Duties Description The Office of Counsel provides legal guidance and services to the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) network on the myriad of issues arising from the delivery of supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Attorneys are called upon to draft and review legislation, regulations, policy, contracts, and real property transactions, advise on compliance with Medicaid programs for people with developmental disabilities, certification, and approval of providers of services, employment matters, participate in administrative hearings and oversee litigation. The Associate Counsel in this position will supervise the Hearings Unit within the Bureau of Service Delivery and Program Compliance.
-Oversee and manage OPWDD's role as party in Medicaid Fair Hearings, as well as in other administrative hearings held pursuant to regulations at NYCRR Parts 633.12 and 633.21.
-Oversee and supervise legal assistants in tracking hearings, gathering and preparing documents needed by staff representing OPWDD State and Regional Developmental Disability Services Offices.
-Develop and maintain policies and procedures detailing timelines, staff roles and responsibilities, template forms and letters necessary to prepare for hearings.
-Develop and maintain training documents for staff involved in hearings, and holds periodic training and informational sessions for applicable staff.
- Develop and maintain knowledge of OPWDD standards for eligibility for services, authorization for HCBS services, MSC services, and any other subject matter necessary to support OPWDD role in administrative hearings.
-Research and advise on issues related administrative due process.
-Provide support to the Attorney General as needed.
-Perform other tasks as assigned by supervising Deputy Counsel or General Counsel.
Additional Comments Please note:
•Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
•In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
•OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.