Requisition No: 801558
Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration
Working Title: 68064736 - SENIOR ATTORNEY
Position Number: 68064736
Salary: $2,307.69 - $2,500.00 biweekly
Posting Closing Date: 05/16/2023
The Agency for Health Care Administration 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, the Agency 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. Current Agency initiatives include implementing Florida’s groundbreaking Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program, overhauling Florida’s healthcare technological ecosystem, and increasing insight in the cost of health care services.
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.
LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT - TALLAHASSEE
SALARY RANGE - $60,000.00 to 65,000.00 determined based on experience.
Our Organization and Mission:
The General Counsel’s Office provides support to the Agency to assist with carrying out its mission. If you have a desire to use your talent and skills at an organization that provides critical services to millions of individuals and families across the state, AHCA invites you to apply to become an essential member of our team. As one of Florida’s leading state agencies, AHCA’s diverse workforce community of more than 1,400 employees is proud of its efforts to serve the people of Florida.
The Work You Will Do:
Working under the direction of the Chief Legal Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel, the senior attorney is responsible for applying his or her legal expertise to handle litigation, to research federal and state licensure issues, to conduct discovery, and to prepare legal pleadings and briefs. The attorney must be able to assimilate and analyze a variety of legislation and legal concepts relating to licensure issues. Specifically, the senior attorney will:
•Handle administrative litigation before the DOAH and the Agency on licensure issues on health care facilities.
•Assist with legal research in evaluating state statutes and preparation of legal opinions on questions relating to the licensure of various types of medical and long-term care facilities.
•Prepare and draft routine pleadings, briefs, agreements, and related legal documents pertaining to licensure.
•Provide legal counsel on behalf of the Agency on legal matters related to the licensure program; interprets state and federal legislation related to facilities licensure matters.
•Perform legal research concerning the interpretation of Florida Statutes and the Florida Administrative Code on health care facilities licensure matters in question.
•Perform other related duties as required.
How You Will Grow:
AHCA employees are expected to uphold the four core values: Accountability, Fairness, Responsiveness, and Teamwork. In turn, we will involve you in important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.
Where You Will Work:
Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. Boasting proximity to the coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder.
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 employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:
• State Group Insurance Coverage Options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
• Flexible Spending Accounts;
• State of Florida retirement options, including employer contributions;
• Generous annual and sick leave benefits;
• 9 paid holidays a year and 1 Personal Holiday each year;
• Career advancement opportunities;
• Tuition waiver for courses offered by Florida’s nationally ranked State University System ;
• Training and professional development opportunities;
• And more!
For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
This is not a remote position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
•Knowledge of the rulemaking process.
•Knowledge of legal terminology.
•Knowledge of Florida laws and legal procedure.
•Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, research, and organization.
•Ability to provide legal counsel.
•Ability to interpret state and federal legislation, laws, and rules.
•Ability to employ legal reasoning and to foresee possible legal problems.
•Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
•Ability to take action in situations which lack clear direction.
•Ability to take initiative on independent research projects.
•Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
•Ability to use available technology to perform assigned duties, including computer software, hardware, and data systems.
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
•Ability to use independent judgement when releasing information to the public.
•Ability to collect and analyze data.
•Ability to conduct meetings and to make presentations.
•Ability to perform legal writing and prepare various legal documents.
•Ability to research legal documents and legal references.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
•Membership in good standing with the Florida bar; and
•Two years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, legal writing, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Florida Bar License
CONTACT: THOMAS HOELER (850) 412-3647
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.