Reports directly to the County Administrator and is under minimal supervision. Performs professional and supervisory work advising the County Council, County Administrator and various departments, boards, commissions, agencies, and officers of the County on legal matters and represents them in court when necessary. Work also involves supervising a professional and clerical staff. Responsible for reviewing and/or approving contracts, deeds, leases, etc. on behalf of the County. Advises on issues with legal implications, as necessary. Must exercise considerable initiative and independent judgement in various phases of work. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Researches, prepares, reviews and/or edits right -of-ways, dedication instruments, security, and performance bonds, and bond issue documents.
• Monitors new legislation (state and federal) and compliance requirements for administrative staff and EDC.
• Works with Human Resources and County Administrator on employment/grievance matters.
• Reviews public finances and economic development tax issues and documents.
• Prosecutes zoning and code violations in magistrate courts.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school.
• Eight (8) years of related work experience in the practice of law, including a minimum of five (5) years of local government experience. Experience working with a city or county government within the State of South Carolina preferred.
• License to practice law in the State of South Carolina: Rule 403 Certified.
• Admission to the United States District of South Carolina is preferred.
• Must be knowledgeable of legal processes and procedures, management principles and practices, and general policies of Beaufort County.
• Must be skilled in presenting and discussing complex legal issues to staff and Council efficiently and effectively.
• Must be able to exercise tact, discretion, and sound judgement in addressing sensitive or confidential matters.

 
Salary: $114,774 to $146,868 / DOQ
Position Open Until July 22, 2022


All applicants tentatively selected for a position with Beaufort County Council will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for the illegal use of drugs and to a background check prior to appointment. Employment is contingent upon clearing both the drug screening and background investigation. Beaufort County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates can apply here