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General Attorney Advisor - Region III Office (Philadelphia, PA)

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 Region III, Philadelphia Office.

Who May Apply: This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens.

DUTY STATION: Philadelphia, PA

SALARY RANGE: $79,239 - $144,750 (GS-12 to GS-14)

OPEN PERIOD: May 15, 2018 through June 14, 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

The Region III office provides comprehensive legal services to agencies within HHS, with most work involving the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Administration for Children and Families, and the Office for Civil Rights.

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 positon in the Region III OGC office located in Philadelphia, PA, which has eight attorneys and two support staff. The attorneys provide a variety of litigation and legal advisory services to and on behalf of HHS agencies, primarily those functioning within the five states (and the District of Columbia) that comprise Region III. The new hire will have responsibilities across various programs, focusing on Medicare and Medicaid financial, quality of care and program integrity issues (including nursing home enforcement, supplier enrollment appeals, healthcare bankruptcies, overpayment recoveries, provider reimbursement and disallowance of Federal funding). The new hire will also provide advice and litigation services in general Federal law issues (such as employment law and labor relations; privacy and discovery of information; tort claims and malpractice litigation). The new hire also may provide advice regarding enforcement of Federal civil rights statutes and HIPAA, and aid client enforcement in HHS-funded social services programs for children and families.

More generally, the new hire will work on matters involving the interpretation, application, and enforce-ment of statutes, regulations, and Department policies. The new hire will represent the Department in Federal court and administrative proceedings, often handling complex legal and factual issues and/or cases of first impression, as well as matters that substantially impact the ability of the Department to carry out its responsibilities. As a member of OGC, the new hire is expected to work both independently and to collaborate with other attorneys in HHS OGC, the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Offices, as well as with staff of HHS agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Your resume, cover letter 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:

  • A Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • 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.
  • Strong academics; outstanding organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills; superior legal writing and research ability and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience or familiarity with federal court, administrative litigation and/or health law.
  • At least three (3) years of post J.D. professional legal experience.
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in public interest, pro bono, or government work.
  • Experience working with clients.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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. 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.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents to Frankie Green at frankie.green@hhs.gov using the subject line “General Attorney Advisor – R3” in the email. To receive full consideration, submit all materials by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Cover letter, of no more than 950 words, which discusses each of the following competencies:
    1. General Legal – 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 (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 whether it was full-time or part-time.)
  • Legal writing sample.
  • Law school transcripts (official or unofficial) if graduated in the last seven years.

General Attorney Advisor - Region II Office (New York, NY)

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 Region II, New York Regional Office.

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

DUTY STATION: New York, New York

SALARY RANGE:  $70,111-$153,510

OPEN PERIOD:  May 9 – 25, 2018

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.

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 ten (10) Regional offices are located in the following cities; Region I-Boston, Region II-New York, Region III-Philadelphia, Region IV-Atlanta, Region V-Chicago, Region VI-Dallas, Region VII-Kansas City, Region VIII-Denver, Region IX-San Francisco and Region X-Seattle.

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

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 position located within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) in the New York Regional Office (Region II).  Each regional office provides legal counsel and advice to all Departmental agencies with an emphasis on the advising agencies that have a presence in the given region.  There are currently 8 attorneys and one support staff in Region II, and Region II’s jurisdiction includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Attorneys in Region II provide advisory opinions and litigation support to the Department in complex matters requiring extensive research and sophisticated analysis of administrative law, judicial decisions, and statutory and regulatory law, often in cases of “first impression.”  Region II attorneys represent the Department in administrative litigation before the Departmental Appeals Board to enforce quality of care and other federal requirements and to aid in the recovery of misspent Medicare, Medicaid and federal grant funds.  Attorneys also represent the Department in employment law cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board and provide legal advice to the Department regarding enforcement of the Federal civil rights statutes and HIPAA.  Region II attorneys work closely with the Department of Justice and Assistant United States Attorneys in federal court litigation in preparing legal briefing and assisting or presenting oral argument.

The selectee will be assigned a range of litigation and advisory matters involving Medicare financial and program integrity issues, nursing home quality of care compliance, physician and other provider/supplier enrollment determinations, employment and discrimination claims, Head Start financial and quality of care issues, and HIPAA compliance.  The selectee may also be called upon to assist in the handling of Medicare bankruptcy cases. 

We are seeking to fill the position at the GS-11 to GS-14 level ($70,111-$153,510) depending on experience and qualifications. The position will be located in New York, New York.

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 two years 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 have strong academic backgrounds; outstanding legal writing and research ability; superior organizational, and time management skills; and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service.
  • Preference is given to candidates with demonstrated experience in Medicare laws, regulations and policy; federal employment law, regulations and policy; bankruptcy law; and/or general federal court litigation experience.

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.
  • 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 R02OGCHiring@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 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
  • 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 Info of References (at least three professional)

General Attorney Advisor - 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 a General Attorney Advisor position in its General Law 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

SALARY RANGE:  $68,036 - $148,967

SERIES & GRADE:  GS-0905-11/14

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 14

OPEN PERIOD:  May 7, 2018 – May 18, 2018

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

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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

 The following are required qualifications:

  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • You must have been admitted to a bar in one of the highest courts of a State, U. S. Commonwealth, U.S. territories, or the District of Columbia and be in good standing.
  • Possess substantial 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; outstanding client counseling skills; superior legal writing and research ability with a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must maintain active bar membership in good standing 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.

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 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)
  • Brief writing sample (up to 5 pages)

General Attorney Advisor - Civil Rights Division (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 Advisor position in its Civil Rights 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

SALARY RANGE:  $68,036 - $148,967

OPEN PERIOD:  April 23, 2018 – May , 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

OGC is the legal team for HHS, providing quality representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible national issues.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking an attorney to join its Civil Rights Division. The Division provides legal advice and services to HHS’ Office for Civil Rights on matters in several areas of OCR enforcement:

  1. Federal civil rights statutes enforced by HHS;
  2. health information privacy, under HIPAA; and
  3. provider conscience statutes.

This position will focus most centrally on the civil rights area of HHS’ legal portfolio.

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 Civil Rights Division attorney may be called to provide legal advice on any of the three areas of the Division’s portfolio, with an important focus on OCR’s work to enforce federal cornerstone civil rights laws Titles VI and IX; the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Age Discrimination Act; and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, among many others.  The attorney will be responsible for providing legal assistance to OCR and OGC leadership in investigations and enforcement actions. The attorney will also provide legal advice to OCR on civil rights program initiatives, guidance documents, and regulatory activities.

The attorney may provide legal advice on issues including, but not limited to: the development and investigation of cases; the negotiation and resolution of cases or matters; the development of enforcement and litigation strategies; the review and promulgation of regulations, policies, and guidance; the review of applicable and proposed laws; and the conducting of compliance reviews of covered entities and HHS Operating and Staff Divisions.

Though not required, we are interested in hiring an attorney with administrative and/or federal litigation experience.

We are seeking to fill the position at the GS-11 to GS-14 level ($68,036 - $148,967) depending on experience and qualifications. The position will be located in Washington, D.C., 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.

The following are required qualifications:

  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • 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.
  • Candidate must possess exemplary legal writing, oral advocacy abilities, excellent interpersonal skills, and displays a capacity to work with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Candidate should possess familiarity and experience with laws, regulations, and precedent concerning free speech, the free exercise of religion, conscience protections, and protections against certain kinds of coercion or religious discrimination, including but not limited to the statutes enforced by OCR’s Conscience and Religious Freedom Division (see above).
  • Ideally, candidate should have familiarity and experience with 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 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 OGCCRVacancy@hhs.gov using the subject line “Civil Rights Division Attorney” in the forwarding email.

To receive full consideration, submit all materials by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Cover letter addressed to the Office of the General Counsel Hiring Official.
  • 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(full time or part time) and supervisors name and telephone number(s).
  • 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.

General Attorney Advisor - Region VII (Kansas City, MO)

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 Region VII Kansas City Office.

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

DUTY STATION:  Kansas City, MO

SALARY RANGE:  $87,804 – $134,886 (GS-0905-13/14)

OPEN PERIOD:  April 20, 2018 – May 23, 2018

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. This position is located in Region 7(Kansas City, Missouri).

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 incumbent provides legal advice/counsel and litigation services to the agencies within HHS Region 7, particularly the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Administration for Children and Families. The incumbent will function as a generalist.  Duties may include Medicare payment recovery, bankruptcy, medical malpractice, nursing home and non-long term care regulatory enforcement, and Office of Head Start grantee regulatory enforcement matters.  Incumbent may be required to litigate before administrative tribunals and/or federal district courts.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. We are seeking to fill the position at the GS-13 to GS-14 level depending on experience and qualifications.

The following are required qualifications:

  • This is not an entry-level position
  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • 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 exemplary legal writing, oral advocacy abilities, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and display a capacity to work with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Prefer candidates with substantial familiarity in one or more of the following areas: Medicare laws, regulations and policy, federal employment law, regulations and policy, and/or bankruptcy law.
  • For the GS-13 Grade Level candidates must possess two (2) to three (3) years of professional legal experience after admission to the bar commensurate with the duties of the position and at least one year working in a position equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. For the GS-14 Grade Level candidates must possess more than three (3) years of professional legal experience after admission to the bar commensurate with the duties of the position and at least one year working in a position equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal 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 KCOGCAttorney@hhs.gov  or to:

Amy Brenner, Operations Specialist
US DHHS Office of the General Counsel
601 East 12th Street, Room N1800
Kansas City, MO, 64106

Closing date: Applications must be e-mailed or postmarked by May 23, 2018

  • To receive full consideration, submit all materials by 11:59p.m. on the closing date of the announcement.
  • Resume (must include education, including name of undergraduate and law school, degree received and date graduated; date admitted to bar and jurisdiction; a general description of all past employment relevant to the practice of law, including dates of employment and supervisor name(s)and telephone number(s).
  • A copy of unofficial law school transcripts (official transcripts due before final offer).
  • A cover letter. Provide a 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 relate effectively with clients.
  • A writing sample (10 pages or less).
  • Proof of active bar status in good standing and eligibility to practice law in a state, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (not required if applying as a Law Clerk).
  • If you are a current Federal employee, please provide a copy of your last performance appraisal and a copy of your latest SF-50.
  • Names and contact information for at least three professional references.

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

SALARY RANGE:  $145,415 - $164,200

OPEN PERIOD:  April 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

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

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 and administrative tribunals;
  • 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:

  • Candidate must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • Candidate must 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.
  • Must have federal litigation experience.
  • Strong academic achievement; outstanding organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills; superior legal writing and research abilities; and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service.
  • Five years of experience in the practice of law or its equivalent.
  • 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 with OGC.
  • 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.
  • A financial disclosure statement will be required. 
  • A two-year trial period may be required.
  • A 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. 
  • Some travel may be required.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents to OGCR9Hiring@hhs.gov to receive full consideration by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement.

  • Cover letter
  • A Qualifications Statement not to exceed 4 pages that provides a description of your experience and qualifications with respect to each of the following categories:
  • Administration and managerial skills: Ability to participate in the overall planning, reporting, and budgeting for an office, as well as in the assignment of work, setting priorities, and the hiring, utilization and evaluation of professional and admninistrative staff to ensure that the region is doing its best to perform its mission and meet the client's need for service.
  • Litigation experience:  Previous litigation experience and the ability to effectively develop litigation strategy for the defense and prosecution of matters having broad impact.
  • Supervision and training skills:  Ability to manage and supervise the work of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff of various grades and levels of experience, as well as to facilitate the effective training of less experienced attorneys and non-attorneys.
  • Client relationship skills:  The ability to effectively relate to officials of the client units, to maintain your role as an attorney among non-attorneys, and to represent the agency in dealing with 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 school, degrees received and dates graduated; date admitted to bar and jurisdiction; and a general description of all past employment relevant to the practice of law, including dates of employment, supervisor name(s) and telephone number(s)
  • A legal writing sample not to exceed 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
  • A minimum of three professional references

General Attorney Advisor - Region III (Philadelphia, PA)

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 Region III, Philadelphia Regional Office.

Who May Apply: This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens.

DUTY STATION:  Philadelphia, PA

SALARY RANGE:  $111,346 - $144,750

OPEN PERIOD:  April 16, 2018 – May 16, 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

The Region III office provides comprehensive legal services to any agency within HHS, with most work involving the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Administration for Children and Families, and the Office for Civil Rights.

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 positon in the Region III OGC office located in Philadelphia, PA, which has eight attorneys and two support staff.  The attorneys provide a variety of litigation and legal advisory services to and on behalf of HHS agencies, primarily those functioning within the five states (and the District of Columbia) that comprise Region III. The new hire will have responsibilities across various programs, focusing on Medicare and Medicaid financial, quality of care and program integrity issues (including nursing home enforcement, supplier enrollment appeals, healthcare bankruptcies, overpayment recoveries, provider reimbursement and disallowance of Federal funding).  The new hire will also provide advice and litigation services in general Federal law issues (such as employment law and labor relations; privacy and discovery of information; tort claims and malpractice litigation).  The new hire also may provide advice regarding enforcement of Federal civil rights statutes and HIPAA, and aid client enforcement in HHS-funded social services programs for children and families.

More generally, the new hire will work on matters involving the interpretation, application, and enforce-ment of statutes, regulations, and Department policies.  The new hire will represent the Department in Federal court and administrative proceedings, often handling complex legal and factual issues and/or cases of first impression, as well as matters that substantially impact the ability of the Department to carry out its responsibilities.  As a member of OGC, the new hire is expected to work both independently and to collaborate with other attorneys in HHS OGC, the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Offices, as well as with staff of HHS agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Your resume, cover letter 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 three 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.
  • Strong academics; outstanding organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills; superior legal writing and research ability and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience or familiarity with federal court, administrative litigation and/or health law.
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in public interest, pro bono, or government work.
  • Experience working with clients.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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.  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.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents to Frankie Green at frankie.green@hhs.gov using the subject line “General Attorney Advisor – R3” in the email.  To receive full consideration, submit all materials by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Cover letter, of no more than 950 words, which discusses each of the following competencies:
    1. General Legal – 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 (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 whether it was full-time or part-time.)
  • Legal writing sample.
  • Law school transcripts (official or unofficial) if graduated in the last seven years.

General Attorney Advisor - Ethics Division (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 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:  Washington, DC

SALARY RANGE:  $68,036 - $148,967

OPEN PERIOD:  April 10, 2018 to September 30, 2018 (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking an attorney to join its Ethics Division. The Division provides legal advice and services to HHS on matters relating to federal criminal conflict of interest statutes, standards of ethical conduct regulations, financial disclosure requirements, procurement integrity provisions, lobbying rules, 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

DUTIES:

The selectee will serve in an advisory attorney position (GS 11/12/13/14) in OGC’s Ethics Division. The incumbent will provide 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 incumbent will also develop and present interactive training on various topics related to federal employee ethics requirements and the financial disclosure program at HHS. 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. This often includes detailed work reviewing highly complex financial portfolios to identify and resolve potential conflicts. The incumbent will also plan and participate in ethics program oversight reviews, report writing, and follow-up. The duties may also include liaison with the HHS OIG and referral of cases to OIG as necessary. 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.

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.
  • Possess an understanding of financial instruments and ethics law. Preference is given to candidates with strong academic achievement; outstanding interpersonal skills; superior legal writing and research ability; prior teaching, presentation, or training experience; and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism and public service.
  • Candidates must have strong writing, oral, and analytical skills and be adept at working directly with clients. Knowledge of federal or state government ethics law, professional responsibility rules, political activity restrictions, procurement integrity, or related subjects is preferred, but attorneys with a strong interest in the subject matter will be considered. Knowledge of the legal framework for health and social services programs will be considered a plus.

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 OGCEthicsVacancy@hhs.gov to receive full consideration by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Cover letter addressed to the OGC Ethics Division Hiring Team.
  • 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).
  • Two legal writing samples.
  • Law school transcripts only if 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 - Ethics Division (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 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:  Washington, DC

SALARY RANGE:  $68,036 - $148,967

OPEN PERIOD:  This is an open continuous announcement. The first deadline for application packages will be April 30, 2018.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking two attorneys to join its Ethics Division. The Division provides legal advice and services to HHS on matters relating to federal criminal conflict of interest statutes, standards of ethical conduct regulations, financial disclosure requirements, procurement integrity provisions, lobbying rules, and political activity restrictions. The vacancies are in the Ethics Division, Advice and Policy Section.

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 selectee will serve in an advisory-attorney position (GS 11/12/13/14) in the OGC, Ethics Division. The incumbent will provide legal services involving federal criminal conflict of interest statutes, the Ethics in Government Act, standards of ethical conduct regulations, financial disclosure requirements, procurement integrity provisions, lobbying rules, and Hatch Act political activity restrictions. Ethics Division attorneys work closely with senior HHS officials and other HHS OGC attorneys to provide high-quality written and oral legal advice and counseling to prospective, current, and former employees and to program ethics counsellors on various topics related to federal ethics requirements in a fast-paced environment. The selectee may be asked to draft responses to Congressional and press inquiries related to the ethics program. In consultation with state bar authorities, the incumbent may also provide guidance on legal ethics and professional responsibility issues. Attorney advisors have generalist ethics responsibilities and provide focused services to a portfolio of principal HHS agencies.

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 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.
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of the federal laws promoting transparency in government and preventing public corruption.  Preference is given to candidates with strong academic achievement; superior legal writing and research ability.
  • Candidates should have outstanding organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates must have strong writing, oral, and analytical skills and be adept at working with and advising clients. 
  • Knowledge of federal or state government ethics law, professional responsibility rules, political activity restrictions, procurement integrity, or related subjects is preferred, but recent law graduates (with a year or more of legal practice experience) and other attorneys with a strong interest in the subject matter and a comittment to public service will be considered. Preference is given to candidates demonstrating substantial familiarity with federal ethics laws, federal financial disclosure procedures and rules, political activity restrictions for federal employees, conflict of interest analysis, or providing legal services to clients or governmental entities on related topics.  Knowledge of the legal framework for health and social services programs will be considered a plus.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must maintain active bar membership in good standing 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 OGCEthicsVacancy@hhs.gov using the subject line “Ethics Advice Attorney” to receive full consideration by 11:59p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Cover letter addressed to the OGC Ethics Division Hiring Team
  • 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)
  • Two legal writing samples
  • 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 in good standing of a bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia
  • Three professional references with names and contact information

General Attorney - Region 10 (Seattle, WA)

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 Region 10 Seattle, Washington location.

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

DUTY STATION:  Seattle, WA

SALARY RANGE: $66,386 - $145,354

OPEN PERIOD: March 1, 2018 – Open until filled

JOB SUMMARY:

The Region X- Seattle office provides comprehensive legal services to any agency within HHS, with most work involving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office for Civil Rights, the Alaska Area Indian Health Service, the Portland Area Indian Health Service, and the IHS Division of Engineering Service.

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

DUTIES:

This is a General Attorney position in the OGC-Region X office, located in Seattle, Washington. The incumbent may be asked to serve any of the client agencies within HHS, but will focus primarily on providing legal services to the Indian Health Services, to include enforcement of, and compliance with laws applicable to HHS, its programs, or the areas it regulates.

The Attorney Advisor will support the OGC-Region X Office in a wide range of legal projects. The Attorney Advisor will provide legal services related to working with tribes or tribal organizations who receive services from or through the Indian Health Services, to include:

  • interpreting the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) and their implementing regulations and guidance,
  • negotiating ISDEAA contracts and funding agreements,
  • advising on FOIA, HIPAA, and other information and disclosure laws,
  • providing legal assistance with leasing, construction, and other property-related issues.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Your resume, cover letter, 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:

  • A Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • 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.
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills, and the capacity to work with diverse individuals and groups.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience or familiarity with federal court or administrative litigation, tribal organizations, and/or health law.
  • Experience as a government attorney.
  • Experience working with clients.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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 lesley.wreden@hhs.gov using the subject line “General Attorney Advisor - IHS” in the forwarding email. To receive full consideration, submit all materials by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Cover letter addressed to:

    Pamela Parker
    Office of the General Counsel, Suite 1620
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region 10
    701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1600, MS/10
    Seattle, WA 98104

  • 3-5 page legal writing sample.
  • 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 (full and part time) and Supervisors name(s) and telephone number(s).
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