Minimum Qualifications Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:
• A minimum of ten (10) years of practice experience, including substantial grand jury and trial experience that preferably includes the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes, as well as experience in town and village justice courts in Central New York. Experience with parallel proceedings or civil litigation is a plus;
• At least 4 years of experience supervising and leading attorneys and support staff with the demonstrated ability to foster a collegial and productive work environment;
• Experience working with multiple agencies and partners in the community;
• Excellent analytical, communication, writing, legal research and organizational skills;
• Experience drafting and overseeing the execution of search and eavesdropping warrants is a plus;
• Sound judgment with the ability to work equally well independently or as a productive team member;
• Technology proficiency that includes a knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office applications and case management and eDiscovery platforms; and
• Frequent travel in Central New York required for the Unit’s investigations, court appearances and outreach.
Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A three (3) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) is seeking an attorney with substantial investigatory experience to lead the Syracuse Regional Office, which serves fifteen counties in Central New York. This position reports to the Director and Deputy of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and is based in Syracuse.
The scope of MFCU’s mission includes the following:
• Working in coordination with other state, federal or local government prosecutorial agencies and utilizing the New York State Penal Law, the False Claims Act, Social Services Law §145-b, and the Executive Law to investigate, prosecute and obtain criminal and civil remedies against individuals and corporate entities responsible for improper or fraudulent Medicaid billing schemes. Many of the Unit’s matters have resulted in revenue-generation through the large-scale recovery of taxpayer money.
• Investigating and prosecuting allegations of abuse and neglect of residents in nursing homes and other residential healthcare facilities. The importance of this work is highlighted in the OAG’s report investigating allegations of COVID-19 related neglect of nursing home residents across New York State.
• Making program integrity recommendations to ensure New York’s $83.8 billion Medicaid budget can continue serving over seven million New Yorkers.
Responsibilities of the Regional Director will include, but not be limited to the following:
• Managing a team of 20 employees in service of the Unit’s mission, including reviewing their work and supporting their professional development;
• Consulting and working collaboratively with the MFCU Executive team in New York City, the Chief of the Civil Enforcement Division, the six other Regional Directors, and the supervising auditors and detectives to enhance the Unit’s ability to utilize resources efficiently and effectively in support of its mission, particularly when these initiatives have a multi-region impact;
• Overseeing investigative planning as well as leading and supervising team-based investigations of allegations of financial fraud in the healthcare industry and of abuse and neglect of residents of healthcare facilities;
• Presenting evidence to grand juries and conducting evidentiary hearings and trials in New York State courts;
• Reviewing charging instruments, memoranda recommending charges, plea agreements, search warrants, indictments, civil complaints, civil settlement agreements and other MFCU materials;
• Carrying an individual docket of matters as warranted by the Region’s caseload; and
• Serving as the Unit’s primary point of contact for interagency and community relationships in the greater Syracuse area.
Additional Comments The salary range for this position is $147,075-$168,318. The final salary will be determined after a complete evaluation of the selected candidate’s qualifications. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. Additionally, the OAG offers a robust Workplace Flexibilities Program with multiple options for employees, including telecommuting (up to two days per week) and alternative work schedules.
Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you may be required to provide regular negative COVID-19 PCR test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY:
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings
Reference No. MFCU_SYR_RD_3519
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter
? You may address to Legal Recruitment.
? Indicate why you are interested in a position with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and what makes you a strong candidate.
? Include the position title and reference number: Regional Director, MFCU_SYR_RD_3519
• Writing Sample
• List of three (3) references
? Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
? Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
? Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
? Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov