14th Circuit Solicitor's Office​

Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties​

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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. 

Job Description: Administrative Assistant – Beaufort

The Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office is seeking a fulltime administrative assistant with at least two years administrative experience to work in its Beaufort County Courthouse office. We are looking for a reliable, professional person with excellent customer service and telephone skills, proficient with a computer and able to multi-task. We offer a predictable work schedule and state benefits. Must have a valid South Carolina drivers’ license and a clean criminal record. Submit resume and cover letter to Shannon Horton at [email protected] 

No phone calls, please.

Salary : $27,000/year

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification:

  • Valid S.C. driver’s license

Education minimum

  • High school or equivalent
  • Must also pass criminal background check.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Greet public who visit Solicitor’s Office in Beaufort County Courthouse and direct them to information they seek.
  • Answer and screen incoming phone calls and and provide answers or forward to appropriate extension in an accurate and expedient manner.
  • Screen and answer emails to the general accounts to which you have access and answer/forward them in an accurate and expedient manner.
  • Manage payment receipts and paperwork for worthless check, Pretrial Intervention, Multidisciplinary Court, Traffic Education and Alcohol Education programs, as well as any other defendant-related payments made to our office at the Beaufort County Courthouse location.
  • Assist in arranging pick up and distribution of inter-office mail that arrives at or needs to be delivered from the Beaufort County Courthouse office.
  • Assist with keeping the public-access area of the Beaufort County Courthouse office clean, tidy and stocked with appropriate literature about our programs.
  • Monitor the inventory of office supplies in the Beaufort County Courthouse office, ordering new supplies as necessary and forwarding invoices and receipts through appropriate channels.

Colleton Administrative Assistant

The Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office is seeking a fulltime administrative assistant with at least two years experience to work in its Colleton County office. We are looking for a reliable, professional person with excellent customer service and telephone skills, proficient with a computer and able to multi-task. We offer a predictable work schedule and state benefits. Must have a valid South Carolina drivers’ license and a clean criminal record.

No phone calls please. Please email resume AND COVER LETTER to [email protected] or respond to our online listing here.

Job duties (including but not limited to): 

  • Manage payment receipts for worthless check, Pretrial Intervention, Multidisciplinary Court, Traffic Education and Alcohol Education programs, as well as any other defendant-related payments made to our office at the Colleton County Courthouse location. 
  • Answer and properly route phone calls to the Colleton office main phone line, and checking and forwarding voicemail to that line, taking care to screen calls to identify defendants and prevent their inappropriate contact with other Solicitor’s Office employees.
  • Manage and process non-PTI-related expungments from Colleton County, plus other cases as assigned by the Expungement Coordinator. 
  • Participate in the processing of bond estreatment and forfeiture paperwork.
  • Assist Victim Advocates in running rap sheets for the jury pool ahead of Colleton County General Sessions Court terms. 
  • Track bench warrants and failures to appear for Colleton County.  
  • Provide access to monies collected to couriers making month-end pickups at the Colleton County Courthouse office and perform all related paperwork. 
  • Answer emails to the general accounts to which you have access and answer/forward them in an accurate and expedient manner.  
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail at the Colleton County Courthouse office. 
  • Assist in arranging pick up and distribution of interoffice mail that arrives at or needs to be delivered from the Colleton County Courthouse office. 
  • Assist with keeping the public-access area of the Colleton County Courthouse office clean, tidy and stocked with appropriate literature about our programs. 
  • Check mail at the Colleton County Post Office at least three times a week, and sort and forward as necessary. 
  • Monitor the inventory of office supplies in the Colleton County Courthouse office, ordering new supplies as necessary and forwarding invoices and receipts through appropriate channels. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Diversionary Programs and the Administrative Chief of Staff. 

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. 

We are an equal-opportunity employer

The Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

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