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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.

(21) Positions Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (20)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (0)

Other Positions (1)

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Halifax County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697-70,000, depending on experience, plus benefits

Start Date:

7/1/2018 (posted 8/20/19)

Closing Date:

Open until Filled

Description of job:

Prosecuting wide range of misdemeanors and felonies. Both entry level applicants and more seasoned attorneys are welcome. The office encourages education and career development. All attorneys typically attend spring and summer conferences and are invited to attend additional specialized CASC programs annually. Vertical prosecution is the norm. We are a busy office in a rural setting.

Special Requirements:

Positive attitude and team-oriented

Contact:

Tracy Quackenbush Martin

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

PO Box 550, Halifax, VA 24558

E-mail:

tqm@co.halifax.va.us

 

Locality:

City of Norfolk

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

I – Approximately $62,000.00
II – Approximately $70,000.00

Start Date:

September-October 2019 (posted 8/20/19)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Prosecute misdemeanor and felony cases in JDRC/GDC/CC. Manage substantial caseload through preparation to adjudication/appeal efficiently, effectively, and ethically. Maintain vast knowledge of laws to make complex, balanced, and appropriate decisions. Utilize excellent verbal and written communication skills with all parties. Appropriately engage in community outreach. Be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. Employment is at-will – serving at the pleasure of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney. Position may have Grant/Special Project, City, or State status.

Special Requirements:

Submit cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample to be considered an applicant. Submit via email, cwainformation@norfolk.gov.

Contact:

Amanda Howie

Title:

Director of Communications

Address

800 E. City Hall Avenue, Suite 600
Norfolk, VA 23510

E-mail:

cwainformation@norfolk.gov

 

Locality:

Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience

Start Date:

As soon as possible (posted 8/15/19)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Since this office is engaged in Community Prosecution, not only will this attorney be prosecuting drugs and gun related felonies and misdemeanors in General District and Circuit Court, but will also work to build strong partnerships with law enforcement and the community. This will involve, among other things, doing ride-a-longs with police and working closely with community members to identify and solve problems.

Special Requirements:

Innovation, creativity, and an ability to work with all types of people are necessary. Please submit cover letter and resume to the email address listed below. Background check and admission to the Virginia State Bar are required.

Contact:

Dennis Guthinger
757-926-7443

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth Attorney

Address

2501 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor
Newport News, VA 23607

E-mail:

guthingerdj@nnva.gov

 

Locality:

Spotsylvania County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$83,015.58 - $107,920.25

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 8/12/19)

Closing Date:

August 21, 2019

Description of job:

Under limited supervision, performs professional legal work prosecuting criminal suspects on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Work involves performing legal research in the preparation of criminal trials; prosecuting jury and non-jury trials in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases including trial of drug cases and/or negotiating settlements; and preparing Appellate Court and other legal briefs, as necessary. Employee is also responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to public officials, law enforcement officials, victims of crime and the general public. Employee must exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in determining the proper course of action in a variety of legal cases and situations. Employee must also exercise tact, courtesy and discretion in frequent contact with crime victims, suspects, law enforcement and judicial officials, public officials, and the general public.

Juris Doctorate Degree with prior experience in the practice of criminal law, including courtroom trial experience. Prior experience in the prosecution of violent or drug crimes preferred.

Special Requirements:

For a complete job description, application requirements and to apply online, please visit www.spotsylvania.va.us

Contact:

Travis Bird

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 2629, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

E-mail:

TBird@spotsylvania.va.us

 

Locality:

Gloucester

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I or II

Salary/Salary Range:

Attorney I $64,679 + / - (Depends on Qualifications)

Attorney II $72,428 + / - (Depends on Qualifications)
Start Date:

To be determined (posted 8/9/19)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Under general supervision, performs professional work representing the Commonwealth in court. Prepares and prosecutes cases in all local trial courts. Generally, works independently with supervision as needed. Work consists of case law research, preparation of legal briefs and motions, interviewing and preparing witnesses, and providing legal advice and expertise to law enforcement and other agencies during investigations. Work involves considerable public contact. Employee must exercise independent judgment, initiative, tact and courtesy in various phases of work. Reports to the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Special Requirements:

For a complete job description, application requirements and to apply online, please visit www.gloucesterva.jobs.

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online.

Contact:

Megan C. Zwisohn

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Box 456, Gloucester, VA 23061

E-mail:

mzwisohn@gloucesterva.info

 

Locality:

Essex County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,000

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 8/8/19)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

The Essex County Commonwealth’s Attorney is seeking a licensed Virginia attorney for the position of Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney to assist with the prosecution of felonies and misdemeanors in all courts in Essex County. This position manages dockets, prepares filings, conducts legal research, interviews and prepares witnesses, issues subpoenas and performs all other related work in trying cases in Essex County.

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Vince Donoghue

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

PO Box 806, Tappahannock, VA 22560

E-mail:

donoghueca@essex-virginia.org

 

Locality:

Henry County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697-$65,000, depending on experience, plus benefits.

Start Date:

January 2, 2020 (posted 7/26/19)

Closing Date:

November 1, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.

Description of job:

The County of Henry is seeking two individuals for Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney positions. Applicants must be a member of Virginia State Bar in good standing. Criminal prosecution or defense experience is desired but not a requirement. Responsibilities involve extensive trial work in all courts in the prosecution of felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases.

Special Requirements:

Complete an online application at https://www.henrycountyva.gov/jobs 

Contact:

M. Andrew Nester

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

3160 Kings Mountain Road, Suite D, Martinsville, Virginia 24112

E-mail:

anester@co.henry.va.us

 

Locality:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$54,809 - $77,000 plus benefits.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Start Date:

Immediately (posted 7/23/19)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Duties include, but not limited to, prosecuting felony, misdemeanor and delinquency matters in all courts on behalf of the Commonwealth and local jurisdictions.


Applicant must perform any and all other responsibilities as assigned.


Applicant must be able to handle case preparation and court dockets, perform legal research, prepare and respond to motions, briefs and memorandum, and advise local law enforcement.

Special Requirements:

Applicant must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be in good standing with the Virginia State Bar.


Submit resume, references and a writing sample. 

Contact:

Amanda McDonald Wiseley

Title:

Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

215 Mill Road, Suite 109, Woodstock, Virginia 22664

E-mail:

awiseley@shenandoahcountyva.us

 

Locality:

Sussex County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

TBD

Start Date:

Immediately (posted 7/18/19)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Experienced prosecutor needed to prosecute cases in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations and Circuit Courts. Must have at least 2 years prosecutorial experience; able to work independently and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

Special Requirements:

Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. 

Contact:
Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

20209 Thornton Square, Sussex, VA VA 23884

E-mail:

lpramsey@sussexcao.com

 

Locality:

Prince Edward County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,158.00 + benefits

Start Date:

Immediate (posted 7/17/19)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

An Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney will prosecute misdemeanor, traffic, and felony cases in Prince Edward County, provide assistance to law enforcement officers and the public as needed, and other assigned tasks as requested.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. At least one year of experience is preferred but not required. 

Contact:

Megan L. Clark Email a cover letter, resume, reference list, and writing sample to mclark@co.prince-edward.va.us.

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 266, Farmville, VA 23901

E-mail:

mclark@co.prince-edward.va.us

 

Locality:

City of Staunton

Job Title:

Assistant Attorney I (ATTI)

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697

Start Date:

August 19, 2019 (posted 7/15/19)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

“At will” prosecuting attorney position (ATTI); potentially eligible for Career Prosecutor designation.

Represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in most contested misdemeanors, some traffic infractions, and some felonies pending in General District Court. Also, prosecutes misdemeanor appeals and some felonies in Circuit Court – including jury trials. Also, as assigned, prosecutes such matters in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court on occasion. Also, represents the Commonwealth and/or the City of Staunton in those Courts in some civil matters as required or authorized by statute (for example, appeals of involuntary in-patient treatment). Handles case preparation which includes extensive legal research, review of court dockets, review of police reports, interviews with victims and witnesses, review of body-worn camera videos, discussions with defense attorneys and police, and drafting of pleadings and plea agreements. Prepares briefs on cases handled by him/her which have been appealed. As assigned, represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in “specialty dockets” such as Drug Court, DUI Court, Failure-to-Comply Docket, and Therapeutic Docket.

When they seek assistance, advises law enforcement officers in any area of the law where they need assistance, including, but not limited to, whether to place charges, how to proceed on a pending case, what type of follow-up is needed, etc. Also available on an “on call” basis at night and on weekends for consultation with police. Conducts seminars/classes/in-services for police.

Meets or communicates by telephone with witnesses and victims of crime for cases he/she is prosecuting and on other cases the Commonwealth’s Attorney is prosecuting when he is not available to talk with those people. Works with the Director of the Victim-Witness Program to assist in serving the public (especially with regard to safety, confidentiality, and restitution).

Advises city officials concerning criminal enforcement procedures relating to building and/or zoning code violations.

Special Requirements:

Licensed to practice law in Virginia and a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar.

Attorney must be able to work both independently and collaboratively in an office that values civility, kindness, initiative, creativity, humor, sound judgment, and skilled advocacy. Due to the high case load, the attorney must be able to organize and work efficiently. While work is performed under the general direction of the Commonwealth’s Attorney and/or the Chief Deputy, the attorney must be decisive and able to exercise discretion.

Please submit a resume and cover letter by mail or in person to

Judy L. Inlow, Office Administrator.
Contact:
Title:

Office Administrator

Address

21 N. New Street, Staunton, Virginia 24401

E-mail:

InlowJL@ci.staunton.va.us

 

Locality:

Patrick County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697

Start Date:

August 1 (posted 7/15/19)

Closing Date:

open

Description of job:

Prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases in GDC, JDR, and Circuit Court.  Our office does vertical prosecution on cases assigned.  This position will primarily be assigned to felony drug cases in Circuit Court during the first 6-12 months.

Prepare briefs on appealed cases to the VA Court of Appeals and VA Supreme Court.

On occasion, act as special prosecutor in other jurisdictions within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Responsible for all duties of the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney whenever the Commonwealth’s Attorney is unavailable to perform those duties.

Other duties as assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Must be able to manage a large caseload and prepare and present complex cases before a trial court in a short period of time.

Must be able to communicate clearly in writing and orally with law enforcement personnel, expert witnesses, lay witnesses, and victim/witnesses.

Must work well in a team environment, including within established multi-disciplinary teams.

Must exhibit steadfast commitment to fairness and public service.

Must also exercise tact, courtesy and discretion in frequent contact with crime victims, suspects, law enforcement and judicial officials, public officials, and the general public.

Special Requirements:

Will consider bar exam applicant with third-year practice certificate. 

Contact:
Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

Post Office Box 268, Stuart, Virginia 24171

E-mail:

svipperman@co.patrick.va.us

 

Locality:

Greene County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Approx. $60k, plus benefits

Start Date:

As soon as practicable (posted 7/15/19)

Closing Date:

July 31, 2019

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 all misdemeanors and select felony crimes in all three of Greene County’s courts, with a special emphasis on domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. 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. 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:
Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 1028 Stanardsville VA 22973

E-mail:

MHardin@gcva.us

 

Locality:

City of Lynchburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,500 - $61,000 Full-Time with Benefits (Health/Dental/Vision, Virginia Retirement System, and Paid Time Off)

Start Date:

August 2019 (posted 7/10/19)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

As an entry level position within the Lynchburg Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, the ACA will be assigned a combination of cases to include misdemeanor offense in the General District Court level and less serious felony cases at the Circuit Court level. Depending on level of experience, assignments generally include the prosecution of misdemeanor cases in General District Court (DUI, traffic offenses, and simple drug possession), and the prosecution of less serious felony cases to include non-violent crimes (property crimes, petit and grand larceny, forgery and uttering, etc.). The ACA will prepare and prosecute misdemeanor cases, conduct legal research and argument for hearings, compose appellate briefs, advise local law enforcement agencies, and work closely with victim/witness advocates. Due to the high caseload, the attorney must be organized, work efficiently, be flexible, and be able to think in his or her feet in busy and time-pressured situations. As experience, knowledge, and skills are obtained and developed, the ACA will be exposed to increasing responsibility, including more difficult and complex cases.

Special Requirements:

Graduation from a law school of recognized standing with a J.D. Eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia by membership in the Virginia State Bar. The ability to communicate effectively and professionally with law enforcement personnel, expert witnesses, and lay witnesses, effectively address, with sensitivity, the needs of victims of crime, work proficiently in a collaborative, team environment, engage people of various social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds, maintain a fast-paced workload/docket while keeping case files and workplace organized, prepare and present cases before a trial court in a short period of time, and establish and maintain constructive, effective and professional relationships with fellow attorneys, public officials, judicial officers and the public 

Contact:
Title:

For additional information contact Donna Nash, Office Administrator

Address

901 Church Street, Lynchburg VA 24504

E-mail:

dnash@ocalynchburg.com

 

Locality:

Rockingham County and City of Harrisonburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Based on experience/TBD

Start Date:

July 29 (posted 7/9/19)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Primarily the successful candidate will be responsible for the prosecution of felonies and misdemeanors in the Juvenile/Domestic and Circuit courts. To that end, the interpersonal skills to foster communication with law enforcement, victims and witnesses are expected. Additionally, it is necessary that the candidate possess self-confidence, the ability to write organized and well-researched motions and litigate in a clear and coherent fashion.

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Letters of interest with resume and references may be sent via post or email to: Christopher Bean

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

53 Court Square, Suite 210, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

E-mail:

cbean@rockinghamcountyva.gov

 

Locality:

County of Culpeper

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$33.45 - Hourly
$5,798.33 - Monthly
$69,580.00 - Annually

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 7/2/19)

Closing Date:

8/2/19

Description of job:

Performs professional legal work for the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney. Work involves prosecuting persons suspected of violating State and local laws on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Employees in this class prosecute criminal cases in all county courts.

Special Requirements:

Juris Doctorate degree. Licensed to practice law in the State of Virginia. Must possess satisfactory results of a criminal history background check. 

Contact:

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://web.culpepercounty.gov
OR
302 North Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Title:

 

Address

 

E-mail:

 

 

Locality:

City of Colonial Heights

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$57,000 + Full time with benefits

Start Date:

August 7, 2019 (posted 6/28/19)

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

Prosecute misdemeanor and felony cases in GDC, JDR, and Circuit Court. Our office does vertical prosecution on cases assigned. Prepare briefs on appealed cases to the Court of Appeals and VA Supreme Court. Other duties as assigned by the Commonwealth or his Deputy.

Special Requirements:

Admitted to the Virginia State Bar
Must pass a criminal background and DMV check
Send cover letter, writing sample, references and resume

(via email preferred). 

Contact:

Gray Collins, III

Title:

Commonwealth Attorney

Address

550 Boulevard, Suite 200, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

E-mail:

reedyr@colonialheightsva.gov

 

Locality:

City of Bristol

Job Title:

Two Positions Available:
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697.00, plus benefits

Start Date:

July 1, 2019 or as soon thereafter as practicable (posted 6/13/19)

Closing Date:

Open until positions are filled

Description of job:

Prosecuting attorney with responsibilities for felony and misdemeanor cases in Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, General District Court and Circuit Court for the City of Bristol

Special Requirements:

Virginia State Bar member; computer proficiency; residing in or willing to relocate to the jurisdiction. 

Contact:

Jerry Allen Wolfe

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Bristol

Address

P, O. Box 1058, Bristol, Virginia 24201-1058

E-mail:

jawolfe@bristolva.org

 

Locality:

Chesterfield County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$65k+ depending upon experience

Start Date:

Position starts 7/1/19 (posted 5/20/19)

Closing Date:

May 26, 2019

Description of job:

Handles criminal and traffic dockets in district and circuit courts as well as assigned cases for vertical prosecution.

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:
Title:

 

Address

 

E-mail:

 

 

Locality:

Warren County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

2 positions:
1st about $60K per annum, 2nd about $70+K per annum

Start Date:

1st position starts 7/1/19
2nd position starts 9/1/19
(posted 5/10/19)

Closing Date:

Till positions filled

Description of job:

Prosecute cases in all the criminal courts of Warren County.

Special Requirements:

Licensed in Virginia.
For the 2nd position would prefer someone with prior prosecutorial experience 

Contact:

Bryan Layton

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

1 East Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630

E-mail:

blayton@warrencountyva.net

 

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

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

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Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

Other Positions

 

Locality:

Chesterfield County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

Job Title:

Availability for Interns or Fellows each Summer, Fall and Winter.

Salary/Salary Range:

Unpaid

Start Date:

Flexible (posted 3/20/19)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:
  • Looking for an enthusiastic addition to the juvenile court team this summer or fall semester. The ideal candidate would have an interest in criminal law, the juvenile justice system, some experience with trauma informed care practices and an understanding of complex familial relationships. Students will *assist attorneys in the Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, perform legal research, draft documents, assist with interviews of law enforcement and civilian witnesses, observe circuit court proceedings, and gain an understanding of Virginia criminal procedure and practice. Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to mosbya@chesterfield.gov. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.
    * Requires a third-year practice certificate

Special Requirements:

Third-Year Practice Certificate Recommended, although one qualified candidate per session may be accepted without certificate.

Internships open to current law school students only.

Fellowships open to recent law schools.

Contact:

Ambrosia Mosby mosbya@chesterfield.gov

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

7000 Lucy Corr Blvd.; Chesterfield, VA

E-mail:

mosbya@chesterfield.gov

 

 

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