Overview

Assistant Attorney General – Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

The Utah Office of Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, has an immediate opening for an attorney experienced in complex criminal and/or civil litigation. The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes fraud in the provision of Medicaid Services. The Unit also investigates and prosecutes cases statewide involving abuse, neglect, or exploitation of vulnerable individuals who reside in all types of board and care facilities.

The successful candidate will be required to become cross designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and assist with joint state and federal cases. Three years prior litigation experience involving complex criminal or civil cases is required. Prior experience in the health care industry is also preferred. Membership in good standing with the Utah State Bar is required.

Background checks are completed as a condition of employment. Salary is commensurate with experience in conjunction with the Attorney General’s Office career service matrix.

  • Makes decisions and prepares cases by conducting legal research and analyzing evidence.
  • Provides consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice, and/or facilitates decisions.
  • Determines discovery needs and/or completes discovery; participates in decision making and strategy sessions in preparing cases and determining evidence to be used.
  • Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents, and/or other written materials.
  • Receives, researches, and responds to incoming questions or complaints; provides information, explains policies and procedures, and facilitates resolutions.
  • Prepares documents consisting of concise analyses based upon case law and state, local, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Conducts conferences with defendants and/or attorneys, negotiates settlements, and attends court appearances.
  • Collaborates with key state, federal, and local agencies to fulfill the Unit’s mission.
  • Presents information to sister agencies, providers, associations, and key stakeholders regarding Medicaid fraud and the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable individuals.
  • May be required to travel to various court locations and stay overnight.

(Includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

  • Excellent written and oral advocacy skills
  • Read, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and/or procedures
  • Listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
  • Legal processes and procedures
  • Applicable laws, rules, regulations, and/or policies and procedures
  • Civil and criminal justice laws
  • Understand and apply case and statutory law
  • Evaluate information against a set of standards
  • Use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
  • Laws, legal codes, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, the democratic political process, and legislative history
  • Perform legal research using case law and appropriate techniques
  • Laws governing access to public and private records (Government Records Access and Management Act)
  • Make decisions or solve problems by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions
  • Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
  • Provide consultation and/or expert advice
  • Rules of evidence and civil and/or criminal procedure
  • Interpret and apply legal decisions and identify current and emerging trends in interpretation
  • Principles, theories, and practices of judicial or administrative law
  • A Juris Doctorate is required.
  • Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated; e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
  • A conditional offer of employment will be made pending a satisfactory completion of a background investigation.
  • Active membership in the Utah State Bar.
  • Must be able to travel as required.
  • Valid driver’s license required to drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state per UCA 53-3-202(1)(a).

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