Chief Assistant Attorney General, Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse
California Department of Justice
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.
In order to formally apply you’ll need to submit your application through the following link: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=187057