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The Office of Health Strategy
(OHS) seeks a Staff Attorney 2 (PCN 121096) to be a member of its Certificate of Need review and compliance team. This role will be within the Health Systems Planning unit responsible for overseeing all administrative processes for OHS. We are located in Hartford, CT and the schedule for this role is typically, Monday through Friday; 40 hours per week.
OHS has a statutory authority to exercise regulatory oversight over certain healthcare facilities through the Certificate of Need (“CON”) program within the Health Systems Planning Unit pursuant to C.G.S. Secs. 19a-638 through 19a-639.
The Staff Attorney will work under the supervision of the Health Systems Planning unit manager who is also an attorney. The Staff Attorney will review CON applications and submissions, hold public hearings as a Hearing Officer, draft CON determinations, participate in working groups, draft quantitative and qualitative reports, interact with hospital administrators, stakeholders and members of the public verbally and in writing and provide information and advice to OHS leadership as required.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of Connecticut state laws governing administrative procedures and health policy, strong legal research and writing skills and experience working with a team to manage projects and meet deadlines. The candidate will also have strong interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with healthcare providers, consumers and other members of the community.
The mission of the OHS is to implement comprehensive, data-driven strategies that promote equal access to healthcare, control costs and ensure better health for the people of Connecticut.
This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in the job class.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chanhda.Ly@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the legal work of the agency.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs advanced and complex legal work of an agency; researches, interprets, analyzes and applies complex and conflicting laws and regulations, case law and legal principles; acts as hearing officer or represents agency in formal administrative and public proceedings on a full range of cases involving complex legal and technical issues; negotiates and drafts settlement agreements; drafts advisory opinions, rulings, decisions, recommendations, findings, legislation, statutes, regulations, publications and other related legal documents; assists in the preparation and presentation of trials and appeals; consults with the Office of the Attorney General on legal issues; researches complex legal issues; conducts investigations and enforcement proceedings; prepares comprehensive reports for use in administrative and court proceedings; prepares pleadings and other court papers; interprets and applies complex or conflicting laws and regulations, case law and legal principles; participates in the conduct of various educational activities; provides legal guidance when duly authorized; provides input into policy formation; may testify at or monitor legislative proceedings; may represent agency in court when authorized; reviews court decisions, new and proposed laws and regulations to determine impact on agency operations; prepares and maintains precedent manuals; reviews legal and other related documents for legal sufficiency; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of legal principles, practices and procedures in Connecticut; considerable knowledge of legal research techniques; considerable knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act; considerable knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; knowledge of the rules of evidence; knowledge of criminal and constitutional law and legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to apply judicial decisions to the interpretation of statutes; considerable ability to comprehend, analyze and organize technical data and coordinate elements of legal cases.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
STAFF ATTORNEY 2: Two (2) years of experience in the practice of law.
STAFF ATTORNEY 3: Three (3) years of experience in the practice of law at the level of Staff Attorney 2 in the same state agency.
- Experience with Connecticut state laws governing administrative procedures and health policy.
- Experience conducting public hearings as a Hearing Officer.
- Experience with legal research and writing administrative legal decisions under Connecticut State laws.
- Experience working in a team environment.
- Experience managing time sensitive projects
- Experience working with healthcare providers, consumers, and other members of the community.
1. Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
2. May be required to travel.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.