Job Posting: Chief Assistant Attorney General, Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse

Department of Justice

JC-187057
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Chief Assistant Attorney General, Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse
C. E. A.

$16,433.00 - $16,433.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the administrative direction of the Chief Deputy to the Attorney General, and administrative and legal direction of the Attorney General, the Chief Assistant Attorney General plans, organizes, and directs the staff and work of the newly established Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (DMFEA). The DMFEA serves as the state’s federally mandated Medi-Cal Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) and enforces statewide authority in such matters through civil and criminal prosecutions. The Chief Assistant is responsible for directing and coordinating the DMFEA’s statewide MFCU legal work, including complex litigation, regarding the investigation and prosecution of Medi-Cal fraud and elder abuse or neglect of elders and dependent adults in care facilities in California.

The Chief Assistant is responsible for meeting federal Performance Standards in its funded mission under the oversight of the U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG) for Health and Human Services, and will develop policies to ensure ongoing compliance with all federal rules and regulations. The Chief Assistant will direct daily operational activities, advocate solutions and positions, and implement new programs and systems within the DMFEA to prevent the abuse of state and federal funds designated to provide health care for eligible persons.

The Chief Assistant also assists the Attorney General, Chief Deputy to the Attorney General, and other state officials and agency heads on matters of state and federal Medicaid laws and policies, and may act for the Attorney General, as assigned, in meetings with legislators, department heads, court officials and others. The Chief Assistant supervises the preparation and implementation of a large budget, and will present budget matters in front of the Legislature and state and federal agencies, as required.

While the position’s location is specified as Sacramento County, the candidate selected will not be required to be headquartered in Sacramento, but will be expected to travel regularly to all of the Department’s main offices.

Please note: this position supervises attorneys and therefore it is critical that the selected candidate have active status in the California State Bar.


Please carefully read the following sections to apply for this position:

  • Required Application Documents
  • Desirable Qualifications
For more information on how to create your Statement of Qualifications, please click here. 

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    JC-187057
    Position #(s):
    423-651-7500-XXX
    Working Title:
    Chief Assistant Attorney General, Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $16,433.00 - $16,433.00 B
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    • This position is located in the Department of Justice Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse.
    • Please visit the Attorney General's website for more information at https://oag.ca.gov/

    Special Requirements

    A fingerprint check will be required.

    Application Instructions

    Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: Until Filled

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    Department of Justice
    Attn: Meghann Smith
    Office of Human Resources/Testing & Selection Unit
    P.O. BOX 944255
    Sacramento, CA 94244-2550

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    Meghann Smith
    OHR/Testing & Selections Unit
    1300 I Street, Suite 720
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Attn: Meghann Smith, 7th Floor Receptionist
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is required and must be included.
    • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a narrative discussion regarding how the applicant's education, training, experience, and skills meet the Desirable Qualifications for the position. In addition, the SOQ serves as documentation of each applicant's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing.

      In your SOQ, please address how you possess each Desirable Qualification using specific examples of your education, training, and experience. This will be the only tool used for determining your final score and rank on the eligibility list for this position. Please address and number the Desirable Qualifications section. The SOQ must be typed, single space, 12 point font, and no more than 2 pages in length. Applicants who do not follow these requirements may be disqualififed from the examination. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of SOQs.
    • Other -

      Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7B2829L.

    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    Minimum Qualifications

    CEA examinations are open to all applicants who possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements as described in the examination bulletin. Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; personnel management techniques; the department's equal employment opportunity objectives; and a manager's role in the equal employment opportunity program.


    Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures, and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislative and Executive Branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department's equal employment opportunity objectives.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    Desirable Qualifications

    In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:


    1. Demonstrated ability to direct civil and criminal legal work, including litigation, in large legal programs in various areas of Medi-Cal fraud and elder abuse.

    2. Demonstrated ability to manage and direct the work of a large multidisciplinary legal division comprised of attorneys and other professionals.

     

    3. Demonstrated ability to provide assistance and advice to the Attorney General and Chief Deputy to the Attorney General, as well as Chief Assistants and Senior Assistant Attorneys General, on policy development, and to direct the implementation of such policies in relation to Medi-Cal fraud and elder abuse.

     

    4. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to interact with multi-disciplinary professionals (e.g., federal oversight agency, legislators, department heads, court officials, and others) and maintain good relations with the public, the press, and various civic organizations.

     

    5. Demonstrated ability to prepare and manage a large program budget.


    6. Broad and extensive experience in the practice of Medi-Cal fraud investigation and prosecution.

    Examination Information

    The exam will consist of the Standard State Application (STD 678) and Statement of Qualifications screening process and possible interviews.  A departmental evaluation committee will screen applications and Statements of Qualifications based on the identified minimum qualifications, the Desirable Qualifications for the position, and the competitive nature of each candidate’s relevant knowledge, skills, and experience. 

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.

    Contact Information

    The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Human Resources Contact:
    Meghann Smith
    (916) 210-7227
    Meghann.Smith@doj.ca.gov

    Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    EEO Officer
    (916) 210-7580
    EERROffice@doj.ca.gov
    California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

    It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

    Application Methods:
    Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
    By Mail
    Drop-off