Overview

THE STARTING SALARY FOR A NEW HIRE TO THIS POSITION IS LIMITED TO THE RECRUITMENT RANGE OF $ 95, 200 to $ 108,550. Client funded. Salary offers are based upon the candidate’s education and experience related to the position, as well as departmental budget and equity considerations.

The North Carolina Department of Justice, led by the Attorney General of North Carolina, represents the State of North Carolina in court and provides legal advice and representation to most state government departments, agencies, officers, and commissions. The Department also represents the State in criminal appeals from state trial courts, and brings legal actions on behalf of the state and its citizens when the public interest is at stake.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position are to provide the full range of legal services for the Division of Health Benefits of the Department of Health and Human Services. This position handles complex civil litigation in State and federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and beyond. Litigation sometimes includes class actions in State and federal court. This position requires not only skill in drafting complex pleadings, but also requires skill in negotiating with high level officials of both State and federal governments.

This position also handles appeals by health care providers of decisions of the Division of Health Benefits to disallow certain expenses in calculating allowable reimbursement. This attorney must be able to contend with highly experienced counsel who have virtually unlimited resources of time, funds, staff and research facilities at their disposal. This attorney must be a highly skilled trial lawyer who is capable of independently handling cases in trial and appellate State and federal courts.

This position will provide legal support to the Medicaid agency as it designs services to meet the health care needs of the citizens of North Carolina. This includes a significant emphasis on pre-litigation activities on behalf of the client in an effort to avoid future litigation. The attorney should have a strong background in all other programs of public assistance, and in all regulatory programs in the health care arena that are managed by the State DHHS. This attorney must assist in drafting rules, regulations and statutes in a wide variety of programs. This attorney must have considerable knowledge of contract law, and draft contracts, memoranda of understanding, policy manuals and numerous advisory opinions. This position assists county attorneys and county departments of social services in complying with their responsibilities. This position will also perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Attorney General.

This position represents the State in criminal appeals before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. Duties include analysis of legal issues, legal research, preparation, as appropriate, of pleadings, memoranda of law, appellate briefs and oral argument in the appellate courts.

This position will also perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Attorney General or his/her designee.

  • A thorough knowledge of case, statutory, regulatory, and common law related to public assistance programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of State and federal rules of court, including rules of civil procedure, evidence and appellate procedure.
  • Ability to conduct complex civil litigation.
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative regulations, court decisions, legal principles and other legal precedents.
  • Ability to analyze facts, evidence, legal principles and legal instruments.
  • Ability to express conclusions and arguments clearly and logically in oral and written form.
  • Ability to recognize significant issues in cases.
  • Ability to analyze complex legal problems and render formal opinions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, including those with high level State and federal officials
  • . Ability to creatively develop case strategy and tactics

Licensed to practice law by the North Carolina State Bar and four years of progressively responsible professional legal experience. NOTE: GS 114-2 and 114-6 make it the duty of the Attorney General of NC to represent the State of North Carolina in all litigation unless another statute specifically states otherwise.

Management preferences: Experience with complex litigation in State and federal trial and appellate courts. Knowledge of Medicaid and other public assistance programs. Experience practicing before the Office of Administrative Hearings or other administrative tribunals.Computer literacy is an important component of all DOJ jobs, we encourage you to apply electronically. All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the NEOGOV Online Job Application System (http: www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/) for the State of North Carolina.

To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information not included on the application form cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Embedded or attached resumes are not accepted as a substitution for a completed application.

Credit for foreign degrees will only be given if verification of degree certification is attached. Transcripts for foreign degrees have to be evaluated by an organization like World Education Services to determine US equivalency.

Any licenses or certificates must be included in the appropriate section of the application form.
Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders.

The NC Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The NC Department of Justice uses Merit-Based Recruitment to select from among the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act. Once the position has been filled, all on-line applicants will be notified via the e-mail provided at the time of application.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
NC Department of Justice
Human Resources Office
Lisa Sasser, Recruitment Specialist
114 W. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-716-6490

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