Senior Resource Attorney

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Classification Title:

Program Manager II

Internal Title:

Senior Resource Attorney



Work County:



School of Law


Children's Law Center

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Advertised Salary Range:

Commensurate with qualifications

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Generally 8:30 – 5:00, but occasional evening meetings are required and flexibility is needed in accordance with legislative activities.

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Research Grant (RGP)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Other Professional

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Research Grant (RGP)

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Advertised Job Summary:

This Senior Resource Attorney position is the primary staff person for the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children. This includes research and analysis, tracking and development of legislation, preparation of reports and materials, coordination of Committee activities, and oversight of staff. This position is located within the Children’s Law Center and works closely with the elected and appointed members of the Joint Committee.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Requires Juris Doctorate and 6 years of relevant program experience. Must have experience related to children’s law or services and policy development. Relevant law school internships or externships may count toward the experience requirement. Must be licensed attorney.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer knowledge of children’s issues and familiarity with the roles of children’s agencies and community organizations in South Carolina. Prefer strong experience in report writing, construction of statutory language, and serving as staff support for committees. Prefer membership in South Carolina Bar. Prefer supervisory or management experience.


Must have strong research skills and ability to analyze information and develop policy recommendations. Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Must be highly organized and have the ability to work independently. Must exercise a high level of judgment and have the ability to work effectively with legislators, legislative staff, agency directors, and all stakeholders involved in children’s issues.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please attach a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and describing your interest in this position.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by March 8, 2021

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EEO Statement:

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




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Job No:
Posted: 1/23/2021
Application Due: 3/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time