The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) is the state agency that 

plans, develops, coordinates, and funds services for South Carolinians with the severe, lifelong 

disabilities of: 

· intellectual disability and related disabilities 

· autism spectrum disorder 

· traumatic brain injury 

· spinal cord injury and similar disability 

Job Summary 

The Attorney III provides legal advice and assistance to agency personnel on complex legal matters. Assists the Chief Legal Counsel in preparing and issuing legal opinions to key DDSN staff. Provides legal assistance to DDSN staff for contracts, leases, and property transfers. Reviews employee grievance appeals and discrimination complaints. Represents DDSN in employee mediations and in grievance appeals. Represents DDSN in family court and probate court judicial admission proceedings. Represents DDSN in other judicial forums. Researches and prepares memorandum and legal briefs as required. Reviews evaluations for criminal competency to stand trial evaluations and post-conviction relief cases and works with the courts and attorneys on obtaining required evaluations. Performs additional duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications 

· A Juris Doctor degree or its equivalent from an accredited law school · Member of the SC Bar · Three ( 3 ) years' experience as a practicing attorney. Experience should include SC Courts, Family Courts, Probate Courts, and administrative hearings. 

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