Associate General Counsel

Arizona HealthcarePhoenix, AZ

6 months ago


Job Title

Associate General Counsel

Job Location

  • Address: 801 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Job Overview

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is seeking a highly motivated Associate General Counsel to join their team. AHCCCS is Arizona's Medicaid agency, dedicated to delivering comprehensive and cost-effective healthcare to those in need. In this role, you will provide legal counsel and representation to clients within the agency, including the AHCCCS Director, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, and other leadership and staff. With opportunities for career advancement and a supportive work environment, AHCCCS offers a meaningful career in the healthcare industry.


  • Salary: $70,000 - $82,500
  • Grade: 01
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled


  • Perform legal research, provide legal advice, and prepare related legal documents regarding compliance with state and federal law and other relevant legal authorities
  • Review and analyze current and proposed state and federal statutes and regulations, legislative proposals, sub-regulatory guidance, and case law applicable to the AHCCCS program
  • Assist with the Office of Inspector General and other State/Federal law enforcement entities on issues of Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse
  • Participate in the negotiation, preparation, and review of diverse contracts, including managed care contracts and intergovernmental agreements
  • Provide legal representation to the Agency in various administrative and regulatory matters
  • Review and analyze trusts associated with applications for benefits for compliance with legal and program requirements
  • Review Administrative Law Judge Recommended Decisions and assist with the preparation of Director Decisions and Final Decisions
  • Assist with the drafting of formal administrative rules


  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school and the ability to maintain a current and valid license to practice law in the State of Arizona
  • Minimum of two years of experience in health law, Medicare/Medicaid healthcare finance, or prior experience representing state or federal agencies (preferred)
  • Knowledge of administrative hearing and rule-making process, legal research methods and principles, legal aspects of healthcare, managed care programs, entitlement programs, and principles and practices of trust law
  • Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to analyze and present legal positions clearly and logically in written and oral form
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills

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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Phoenix, AZ | $3,317/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,418

  • Miscellaneous$825

  • Food$420

  • Utilities$368

  • Transportation$286


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