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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division
Baltimore, Maryland, United States (on-site)
12 days ago

Description

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently seeking applications for General Attorney positions in its Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Division.

Who May Apply: This vacancy announcement is open to all U.S. citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION: Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD

PAY SCALE: GS-15

SALARY RANGE:  $148,484 – $176,300

OPEN PERIODSeptember 16, 2022 – until filled; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting October 15, 2022

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel is the legal team for HHS, providing quality representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports the development and implementation of the Department’s programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the organization’s various agencies and divisions. 

OGC’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Division has immediate openings for experienced staff attorneys in its Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD offices (with a generous telework policy).

CMS Division staff attorneys provide a broad range of legal services for several HHS programs and clients on issues that affect millions of Americans and regularly garner significant news coverage. The Division’s clients and programs include Medicare, Medicaid, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). 

OGC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. OGC is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

For additional information about OGC’s mission, please visit our website at: http://www.hhs.gov/ogc/index.html

DUTIES:

The openings are for positions in our Program Review and Litigation Groups. 

Program Review Group attorneys provide legal advice on policies, regulations, and guidance issued by CMS, the nation’s largest healthcare payer. These openings present a rare opportunity to work on historic and transformative changes to the healthcare system. The Division will advise CMS as it implements the healthcare provisions of the newly enacted Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) – a law that will have enormous consequences for CMS programs.  The IRA gives Medicare unprecedented authority to negotiate certain high-cost prescription drug prices covered by Parts B and D and requires payment of inflationary rebates for Parts B and D drugs, similar to the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program.

These Program Review Group attorney positions will serve primarily to:

  • Advise CMS on the implementation of groundbreaking changes,
  • Review and analyze documents such as drug manufacturer agreements and guidance documents, and
  • Identify and resolve legal issues pertaining to all aspects of a new Drug Price Negotiation Program, Medicare Part D Benefit redesign, health insurance market reform, and changes to Marketplace premium tax credits.

Litigation Group attorneys manage a caseload that spans a broad range of complex topics, including high profile Medicare reimbursement and coverage matters, and defense of Medicare, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations and policies.  Much of our litigation involves issues of first impression.

These Litigation Group attorney positions will serve primarily to:

  • Identify and resolve legal issues pertaining to all aspects of a new Drug Price Negotiation Program, Medicare Part D Benefit redesign, health insurance market reform, and changes to Marketplace premium tax credits, and
  • Defend CMS in other federal court litigation (involving Medicare, Medicaid, and the ACA), including both direct representation and in support of Department of Justice representation.

These positions offer significant responsibility and opportunity to engage in work on unique and groundbreaking matters. They require creative legal thinking, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and strong communication skills. Attorneys will have direct client contact and interact with colleagues throughout OGC and other government offices.

Candidates will be highly motivated industrious professionals with substantial experience independently managing portfolios of complex, specialized, and important legal issues, as demonstrated by, for example, extensive work on precedent-setting high-profile matters that attract national scrutiny or with an important impact on major regulated entities, sectors, or public or private interests. Qualified candidates will also have strong academic credentials, contract drafting and review skills and/or significant regulatory and administrative law experience, demonstrated ability to work under competing deadlines, and superb writing, communication, and analytical skills. Significant experience or familiarity with Medicare, particularly Medicare Parts D and B drug issues, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, health insurance, and their regulations is desirable.  Additional information on qualifications for attorney positions at the highest GS level can be found in OPM Guidance.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed in this announcement. 

The following are required qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • At least four years of legal experience as a practicing attorney is required.
  • Proof of active bar status and that attorney is in good standing and eligible to practice in the highest court of a state, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • Strong academic credentials.
  • Administrative law experience, particularly regulatory experience and/or experience in contract/agreement drafting and review.
  • Exemplary legal writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Preference will be given to candidates with outstanding organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills, superior legal writing and research abilities, and demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must maintain active bar membership in good standing and the eligibility to practice law in the highest court of a state, territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia throughout employment in the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Upon final job offer from HHS Office Human Resources (OHR), the successful candidate must submit official law school transcripts.
  • Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non- selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS E-Verify Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • Two-year trial period may be required.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • This position may be in a bargaining unit.
  • Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

In accordance with Executive Order 12564 of September 14, 1986, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is A Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The Federal government, as the largest employer in the Nation, can and should show the way towards achieving drug-free workplaces through programs designed to offer drug users a helping hand, and at the same time demonstrating to drug users and potential drug users that drugs will not be tolerated in the Federal workplace. The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public. Applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and be subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing upon hiring. If required to submit to urinalysis, the appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative applicant drug test result. In order to demonstrate commitment to the HHS goal of a drug-free workplace and to set an example for other Federal employees, employees not in a testing designated position may volunteer for unannounced random testing by notifying their Drug-free Federal Workplace Program Point of Contact upon hiring.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should submit a short cover letter, resume, one legal writing sample, and law school transcript by email to CMSDRecruitment@hhs.gov, with a copy to Don.Parker@hhs.gov and Trenita.McDowell@hhs.gov. Before selecting any candidate, we will request three references and will contact those references upon permission of the candidate.

This is an open and continuous announcement.  We will review resumes on a rolling basis and continue to review resumes until all vacancies are filled.  We will conduct interviews by telephone, WebEx, or other video conferencing platform.



Job Information

  • Job ID: 65774176
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
  • Company Name For Job: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division
  • Position Title: General Attorney
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: J.D.
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years

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