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Assistant Attorney General

Details

Section: Criminal Justice
Work Unit: Medicaid Fraud
Position Number: LAA 09071
Job Location: 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Salary Range: $6,400.00 - $8,000.00
Release Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:45am
Apply By: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 5:00pm
Employment Type: Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt
Position Type: Non-Classified

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Duties

Find a rewarding career making a difference:
Join the Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law Team!

The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law is the largest law firm in the State.  The Attorney General is elected by popular vote of the statewide electorate and is the State's chief lawyer and law enforcement official.

Attorney General Phil Weiser oversees the Department and manages a wide range of responsibilities, including:

• Prosecuting and defending all civil and criminal actions in which the State has an interest
• Defending the laws and the Constitution of the State of Colorado
• Protecting consumers from scams and fraudulent activity
• Serving as legal advisor to officers of the State of Colorado and defending them from legal challenge
• Protecting and preserving Colorado’s natural resources
• Advocating for policies that help law enforcement improve community safety
• Investigating and prosecuting Medicaid fraud throughout the State

In addition to the challenging and impactful work being done at the Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law, there are many other benefits to joining the Attorney General’s team:

• Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system
• Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including 401K and 457 plans
• Medical and dental health plans
• Paid life insurance
• Short and long-term disability coverage
• Paid vacation and sick leave earned each month
• 10 paid holidays per year
• Free access to a fitness center located in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
• Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities, and an employee discount program

The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law offers the opportunity to be involved in challenging, interesting and meaningful work. We are an equal opportunity employer and understand that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public.  We encourage candidates with diverse qualities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.

Information about the Job:

The Colorado Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (COMFCU) in the Criminal Justice Section has an opening for an Assistant Attorney General position.  The COMFCU maintains a strong commitment to ensuring that Coloradans have access to the highest quality of care from dedicated providers while continuing to take an aggressive approach to reducing Medicaid fraud and patient abuse across the state.

The dual missions of the COMFCU are:

  • To protect the state and federal funds dedicated to providing health care and medical services to Colorado Medicaid beneficiaries.
  • To hold individuals accountable for the abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of clients in board and care facilities as well as those in facilities that accept Medicaid dollars.

This attorney will work with a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate and develop investigations from inception to their ultimate criminal or civil disposition.  This work includes but is not limited to the analysis of complex factual and legal issues, the development of evidence through witness interviews, depositions and other discovery and the preparation of briefs, pleadings, motions and other legal documents.  The attorney will also develop and present programs for law enforcement, first responders, advocates, and the management and employees of care facilities regarding the prevention, recognition and investigation of both Medicaid Fraud, as well as patient abuse, neglect and exploitation.  

Based upon information gathered during the course of investigations, the attorney will be required to research federal and state laws and regulations governing both the general provision of health care as well as the specific governance of the administration of the Colorado Medicaid program and will be called upon to suggest revisions to the same based upon gaps and deficiencies that may be discovered during their case work. 

The attorney will be required to travel throughout Colorado, for investigations, hearings trials and to conduct training and public outreach.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

Candidates must be admitted to and in good standing with, or clearly eligible to waive into, the Colorado bar, and have a minimum of three years of experience as a practicing attorney. Additionally, candidates must have outstanding legal judgment, excellent writing skills, and be able to effectively and professionally research, prepare, analyze and understand complex information and legal issues. 

Preferred Qualifications:

If you possess any of the following, specifically identify the breadth and depth of your experience, as this information will be used to determine the top group of candidates for this position.

  • Awareness and familiarity with prosecutorial ethics guidelines.
  • Prior work as part of a multi-disciplinary investigation and prosecution team.
  • Interest in health care law, rules and policies.
  • Prior experience with the investigation and prosecution of document intensive white-collar crimes.
  • Experience drafting pleadings in criminal matters.
  • Experience reviewing affidavits and requests for court orders.
  • Prior first chair felony trial experience.
  • Work experience in elder or patient abuse.
  • Experience with Medicaid or Medicare regulations and statutes.
  • Experience conducting public outreach.
  • Experience working with individuals that have developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Experience practicing before a grand jury.
  • Experience in Civil Litigation.
  • Experience in healthcare fraud investigations.
  • Pre-trial motions experience.
  • Experience conducting discovery in document intensive litigation.

Occasional travel outside the Denver area will be necessary, including overnight travel. 

All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough background investigation.

Please submit a resume, cover letter a short writing sample, and three professional references via email to:
Robert J Booth II                   
Assistant Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice                              
Email: bob.booth@coag.gov