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SC Department of Public Safety Attorney I (County Attorney I) / TL61086452 in Lexington County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

*NOTICE: This is a Time-Limited Position.__ *

Do you have a passion to provide meaningful contributions to your community? Would you like to be part of an organization whose central mission is helping to protect, stabilize and strengthen the lives of South Carolina's children, families, and vulnerable adults? If so, the SC Department of Social Services has the right job opportunity for you!

We're looking for an enthusiastic Attorney I for Lexington County who provides professional legal services and representation for assigned county offices, area adoption offices, area IFCCS office, and regional Day Care licensing office, including representation in Family Court on issues relative to child protection, foster care, adoption, adult protection and economic services.

The Attorney I works alongside a supervising attorney for one year; drafting pleadings, interviewing witnesses, conducting probable cause hearings and/or other uncontested hearings, and assisting in the trial of complex and routine cases.

Utilizes or ensures the utilization of the Legal Case Management System for legal operations and documentation of legal activity in cases.

Attends staffing meetings, interdisciplinary meetings, trainings, and other learning opportunities associated with child welfare and adult protective services.

Gathers and analyzes data as it relates to the management of child welfare caseloads, and as it implements best practices which result in safety, permanency, and well-being for all children. All of the work of the Attorney will be supervised by the managing Attorney in the county or circuit.

All South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) Employees are expected to Adopt, Implement, and Promote the Published Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles, While Employed by the Agency. Minimum and Additional Requirements

A Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA accredited law school.

Necessary special requirement: Must be a member of the SC BAR within six (6) months of employment.

Working knowledge of the laws of the State of South Carolina. Knowledge of the theories of legal research. Ability to interpret and apply law and judicial decisions. Ability to prepare briefs, pleadings, and other documents. Membership in the South Carolina Bar within six months of employment.

Additional Comments

This application for employment with the SC Department of Social Services must be completed in its entirety. A resume may be included; but shall not be substituted in lieu of the completion of this application in part or in whole. "See Resume" is not acceptable information for the completion of any part of the requirements of this application. If such is submitted, this employment application will be considered incomplete and may not be forwarded as eligible for consideration to hiring managers.

In state travel required; overnight travel rarely required. The employee must be able to communicate effectively (written/oral) and write legibly. Must possess a valid driver's license. May be required to work after hours/some overnight travel and must be able to lift approximately 15-20 lbs.

If you certify, by completion and submission of this application, that you possess educational credentials that qualify you for the available DSS positions, you will be required to provide a certified official transcript, if you are selected for job offer.

*DIVISION: *Office of General Counsel / Lexington County

Salary: $33,494.00 - $61,975.00 Annually

Location: Lexington County, SC

Job Type: Time Limited - Full-Time

Job Number: 108928

Closing: 1/28/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: AE10

Position Number: 61086452

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 5

Opening Date: 01/14/2021

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: All applicants must apply online. All correspondence from DSS Human Resources will be made through electronic mail, unless otherwise indicated.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Social Services

Address: 1535 Confederate Avenue Extension Columbia, South Carolina, 29201

Phone: 803-898-7315 ext. 2