County Attorney

Organization: Richland County, SC
Salary: The beginning salary for the position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience with excellent benefits.
Close Date: Open until filled

Job Description:

Overview of Richland County and it’s economy
Evolving into an entrepreneurial hub, Richland County is home to South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia, the University of South Carolina’s main campus (drawing thousands of students each year) and Fort Jackson, which is the Army’s largest and most active initial training base which brings 100,000 soldiers and their family members to the local area each year. In the midst of a renaissance, the City’s downtown area is enjoying the recent revitalization of Main Street along with the new BullStreet District, featuring state-of-the-art office space and Segra park where the Columbia Fireflies play baseball. In fact, according to CBRE’s 2020 Tech Talent Report, Columbia, SC, ranks 9th in the US for “The Next 25 Markets.” Richland County offers a thriving, talent-oriented, young community with the economic opportunity and quality of life to attract and retain talent for years to come.

General Description of Position
The County Attorney is appointed by and reports to the County Council (11 District Members elected every four years on rotating basis). The County Attorney serves as the legal representative and chief legal advisor responsible for directing and providing comprehensive legal services to the County Council, all County departments, agencies, and institutions on assigned litigation and business matters; to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the County Administrator and County Council; and to perform related professional, administrative and supervisory work as required. See Profile for more details.

Qualification for County Attorney
Requires Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Must be licensed to practice law in South Carolina, including federal and state courts, and be a member in good standing in the S.C. Bar Association. May be in the process of obtaining South Carolina license if within 2-3 months of approval.
Requires a combination of ten (10) years of legal experience in litigation, government, regulatory law or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Preference will be given to candidates with 3-5 years of local government attorney experience and 2-4 years of management experience in an Attorney’s office. Valid Driver’s License required.

Compensation and Application Process
Open and competitive starting salary Depending on Qualifications (DOQ)
Excellent employee benefits—sample of benefits listed below:
 Health benefits for employee and family (plus dental & vision)
 South Carolina Retirement System (pension plan),
 Copy of Employee Benefits Manual Available
 Relocation expenses and other benefits as may be negotiated.

County of Richland is an AA/EOE employer & encourages diversity

More information is available on website:

If you are interested in this position and you want to be considered for this great opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to Ms. Frank and Mr. Slavin. Top candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire so early applicants will have more time to prepare responses. Position open until filled with first screening June 13, 2021. For more information about the position and/or the recruitment process you are invited to contact either Randi Frank at Randi Frank Consulting, LLC (203) 213-3722. or Bob Slavin at (770) 449-4656; For copy of profile with more details email us.

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