Attorney Advisor

Kansas City, MO
Full Time
Job #: HHS-OMHA-ATTY-19-10448895
The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) administers the third level of appeals nationwide for the Medicare program, ensuring that beneficiaries, providers, and suppliers have access to an independent forum and an opportunity for a hearing. OMHA's mission is to be a responsible forum for fair, credible and timely decision-making through an accomplished, innovative and resilient workforce. Each employee makes a difference by contributing to shaping American health care.

Please note: this vacancy is limited to the first 150 applications received and will close at 11:59 pm (est) on the closing date or at 11:59 pm (est) on the date the 150th application is received, whichever comes first.

Incumbent serves as an Attorney Advisor performing the following duties:
  • Researches statutes, legislative history, public policy implications, precedent cases, applicable regulations and procedures to develop background information and points of law.
  • Assists in drafting interrogatories/decisions.
  • Reviews assigned cases to identify the legal and factual issues of each case.
  • Identifies and documents legal issues and pertinent facts which are significant for sufficiency of hearing decisions on cases assigned.

Minimum Qualification Criteria for Attorneys:
  • Education: Successful completion of a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association through which you have attained the first professional law degree, i.e. LLB, or J.D.
  • Note: A transcript is required to substantiate possession of the required and claimed education. Unofficial transcripts (including screen-prints from your school's web portal) are acceptable for initial application; however the unofficial transcript must show your name, the name of the educational constitute, the degree awarded, and the conferred/awarded date. Self-prepared transcripts will not be accepted. Official transcripts are required prior to appointment.
  • Bar Membership: All attorney positions require current active bar membership. Admission to the bar of any State, territory, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, or Federal Court is acceptable. Employees must maintain active bar membership while employed as an attorney with HHS/OMHA.
  • Note: You MUST provide proof that you are authorized to practice law. Such proof can include a current active bar card, a screen print from a bar website that reflects you are an active member of the bar or a letter/certificate from the bar certifying that you are licensed and authorized to practice law. Proof (bar card, screen print, letter/certificate) must be dated within one year of the announcement. If using a screen print, make sure it is clear what date the screen print was taken.

Closing Date: 26th March, 2019
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