The Fraud Section is composed of three litigating units that investigate and prosecute complex white-collar criminal cases across the country, as well as internationally, and has responsibility for implementing and coordinating the Department’s fraud enforcement policy. An opening is available for the Chief of the Health Care Fraud Unit/Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section.
The Fraud Section is located in Washington DC, but the Health Care Fraud Unit maintains 14 Strike Forces operating in 23 districts. The Health Care Fraud Unit maintains Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in the following locations: Newark, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Brooklyn, NY; Miami, FL; Tampa, FL; Orlando, FL; Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; the Gulf Coast, and a Corporate Health Care Fraud Strike Force located in Washington, DC. In addition, the Health Care Fraud Unit operates Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force Hubs in the following locations: Ft. Mitchell, KY and Nashville, TN, which support Strike Force operations in the WDKY, EDKY, WDVA, SDOH, NDWV, SDWV, EDTN, MDTN, WDTN, and NDAL. The Health Care Fraud Unit also operates an Opioid Strike Force Hub in the Rio Grande Valley area.
As Chief of the Health Care Fraud Unit and a Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section, the incumbent:
- Leads and oversees the work of the Health Care Fraud Unit’s prosecutors and support staff. Advises prosecutors on strategic approaches to their health care and opioid investigations, prosecutions, and trials to ensure that the investigation and litigation of such matters are being handled appropriately and effectively.
- Ensures ongoing individual and team development, identifies and corrects performance deficiencies, and supervises Assistant Deputy Chiefs in the Unit.
- Assists and supports the Section Chief and Senior Deputy Chiefs by providing input on budget allocation, hiring, personnel disciplinary actions, technology, and various Department reporting responsibilities as they pertain to the Health Care Fraud Unit.
- Assists in the management of the Section’s programs to investigate and prosecute health care fraud.
- Coordinates with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and federal law enforcement agencies in the development and management of multi-district health care fraud and opioid prosecutions.
- Serves as a liaison on white-collar and corporate criminal matters between the Criminal Division and other DOJ components, the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, state Medicare Fraud Control Units, and a variety of other law enforcement agencies and officials.
- Engages in all phases of investigation and litigation, including, but not limited to, using the grand jury, advising federal law enforcement agents, using international evidence collection tools, preparing appropriate pleadings, and litigating motions and trials before U.S. District Courts across the country.
- Represents the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with corporate counsel and high-level officials. Participates in discussions with opposing counsel for defendants and in the formulation of settlements often having far-reaching legal consequences.
Required Qualifications: All applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and have at least five (5) years of post-JD experience to include at least four (4) years of federal prosecution experience. Applicants must also be an active member of the bar in good standing.
Preferred Qualifications: Qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies:
- Experience with and knowledge of white-collar criminal matters.
- Federal court experience.
- Supervisory experience.
- Experience conducting investigations of individuals as well as corporations and other business entities.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
Any applicant who has, in the previous 24 months, applied for a position with the Fraud Section must note the date of any such application and position applied for in the applicant’s cover letter. Please highlight recent relevant experience gained since the time of any previous application.
Please submit your application through USAJOBS. The list of required documents can be found in the USAJobs announcement.
- If you do not already have an account, please create a USAjobs account before applying Create an Account. You will be able to upload your resume and supporting documents and complete your profile prior to applying.
- Once you have an account, apply to the USAjobs vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544940000.