The Office of the Attorney General is seeking an Attorney III.

Duties:

Under limited supervision, will serve on team with internal sworn law enforcement investigators, auditors, and support staff in joint federally and state funded Unit with statewide jurisdiction that investigates Medicaid provider fraud and residential patient abuse in accordance with grant requirements.

Review and provide feedback on investigative plans; evaluate evidence; assist in-office investigators with identifying potential appropriate charges and advise on what additional information may be required in order to prosecute those charges; review case and provide input prior to a charging/closure decision. Make an independent determination of merits of each case and present such determination to Unit management.

Following an arrest, serve as prosecuting attorney on assigned cases with guidance from supervisor. Draft indictments, motions, legal memoranda, and other paperwork; handle court presentation of assigned cases; handle trial presentation of assigned cases; respond to data requests and post-conviction inquiries for assigned cases.

In conjunction with other states and/or federal partners, may represent South Carolina in complex civil litigations.  Prepares cases for trial and makes court appearances on behalf of the State of South Carolina. Prepares and responds to discovery requests and motions.  Comply with grant documentation and reporting requirements. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor, Chief Deputy or Attorney General.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Criminal court experience preferred. Healthcare and/or white collar crime experience preferred.  Should have or be willing to become familiar with (1) Medicaid policies governing the provision of services, billing and enrollment procedures, as well as related licensing regulations and (2) the Omnibus Adult Protection Act and other applicable state laws; regulations related to nursing home and assisted living operating requirements; legal requirements tied to Powers of Attorney, Representative Payee, and other fiduciary relationships; and standards of care for vulnerable adults. Microsoft Excel proficiency preferred.

Minimum Training and Experience:

J.D. degree and at least five years of practicing experience. Must have completed Rule 403 requirements and be a member of the SC Bar in good standing.  Two years of practicing experience in a Solicitor’s Office or Public Defender’s Office preferred.  Prefer familiarity and experience with criminal cases. 

Interested applicants should apply online