14th Circuit Solicitor's Office​

Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties​

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Careers

 

Job Description: Intake Specialist 

The Fourteenth Circuit Victims Services Center is looking for a new team member for a very important role. You’ll be the first person to greet our visitors and help determine the best way to help them.

The 14th Circuit Victims Services Center is housed inside the secure 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office headquarters in Okatie, S.C. There, nonprofit partners such as Lowcountry Legal Volunteers and Hopeful Horizons provide services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and similar crimes against vulnerable people.

In addition to conducting intake interviews with new clients, our specialist will be in charge of collecting data that keep the Solicitor’s Office and its center partners informed about the demand for specific services and help us monitor our performance.

The right person will need to be able to interview victims and obtain relevant information; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; follow written and verbal instructions; prioritize tasks; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.

Relevant experience (preferred but not required):

  • Education or experience in social services, victim advocacy or medical-office procedures;
  • Familiarity with Excel;
  • The ability to speak Spanish.

Immediate supervisor: Victims Services Center Director

 

Primary objectives:

  • Administer and monitor intake protocols for the 14th Circuit Special Victims Unit.
  • Work to ensure the operations of the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office/Victims Center reception area are conducted professionally, courteously and reliably. These operations include prompt and accurate transfer of incoming calls to the Okatie office main phone line.
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned by the Victims Services Center Director and the Administrative Chief of Staff.
  • Serve as a backstop for Solicitor’s Office administrative assistants by assisting with expungement and estreatment paperwork

Duties (including but not limited to):

  • Ensure that clients/crime victims are assisted in completing all necessary documents and understand the contents of those documents before signing. The candidate will also ensure that all clients/crime victims understand the array of available services offered within the 14th Circuit Victims Services Center and beyond.
  • Review and ensure that all intake and related documents follow the requirements of the program and VSC guidelines.
  • Accurately track relevant in-take statistics.
  • Provide same to Victims Services Center Director as requested and to the Administrative Chief of Staff in a monthly report that includes the number and nature of client visits, and demographic and geographic characteristics of center clients.
  • Work with center partners to ensure they receive relevant intake information.
  • Work with center partners to streamline the intake process for all center partners.
  • Attend meetings and trainings as deemed necessary by the Victims Services Center Director.
  • Ensure the reception area is orderly and that informational materials concerning the Solicitor’s Office, the Victims Services Center and its partners are kept stocked and on display.
  • Work with the Administrative Chief of Staff to maintain an interoffice directory.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Victims Services Center Director and Administrative Chief of Staff.

 

Special Requirements:

  • Valid South Carolina Driver’s License
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

Salary: $28,000

Email your cover letter and resume to Administrative Chief of Staff Jeff Kidd at [email protected] 

 

Job Description: Assistant Solicitor

The Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office seeks prosecutors to work within the state’s only five-circuit judicial circuit. Newly licensed attorneys and third-year law students are encouraged to apply. Applications for 2022 will be accepted starting on Dec. 1, 2021. 

Applicants must be able to work as part of a team, be organized, exercise sound judgment, be able to prioritize workload and assignments, and possess excellent communication skills. 

Minimum Education and Experience: Applicants must have already graduated from an accredited law school or anticipate graduation in 2022. Applicants must already be admitted to the practice of law before the courts of record in South Carolina or anticipate bar admission in 2022. Sworn attorneys must be an active member of the bar and in good standing with the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Our office is the chief prosecuting agency for Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. Our primary role is to prosecute all cases in General Sessions Court, certain misdemeanors in Magistrate’s Court and all criminal cases in Family Court. Each year, we prosecute approximately 5,000 new cases.

Salary will commensurate with experience.

Email your cover letter and resume to First Assistant Solicitor Mary Jordan Lempesis at [email protected] 

No phone calls, please. 

 

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