Job Posting: Division of Medi-Cal Fraud & Elder Abuse, Deputy Attorney General

Department of Justice

JC-218822
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Division of Medi-Cal Fraud & Elder Abuse, Deputy Attorney General
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III

$9,463.00 - $12,140.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 11/6/2020

Job Description and Duties

The Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (DMFEA) investigates and prosecutes, both criminally and civilly, healthcare providers who defraud the Medi-Cal program and those who abuse or neglect elderly and dependent adults in care facilities.

This DMFEA Deputy Attorney General position prosecutes complex criminal cases in state court involving (1) fraud committed against the Medi-Cal program by doctors, pharmacies, medical equipment suppliers, and the rest of the full range of Medi-Cal providers, and (2) criminal abuse and neglect of elders and dependent adults in skilled nursing and other residential care facilities.

DMFEA is a vertical prosecution unit, where prosecutors work closely with in-house special agents and investigative auditors. This position advises DMFEA’s investigators on their investigative plans, reviews search and arrest warrants, and determines charges to bring. The position is then responsible for the criminal prosecution, from filing through conviction and sentencing.

Additional duties include: prosecution of crimes involving diversion of opioids and other controlled prescription drugs; regular collaboration with the state agencies responsible for administering Medi-Cal and regulating residential care facilities; close interaction with healthcare experts to identify the relevant standards of care in the industry and determine any breach of those standards; frequent work with forensic experts, including computer forensic examiners, coroners, and forensic auditors; freezing and forfeiting assets; and close work with DMFEA’s federal and local law enforcement partners in California, and occasional work with Attorney General offices and other law enforcement in other states.

This position requires the ability to travel for court proceedings, sometimes overnight and on occasion for extended duration, and for meetings with colleagues, witnesses, and outside partners.

This is one of two openings that may be filled in any of DMFEA’s five Southern California offices: Burbank, West Covina, Riverside, Orange, or San Diego. Candidates need apply to just one of the job postings to be considered for all five offices.


Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-218822
Position #(s):
423-000-5706-XXX
Working Title:
Division of Medi-Cal Fraud & Elder Abuse, Deputy Attorney General
Classification:
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III
$9,463.00 - $12,140.00 A
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
$5,756.00 - $5,987.00 A
$5,763.00 - $6,579.00 B
$6,946.00 - $8,735.00 C
$7,818.00 - $10,028.00 D
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL IV
$10,453.00 - $13,421.00 A
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL V
$11,042.00 - $14,093.00 A
# of Positions:
2
Work Location:
San Diego County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Week:
Monday-Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse. This position may be filled in either San Diego (JC-218822) or Los Angeles (JC-214654). Please clearly indicate your preferred city in the “Explanations” section of your State application.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility. 
  • DAG IV and DAG V consideration - lateral transfers only.
  • For more information about the department, please visit the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.ca.gov.
  • If you'd like to speak with a recruiter prior to submitting your application, please email Recruiters@doj.ca.gov.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required for those hired from outside of the Department of Justice.
  • Individuals who are new to state service must have list eligibility in order to gain employment with the California Office of the Attorney General. The process is described at http://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-218822) and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Application.
  • Please note that appointment to the DAG classification will be made using the Attorney examination. The Attorney and DAG III examination may be found on-line at http://oag.ca.gov/careers/exams.
  • DAG III applicants are those with at least 6 years of legal experience.
  • DAG Range A-D are applicants with less than 6 years experience.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 11/6/2020

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

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: Courtney Tanner (JC-218822)
1300 I Street 720
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Courtney Tanner (JC-218822)
1300 I Street 720
Sacramento, CA 95814
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.
  • Other - A cover letter explaining your qualifications for this position. 
  • Other - Writing Sample. 
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC8SQ6N

     
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.

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:
  • Excellent oral advocacy, legal research, and legal writing skills
  • Experience litigating complex cases
  • Strong trial experience
  • Knowledge of the health care industry, and the Medi-Cal program in particular
  • Knowledge of healthcare law and elder law
  • Mastery of the rules of criminal procedure and evidence
  • Experience working with law enforcement personnel
  • Experience working with auditors
  • Experience working with medical experts
  • Positive attitude, appreciation of teamwork, and an excellent work ethic
  • Exemplary prosecutorial and professional ethics


Benefits

Please access this link to the CalHR Benefit Summary for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California:
https://www.calhr.ca.gov/Pages/California-State-Civil-Service-Employee-Benefits-Summary.aspx.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Courtney Tanner
(916) 210-7235
Courtney.Tanner@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.

Additional Information

Personal Leave Program:
Effective July 1, 2020, state employees are subject to wage reductions in exchange for Personal Leave Program (PLP) accruals. The
specific rate and hours earned were negotiated and agreed upon by each bargaining unit. More information regarding PLP can be
found here http://hrmanual.calhr.ca.gov/Home/ManualItem/1/2113.

Additional Application Filing Information

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and
will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your
application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either
electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

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