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A dedicated, well-trained, highly motivated workforce is a key factor in OIG's success. Join us and embark on a career that will make a difference in the lives of Americans.

As an investigator, you will seek out those committing fraud against vital HHS programs, including Medicare - a program that makes it possible for some of the country's most vulnerable citizens to receive health care. Become a program analyst and evaluate HHS programs to find vulnerabilities for fraud and recommend fixes. Or, put your accounting and financial skills to work as an auditor reviewing billion-dollar Federal programs.

These positions, and many others within OIG, work collaboratively to protect the integrity of HHS programs, improve the health and welfare of Americans and uncover billions of dollars in savings for taxpayers. listings

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Office of Investigations Internship

The Student Volunteer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to augment the workforce in the OIG's Office of Investigations. Student interns gain valuable work experience, apply their educational knowledge to the real workforce, and offer fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to problems. With more than 70 locations to choose from, students have the opportunity to apply during the school semester (while away from home) or during the summer session (when at home). Learn more now

Office of Counsel Industry Guidance Branch Attorney Position

The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services, seeks an experienced health care attorney for its Industry Guidance Branch. The position is at a grade commensurate with experience. The position is located in Washington, DC. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed. Salary: GS-12/13.

Industry Guidance Branch

The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General seeks an experienced health care attorney to prepare advisory opinions, regulations, and guidance documents that address the lawfulness of cutting-edge health care transactions and arrangements under OIG authorities. Attractive candidates must have experience with: the Federal anti-kickback statute and other Federal fraud and abuse laws; emerging health care delivery systems and payment models; complex health care business transactions; and the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Knowledge and experience litigating criminal, civil, or administrative cases, including cases involving OIG's administrative sanction authorities, also will be considered. The position requires excellent written and oral communication skills. The attorney's duties would include:

  • Reviewing and analyzing advisory opinion requests and drafting advisory opinions.
  • Drafting safe harbor regulations, compliance program guidance, fraud alerts, and special advisory bulletins.
  • Reviewing Department regulations related to the Medicare and Medicaid programs and other health care-related topics.
  • Developing and promoting OIG policies and guidance regarding the Federal anti-kickback statute.
  • Advising OIG staff and other government officials on the application of the Federal fraud and abuse laws.
  • Responding to questions and issues from industry representatives regarding compliance with the Federal fraud and abuse laws.

The attorney may also be called upon to perform other duties, including assisting with the investigation and litigation of cases involving allegations of false claims, kickbacks, and Stark law violations.

Submit a resume and writing sample (preferably analyzing Federal health care fraud and abuse laws or addressing related compliance matters) by November 5, 2014, to: To the extent that a writing sample does not represent solely the work product of the applicant, the specific contributions of others should be identified.

Office of Counsel Legal Clerkship and Externship Programs

The Legal Clerkship and Externship Programs provide law students with the opportunity to work with attorneys in the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG). Law clerks investigate cases with OCIG attorneys, perform legal research, write legal memorandums, and draft briefs.

  • Legal Clerkship Program: The summer clerkships are full-time positions that last approximately twelve weeks from the end of May to mid-August. The summer clerks must be entering their final year of law school after completion of the clerkship. The application deadline for summer clerkships is in mid-September for the following summer.
  • Legal Externship Program: The fall and spring externships are unpaid positions that last approximately the length of the fall and spring law school semesters. Fall and spring externs must be 2Ls or 3Ls participating in a school sponsored, for-credit extern program and work a minimum of 32 hours per week.

Announcements for the OCIG Legal Clerkship and Externship Programs are posted on this website and provide application instructions, deadlines, and additional information.

Recruitment Information

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