Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse - Civil Section Attorney

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Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse - Civil Section Attorney

California Department of Justice Sacramento, California, United States

Job Description:

Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse - Civil Section Attorney


Job Description and Duties

This is an opportunity to work in the newest Division of the Department of Justice, the Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (DMFEA). A Deputy Attorney General (DAG) in DMFEA performs complex legal work investigating and litigating cases of violations of the state False Claims Act (FCA), as well as other cases involving Medi-Cal fraud (i.e., fraud by providers and other entities at the expense of Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program). The duties of this DMFEA DAG position include: developing strategic case plans; managing and developing investigations; handling discovery professionally and effectively; identifying and evaluating witnesses; performing challenging legal research in the areas of health care fraud and False Claims Act law, and communicating results thereof with effective writing and oral skills; and, coordinating efforts with other states' Attorney Generals' offices and U.S. Attorney's Offices in joint investigations and actions. The DAG also coordinates work with DMFEA paralegals and DMFEA Investigative Auditors at all stages of investigations and litigation. The DAG effectively manages document-intensive cases. Experience in and/or knowledge of health care fraud, the health care industry, the Medi-Cal Program, False Claims Act litigation (state or federal), and the pharmaceutical industry is helpful but not required. A successful applicant would be assigned their own caseload, but would be a member of a small team of attorneys, paralegals and secretaries and would interact with their team regularly.

This position offers free parking. Our current work posture involves one day a week in the office, with the remaining four days done via telework, unless work or operational needs or other circumstances require more time in the office during a particular week.

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse - Civil Section Attorney


$11,644.00 - $15,627.00

Shall Consider:


$10,536.00 - $14,879.00


$12,290.00 - $16,391.00

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Sacramento County



Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Special Requirements

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: 7/16/2024
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 Contreras (JC-436386)

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:

Department of Justice

Courtney Contreras (JC-436386)

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:

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:

Complex civil plaintiff or defense trial experience is helpful but not required; demonstrated ability and experience in developing case plans, managing caseloads, and coordinating investigative activities, including civil case preparation and witness management. Experience in health care law, false claims act (federal or state) experience, knowledge of the health care industry and the Medi-Cal program would be helpful. Demonstrated success as a team player who works well with others. Proven self-starter and possesses an excellent work ethic. Highly positive attitude; exercises a strong sense of professionalism; and is able to work independently and diligently.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Courtney Contreras
(916) 210-7235

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

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 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.

Closing Date/Time: 7/16/2024


$11,644.00 - $15,627.00 per Month
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