Title: Assistant Attorney General, Unit Manager Position
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
Agency: Attorney General & Dept of Law
Location: Office of the Attorney General
Agency Website: www.oag.state.va.us
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Attorney General and Unit Manager of the Medical Recoveries Unit in the Financial Recovery Section. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, a professional team environment, work-life balance, and competitive salaries and benefits.
The mission of FRS is to advance the interests of the taxpayers of Virginia by providing legal advice and services to appropriately, cost-effectively, and aggressively secure recoveries on civil claims in favor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The position will serve as Unit Manager of the FRS Medical Recoveries Unit and as an Assistant Attorney General.
This is contemplated as an entry-level position. The successful candidate will have the ability to manage a team of attorneys and support staff handling matters including medical lien matters for the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) and the VCU Health System; the collection of Medicaid overpayments; collection of other medical debt for various state agencies. This position will serve as lead counsel to DMAS. The position will also require the ability to draft pleadings, motions, and supporting memoranda and briefs; conduct all aspects of discovery; advise client agencies through the course of litigation; and appear in court on motions, trials, and appeals. The position requires excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills; the ability to prioritize the demands of a large and diverse caseload; knowledge of general legal principles; proficiency in time management and the ability to work both independently and as a team member to complete complex assignments within prescribed deadlines; and the ability to be responsive to inquiries from multiple client agencies, courts, and opposing counsel. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure and quickly adjust priorities. The successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and will be subject to a criminal background check. Admission to the Virginia State Bar is required. Ability to travel as needed on day trips and, on occasion, overnight is required.
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Law School Transcript (REQUIRED FOR ATTORNEY CANIDATES WITH LESS THAN FIVE (5) YEARS OF PRACTISE EXPERIENCE.)
A criminal background check will be conducted on successful candidate.
Name: Human Resources
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
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