Assistant General Counsel for Information Technology – (180001HH)
The EOHHS General Counsel’s Office is seeking to hire an attorney to provide legal support for MassHealth and other agencies and programs within the EOHHS Secretariat. The attorney will perform a wide range of complex legal activities, primarily relating to activities involving information technology procurements and related legal support.
EOHHS is the Commonwealth’s largest secretariat. It is responsible for developing, coordinating and managing the Commonwealth’s health, welfare and human services operations and programs. EOHHS includes numerous departments, commissions, offices and other entities such as the Department of Public Health, the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Transitional Assistance. EOHHS also directly administers the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program, known as MassHealth. MassHealth is a cooperative state and federal program that provides health care benefits and premium assistance for uninsured families, disabled individuals, children, long-term unemployed adults, and seniors. EOHHS is responsible for supervising and managing the information technology, security and other business affairs of MassHealth and such agencies to improve administrative efficiency and to preserve fiscal resources.
The attorney will perform a wide range of complex legal activities associated with the development, implementation and administration of EOHHS information technology initiatives involving both MassHealth and EOHHS constituent agencies. The General Counsel’s Office functions as EOHHS’ in-house counsel. The legal support provided by the General Counsel’s office consists, in general, but is not limited to:
The legal support provided by the General Counsel’s office consists, in general, of:
Reviewing and drafting requests for proposals, contracts, interagency service agreements, and related procurement documents for complex system procurements.
Providing legal advice to program staff negotiating agreements on a variety of subjects including but not limited to system development agreements, SaaS, hosting agreements, software licensing, telecom, intellectual property, maintenance agreements, information security and managed services.
Offering advice and risk analysis concerning applicability of and compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations, including HITECH, Meaningful Use, HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act, that may affect EOHHS’ ongoing activities and new initiatives, whether involving program or policy matters, operational issues or spending activities.
Supporting program staff responsible for obtaining required federal approval for MassHealth expenditures, including drafting and reviewing documents submitted to federal regulators and analyzing and responding to documents received from them.
Identifying and evaluating potential exposures, developing legally defensible alternative courses of action, and assisting clients in formulating creative problem resolutions and strategies.
Reviewing and drafting legal documents, including both regulatory and sub-regulatory interpretive material, and correspondence.
Offering advice and risk analysis concerning applicability of and compliance with all federal and state statutes and regulations that may affect EOHHS’ ongoing activities and new initiatives, whether involving program or policy matters, operational issues or spending activities.
Maintaining a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of state and federal laws related to Medicaid, state finance and appropriations, and public procurements.
Providing legal assistance in responding to requests for public records, subpoenas, and other record requests.
Identifying and evaluating potential legal exposures, developing legally defensible alternative courses of action, and assisting clients in formulating creative problem resolutions and strategies.
Identifying the need for, and assisting in the drafting of, new legislation and regulations.
Representing, and assisting the Attorney General’s office in representing, the agency in both affirmative and defensive litigation
The General Counsel’s Office prides itself on the quality of its work and its friendly, cooperative work environment.
EOHHS is seeking applicants who have at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law or in a position requiring membership in the Bar.
Applicants should have an excellent academic background and demonstrated skills and significant experience in counseling clients, legal research and analysis, oral and written advocacy, and creative problem solving. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work in a collaborative legal office.
EOHHS is particularly looking for individuals who have transactional experience as well as experience as, or comparable to, in-house or outside counsel to public agencies, private businesses or other organizations.
It is also desirable to have a background in and understanding of data security and privacy law, information technology, the state and federal government, health and administrative law, health care issues and public policy.
criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori and click on “Information for Job Applicants”.
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines
Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.
For questions, please contact the CYF Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, admission to the Massachusetts Bar and (A) at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law.
Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid Motor Vehicle Drivers License at a Class level specific to assignment.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Official Title: Counsel II
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place
Job: Legal Services
Agency: Exec Office Of Health and Human Services
Job Posting: Mar 19, 2018, 10:25:20 AM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 68,817.84 – 99,442.72 Yearly
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