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Salary: $4,674.00 - $7,828.00
Posted: 12/24/2013

Job Description:
The Department of Health Care Services, Office of Legal Services, Health Care Financing and Rates Team, is currently accepting applications for a full time, limited term Attorney position.

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Chief Counsels and the general direction of the Chief Counsel, the Attorney will be responsible for providing a broad spectrum of legal advice on diverse and complex legal issues concerning Medi-Cal financing, federal reimbursement and rate development. Duties include: The ability to perform difficult legal research and analysis on issues relevant to federal reimbursement and rate setting; drafting memoranda and correspondence reflecting legal conclusions; monitoring changing federal and state legislation and preparing an analysis of the impact of legislative changes on the Department; developing legal arguments and strategies for Medi-Cal financing and rate cases and acting as liaison with the Office of Attorney General; drafting legislation, regulations, State Plan Amendments, and Waivers; responding to Public Records Act requests; and performing other special projects as required.


• Membership in the California State Bar

• Experience drafting legal documents including legislation and regulations
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative, flexibility, and confidentiality
• Dependable, punctual, excellent attendance
• Ability to conduct legal research and writing under short deadlines
• Litigation experience

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 application, resume, and cover letter summarizing your relevant experience and interest in working for DHCS to the person and address provided below. In the “Explanations” section of the State Application (STD 678), all applicants must indicate the basis of eligibility (e.g., SROA, Surplus, Reemployment, Reinstatement, Transfer, List Eligibility, etc.) and indicate “Health Care Financing and Rates Team” Failure to provide this information 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. 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


Department of Health Care Services
Health Care Financing and Rates Team
PO BOX 997413, MS 0010, Sacramento, CA 95899-7413
Attention: Sabrina Smith

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Attorney 803 - 030 - 5778 - 127
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Limited Term  12 month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Office of Legal Services, Financing and Rates
PO Box 997413, MS 0011
Sacramento, 95899
Sabrina Smith

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