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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/01/24

Applications Due03/18/24

Vacancy ID152726

NY HELPNo

AgencyMedicaid Inspector General, NYS Office of the

TitleSenior Attorney/Assistant Attorney 1/2/3- NYS HELPS

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $114444 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Onondaga

Street Address 221 South Warren St.

City Syracuse

StateNY

Zip Code13202

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). Positions may be filled at the Senior Attorney level or one within the Legal Traineeship appointment levels. Appointments will be dependent upon qualifications of candidate selected.

Eligible for NY HELPS, Transfer under Section 70.4, or 55b/c candidate must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below:

• Assistant Attorney 1: Law school graduation and/or eligibility for NYS Bar Admission*. Hiring Rate: $63,108.
• Assistant Attorney 2: Admission to NYS Bar with less than 12 months of post-Bar satisfactory legal experience. Hiring Rate: $69,934.
• Assistant Attorney 3: Admission to NYS Bar and 12 months, but less than 24 months of post-Bar satisfactory legal experience. Hiring Rate: $77,600.
• Senior Attorney: Admission to the NYS Bar and 24 months of subsequent post-Bar satisfactory legal experience. Hiring Rate: $90,806.

*If you are not admitted to the NYS Bar within two years of appointment, your appointment will be terminated.

Applicants may be appointed to this position if currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title OR meet the minimum qualifications listed. There is no examination required for appointment to a NY HELPS position. Candidates hired before May 2024 will be appointed on a temporary basis. In May 2024, satisfactory employees will receive permanent, non-competitive appointments and will begin a probationary period. At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected that NY HELPS employees will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to take an exam. Employees will then be afforded with all the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

55-bc Program: The Governor's Programs to Hire Individuals and Veterans with Disabilities consist of two specialized programs: the 55-b and the 55-c Program. This position may be designated 55-b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for appointment at traineeship or Senior Attorney levels. For more information on the 55b/c Program, please visit https://www.cs.ny.gov/rp55/.

Duties Description Reporting to the Associate Counsel or Associate Attorney, the Senior Attorney provides legal support for agency program areas in the form of legal advice, review and analysis of documents, and legal research of issues relating to Medicaid program integrity and health law generally.

The Senior Attorney may also handle complex litigation in state and federal court and cases of first impression or novel issues related to Medicaid, Managed Care, Bankruptcy, Liens, and employment related matters.

Incumbents of this position may be assigned one or more of the following functions with specific duties including, but not limited to:

Provides legal support for the development and implementation of proposals to amend the State’s legislation, regulations, or one of the components of Medicaid Managed Care contracts:
• Conducts research, reviews, and provides legal analysis of legislative proposals, including justification, impact to program integrity, and fiscal impact.
• Communicates and collaborates, as appropriate, with other stakeholders in determining impact of proposed legislation.
• Recommend legislative, regulatory, or contract changes where appropriate to enhance the agency’s mission.
• Participates in discussions with agency staff to identify and assess the impact of proposed changes to agency operations, the feasibility of implementation, and evaluate whether to advance viable proposals.
• Drafts legislation and guides proposals through the legislative process.
• Provides legal support in implementing adopted legislation.
• Assists with the OMIG rulemaking process.
• Assists with the OMIG legislative process including the drafting and review of departmental and Article VII budget bills. Provides recommendations to Office of Counsel management and Executive staff on whether a proposal should proceed.
• Assists with the development or modification of office policies and procedures related to the promulgation of regulations and development of legislation.

Represents and defends the agency in legal proceedings and administrative hearings.
• Coordinates with and assists the Attorney General’s office and local County Attorney’s office in litigation matters pending against or related to OMIG and/or the Medicaid program in accordance with office policies and procedures.
• Reviews assigned cases and analyzes pleadings, researches associated legal issues to develop the agency’s position and strategy.
• Prepares witnesses and exhibits for hearings and court proceedings.
• Represents the agency in presenting, or assisting in presenting, cases by preparing opening statements and summations, arguing motions, examining witnesses, consulting with parties to the proceeding, preparing briefs, evaluating and negotiating settlements, preparing appeals, and keeping appropriate managers and staff members advised as to case status.

Participates in contract negotiation, review and development.
• Researches, drafts, and negotiates managed care model contracts and participates in discussions with the Office of the Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and the Department of Health.
• Assists with the agency procurement process and review of contracts prior to approval.

Works with the OMIG’s Collections Unit on Legal issues including bankruptcies, withholds, filing of judgements, and other collection matters.
• Files judgement liens with counties throughout the state.
• Assists the Office of the Attorney General in representing the agency as a creditor in bankruptcy proceedings.
• Provides legal opinions and review documents relating to collections issues.

Provides legal advice and guidance to the Medicaid Inspector General and Executive staff, managers, supervisors, and Bureau of Human Resources Management (BHRM) staff.
• Provides analysis and interpretation of governing laws and regulations, such as federal and New York State employment and labor law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, Human Rights Law, and the Family Medical Leave Act, particularly in new areas or unusual circumstances.
• Provides legal advice to agency policy makers on matters impacting the agency, and in the development of the agency’s human resources programs in general.
• Actively participates in the analysis, review, and development of new or revised policies and practices governing workplace conduct.
• Provides legal advice and guidance to BHRM staff on labor and employment law issues, and on Civil Service Law as it pertains to recruitment and staffing, Reasonable Accommodations, and diversity management issues.

Prepares and presents cases at administrative proceedings, such as Workers’ Compensation, DOL Unemployment Board, PERB, and Human Rights hearings, Section 72 hearings, and disciplinary arbitrations:
• Determines violations of laws, rules, policies, and provides analysis and input regarding potential administrative and disciplinary actions, including strategy and proposed penalties.
• Provides legal support and assistance during case development. Reviews cases, coordinates investigations, examines evidence, confers with stakeholders.
• Drafts, or reviews drafts of, documents such as Notices of Discipline, counseling memoranda, Letters of Reprimand.

Additional Comments We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Affordable health care options
• Family dental and vision benefits
• NYS Deferred Compensation Plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more…

For NYS Employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the salary range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations, and negotiated contracts.

NYS OMIG seeks to promote a diverse workforce that is a representation of the various cultures, voices, backgrounds, ideas, and talents of the citizens of New York State. We actively solicit and encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (“BIPOC”); LGBTQIA+ individuals; women; people with disabilities; and military veterans.

Full-time, permanent.

The agency participates in the NYS Telecommuting Program and questions may be raised during the interview. Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Stephanie White

Telephone 518-408-0071

Fax

Email Address recruitment@omig.ny.gov

Address

Street 800 North Pearl Street

2nd Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12204

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease submit resume and cover letter with the subject line "Senior Attorney- Syracuse" to recruitment@omig.ny.gov
or mail your cover letter and resume to: Stephanie White, Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, 800 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12204

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