South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce
Assistant General Counsel

Hiring range: $65,000-$75,000

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Job Responsibilities:
This position is in the Office of General Counsel in Columbia. The Office of General Counsel acts as an in-house law firm for the agency and advises and represents the agency in a variety of matters and courts. The attorney in this position defends final agency decisions in the Administrative Law Court and practices appellate law before that Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court. This attorney may represent the agency at all stages in civil cases. This attorney will assist with typical and complex questions regarding FOIA, procurement, foreclosures, employee investigations, and employment law related to agency employees. This attorney will review legal questions from the agency's executive leadership and provide advice via discussion and written memorandums. Also, this position involves reviewing, interpreting, and advising the agency on federal law, regulations, and guidance.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:
A juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school and an active member in good standing with the South Carolina Bar.

Knowledge of legal principles and practices, including constitutional, contract, employment, administrative, and business law; practices and procedures used in the conduct of appellate litigation, judicial procedures and rules of evidence; pertinent federal and state laws, codes, regulations, and court decisions related to unemployment insurance; methods of legal research; evaluation of the practice consequences of legal strategies.

Preferred Qualifications:
Specialized experience in one or more of the following areas: appellate practice; bankruptcy, debt collection, or foreclosure; Freedom of Information Act; U.S. Department of Labor statutes and regulations; grant management; legislative affairs; prosecution; or unemployment insurance.


Interested candidates can apply here .