This is a General Attorney Advisor position in the Region VII, Kansas City 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 Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Administration for Children and Families, 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; 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. There are also opportunities to manage, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, federal court litigation involving medical malpractice, employment, bankruptcy, Federal Tort Claims Act cases, and other HHS matters that are resolved in federal district court. 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. Experience in bankruptcy law is preferred but not required. Attorneys may litigate before the HHS Departmental Appeals Board, EEOC, MSPB, and Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
This position will be filled at the GS-11, GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14 level ($70,103 - $153,490) depending on experience and qualifications. The position will be located in Kansas City, MO. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available.