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Information presented below is provided as a service to Virginia Commonwealth's Attorney's offices. The Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listings for positions for agencies other than its own. Commonwealth's Attorney's offices wishing to list attorney employment opportunities on this site should complete a job information form and submit it to lamar3@wm.edu.

(8) Position Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (6)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (2)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (0)

Other Positions (0)

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Greene County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Compensation Board Approved rate (no supplement)

 

Start Date:

Immediate (posted 11/16/17)

Closing Date:

Dec. 1, 2017

Description of job:

The Greene County Commonwealth’s Attorney has an opening for a full-time Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. Responsibilities will include prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes in all three of Greene County’s courts. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and must be able to demonstrate exceptional writing and legal research ability. Prior experience as a prosecutor, judicial clerk, or magistrate preferred but not required. Pay commensurate with experience. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office at 38 Stanard Street, Stanardsville VA 22973

 

 

Special Requirements:

 




Contact:
Matthew Hardin


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

Po Box 1028 Stanardsville VA 22973

E-mail:

MHardin@gcva.us

 

Locality:

Wise County and the City of Norton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

TBD

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 11/16/17)

Closing Date:

November 23, 2017

Description of job:

The attorney holding this position will be expected to prepare and prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases in district and circuit courts, conduct any research and writing needs to prepare prosecutions, compose appellate briefs, advise local law enforcement agencies and work closely with Victim/Witness advocates.  Due to the high caseload, the attorney must be able to organize and work efficiently.  Additionally, the attorney must be decisive and able to exercise discretion.


Special Requirements:

The applicant will be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in good standing with the State Bar. 




Contact:
A cover letter and resume may be sent via mail or email.


 
Title:

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

Address:

Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, Wise County Courthouse, Post Office Box 69, Wise, Virginia 24293.


E-mail:

ranessa@wisecwa.info

 

Locality:

Portsmouth, VA

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I (2 positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

 

$55,046-  (+) excellent benefits (VRS retirement) Salary commensurate with experience

 

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 11/14/17)

Closing Date:

Open Until filled

Description of job:

This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Prosecuting attorney represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in all criminal matters pending before the Portsmouth Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, the Portsmouth General District Court and the Portsmouth Circuit Court.
With minimal supervision:  Effectively prosecute complex criminal cases, including necessary research, witness interview, negotiations with opposing counsel, preparation of jury instruction, and presentation of cases at trial
Uses tact and discretion in order to establish effective relationships with other judicial agencies, victims, witnesses, and law enforcement officials, adequately documenting in writing all actions and providing sufficient justification to support recommendations
Prepare legal briefs and memoranda of law
Prepare cases for trial including interview witnesses
Prepare case evaluations
Prepare discovery and Bills of Particulars
Provide advice to law enforcement officers and County and State officials.

 

 

 

Special Requirements:

Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Graduation from an accredited law school.

Active Membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar and a license in good standing from the Virginia Supreme Court.  Completion of continuing education courses in all categories of criminal law.
Two years of experience as a criminal prosecutor or in general practice law, or equivalent combination of education and experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Thorough knowledge and use of the principles, practices, and procedures of law, particularly criminal law and procedure.
Knowledge of legal research methodology.
Knowledge and use of the Code of Professional Responsibility for Attorneys.
Knowledge and use of principles, practices and procedures of local and State law and Court decisions.
Knowledge of County ordinances.
Knowledge and use of Rules of Evidence.
Skilled in trial tactics and trial strategy.
Ability to speak extemporaneously and persuasively.
Ability to prepare and present a variety of clear and concise reports.
Ability to express complex ideas orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationship with co-workers, law enforcement officers, City and State official’s agencies and the general public and possess professional telephone etiquette.

 

 




Contact:

Please send all responses and inquiries to the attention of The Honorable Stephanie N. Morales


 
Title:

Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Address:

P. O. Box 1417

 

Portsmouth, VA 23705-1417

 


E-mail:

shewmaket@portsmouthva.gov

Tamara Shewmake, Chief Administrator

 

Locality:

City of Emporia/Greensville County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$61,000

 

Start Date:

January 1, 2018 (posted 10/26/17)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases in all courts with other duties as assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

 

Special Requirements:

Must be a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar.

 




Contact:

Patricia T. Watson.


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

320 South Main Street, Emporia, VA  23847


E-mail:

Pwatson.ca@greensvillecountyva.gov

 

Locality:

City of Colonial Heights

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$52,900 +
Full-time position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Start Date:

January 1, 2018 (posted 10/12/17)

Closing Date:

When filled, interviews will be granted as resumes are received.

Description of job:

Prosecution of criminal cases in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Courts. Vertical prosecution. 

 

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia.




Contact:

Submit cover letter and resume (via email preferred) to: Gray Collins


 
Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

550 Boulevard, Suite 200, Colonial Heights, VA 23834


E-mail:

collinsa@colonialheightsva.gov

 

Locality:

Petersburg, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable depending on experience

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 9/21/17)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney II position available in the Petersburg Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.  Primary responsibilities will be prosecuting criminal matters in the General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court, and the Circuit Court for the City of Petersburg.  This position will involve prosecuting misdemeanors and felonies and will also be responsible for advising law enforcement officers in criminal investigations and related matters, legal research, briefs, jury trial experience required.

 

Special Requirements:

 




Contact:

Cheryl J. Wilson

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address:

150 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803


E-mail:

Petgcom1@comcast.net

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Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.)

 

Locality:

Tazewell County

Job Title:

Part-Time VSTOP Prosecutor

Salary/Salary Range:

Grant Position

 

Start Date:

October 1, 2017 (posted 8/29/17)

Closing Date:

Until filled.

Description of job:

Responsible for prosecuting crimes primarily in Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court involving domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and protective orders. Must have experience in or be willing to learn grant writing skills. Must work a minimum of 3 days per week.  

 

Special Requirements:

Licensed and in good standing with Virginia State Bar.




Contact:

Lisa Rasnick

 


 
Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address:

P.O. Box 946, Tazewell, VA  24651


E-mail:

lisa_rasnick@richl.twcbc.com

 

Locality:

Buchanan County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

Job Title:

Part-time Juvenile Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (JATTA)

Salary/Salary Range:

$26,983

 

Start Date:

July 1, 2017 (posted 6/20/17)

Closing Date:

 

Description of job:

Juvenile Assistant Attorney (JATTA) position available in the Buchanan County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.  Primary responsibilities will be prosecuting matters in the Buchanan County  Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and the Buchanan County General District Court 

 

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed and in good standing with the Virginia State Bar.




Contact:

Anne Randolph

 


 
Title:

Office Administrator

Address:

 


E-mail:

anne@buchanan-ca.org

 

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Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

Other Positions

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

 

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