The Department of Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Services is seeking a Paralegal/Contract Manager.

Job Responsibilities

Join South Carolina state government where you can have a meaningful career, incomparable benefits, and a positive work-life balance!

Be part of the team at DAODAS as we ensure the availability and quality of a continuum of substance use services, thereby improving the health status, safety, and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities across South Carolina. 

You will work under the supervision of the Department’s General Counsel, and lead the administrative processes for contract administration from preparation to contract execution; provide professional expertise in contract preparation, execution, routing and storage; provide expertise regarding compliance with funding rules and regulations; and provide other customary paralegal services to the Department’s General Counsel.

You will be responsible for the standardization an implementation of administrative procedures for efficient award and sub award management. Manages and monitors contract preparation, supporting staff in other agency divisions in expeditious document processing.
Your duties include the preparation of contractual documents and ancillary business forms. Prepares and negotiates critical contracts, subcontracts, sub-grants and modifications.   Serves as a technical resource in drafting requests for proposal (“RFPs”).  Work in partnership with program staff to achieve successful and compliant contract performance. Conducts periodic reviews of the contract portfolio with senior management.
You will ensure that the Department utilizes contracts and other agreements that comply with grant funding source terms and conditions. Coordinate with executive leadership and Department staff regarding critical contractual issues.
You will assist the General Counsel with: responding to subpoenas, legal complaints & Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests; occasional legal research; and other Department legal matters.  
You will be responsible for notarizing documents (if the applicant is not a South Carolina Notary Public, they should be eligible to become a South Carolina Notary Public).

Minimum and Additional Requirements

Minimum Requirements for the Senior Paralegal:  

Paralegal Certificate or an Associate degree in paralegal studies, plus three (3) to five (5) years of relevant paralegal experience, 

OR A high school diploma plus five (5) years of relevant paralegal experience.

Additional Requirements for the Senior Paralegal:  

  • Knowledge of contract law
  • Experience with preparing contracts and routing them to parties for execution
  • Knowledge of state procurement laws and regulations
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Preferred Qualifications for the Senior Paralegal:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies and three (3) to five (5) years of relevant paralegal experience

Additional Comments

The Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited, to lactation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
 The South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs

Interested candidates should apply online