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Senior Prosecutor/Litigator (AAG) - Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
OLYMPIA WA 98507
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Senior Prosecutor/Litigator (AAG) - Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
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*Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or*_www.washingtonrelay.com__._
The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state of Washington, and the Attorney General's Office serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. In furtherance of its mission to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and people of the state of Washington, the AGO covers a remarkably diverse legal landscape, including social and health services, consumer protection, civil and administrative litigation, environmental law, torts, tribal law, labor law, appellate practice and criminal prosecution.
The agency is highly respected for the quality of its legal work and the professionalism and ethical standards of its staff and leadership. The AGO's dedicated team members of 500 attorneys and 700 professional staff often cite the AGO's broad mandate, offering challenging, diverse work in the public interest, as reasons to join the office -- and opportunities for professional growth, along with a collegial atmosphere, as reasons to stay. The AGO greatly encourages, celebrates and values diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfill its mission of providing excellent, independent and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protect the rights of its people.
For more information about the AGO, we encourage you to review the Office's newest Annual Report which can be found _**HERE**_ and view _**THIS VIDEO**_.
The position is located in Olympia, Washington. Olympia offers a diverse, affordable and safe community. Living and working here offers unparalleled opportunities to pursue a rewarding career while living in an historically rich and vibrant area. It is ideally situated between the northwest's two largest cities (Seattle and Portland) and exploring either is but a short drive away. If exploring Washington State's natural features is your passion, know that hiking, skiing and sailing opportunities are easily accessible. But you needn't stray from home for an adventure, as Olympia offers lush parks and trails, walkable neighborhoods, and exceptional dining, shopping and cultural experiences. Families and individuals will benefit from Olympia's excellent schools, from elementary through college.
Duties
The Washington State Attorney General's Office's Medicaid Fraud Control Division seeks a SENIOR PROSECUTOR/LITIGATOR to investigate, prosecute and litigate Medicaid provider fraud as well as abuse and neglect of persons in residential facilities using a full array of civil and criminal remedies.
The work of the Medicaid Fraud Control Division (MFC) focuses on both civil and criminal law enforcement. The federally funded and mandated MFC's mission is deterring provider fraud as well as abuse and neglect in residential facilities. 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 cases are consistently on the cutting edge of legal theories and issues. The cases range from single provider home health fraud, abuse and neglect of persons in nursing homes, large scale organized individual and corporate 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 are typically assigned an attorney, investigator and data analyst. This, and the great people who make up the unit, gives MFC a particularly terrific team atmosphere.
All AAGs in MFCU must manage a robust caseload, including directing investigations, assessing evidence, and resolving cases through litigation or negotiation. This position carries a full case load primarily comprised of complex criminal and some civil matters. Attorneys must work with a sense of urgency and take the initiative to keep their cases moving toward resolution. The successful candidate for this position will be highly motivated and have a strong desire to enforce the law and the demonstrated ability to work with a team.
This position also has the opportunity to collaborate with the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units through working on national cases, specialized training and an unparalleled investigative and litigation support network. MFCU AAGs routinely bring cases in state court and investigate the same with our federal counterparts in particular, HHS-OIG, FBI, Customs, as well as local law enforcement and state administrative agencies. If you enjoy working in a team setting, complex puzzle solving and being on the cutting edge of law, this is the place.
Qualifications
The selected candidate must have:
* Significant trial and litigation experience;
* Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills;
* Excellent writing and work ethic; and
* The ability to foster a collegial work environment.
In addition, the selected candidate preferably will have:
* At least ten years' experience in criminal, financial crimes and/or complex abuse prosecution.
Applicants must have graduated from a law school accredited by the ABA or completed the WSBA's Rule 6 Law Clerk Program and be licensed to practice law in Washington state. The AGO seeks applicants who are committed to public service as demonstrated by an applicant's background, talents, attitude, and enthusiasm for public law practice. The AGO greatly encourages, celebrates and values diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfill its mission of providing excellent, independent and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protect the rights of its people.
Supplemental Information
AGO salaries are based on experience, qualifications and are commensurate with comparable positions in the AGO. A competitive state benefits package is also offered which includes a choice of medical/dental insurance plans, retirement, life and basic long-term disability insurance. In addition, there are non-financial benefits that include working in a collaborative and supportive work environment where professional development and work-life balance are highly valued.
Interested applicants must apply by hitting the "apply" button above. In addition to the on-line application, one must upload, via the system:
* A letter of interest;
* Resume;
* Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable); and
* Writing sample.
If you have questions about this position and/or wish to learn more about it before applying, we welcome and encourage you to call MFC Director Larissa Payne 360.586.8880. The deadline for receipt of all application material is June 3, 2018.
NOTE! A background check consisting of employment history, professional references and educational verification (e.g., degree, license, or official transcript) may be conducted. Prior to any offer, the applicant selected will be required to submit to and pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check conducted by the Washington State Patrol, Criminal Records Division. The incumbent will submit to additional background checks as a condition of employment every five (5) years thereafter.
*Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO. *
*The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age,*_disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation 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 information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com._
*Salary:* Depends on Qualifications
*Location:* Thurston County - Olympia, WA
*Job Type:* Exempt
*Department:* Attorney General's Office
*Job Number:* 2018-04927
*Closing:* 6/3/2018 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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