TRIAL ATTORNEY

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441 4th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Job type: 
Other
Position Description: 

More information about this position can be found at: http://www.naag.org/assets/redesign/files/jobs/17-047%20Trial%20Attorney%20(Civil%20Enforcement).pdf

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking a trial attorney for the Civil Enforcement Section of the Public Interest Division. The selected candidate will work primarily on Medicaid-related recovery cases (third party liability and probate) referred by the District of Columbia’s Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF). The attorney will be responsible for the enforcement of the Health Care Assistance Reimbursement Act, D.C. Official Code § 4-601 et seq. Specifically, the attorney will review medical claim details, draft Medicaid liens for filing with the Recorder of Deeds, analyze Medicaid lien compromise requests for consideration by DHCF, and collect payments to satisfy the Medicaid liens filed by OAG. Also, in probate matters governed by D.C. Official Code § 20-301 et seq., the attorney will litigate matters before the Probate Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to collect payments to satisfy Medicaid liens filed by DHCF, or take any other action authorized by the statute to ensure that Medicaid liens are satisfied. Additionally, the attorney will represent DHCF in some of its administrative litigation before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia Office of the Administrative Hearings.

The selected candidate also will work on select civil enforcement litigation matters and administrative prosecutions brought by the Civil Enforcement Section to protect the public welfare relating to: occupational and professional licenses; alcoholic beverage control licenses; unlawful discrimination; civil forfeiture of seized property; and defending final administrative agency actions appealed to the District of Columbia Office of
Administrative Hearings or the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

The successful candidate will serve under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Civil Enforcement Section.

Requirements: 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be familiar with the District’s Health Care Assistance Reimbursement Act and probate law. Candidates must also possess excellent legal research, oral and written communication and litigation skills. Additionally, candidates must have experience handling a large volume of cases, and at least two to six years of prior litigation experience. Strong interpersonal skills are a must, and candidates
should possess the ability to work under pressure without sacrificing quality of work and the ability to adapt easily to change. Candidates also must have the ability to work with a high degree of independence.

ELIGIBILITY: The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction. If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

To apply: 

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should e-mail one PDF file which includes: 1) a cover letter (must include the vacancy number) summarizing why you are interested and the skills and abilities you possess that will enable you to succeed in this position; 2) résumé; 3) list of three references; and 4) a writing sample to [email protected] by 11:59pm EST on 9/8/17, addressed to Arlyntha Love, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Expiration date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017