U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Assistant Regional Counsel

United States Department of Health and Human Services
Vacancy Announcement: Assistant Regional Counsel
(Closes 02/28/2017)

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the federal government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. For more information about the Department’s mission, please visit the HHS website at http://www.hhs.gov. The HHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is Region 5 (Chicago) seeks one or more licensed attorneys committed to supporting the development and implementation of the HS programs by providing comprehensive legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the Department’s various agencies and divisions. For additional information about OCS’s mission, please visit our website at http://www.hhs.gov/ogc.

A collegial office comprising twenty-seven (27) attorneys and five support staff, attorneys in the Chicago office are expected to work independently and as a team with more than 400 OGC colleagues around the nation. The incumbent of this position will provide legal advice and litigation services to the agencies with HHS Region 5, particularly the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Public Health Service, the Indian Health Service, the Administration for Children and Families and the Office for Civil Rights. For this position, we especially prefer applicants who demonstrate exemplary legal writing and oral advocacy abilities, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and display a capacity to work with diverse individuals and groups.

This position will be filled at the GS-11, GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14 level (current salary range is approximately $66,379 – $111,801 annually), depending on experience and qualifications. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available. Applicants must be a licensed attorney who is admitted to practice law in the highest court of any state, territory of the United States, or a federal court.

To be considered, please provide a cover letter of no more than 950 words that discusses each of the following competencies:

  1. General Litigation – Writing ability, analytical and problem-solving skills, and experience preparing legal briefs and/or memoranda;
  2. Litigation – Litigation experience before Federal trial and appellate courts and/or administrative bodies;
  3. Laws and Regulations – Experience in applying statutes, regulation, and policies; and
  4. Client Advice and Relationships – Experience providing oral and written advice and ability to relate effectively with clients.

In addition to your cover letter please include a resume, writing sample (15 pages or less), and a law school transcript (if you have practiced less than five years) to:

  • Rev_V_Hiring_Committe@hhs.gov or
  • Janice Rosiak, Office Administrator
  • US DHHS Office of the General Counsel
  • 233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 700
  • Chicago, IL 60601

Closing date: Applications must be e-mailed or postmarked by February 28, 2017.

HHS is an equal opportunity employer. A background investigation will be conducted on any applicant who is hired.



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