Deputy General Counsel

Recruitment #210430-UNCE-221



The Deputy General Counsel reports to the General Counsel (GC) and provides legal advice to the agency and board and represents OHCA in both administrative and judicial proceedings.

Position Duties:  
*Analyzes, reviews and researches copyright, trademark, software and related issues for the agency.  Provides legal support for IT issues in the agency as well as litigation support on these issues.
*Represents the agency in administrative and judicial proceedings in both member and provider appeals.  Prosecutes and defends administrative and judicial actions on behalf of the agency that involve more complex program issues within the Medicaid Program.
*Reviews and analyzes contracts for the agency and drafts changes to those agreements to assist the agency in its mission.
*Assists in the coordination of referrals and investigative efforts with the Office of the Attorney General/Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU).
*Analyzes, reviews and determines impact of proposed legislation.
*Addresses contract bid issues. Reviews and analyzes agency contract bid documents, agency procurement manuals, evaluation tools, bidder’s questions and responses, and answer legal questions regarding pending procurement maters.  This job requires legal knowledge of the Central Purchasing Act and legal research skills regarding procurement law.  Provides legal support for administrative bid protest actions between the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, OHCA and bid protestants.
*Addresses HIPAA and Open Records issues. Analyzes, researches and reviews record requests that involve the Open Records Act, HIPAA or Medicaid confidentiality laws.
*Attends meetings of various interest groups to explain the Medicaid program and answers information requests from legislative members and staff.
*Serves as principal contact for the provision of legal advice and assistance to an administrative unit (e.g. Behavioral Health, Provider Services, etc.).
*First- and second-chair responsibility in state and federal court proceedings involving the agency, including drafting of pleadings and discovery, motions hearings, depositions, trial and appeal.
*Researches state and federal law relating to the Medicaid program; drafts and/or reviews and revises State Plan and waiver language, as well as Oklahoma Administrative Code language; and attends meetings with internal and external stakeholders related to policy initiatives.

TRAVEL: Travel on an “as needed” basis.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position may have supervisory duties.

Education and/or Experience:
*Bachelor’s degree AND
*A minimum of three (3) years of experience in the practice of law AND
*Active Member of the State Bar of Oklahoma

Preference may be given to candidates with:
*Senior level administrative experience at OHCA
*Legal experience at OHCA
*Other relevant legal and/or administrative experience
*Significant background in health care administration, health care insurance and/or state or federal health care programs
*Advanced education
*Additional certifications
*Use of computer research & case management software

Accommodation Statement:
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, national origin, or genetic information. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at 405-522-7335.



Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.