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Salary: $4,674.00 - $7,828.00
Posted: 10/14/2013

Job Description:
The fast-paced Health Care Financing and Rates Team is seeking an experienced attorney to join our team of health care professionals at the Department of Health Care Services, Office of Legal Services.

This position provides legal services to the Department’s Safety Net Financing Division, Realignment Unit, concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as federal health care reform. Responsibilities include providing comprehensive legal advice and counsel to assist the Department’s continuation to develop, implement, and maintain health care reform programs with a focus on claiming and rate-setting under health care reform to ensure maximum federal participation and minimize litigation. Activities include researching difficult legal issues and analyses of federal and state laws and regulations, developing litigation strategies, reviewing State Plan Amendments, proposed bill analyses, statutes and regulations, and drafting and editing provider bulletins, State Plan amendments, waivers, and regulations by performing legal work related to regulatory development using regulatory guidelines and procedures, and preparing legal opinions and memoranda for the Realignment Unit staff supported by the team, as well as Division Chiefs, Deputy Directors, and the Directorate within the Department.


Required Qualifications:

  • Membership in the California State Bar

Desirable Qualifications:

  • House counsel and litigation experience
  • Background and/or interest in health care law
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and editing legal documents including State Plan Amendments, regulations, and legal notices
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative, flexibility and confidentiality
  • Experience advising clients on sensitive political issues
  • Dependable, punctual, excellent attendance
  • Ability to conduct legal research and writing under short deadlines

Who May Apply: Individuals currently at the above classification level or who are eligible for transfer or list appointment are encouraged to apply. Only those best qualified will be interviewed. Send a completed employment application (STD 678, REV. 6/2010), resume, and cover letter explaining how your education and experience qualify you for this job to the address listed above. In the “Explanations” section of the State Application, all applicants must indicate the basis of eligibility (e.g., SROA, Surplus, Reemployment, Reinstatement, Transfer, List Eligibility, etc.). Failure to provide the information noted above may result in automatic elimination from the hiring process for this position. If your eligibility is based on an employment list, please include a copy of your exam results with your application. Appointment may be subject to SROA/Surplus restrictions. SROA/Surplus applicants must submit a copy of their letter with their applications. The STD 678 can be accessed through the State Personnel Board’s website at Submit Application, Resume and Cover Letter To: Office of Legal Services, Health Care Financing and Rates Team 1501 Capitol Avenue, MS 0011 Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Attorney 803 - 030 - 5778 - 133
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Office of Legal Services, Financing and Rates
P.O. Box 997413, MS 0011
Sacramento, 95899-7413
Sabrina Smith

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