DHEC-CO/COS invites applications for the position of Healthcare Quality Attorney III

Job Responsibilities

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

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

  • 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 the ability to work well with other lawyers and Healthcare Quality 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 lawyers, hearing officers, judges, and non-lawyers. 

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

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in health law or administrative law is preferred but is not required.  Litigation experience is strongly preferred.  

To Apply

If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. Attach to your application 1) a resumé; 2) a legal writing sample; and 3) a certificate of good standing to practice law in South Carolina from the South Carolina Supreme Court or, if you are not licensed to practice in South Carolina, a certificate of good standing from the highest court of the state or the District of Columbia where you are licensed to practice law.

Additional Comments

DRIVING RECORD: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver's license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.
 SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.