Texas Health and Human Services
Looking for an entry level attorney with 2 years or less of legal experience.
|Posting Type:||Open to All Applicants|
|Agency:||Health & Human Services Comm||Department:||Chief Counsel|
|Job Title:||Attorney I||Posting Number:||554886|
|Full Time/Part Time :||Full Time||Regular/Temporary:||Regular|
|Job Location:||11501 BURNET ROAD||City:||AUSTIN|
|Contact:||AccessHR Service Center||Telephone:||888-894-4747|
|Salary Range:||$4,023.16 – $6,579.41||Salary Group:||B21|
Attorney I position is responsible for a case load of 15-25 moderately complex cases. The attorney will assist with the development of audits and investigations. Once the file moves into the litigation phase, the Attorney I will be responsible for all aspects of prosecuting the case. These activities include, but are not limited to preparation of pleadings, written discovery, motions, trial briefs and necessary orders. The attorney will also take and defend depositions and assume first chair trial responsibilities. The attorney will be responsible for coordination of the trial team which generally will be composed of a legal assistant and a second chair attorney. The trial phase may also include mediation and/or informal resolution conferences. The attorney will be required to keep management advised of all aspects of the case. In addition to these duties, the Attorney I will provide research and assistance in other areas as assigned and as needed.
|Essential Job Functions:|
Case evaluation, assessment, and preparation for litigation while keeping the options open to explore settlement. (50%)
Litigate matters before SOAH or the HHSC Appeals Division, including draft pleadings, written discovery, depositions, witness preparation, and hearings. (15%)
Resolving matters by agreement via IRMs or mediation. (10%)
Assist with the development of audits and investigations. (10%)
General legal research. (10%)
Performs other duties as assigned. Keeps manager informed as required or as necessary. (5%)
|Knowledge Skills Abilities:|
*Skilled in legal research, writing and analysis.
*Skilled in handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines.
*Skilled in demonstrating sound judgment.
*Knowledge of Administrative Procedures Act.
*Skilled in identifying problems, evaluating alternatives, and implementing solutions.
*Skilled in working collaboratively and cooperatively with client representatives, other government employees, and stakeholder groups.
*Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks of varying priorities and to make efficient use of time and resources.
*Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences both verbally and in writing.
*Ability to maintain effective and collegial relations with all levels of management, staff and the public.
*Ability to analyze complex factual and legal issues related to a wide variety of federal and state laws.
*Ability to use computer applications and databases related to essential functions of the job, including computer-assisted legal research, word processing software, and the Internet.
|Registration or Licensure Requirements:|
Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.
|Initial Selection Criteria:|
Graduation from an accredited law school with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.
Licensed attorney with 0-2 years of experience and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.
Judicial internship, mock trial, moot court, or similar law school advocacy preferred.
The OIG is responsible for preventing, detecting, auditing, inspecting, reviewing, and investigating fraud, waste, and abuse in the provision of HHS in Medicaid and other HHS programs. Potential employees of OIG are subject to criminal background checks in accordance with the HHS Human Resources policy. Selected applicants must submit to a name-based, or in some instances a fingerprint based, criminal background check through Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to determine if an applicant has a conviction for a Class A misdemeanor within the last five years or a felony that constitutes a bar to employment.
OIG will request that all applicants considered for an interview provide responses to essay questions. Failure to respond to the request could disqualify an applicant from the interview process.
The posted salary range reflects the minimum and maximum allowable by state law. Any employment offer is contingent upon available budgeted funds. The offered salary will be determined in accordance with budgetary limits and the requirements of HHSC Human Resources Manual.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888—894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 27A, 27B, 250X, LGL10, 4402, 51JX. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.