The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), is seeking an Attorney III.

We are looking for an attorney who is passionate about public service and who shares our core values:  embracing service, inspiring innovation, promoting teamwork, and pursuing excellence.  If hired, you will:  Work under supervision of the Chief Counsel for Public Health and DHEC’s General Counsel, providing legal advice and counsel to the Board, the agency’s Director, the Director of Public Health, and to DHEC’s public health programs; work closely with program directors, administrators and staff engaged in specialized areas of health care delivery, health care policy, and public health services and initiatives; draft and review contracts prior to Department release; assist with the promulgation of public health regulations; advise Department staff on state and federal health privacy, statutory and regulatory matters, including HIPAA and HITECH; engage in public-speaking opportunities, including creating and delivering educational and informational presentations in and outside the Department; provide assistance in the development of Department policies and procedures, training and compliance; represent DHEC’s public health programs before the Board and in litigation in the probate, family, state and federal courts; and conduct complex legal research and draft legal opinions and memoranda. Any candidate hired for this position will be responsible for providing legal support for complex and highly sensitive public health investigations and interventions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 
To qualify as a candidate for this position, you must:

  • Have at least four years’ experience as a practicing attorney (which may include judicial  clerkships);
  • Possess a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school;
  • Be admitted and authorized to practice law in South Carolina;
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license;
  • Have completed trial experiences as required by Rule 403, S.C. Appellate Court Rules
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Be trustworthy, self-motivated, and reliable;
  • Possess a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently with minimal              supervision;
  • Possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Possess the ability to work well with other lawyers and public health program staff in a team environment;
  • Possess a commitment to professionalism, ethics and public service;
  • Possess excellent legal research and communication skills, including the ability to       explain complex legal issues in simple, direct and easily understandable terms to non- lawyers, lawyers, hearing officers and judges;
  • Demonstrate strong legal writing skills (A legal writing sample must be submitted with your application); and
  • Possess strong public-speaking skills.

Interested candidates should apply online