Deputy General Counsel

Recruitment #211026-UNCE-758





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.

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES: (including, but not limited to)
*Assists senior attorneys with legal research, drafting, and discovery.
*Represents the agency in estate recovery/third party liability recovery of funds. This may include court appearances for the agency, preparation of pleadings in state and federal court, negotiation with counsel and review of trust documents.
*Analyzes, reviews and determines impact of proposed legislation.
*First- and second-chair responsibility in administrative hearings in both member and provider appeals.
*Coordinates with the Office of the Attorney General concerning Attorney General Opinion requests.
*Analyzes, researches and reviews subpoenas and other requests under the Open Records Act, HIPAA and/or Medicaid confidentiality laws.
*Attends task force meetings as a representative of the agency as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and provides accurate information to the task force regarding Oklahoma Medicaid program.
*Assists in the coordination of referrals and investigative efforts with the Office of the Attorney General/Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU).
*Second- and first-chair responsibility in state and federal court proceedings involving the agency, including drafting of pleadings and discovery, motions hearings, depositions and trial.

Bachelor’s degree AND
A minimum of zero to one year of experience in the practice of law AND
Active Member of the State Bar of Oklahoma

*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.