Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/02/22
Applications Due: 12/31/22
Vacancy ID: 111733

Position Information


AgencyMedicaid Inspector General, NYS Office of the

TitleSenior Attorney/Assistant Attorney 1/Assistant Attorney 2/Assistant Attorney 3

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $88161 to $111111 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address 800 North Pearl Street

City Albany


Zip Code12204

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent, competitive, or non-competitive 55b/c service as a Senior Attorney OR be in a qualifying title, SG-23 or above, deemed eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate degree AND be admitted to the Bar to practice law in New York State or in a state with Bar reciprocity. Candidates who are currently NYS employees in Senior Attorney, Assistant Attorney 1, Assistant Attorney 2, or Assistant Attorney 3 titles may be eligible for transfer.

Eligible List: Candidates who are not NYS employees and eligible to transfer must be reachable on the Legal Specialties exam list. Candidates on the eligible list may receive a canvass letter. To be considered for this position, you must complete and return the canvass as instructed on the letter. Individuals who have not taken the Legal Specialties exam are not currently eligible for appointment, but may be considered for future vacancies pending reachability on the list. Information on the Legal Specialties exam can be found here:

Traineeship: This position may also be filled as a traineeship at the Assistant Attorney 1, 2, or 3 levels. Traineeship candidates are appointed from the Legal Specialties exam list, see information on Eligible List above.
Traineeship appointment levels are based on the candidate’s NYS Bar status and post-Bar experience. Candidates appointed at the trainee level will be required to successfully complete the traineeship to advance to the journey level title and salary. Requirements for appointment at the traineeship levels are as follows:
• Assistant Attorney 1: Law school graduation and/or eligibility for NYS Bar Admission. Hiring Rate: $61,270.
• Assistant Attorney 2: Admission to NYS Bar with less than 12 months of post-Bar satisfactory legal experience. Hiring Rate: $67,897.
• Assistant Attorney 3: Admission to NYS Bar and 12 months, but less than 24 months of post-Bar satisfactory legal experience. Hiring Rate: $75,340.

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

Duties Description The Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) is an independent entity created within the New York State Department of Health to promote and protect the integrity of the Medicaid program in New York State.

In furtherance of its mission, OMIG conducts and coordinates the investigation, detection, audit, and review of Medicaid providers and recipients to ensure program integrity.

OMIG works closely with external stakeholders, such as the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the New York State Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE), and other state agencies. OMIG has the authority to pursue civil and administrative enforcement actions against any individual or entity that engages in fraud, abuse, illegal or inappropriate acts, or unacceptable practices.

Within the Office of Counsel, attorneys provide support to other agency divisions in the form of legal advice, review and analysis, and legal research of issues relating to Medicaid. Senior Attorneys assist and advise staff on issues relating to the application of Medicaid laws, rules and regulations and policies affecting OMIG’s activities, operations and/or overall mission, and legal matters that arise in litigation. Senior Attorneys may be assigned to handle litigation filed in both state and federal courts involving a variety of issues or subject areas such as estate matters and mortgage foreclosure actions related to Medicaid lien recoveries; temporary restraining orders and injunctions; healthcare compliance; healthcare fraud and restitution to the NY Medicaid Program; statistical sampling methods in Medicaid recoveries; and substantial evidence questions in final administrative determinations.

Additional duties may include: handling and processing FOIL requests on behalf of the agency, assisting in identifying providers who have filed for bankruptcy, reviewing vendor contracts as part of New York State’s procurement process, working with the Attorney General’s Office to file or enforce a judgment against a provider, negotiating and drafting answers, memoranda of law and other responsive documents, responding to discovery requests, obtaining and assisting in the preparation of affidavits and in the development of OMIG’s legal position and strategy towards the case. Additionally, Senior Attorneys are responsible for representing the OMIG in administrative hearings involving the recoupment of money from, and/or the imposition of, a sanction against Medicaid providers. These duties include preparing the case for hearing, conducting witness preparation, performing direct and cross examination, preparing opening statements and post-hearing briefs, and reviewing and obtaining the necessary documents for use in the administrative hearing.

Additional Comments Free parking is available.

Telecommuting and Alternate Work Options may be available at manager's discretion.

There are many benefits of Working for NYS. Our generous benefits package includes:

Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually
• Up to five (5) days personal leave annually
• Up to three (3) days of professionally leave annually to participate in professional development
NYS Retirement pension plan
Health insurance
Dental insurance (no cost)
Vision insurance (no cost)
Employee Assistance Program
Life insurance options
Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
NYS Deferred Compensation 457(b) Plan

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

Contact Information

Name Sarah MacIntosh

Telephone 518-408-0071

Fax 518-408-0395

Email 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 Albany" to the information above.