Current Openings

The South Carolina Commission on Prosecution Coordination (SCCPC)

Job Title:  Administrative and Legal Assistant

Location: 1200 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A high school diploma and three (3) years of administrative or clerical experience; or an Associate's Degree or Technical College Degree in Secretarial Science, Legal Administrative Assistant, or similar field.
  • Work experience in a law office or other legal environment.

Starting Salary: $32,000 - $46,000 

Job Bulletin (pdf) Link

Online Application Link


2nd Circuit (Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell Counties) 4 positions

Job Title:  Assistant Solicitor

Description:  General Prosecution

Qualifications: Active Member of the SC Bar; prefer completed 403 requirements

Starting Salary: $75,000 

Contact: Jack Hammack, Assistant Solicitor


3rd Circuit (Sumter, Lee, Clarendon, Williamsburg Counties)

Job Title:  Assistant Solicitor  

Description:  Full-time prosecutors to prepare and prosecute criminal cases in General Sessions Court.  As a prosecutor, your responsibilities will be but not limited to preparing cases for trials, pleas, and hearings; drafting legal documents; meeting with victims, law enforcement agencies as well as other county and city agencies; must be able to prioritize and manage an assigned caseload.  Must be an effective communicator and a team player.

Qualifications:  Applicants must be an active member of the South Carolina Bar.  Must have a minimum of two years of experience in criminal law and be able to manage cases within a wide range of criminal offenses.

Contact:  Susan Howard,

Expiration Date: N/A


 4th Circuit (Chesterfield, Darlington, and Dillon Counties)


The Fourth Circuit Solicitor’s Office seeks to fill a position of Assistant Solicitor, working under general supervision of the Solicitor or his designee.  

Summary of the position: The essential function of the position is to represent the State of South Carolina and the Fourth Judicial Circuit in the prosecution of criminal cases. The position is responsible for seeking convictions in criminal proceedings in the Court of General Sessions for the Fourth Judicial Circuit by reviewing evidence, reviewing discovery materials, preparing cases for trial, arguing cases in court before judges and juries, and/or negotiating plea agreements. The position works under the general supervision of the Solicitor or his designee.

Responsibilities and Duties:  The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Appear in court proceedings on behalf of the State in hearings, guilty pleas, and jury trials
  • Present witnesses, objects, photographs, and other evidence of crimes by accused persons in court
  • Interview investigators, victims, and other witnesses to criminal activity
  • Determine what charges to bring against an alleged criminal and what punishments to seek
  • Prepare and obtain indictments of accused criminals on formal charges from grand juries
  • Prepare indictments, motions, proposed jury instructions, memoranda of law, subpoenas, and other court documents
  • Make, receive, and evaluate plea offers;
  • Produce documents and other information to defendants or their lawyers upon request and as required by law
  • Meet with and explain legal processes and the reason for certain decisions to victims or their family members

Qualifications:  Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Must be a licensed attorney in good standing with the South Carolina State Bar Association.

Compensation/Benefits:  The starting salary for this position will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Printable job description may be accessed here.


5th Circuit (Richland, Kershaw Counties)

Job Title:  Assistant Solicitor

Description:  General Prosecution

Qualifications: Active Member of the SC Bar

Contact: Dan Goldberg

Expiration Date: N/A


6th Circuit (Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster Counties)

Job Title: Assistant Solicitor (multiple positions open)

Contact: Lisa Collins

Additional Details: Career ladder; Relocation assistance; Student Loan match; No drawn-out training period, get in the courtroom today.

Expiration Date: N/A


7th Circuit (Cherokee, Spartanburg Counties)

Job Title: Assistant Solicitor

Description: General prosecution

Qualifications: Active member of the South Carolina Bar

Contact: Sharon "Cookie" Peeler

Expiration Date: N/A

10th Circuit (Anderson, Oconee Counties)

Assistant Solicitor (positions open in Anderson and Oconee County)

E-mail Resume to:

Job Specifications:  Active Member of the SC Bar; prefer completed 403 requirements

Expiration Date :   Until Filled

Job Title:    Drug Court Program Coordinator (Anderson/Oconee County)

E-mail Resume to: 

See full job description on Anderson County Website 

Job Specifications:

A Master’s Degree in counseling preferred.

National or state credentials in addictions counseling or licensure as a professional counselor or social worker per SC DHEC standards.

Expiration Date :  Until Filled


11th Circuit (Lexington)

Contact: Lexington County Human Resources

Description: Under limited supervision, performs case preparation and prosecuting duties for the Solicitor's Office to include conducting trials. Manages a substantial caseload and resolves each case as deemed appropriate. Performs other similar duties as required.
Must possess and maintain membership in the South Carolina Bar Association. Must have completed all Rule 403 requirements. Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license.
Experience in criminal law, particularly prior experience in prosecuting criminal cases in General Sessions Court, to include extensive trial experience.

Job Qualifications: Requires a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school supplemented by three years or more years of experience in the field of law.  A valid SC Driver's License is also required.


11th Circuit (Edgefield)

Edgefield County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Attorney I with the 11th Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office.  Job requirements include, but are not limited to, performing case preparation and prosecuting duties in the Solicitor's Office, managing assigned case load and resolving each case as deemed appropriate, to include conducting jury trials; and performing other similar duties as required.  Requires a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.  Prefer one or more years of experience in the field of law, preferably criminal law.  Also, must possess a valid South Carolina Driver's License.  The starting salary for this position will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.  Edgefield County conducts pre-employment drug testing as well as DMV and criminal background checks.  Applications may be obtained at the Edgefield County Government Building, 124 Courthouse Square, Edgefield SC or at

 11th Circuit (Edgefield, Lexington, McCormick, Saluda)


Office Location: 205 East Main Street, Lexington, South Carolina

Salary: $64,980.33 or DOQ

Contact: Applications may be obtained at

Description: Under limited supervision. performs case preparation and prosecuting duties for the Solicitor's Office to include conducting trials in both Magistrate and General Sessions Court throughout the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, which includes Edgefield, Lexington, McCormick and Saluda counties. Manages an assigned caseload and resolves each case as deemed appropriate. Performs other similar duties as required.

Qualifications: Requires a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Experience in criminal law, particularly prior experience in prosecuting criminal cases, to include trial experience is preferred but not required. Must possess and maintain membership in the South Carolina Bar Association. Must have completed all Rule 403 requirements. Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license.

Benefits: Edgefield County offers the following comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to: health, vision, dental, accidental death and dismemberment insurance through the South Carolina State Health Plan; participation in the South Carolina Retirement System with employer contributions to the employee’s retirement; Health Savings Account; paid accrued sick leave and annual leave; and 13 paid holidays off per year.


12th Circuit (Florence County)

Job Title: Assistant Solicitor I

General Job Description

Under limited supervision, must be mentally and physically capable of prosecuting a wide variety of criminal cases in General Sessions Court and juvenile cases in Family Court.  Appropriately manages court time as scheduled, and provides legal advice to County personnel and the public.  Reports to Section Leader, if assigned to a Section, or Deputy Solicitor. Works at the pleasure of the Solicitor.

Duties and Job Functions

Reviews files and evaluates assigned criminal and juvenile cases.  Conducts conferences with victims, witnesses, law enforcement personnel, public defenders, private attorneys, other solicitors, magistrates, probation and parole personnel, judges and defendants; performs legal research and prepares memorandum; reviews and prepares motions, orders and correspondence; evaluates crime scene investigations, etc.

Prepares for court terms, including such duties as making victim, witness and law enforcement contacts; trial roster and plea list preparation and distribution; conducting prosecution team meetings and coordination of trials while cognizant of available court time; review and update of jail lists; identification and disposal of unassigned jail cases; review of cases and pre-trial negotiations.

Attends and participates in criminal court trials, motion hearings, guilty pleas, in-chamber judicial conferences, jail transport requests and case negotiations.

Performs miscellaneous administrative functions, including providing general legal advice and assistance, participating in law enforcement training, bond hearings on unassigned cases, etc.

Attends meetings, conferences and seminars as necessary.

Receives, reviews and evaluates various records and reports related to casework including incident reports, victim and witness statements, case file reports, warrants, discovery requests, affidavits, citations, NCIC reports, confessions, criminal histories, jail lists, trial rosters, dockets, juror lists, medical reports, autopsy reports, laboratory reports, fingerprint reports, SLED reports, court orders, hospital records, business records, bank records, photographs, etc.

Prepares files and indictments, petitions, alibi requests, legal memoranda, affidavits, motions, plea agreements, subpoenas, court orders, requests for dismissal, witness lists, trial rosters, plea lists, photographs, exhibits, etc.

Operates a variety of equipment such as a computer, printer, copier, audiovisual equipment, tape recorders, calculator, vehicle, telephone, etc.

Assistant Solicitor I

Interacts and communicates with Section Leader, Senior Assistant Solicitor, various groups and individuals, other staff members, County Council, law enforcement agencies, public defenders, private attorneys, defendants, witnesses, victims, court personnel, Judges, jurors, medical personnel, forensic experts, news media and the general public.

Additional Job Functions

Recommends acceptance or rejection of cases for Diversion Programs such as: Pre-trial intervention program, Drug Court, DUI Court.

Coordinates defendants’ competency evaluations at the State Hospital as necessary.

Extradites criminals from other states.

Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Training and Experience

Requires a Juris Doctor degree and must be a member of the S.C. Bar Association.


13th Circuit (Greenville and Pickens)

The 13th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Solicitor in the Greenville and Pickens offices.  As the largest Solicitor’s Office in the State, the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s Office provides a unique opportunity to serve your community while offering competitive salaries, excellent benefits, specific in-house CLE training courses, and opportunities for professional advancement. 

Positions are available in our Greenville and Pickens offices for both new and experienced attorneys, and the salary is commensurate with experience.  Qualified applicants should be licensed to practice law in South Carolina and have completed all Rule 403 Court Observation requirements.   Interested applicants are encouraged to email a current resume and cover letter to Deputy Solicitor Andrew Culbreath at  If you experience difficulties submitting your resume via email, please call (864) 467-8282.


14th Circuit (Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper)

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 2023 will be accepted starting on Dec. 1, 2022. 

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 2023. Applicants must already be admitted to the practice of law before the courts of record in South Carolina or anticipate bar admission in 2023. 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 

No phone calls, please. 


16th Circuit (York and Union Counties)

 Open Position:  Assistant Solicitor

Send resume and cover letter to:

The 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Solicitor in our York office. We have several new positions open and are looking for both experienced and new attorneys (this includes 3d year law students who are taking the Bar this spring or summer).  Join an innovative Solicitor’s Office where the attorneys work extremely well together and our salaries are highly competitive.  We have a great training program for new attorneys and our attorneys are very supportive of each other.  We have been a paperless office since 2003 -- all of our casefiles are accessed online (and can be accessed remotely).  If you have trouble sending your resume through at the email address above, contact Deputy Solicitor Betty Miller at 803-628-3020 or

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Prosecution Office Job Recruitment Flyers

The flyers below are from a Prosecution Job Fair that occurred on February 2, 2024.  Please review the recruitment flyers from those offices (if there is no active link, it means that that office did not submit a flyer for the posting online):

1st Circuit Solicitor

2nd Circuit Solicitor

3rd Circuit Solicitor

4th Circuit Solicitor

5th Circuit Solicitor

6th Circuit Solicitor Brochure       6th Circuit Tri-Fold

7th Circuit Solicitor

8th Circuit Solicitor

9th Circuit Solicitor

10th Circuit Solicitor

11th Circuit Solicitor

12th Circuit Solicitor

13th Circuit Solicitor

14th Circuit Solicitor

15th Circuit Solicitor

16th Circuit Solicitor

SC Attorney General's Office