Job Responsibilities

This position reports to the Office of General Counsel in Columbia.  Incumbent independently reviews claims, transcripts, files, and other associated records for administrative appeals for to South Carolina state courts. Performs legal research, prepares pleadings/briefs, and represents the agency in legal proceedings. Provides counsel and analysis to the agency on complex legal matters to ensure compliance with federal and state law. Drafts legal documents, procedures, and memoranda for agency use.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school and an active member in good standing with the South Carolina bar. Any combination of at least three years experience that would provide the requisite knowledge and abilities to fulfill the job responsibilities.  

Knowledge of legal principles and practices, including constitutional, contract, employment, administrative and business law; practices and procedures used in the conduct of appellate litigation; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; pertinent Federal and State laws, codes, regulations and court decisions relating to unemployment; methods of legal research; evaluation of practical consequences of legal strategies. 

Preferred Qualifications

Specialized experience in one or more of the following areas: appellate practice, bankruptcy, debt collections, or foreclosure; grant management; legislative affairs; prosecution; or unemployment insurance.

Additional Comments

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application.  Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education.  A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. 

Benefits for State Employees

The state of South Carolina offers eligible employees generous benefits, including health and dental insurance; retirement and savings plan options; and paid vacation and sick leave. Plus, work-life balance programs such as telecommuting and flexible work schedules are available to employees of some state agencies.
Insurance Benefits
Eligible employees may enroll in health insurance, which includes prescription coverage and wellness benefits. Other available insurance benefits include dental, vision, term life insurance, long term disability and flexible spending accounts for health and child care expenses.
Retirement Benefits
State employees are also offered retirement plan options, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Additionally, eligible employees may elect to participate in the South Carolina Deferred Compensation Program, which is a voluntary, supplemental retirement savings plan offering 401(k) and 457 plan options.
Workplace Benefits
State employees may also be eligible for other benefits, including tuition assistance; holiday, annual and sick leave; and discounts on purchases, travel and more.
Note: The benefits above are available to most state employees, with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary grant and time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some or none of these benefits as benefits are associated with each position type. For these positions, contact the hiring agency to determine what benefits may be available.

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