Are you an experienced professional looking for new opportunities to further your career?  The South Carolina Office of Resilience is seeking a hardworking and dependable candidate just like you to apply!  This position will offer great benefits with the state, including 15 days of annual and sick leave per year or more depending on applicable state service. 

Job Responsibilities

Under general supervision the Attorney II's overarching purpose is to serve as supporting attorney on the mitigation grant and the Hurricane Florence 2018, Hurricane Matthew 2016, and the 2015 Flood disaster recovery programs as needed. In this position you will:

  • Support requests from SC Office of Resilience (SCOR) management about actions with outcomes that may require a legal opinion regarding policy and authority by ordinances, statutes, state laws, federal law, and the HUD CDBG-DR programs.
  • Participate in special case panel and drafts memoranda of panel decisions.
  • Work on resolution of legal aspects of applicant eligibility issues.
  • Responsible for participating in legal meeting with audit team and legal aspect of audit hold resolutions.
  • Prepare, draft, revise and/or review contract deeds, leases and other legal documents.
  • Responsible for oversight of buyout projects.
  • Propose solutions to issues requiring legal or legislative action at the local or state levels.
  • Investigate claims and complaints by or against the Office of Resilience and recommend action to be taken.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative planning and working relationships with local community agencies and officials.
  • Maintain logs, files, and documents related to legal elements of disaster recovery.
  • When necessary, prepare cases regarding disaster recovery damages. May also prepare for other suits, administrative proceedings, and hearings by taking depositions and preparing pleadings, motions, memoranda, written discovery, briefs, and trial and appellate materials. Attend meetings of the disaster recovery management and advisory teams.
  • As needed, attend meetings of the SCOR’s recovery management and advisory teams.
  • Assist in developing policies and procedures for SCOR programs.
  • Perform all other duties as required and assigned by the supervising attorney.
Minimum Requirements

A juris doctor degree or its equivalent from an accredited law school and experience as a practicing attorney is required. Position holder must also be a member and in good standing of the South Carolina Bar Association.

Additional Requirements
  • Ability to Interpret and apply laws in court decisions.
  • Ability to analyze facts, evidence, and legal Instruments.
  • Ability to express conclusions and arguments clearly and logically. 
  • Ability to plan and direct the activities of legal staff. 
  • Knowledge of laws of South Carolina. 
  • Knowledge of general case, statutory and common law. 
  • Knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedures and rules of guidance. 
  • Must have ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Must have ability to interpret and apply laws and Judicial decisions. 
  • Must become familiar with SC Office of Resilience statutory authority, §48-62-10, et. seq.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.  
  • Position may require overnight travel.
  • Position may require employee to work evenings and weekends and during emergency situations. 
  • Position requires frequent lifting: __20___ lbs. 

Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application will be required to bring a copy of college transcript to the interview.  A copy of the transcript may also be uploaded as an attachment to the application, if required by the hiring department or if desired by the applicant.  Please note that some areas of the Department may require an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific timeframe required by that area, after hiring.  Failure to produce an official, certified transcript may result in not being hired or termination. 

Preferred Qualifications

Two years of land use or development is preferred. Two years of government procurement experience is preferred. 

To Apply

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