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Current Career Opportunities                  

CMS Attorney Advisor | Application period 4/8/24 - 4/19/24

At CMS, we believe that at the core of our organization are the employees that carry out the Agency’s vision of advancing health equity, expanding coverage, and improving health outcomes.

About the role:

This position is located in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Offices of Hearings and Inquiries (OHI), Office of Hearings (OH).

As an Attorney Advisor (Hearing Officer), you will serve as a Hearing Officer and an Article II appointed adjudicator, be responsible for various appeals authorities within OHI's purview, and provide arms-length Hearing Officer review and decisions in these cases.


$117,962 - $153,354 per year

What you'll do:

·        Serves as an Article II appointed hearing officer involving a variety of health care organization types and CMS programmatic areas including disputes over Medicare Advantage risk adjustment data validation.

·        Drafts legal documents such as decisions and orders; performs legal cite research and analyzes legal documents to develop the facts in a case and determine the appropriate course of action for bringing legal questions to resolution.

·        Manages cases and dockets and develops and oversees adjudication procedures for hearing officer appeals.

·        Performs legal analyses and provides legal advice on matters that may impact or be adjudicated within the CMS Office of Hearings.

Conditions of Employment:

·        You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply for this position.

·        You will be subject to a background and suitability investigation.

·        This is an Excepted Service position.

·        TRIAL PERIOD: This job will be filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive service. Applicants selected for an excepted service position may be subject to a two-year trial period.

·        Financial Statement Required: OGE-450

·        Bar Membership Required: Admission to the bar of any State, territory, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, or Federal Court is acceptable. Employees must maintain active bar membership while employed as an attorney with HHS.

·        Selection is subject to approval by the HHS Secretary prior to Appointment


Experience requirement for GS-13: Requires 2 years of professional legal experience post bar admission, with one year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 level.

Bar membership requirement: HHS Attorney positions require current active bar membership. Admission to the bar of any State, territory, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, or Federal Court is acceptable. Employees must maintain active bar membership while employed as an attorney with HHS. Active bar membership is verified prior to appointment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education Requirement: In addition to meeting the qualification requirements, HHS Attorney positions have a minimum requirement of a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from an accredited school.

TRANSCRIPTS are required upon selection to verify satisfactory completion of the educational requirement listed above. Please see "Required Documents" section below for what documentation is required at the time of application.

You MUST apply through USAJOBS by 04/19/2024 to be considered.


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