Job Details

Attorney II

Company name

South Carolina Department of Social Services

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 11,2019

Valid Through

Sep 24,2019

Posted on

May 17,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 39960 to 73935 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Camden, SC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Attorney II
The candidate under general supervision, will provide professional legal services and representation for assigned county offices, area adoption offices, area IFCCS office, and regional Day Care licensing office; to include representation in Family Court on issues relative to child protection, foster care, adoption, adult protection and Economic Services. Represent the agency in all matters pertaining to emergency or non-emergency removal of children and vulnerable adults, termination of parental rights, inspection warrants, in-home protective services, permanency planning, judicial review of children or adults receiving services and any appeals resulting from such actions. Utilize or ensure the utilization of the Legal Case Management System for legal operations and documentation of legal activity in cases. Timely prepare, file and serve or ensure the timely preparation, filing and service of all pleadings, motions, orders, notices, rules to show cause, and other court documents related to representation of the agency in legal actions. Pleadings and proposed orders shall include all determinations required by state and federal law. Timely conduct case staffing meetings for the purpose of analyzing the legal status of the cases and otherwise advising staff on agency legal matters. Prepare cases for court by conducting and responding to discovery, interviewing, and preparing witnesses and reviewing agency documentation and reports from other sources. Comply with agency policy, state and federal law regarding the provision of notice of legal proceedings to appropriate parties to agency actions. Comply with agency policy, state and federal law with respect to representing the agency in permanency planning hearings and termination of parental rights. Establish and maintain professional network and attends training sessions in order to enhance individual professionalism. Review legislation, statutory changes, and case law decisions and advises staff about the law. Participate in regular agency meetings to discuss and analyze outcomes and determine areas needed for improvement. Conduct in house training for other staff members.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a Juris Doctor's Degree or its equivalent from an accredited law school and 2 years of experience as a practicing attorney. Must be a member of the South Carolina Bar. Working knowledge of the laws of South Carolina is necessary. Considerable knowledge of state and federal law relating to children and family services and of general statutory law, case law, and common law is mandatory.

Additional info

REF-P61082740

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
South Carolina Department of Social Services
Kershaw County DSS
Kershaw County DSS 110 E. Dekalb St.
Camden, SC 29020