Job Title: Attorney III (Healthcare Quality) 

State Salary Range: $50,833 – $94,048

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE – Full Time

Normal Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (8:30-5:00)

Job Responsibilities: 

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Under limited supervision of the Chief Counsel for Healthcare Quality, the candidate will provide legal advice and counsel to the program areas within the Healthcare Quality deputy area and to agency management and will represent the agency in legal matters, including in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals. The candidate will also provide assistance in the development of agency regulations, policies and procedures, training, and compliance. The candidate must be able to conduct complex legal research and draft legal opinions and memoranda. 

Minimum and Additional Requirements: 

State Minimum Requirements: A juris doctor or its equivalent from an accredited law school and experience as a practicing attorney 

Agency Additional Requirements: 

-Possess a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

-Be a member in good standing with the South Carolina bar at the time job duties commence. 

-Have at least four years’ experience as a practicing attorney (which may include judicial internships or years spent obtaining an LLM degree). 

-Have satisfied the requirements of Rule 403, SCACR.

-Possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

-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 lawyers, hearing officers, judges, and non-lawyers.

-Demonstrate strong legal writing skills. A legal writing sample must be submitted with your application. 

Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.

If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online.