Senior Attorney OPS

Tallahassee, FL
Full Time
Job #: 65650287
Position duties & responsibilities:
  • This is a highly responsible Senior Attorney position reporting directly to the General Counsel. The individual filling this position assists the General Counsel, as assigned, with various matters including agency procurement and contract development and review. Responsibilities may include participation in the rulemaking process, legal research, administrative and civil litigation, and other duties as required.
  • Serves as legal assistance/services developer for the department, as required by the Older Americans Act, Section 731 to: assist the department in securing and maintaining the legal rights of older individuals; enhance state capacity for coordinating the provision of legal assistance; providing technical assistance, training, and other supportive functions to area agencies on aging, legal assistance providers, ombudsman and other persons as the General Counsel deems appropriate; promoting financial management services for older individuals at-risk of conservatorship; assisting older individuals in understanding their rights, exercising choices, benefiting from services and opportunities authorized by law and maintaining the rights of older individuals as risk of guardianship; and, improving the quality and quantity of legal services provided to older individuals.
  • Ensure compliance with Medicaid related inter-agency agreements, and the administration of Medicaid funded programs. Provides counsel with regard to Medicaid Programs laws, policies and procedures. Such counsel also includes rules and statutory interpretation, personnel legal issues and any other assistance of legal nature directly related to Medicaid.
  • Assists the General Counsel in providing legal counsel and advice to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff and other administrative/managerial employees on matters relating to the Department’s programs and activities.
  • Renders legal opinions on specific relevant inquiries from within and outside the department. Conducts extensive legal research into legal questions concerning the statutory duties of various department programs.
  • Represents the department and Secretary in certain litigation and administrative proceedings including state courts, federal courts, various state agencies and all appeals.
  • Reviews contracts and contract amendments entered into by the department.
  • Attends various meeting and conferences of department officers and other personnel in order to provide legal advice.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the General Counsel.

Knowledge skills & abilities required:
  • Extensive knowledge of Florida Statues and policies.

  • Must be a member of the Florida Bar and in good standing.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Closing Date: 14th April, 2019
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