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Supervising Staff Attorney (WMS Band 2) DOH7322

Apply early! This recruitment will remain open continuous. Application review begins May 16, 2023 and will be ongoing thereafter. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision and/or to close the recruitment at any time.


Supervising Staff Attorney (WMS Band 2)

Health Systems Quality Assurance – Office of Investigative Legal Services

Tumwater, Washington (Flexible/Hybrid)



Our ideal candidate.

Has a driving passion for the work, brings humility to their job and interactions, and understands how their actions affect others. Will be a valued member of the Office of Investigative Legal Services (OILS) leadership team and will lead, inspire and support a dedicated team of staff attorneys.


Make a difference.

The Supervising Staff Attorney supports the Department’s and division’s mission to protect and improve the health of people in the State of Washington by providing thorough and professional legal services in support of the licensing and discipline of health care professionals and facilities. This position reports to the Office of Investigative and Legal Services (OILS) Director and supervises a team of Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA) staff attorneys (Hearings Examiner 3).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide professional and technical expertise, deliver enhanced legal services, and provide department leadership in the areas of complex and emergency adjudication.
  • As a leader in OILS (and a member of the OILS Management Team – OMT),

assist in the quality assurance of the overall HSQA legal process with specific responsibility for the programs responsible for providing legal services to boards and commissions and programs administered by the Secretary of DOH.

  • Coordinate imminent danger and high priority cases for regulated health care professions and facilities.
  • Identify solutions to address backlog and workload issues.
  • Provide assistance and guidance relating to policy issues, rulemaking activities, and legislative matters related to regulatory or disciplinary topics.
  • Serve as primary contact and the OILS resource for boards and commissions that regulate health care providers and/or facilities and for other HSQA programs.
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