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Fourth Circuit Solicitor’s Office job opportunities may be found here.  All positions will remain open until filed by a qualified candidate.
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PART-TIME ADMIN ASST
FULL-TIME ADMIN ASST
CASE MANAGER
ASSISTANT SOLICITOR

PART-TIME COURT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

The Fourth Circuit Solicitor’s Office seeks to fill a position of Part-Time Court Admin Assistant.  

Summary of the position: Provides legal administrative support to the daily operation of assigned section/division. Performs a wide variety of clerical duties. Interacts with employees and vendors when answering questions, obtaining/distribution information or coordinating department programs/projects.

Responsibilities and Duties:  The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Provides administrative support to the daily operation of assigned department. Performs a wide variety of clerical and word processing duties such as heavy telephone and over the counter interaction with external and internal parties, processing paperwork and entering data into various case management databases. Responsible for all duties requested by the attorney in which assigned.
  • Responds to requests for information from supervisory staff, employees, or general public. Answers questions related to the department’s activities, programs, policies, and procedures. Conducts follow-up research to retrieve answers and supporting information.
  • Participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Serves as backup for various staff positions in their absence.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in the attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors comply with the personnel rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for preparing discovery, serving subpoenas, and the scheduling of court cases.
  • Assists in trial preparation, including witness preparation and exhibiting lists. Serves as liaison with interview experts, medical personnel, and law enforcement officers.
  • Attends all court appearances and General Sessions court terms as requested by the attorney in which assigned.

Qualifications:  An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position may qualify. A typical way to obtain the minimum requirements would be: Paralegal Certification or an Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major course work in Business Management, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field and two years of clerical and administrative experience.

Compensation/Benefits:  The starting salary for this position will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Printable job description may be accessed here.

FULL-TIME COURT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

The Fourth Circuit Solicitor’s Office seeks to fill a position of Full-Time Court Admin Assistant.  

Summary of the position: Provides legal administrative support to the daily operation of assigned section/division. Performs a wide variety of clerical duties. Interacts with employees and vendors when answering questions, obtaining/distribution information or coordinating department programs/projects.

Responsibilities and Duties:  The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Provides administrative support to the daily operation of assigned department. Performs a wide variety of clerical and word processing duties such as heavy telephone and over the counter interaction with external and internal parties, processing paperwork and entering data into various case management databases. Responsible for all duties requested by the attorney in which assigned.
  • Responds to requests for information from supervisory staff, employees, or general public. Answers questions related to the department’s activities, programs, policies, and procedures. Conducts follow-up research to retrieve answers and supporting information.
  • Participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Serves as backup for various staff positions in their absence.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in the attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors comply with the personnel rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for preparing discovery, serving subpoenas, and the scheduling of court cases.
  • Assists in trial preparation, including witness preparation and exhibiting lists. Serves as liaison with interview experts, medical personnel, and law enforcement officers.
  • Attends all court appearances and General Sessions court terms as requested by the attorney in which assigned.

Qualifications:  An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position may qualify. A typical way to obtain the minimum requirements would be: Paralegal Certification or an Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major course work in Business Management, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field and two years of clerical and administrative experience.

Compensation/Benefits:  The starting salary for this position will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Printable job description may be accessed here.

CASE MANAGER

The Fourth Circuit Solicitor’s Office seeks to fill a position of Case Manager for Diversion & Intervention Program Participants.  

Summary of the position: Under administrative direction, the purpose of this position is to provide case management to diversion and intervention program participants. Position manages the completion of program requirements mandated and outlined in diversion standards, State Statutes and agency policy and procedures. Work involves acting as a liaison between the participants and various social service agencies within the community. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment within established guidelines. Performs related work as directed.

Responsibilities and Duties:  The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Provides case management to Diversion and Intervention Program participants as individuals who have been charged by law enforcement with an offense.
  • Ensures program compliances in accordance with diversion standards, State Statutes, agency policies and procedures and best practices.
  • Manages the setting of standards for field support program operations; provides for the on-going review of standards effectiveness and modifies such as necessary.
  • Conducts individual assessments as needed to determine appropriate diversion requirements.
  • Reviews case management files to ascertain the completeness and accuracy of diversion activities.
  • Identifies problems or factors inhibiting the effective accomplishment of departmental goals and objectives; determines requirements and develops alternatives.
  • Conducts compliance meetings to monitor program participation.
  • Liaison with court officials and social service providers regarding operational and administrative issues.
  • Assigns and oversees progress and completion of community service work.
  • Schedules and monitors education classes.
  • Assist with the on-line application and electronic payment system for various program fees.
  • Complete in accordance to State regulations any and all required diversion training requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  Associates degree in Social Services, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or related field; Preferred experience in multi-tasking (project management), interviewing (fact finding), legal processes, communication techniques (public speaking and oral presentations); or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Compensation/Benefits:  The starting salary for this position will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Printable job description may be accessed here.

ASSISTANT SOLICITOR

The Fourth Circuit Solicitor’s Office seeks to fill a position of Assistant Solicitor, working under general supervision of the Solicitor or his designee.  

Summary of the position: The essential function of the position is to represent the State of South Carolina and the Fourth Judicial Circuit in the prosecution of criminal cases. The position is responsible for seeking convictions in criminal proceedings in the Court of General Sessions for the Fourth Judicial Circuit by reviewing evidence, reviewing discovery materials, preparing cases for trial, arguing cases in court before judges and juries, and/or negotiating plea agreements. The position works under the general supervision of the Solicitor or his designee.

Responsibilities and Duties:  The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Appear in court proceedings on behalf of the State in hearings, guilty pleas, and jury trials
  • Present witnesses, objects, photographs, and other evidence of crimes by accused persons in court
  • Interview investigators, victims, and other witnesses to criminal activity
  • Determine what charges to bring against an alleged criminal and what punishments to seek
  • Prepare and obtain indictments of accused criminals on formal charges from grand juries
  • Prepare indictments, motions, proposed jury instructions, memoranda of law, subpoenas, and other court documents
  • Make, receive, and evaluate plea offers;
  • Produce documents and other information to defendants or their lawyers upon request and as required by law
  • Meet with and explain legal processes and the reason for certain decisions to victims or their family members

Qualifications:  Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Must be a licensed attorney in good standing with the South Carolina State Bar Association.

Compensation/Benefits:  The starting salary for this position will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Printable job description may be accessed here.