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Legal Office Assistant, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Attorney Ge
OLYMPIA WA 98507
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Legal Office Assistant, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Attorney Ge
Description
**_Agency Information_**
The AGO serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The mission of the Office is to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and citizens of the state of Washington. The Office is comprised of over 550 attorneys and 700 professional staff. Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The core values of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace.
**For more information about the AGO, we encourage you to review the Office's newest Annual Report which can be found ****HERE****.**
**Do you want to be a part of a diverse team that is making a difference? View our ****VIDEO** **to learn more about the Washington State Attorney General's Office.**
**_The Opportunity_**
The Attorney General's Office is recruiting for a permanent full time Legal Office Assistant in the Medicaid Fraud Control Division (MFC). This position is located in Olympia, Washington.
MFC's Headquarters is located in Olympia, Washington with some employees also located at the AGO's Spokane Office. The Unit currently has a staff of 39.5 FTEs, including attorneys, auditors, investigators, and professional support staff.
MFC is unique in that it involves protecting not only the Medicaid program of roughly 13 billion dollars per annum, but also its most vulnerable persons, typically elderly nursing home patients. In many of our cases, there is no precedent so MFC is consistently on the cutting edge of legal theories and issues. The cases range from abuse and neglect of persons in nursing homes, large scale organized individual and corporate civil and criminal fraudulent activity to national whistleblower actions. Our staff is a highly professional, fun and seasoned analytical investigative team. MFC is unique in that all cases have an attorney, investigator and data analyst assigned. This, and the great people who make up the unit, gives MFC a particularly terrific team atmosphere.
Duties
Under the supervision of the Criminal Section Legal Assistant 4, this position is responsible for performing complex clerical duties, which include, but are not limited to:
* Using independent judgment, extract and verify case data for accurate and timely data input in agency Case Management System (CMS);
* Monitors electronic mailbox per agency and division protocols and policies;
* Receives delivery of legal documents via hand-delivery, mail or electronically and immediately date stamps and routes to the appropriate party;
* Reviews and sorts all incoming documents for proper assignment/distribution and prepares documents for review by division critical event reader;
* Receives and screens clients and the public by phone and in person;
* Assists with answers to basic or routine questions;
* Answers multi-line phone and directs calls to appropriate division staff;
* Open and close case files in legal database while following CMS business rules;
* Timely process payment of invoices following established procedures;
* Provide back-up coverage for Bristol Court's main reception desk.
Qualifications
Option 1: High School diploma or equivalent and two years of clerical experience including a minimum of six months of experience in a legal office environment.
Option 2: One year of legal office experience.
Option 3: A combination of two years of college education and/or relevant experience.
Supplemental Information
**A background check consisting of employment history, professional references, and educational verification (e.g., degree, license, or official transcript) may be conducted. Incumbent will be required to submit to and pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check conducted by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) Criminal Records Division as a condition of employment and every five (5) years thereafter. Incumbent may also be required to submit to and pass a criminal background check at any time during the period of employment if, in the scope of their employment and assigned duties, they are identified as a witness by an AAG prosecuting a criminal case.**
Applicants for office assistant positions with the Attorney General's Office are required to take a skills assessment prior to appointment in our agency.
**_APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS_**
In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:
* A letter of interest, describing their specific qualifications for the position;
* A current resume detailing experience, education, and current salary.
**READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMPLETELY:**
* Carefully review your application for accuracy, spelling and grammar before submitting.
* You may not reapply to this posting for 30 days.
* The initial screening of applications will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "work experience" and "education" sections of your application in www.careers.wa.gov, completeness of the application material submitted, and responses to the supplemental questionnaire.
* A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application.
* All information may be verified and documentation may be required.
The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.
Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring this announcement in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at (360) 586-7693 or Washington Relay Service at (800) 676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.
For questions regarding this recruitment or assistance with the application process, please contact Erin Lewis at (360) 586-7292 or erinl@atg.wa.gov.
If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or support@neogov.com.
*Salary:* $2,480.00 - $3,203.00 Monthly
*Location:* Thurston County - Olympia, WA
*Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent
*Department:* Attorney General's Office
*Job Number:* 2018-04946
*Closing:* 5/30/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
*Agency:* State of Washington
*Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504
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