before the highest court of a State, U. S. Territory, U. S. Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
  • 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:Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • A confidential OGE Financial disclosure statement will be required. https://www2.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/Resources/Financial+Disclosure
  • 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 OGCR9Hiring@hhs.gov to receive full consideration:

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position and highlighting any relevant experience
  • 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)
  • Legal writing sample (3-5 pages preferred)
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