Attorney IV & Director of HIPAA Compliance

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Logo Posting Number STA00390PO17 Classification Title Attorney IV Internal Title Attorney IV & Director of HIPAA Compliance Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Office of General Counsel Department Office of General Counsel Band 8 Advertised Minimum Salary $59,161 Advertised Salary Range $59,161-$109,457 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40.0 Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00pm

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Human Resources/Legal

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Serves as Director of HIPAA Compliance and Associate General Counsel for the University of South Carolina. As HIPAA Director, responsible for coordinating and ensuring compliance by the University of South Carolina with all aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As Associate General Counsel, provides legal representation and counsel to officials, administrators, academic units and departments; issues legal opinions; reviews and prepares contracts and other legal documents; travels to all University campuses; and serves as the Office of General Counsel representative on various University committees.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Member in good standing with the South Carolina Bar. Seven (7) or more years of experience actively engaged in the practice of law.

Superior organizational and communication skills (including both oral and written communications). Sound analytical and research skills. Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, judicial decisions and policies. Knowledge of the laws of South Carolina. Ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively. Strong inter-personal skills.

Focused knowledge of HIPAA and three (3) years experience addressing HIPAA Compliance Issues.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in state government contracts, business transactions, health care law, employment law or laws related to information technology preferred.


Ability to supervise and motivate employees. Ability to interpret and apply policies, laws and judicial decisions. Ability to establish priorities. Ability to express conclusions and arguments clearly and logically.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 10/11/2017 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 10/10/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and 7 years experience as practicing attorney?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you member in good standing with the South Carolina Bar?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a focused knowledge of HIPAA and three (3) years experience addressing HIPAA Compliance Issues?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/19/2018
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