Closing Date: 4th February, 2023

Description:

Job Duties
About Us:
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has played a vital role in shaping Ohio’s past and present and the work it does today helps chart the state’s future. The office consists of nearly 30 distinct sections that advocate for consumers and victims of crime, assist the criminal justice community, provide legal counsel for state offices and agencies, and enforce certain state laws. In these and other capacities, staff members interact with tens of thousands of Ohioans each year.

What you'll do:
The Ohio Attorney General's Office is currently seeking three experienced and motivated candidates for Assistant Attorney General positions within the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit of the Health Care Fraud Section. Successful candidates will work independently and possess excellent research and writing skills. These positions will work a hybrid remote/in-person schedule. There may be changes to this schedule based on training and operational needs. The headquarter location is Columbus, Ohio. Criminal Law experience is a plus. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Prosecute, present cases to the grand jury, and handle all trial and appellate matters related to allegations of fraud against the Medicaid program and patient abuse and neglect in care facilities.
  • Appears in public or private, formal or informal settings to discuss law and policy; fulfills exclusive authorization of Attorney General to practice law on behalf of state personnel
  • Enforces state laws and regulations concerning health, safety, welfare, crime and civil statutes
  • Drafts and reviews legal documents (e.g. motions, briefs, etc.)
  • Drafts and responds to discovery
  • Works closely with Medicaid Special Agents throughout investigation and prosecution of cases
  • Assigns technical personnel (e.g. investigators) to collect evidence and data for case work for cases involving Medicaid fraud and patient abuse and neglect in preparation for court or presentation to grand jury

What’s in it for you:
At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:
Medical Coverage
Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance
Dental, vision and basic life insurance premiums are free after one year of continuous service.

Employee Development Funds
The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance
  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Childbirth/Adoption leave

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.

Deferred Compensation
The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information

Qualifications
Licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio pursuant to Section 4705.01 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Preferred Qualifications:
Three (3) to five (5) years' work experience in litigation; previous experience in criminal law a plus.

As a high-impact organization focused on protecting Ohio families, the Attorney General’s Office knows diversity is our strength. Office leaders make it a priority to incorporate diversity and foster inclusion in all levels of our office. To learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion at the AGO, click here!

Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

Employees of the Attorney General's Office must have been in their current positions for at least 12 months in order to be eligible for consideration.

The Attorney General's Office may fill additional, similar positions as a result of this posting.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General per O.R.C. 124.14(B)(2).

AGO#: 23-01-015

Background Check Information
Selected candidate(s) will be subject to the following background checks:
  • Criminal history
  • Driving record
  • Taxes
  • Drug Test

In addition, an Internet search may be conducted of publicly available and job-related information through social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) or through the use of search engines (Google, Bing, etc.).