The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is Seeking 2 Attorneys for Office of the General Counsel in Atlanta

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking 2 attorneys to join the office of the General Counsel in its Region IV office in Atlanta. The Atlanta regional office provides legal counsel to DHHS components, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Administration for Children and Families and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

The work will involve defending cases before the Departmental Appeals Board, Federal district courts and Courts of Appeal and offering legal advice on Medicare certification and enforcement matters, Medicare overpayment issues, Medicare fraud and abuse matters and Medicaid matters; representing DHHS in litigation involving the Head Start program and state program disallowance cases; giving advice on and serving as agency counsel in litigation before the MSPB and EEOC for DHHS components in the regional office and at the CDC; and providing advice to the CDC on contract and procurement matters, including litigation before the GAO and BCA. Some travel is required.

These are entry level positions to be filled at the GS-11 to GS-12 levels ($59,987 to $93,470), depending on experience and qualifications. There is promotion potential to GS14. The positions will be located in Atlanta, Georgia and reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available. Candidates must have graduated from an accredited law school and hold an active license to practice law or, if a 2012 graduate, plan to take a summer 2012 bar exam. Candidates must have strong writing, oral and analytical skills. Knowledge of health care and administrative law or personnel law is a plus. Candidates must be U.S. citizens to qualify for these positions. DHHS is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should send: (1) a letter summarizing relevant experience; (2) a resume; (3) a list of references; (4) a certificate of good standing from all jurisdictions in which the applicant holds an active license to practice law; (5) law school transcripts (required only if the applicant has graduated within the last three years); and (6) a recent writing sample that demonstrates excellent writing skills, legal analysis and reasoning, presentation of facts, and legal argument. Please send these items to Christine Bradfield, Deputy Chief Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel.

Applications must be received by June 22, 2012.