This position prepares and handles criminal prosecutions. The incumbent exercises professional judgment independently, and supervises the work of professional and clerical assistants. Work is subject to general administrative and judicial review
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Manages the criminal docket in Municipal court;
Prepares cases and represents or assists with representation of the City in legal matters;
Reviews and responds to subpoenas;
Reviews and prepares legal documents, real estate documents, etc.;
Prepares legal opinions and offers legal advice;
Recommends action on complaints and claims by or against the City;
Manages civil and administrative caseloads;
Attends meetings, training, conferences, seminars, etc., as appropriate to enhance job knowledge and skills; and
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of basic algebra involving variables and formulas, and/or computing discounts and interest rates;
Knowledge of personal computer equipment with skill in the use of Microsoft Office 2000 preferred, utilizing Outlook, word processing and database software programs;
Ability to develop new approaches or methodologies to solve problems not previously encountered by analyzing, synthesizing or evaluating data or information using unconventional or untried methods;
Ability to negotiate, exchanging ideas, information and opinions with others to formulate policy and programs or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions or solutions;
Ability to handle or use machines, requiring moderate instruction and experience such as computers, and software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications;
Ability to perform work involving the application of broad principles of professional management and leadership to solve new problems for which conventional solutions do not exist;
Ability to read professional literature and technical manuals; speaking to groups of employees, other public and private groups; writing manuals and complex reports;
Ability to perform advanced professional-level work methods and practices in the analysis, coordination or interpretation of work of a professional, engineering, fiscal, legal, managerial or scientific nature and the ability for formulate important recommendations or make technical decisions that have an organization-wide impact. Requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous exposure to sustained and unusual pressure; and
Ability to make decisions, affecting entire organization and surrounding population; works in an unstable environment with frequent and significant changes in conditions; responsible for long-range goals, planning and methodologies.
The work is considered sedentary in nature and involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis, and routine keyboard operations. The work requires the following physical abilities to perform the essential job functions: mental acuity, speaking, talking, and visual acuity.
Work environment involves exposure to no known environmental hazards; and is dynamic that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities and needs.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:
Juris doctorate degree;
No experience required;
Valid South Carolina Class “D” Driver’s License;
Licensed to practice law in South Carolina and a member in good standing with the South Carolina Bar.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender/sex, race, color, religion, national origin, veterans' status, or genetic information. The City of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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