Requisition No: 796265
Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration
Working Title: 68900176 - OPS ATTORNEY
Position Number: 68900176
Salary: $36.00 Hourly
Posting Closing Date: 03/14/2023
The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is Florida's chief health policy and planning entity.
The Agency is responsible for administering the Florida Medicaid program, the licensure and regulation of nearly 50,000 health care facilities, and empowering consumers through health care transparency initiatives.
Under the direction of Agency Secretary Jason Weida, AHCA is focused on advancing Governor DeSantis’ vision for Florida’s health care system to be the most cost-effective, transparent, and high-quality health care system in the nation.
Emphasizing quality in all that we do to improve health outcomes, always putting the individual first.
Supporting initiatives that promote transparency and empower consumers in making well informed healthcare decisions.
Leveraging Florida’s buying power in delivering high quality care at the lowest cost to taxpayers.
Hearing Officer position available in the Agency for Health Care Administration Office of the General Counsel, Fair Hearing Section.
The position is full-time, requires a five-day work week (Monday through Friday), and is located in one of the following locations: Clearwater, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee or Tampa, Florida.
The position works under the supervision of the Fair Hearing Section Chief or designee.
This position will be hired at the base salary of $36.00, hourly.
Fair Hearings: The primary responsibility of the Hearing Officer position is to conduct fair hearings for Medicaid programs administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration under the authority of section 409.285, Florida Statutes and 42 C.F.R. §431, Subpart E, & 42 C.F.R. §438, Subpart F.
The position is responsible for handling all aspects of assigned Medicaid fair hearing proceedings including case management, conducting the fair hearings and rendering written final orders for the agency, subject to appellate review.
Legal Opinions: Provide legal opinions on assigned topics based on identification of relevant facts, thorough legal research and careful analysis.
Preventative Law: Identification of potential legal concerns relevant to the operation of the Fair Hearing Section and communication of such concerns to the Fair Hearing Section Chief or designee.
Legislation: Assist in the analysis, implementation, and development of legislation relevant to the mission and operation of the Fair Hearing Section.
Administrative Rules and Regulations: Interpret and apply state administrative rules and federal regulations pertinent to Medicaid fair hearings.
Assist in the development of administrative rules necessary for Medicaid fair hearings and the operation of the Fair Hearing Section.
PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE MEDICAID PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE AND/OR CIVIL LITIGATION EXPERIENCE.
Upon commencement of employment in compliance with Agency policy, the incumbent shall receive New Employee Orientation, Plain Language, Customer Service, Sexual Harassment, Cultural Diversity, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Ethics, Supervisor, Computer Security Awareness, HIPAA, and Medicaid 101 training.
In addition, the incumbent shall receive training in substantive legal topics such as the civil procedural and evidentiary rules, and on the Fair Hearing Section case management system, as well as other agency computer systems.
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for Other Personal Services (OPS) employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits, including:
• No state income tax for residents of Florida;
• State Group Insurance coverage options (must meet eligibility requirements), including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
• Savings & Spending Accounts;
• 401 (a) FICA Alternative Plan administered through VALIC (tax-deferred Retirement Savings Plan);
• Participation in the Florida Deferred Compensation Plan (457b)
For a more complete list of benefits and eligibility requirements, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
What is OPS employment?
OPS employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks.
OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignments, and terminations at the discretion of the Agency head or designee. OPS employees do not serve probationary periods or become permanent in their positions because they serve at the pleasure of the Agency head.
For more information about the Choose an item, please visit our website at http://ahca.myflorida.com/Medicaid/index.shtml.
Join us at the Agency for Health Care Administration in fulfilling our mission to provide “Better Health Care for all Floridians.”
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Demonstrated legal research and writing skills.
Knowledge of the Medicaid program.
Knowledge of civil and/or administrative litigation procedures.
Familiarity with administrative rulemaking; and computer skills.
In addition: strong oral and written communication.
Effective time management and ability to work either independently or collaboratively, as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
Admission to the Florida Bar with membership in good standing.
At least two (2) years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research and writing, judicial and legal clerk or internships, teaching law or in administrative judicial hearings.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Florida Bar Licensure
CONTACT: LAURA GALLAGHER 850-412-3649
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.