Assistant Attorney General (Attorney III) -State Grand Jury - #390455

State of South Carolina


Date: 08/19/2021 22:00 PM

City: Columbia, South Carolina

Salary: $50,833 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

As an Assistant Attorney General in the South Carolina State Grand Jury Division, you will be responsible for serving as a legal advisor to the South Carolina State Grand Jury, and thus will be responsible for assisting with investigations into various crimes within its jurisdiction, such as complex narcotics and gang conspiracies, public corruption cases, and complex financial crimes. You will work closely with SLED and local law enforcement to pursue these investigations, and will issue subpoenas and prepare and present witnesses to the South Carolina State Grand Jury in furtherance of these investigations. You will provide legal advice and instruction to the South Carolina State Grand Jury and prepare and present indictments where appropriate. Once a case is indicted by the South Carolina State Grand Jury, you will be responsible for prosecuting it to resolution, by plea, trial, or other disposition, in the General Sessions courts throughout the counties of the State of South Carolina. In this role you will be responsible for handling all necessary aspects of the criminal litigation, including discovery, motions, hearings, and jury trials. You may also be required to do State Grand Jury appellate or collateral attack work, as well as civil forfeiture actions. You may also be required to perform other related duties as requested by the Attorney General and Chief Deputy Attorney General. Must be able to conform to and maintain established State Grand Jury procedures and processes. Some travel required, including overnight travel. Will be sworn to SGJ secrecy and be included in random drug testing program.



Our Responsibilities


The State Grand Jury has jurisdiction to investigate and indict criminal activity to include multi-county narcotics conspiracies, criminal gangs, public corruption crimes, securities fraud cases, human trafficking crimes, environmental crimes, election fraud issues, computer crimes, and money laundering offenses, among others. The State Grand Jury is able to devote substantial attorney and agent time to each case in order to fully identify the extent of criminal activity and identity of conspirators as much as possible.


The State Grand Jury can compel testimony and the production of documents to aid in investigations and can ensure that cooperators and witnesses testify under oath in a manner that can later be used at trial. The State Grand Jury Division works closely with federal, state, and local law enforcement officers in order to develop cases to their fullest extent, and the State Grand Jury process serves as an important mechanism to synch resources and efforts among various jurisdictions to address the root causes of particular criminal problems.


The State Grand Jury seeks to identify all involved in a criminal enterprise and to hold them accountable for the activities of the criminal organization as a whole, and further seeks to dismantle criminal enterprises from the lowest ranks through their leadership.


Who We Are:


The Office of the Attorney General is a historic state agency focused on upholding the rule of law and protecting the citizens of South Carolina. From its founding in 1698 to present day, the Office of the Attorney General has played an integral part in shaping the history of South Carolina. We are not just looking for someone to be a part of South Carolina’s history; we are seeking someone who will be an advocate for South Carolina’s future. Employees can expect to work in a unified environment on challenging and meaningful work. All staff receives an attractive state government benefits package and opportunities for further training and growth opportunities. Join the Office of the Attorney General in protecting the Constitution and serving the citizens of South Carolina


J.D. degree required and at least five years of practicing experience. Two years of experience in the area of criminal prosecution in a solicitor's office, public defender's office or five years equivalent criminal experience preferred. Must be a member and in good standing with the South Carolina Bar. Must have satisfied the 403 requirements


DRUG SCREENING, CREDIT CHECK, DELINQUENT TAX CHECK, GRIEVANCE CHECK, and SLED BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED.



THIS OFFICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

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