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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.

(11) Position Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (6)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (2)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (1)

Other Positions (2)

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E-mail:  tadebo@wm.edu

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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Patrick County

Job Title:

Temporary Full-time Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$20,400 ($30 per hour)

 

Start Date:

March 14, 2016 (posted 2/9/16)

Closing Date:
February 29, 2016
Description of job:

This is a temporary full-time position with no benefits.

Prosecution of felonies and misdemeanors in all courts in Patrick County.  This position manages dockets, prepares cases for trial, conducts legal research, interviews, and prepares witnesses, answers discovery, and performs all other related work in trying cases.  This is a two attorney office.


 

Special Requirements:

Must be a licensed Virginia attorney in good standing with the Virginia State Bar.  Preference given to candidates with prosecution or criminal defense trial experience.  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly in writing and work well in a team environment 


Contact:

Stephanie B. Vipperman


 

 

Title:

Patrick County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

Post Office Box 268, Stuart, Virginia 24171


E-mail:

svipperman@co.patrick.va.us

 

Locality:

Nelson County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$53,967

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 2/4/16)

Closing Date:
Open until filled
Description of job:

Prosecution of felonies and misdemeanors in all courts in Nelson County.  This position manages dockets, prepares cases for trial, conducts legal research, interviews, and prepares witnesses, answers discovery, and performs all other related work in trying cases.  This is a two attorney office.

 

Special Requirements:

Must be a licensed Virginia attorney in good standing with the Virginia State Bar.  Preference given to candidates with prosecution or criminal defense trial experience.  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly in writing and work well in a team environment. 


Contact:

Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office ATTN:  Debra P. Giles


 

 

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address:

P. O. Box 447, Lovingston, Virginia    22949


E-mail:

dgiles@nelsoncounty.org

 

Locality:

Tazewell County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

To be determined, depending on experience.

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 1/21/16) Basic state employee benefits package is included.

Closing Date:
February 15, 2016
Description of job:

Assistant Attorney I position available in the Tazewell County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.  Primary responsibilities will be prosecuting criminal matters in the Tazewell County General District Court, the Tazewell County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and the Tazewell County Circuit Court.  This position will involve a heavy case load of misdemeanor prosecutions and will be responsible for advising law enforcement officers in criminal investigations and related matters, writing briefs and legal research.

 

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed and in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. Direct inquiries and resumes to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, P.O. Box 946, Tazewell, VA  24651. 

Deadline to apply is FEBRUARY 15, 2016 by 4:30 p.m.  Resumes must be received in office by deadline. Resumes will be accepted by mail, in person, and by fax at (276) 988-5165 or by email to lisa_rasnick@richl.twcbc.com  


Contact:

Michael Dennis

 

 

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 946, Tazewell, VA 24651

E-mail:

lisa_rasnick@richl.twcbc.com

 

Locality:

Portsmouth,  VA

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I-III

Salary/Salary Range:

$55,000- $101,000 (+) excellent benefits (VRS retirement).

 

Start Date:

Position due to begin tentatively on February 22, 2016 (posted 1/20/16)

Closing Date:
February 12, 2016
Description of job:

This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. The position(s) performs complex tasks in prosecuting felony and misdemeanor matters before Circuit, General District and Domestic Relations Courts.

Candidate(s) will be a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar, and also possess thorough knowledge of criminal laws and procedures, have excellent trial skills, and focus on fair and diligent prosecution.


 

Special Requirements:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I- up to 2 years of experience practicing prosecutorial criminal law; or any equivalent combination of experience as an attorney.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II- up to 4 years of experience practicing prosecutorial criminal law; or any equivalent combination of experience as an attorney.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney III- up to 6 years of experience as a career prosecutor with supervisory experience. The candidate must possess the flexibility, knowledge and understanding of all three courts (JDR, GDC and CC).




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, Commonwealth’s Attorney Administrator

 

Locality:

City of Fredericksburg, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney - 2 positions

Salary/Salary Range:

Starting Salary Range: $68,245 - $84,260

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 1/5/16)

Closing Date:
Closed when filled -Resumes should be submitted by COB January 13, 2016
Description of job:

Full time position, reports to the Commonwealth's Attorney and prosecutes criminal cases in all City courts.

 

Special Requirements:

Candidate will be a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar, and also possess thorough knowledge of criminal laws and procedures, have excellent trial skills, and focus on justice. Five to seven years of trial experience is required. Position will require the exercise of professional jusgment and impeccable eithics. Background check required. City Applications and resumes should be submitted before the close of business on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. EOE http://fredericksburgva.gov/


Contact:

City of Fredericksburg

 

 

Title:

Human Resources Department

Address:

715 Princess Anne Street, Room 217, P.O. Box 7447, Fredericksburg, VA 22404-7447

E-mail:

jobs@fredericksburgva.gov

 

Locality:

Albemarle County, Virginia (Charlottesville)

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

$72,958 - $96,024/year depending on qualifications, experience, and internal equity

 

Start Date:

January 1, 2016 (posted 12/4/15

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Description of job:

The Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II serves as a prosecuting attorney for the Commonwealth of Virginia in all criminal matters pending before the Albemarle County General District Court, the Albemarle County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and the Albemarle County Circuit Court, and on occasion act as special prosecutor in other jurisdictions within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

KEY ATTRIBUTES OF OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Extensive prosecution experience,
  • Outstanding judgement,
  • Steadfast commitment to fairness and public service.

QUALIFICATIONS: Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Graduation from an accredited law school or completion of all necessary requirements in legal education program after having read Virginia law. Must be an active member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar and hold a license in good standing from the Virginia Supreme Court. A minimum of one year of previous experience as prosecutor or a minimum of five years of experience as a practicing attorney. Bilingual and multi-lingual fluency desirable.

Full Listing and Apply at www.albemarle.org/jobs EEO/EOE

 

Special Requirements:



Contact:

 

Title:

 

Address:

 

E-mail:

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

 

Locality:

Chesapeake

Job Title:

Domestic Violence Paralegal (part-time grant position)

Salary/Salary Range:

$19.90/hour, 28 hours/week

 

 

Start Date:

March 1, 2016 (posted 2/9/16)

Closing Date:
February 18, 2016
Description of job:

Assist the domestic violence prosecutor by creating and maintaining case files and court dockets. Manage witnesses and case files in court during trials. Maintain grant mandated statistics and database and write quarterly grant reports. Perform all other duties as required by the Commonwealth’s Attorney as related to this position.

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Special Requirements:

Liberal Arts Bachelor’s degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in law or criminal justice.


Contact:

Nancy G. Parr


 

 

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

307 Albemarle Drive, Suite 200A, Chesapeake, VA 23322


E-mail:

nparr@cityofchesapeake.net

 

Locality:

Gloucester County**REVISED POSTING (see requirements below)

Job Title:

Part-time Domestic Violence Prosecutor

Salary/Salary Range:

$28.85 Hourly

 

 

Start Date:

Immediately (posted 1/19/16)

Closing Date:
Open until filled
Description of job:

This is a part-time 20 hour per week grant funded position with no benefits.

Under minimal supervision, represents the Commonwealth in assigned criminal matters, particularly those involving domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, conducts special investigations and provides legal advice to law enforcement personnel regarding investigations. Meets with or makes telephone contact with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking offenses in preparation for all court proceedings. Work involves coordination with arresting officers, other law enforcement officers and the domestic violence investigator from the County Sheriff’s Office, as necessary. Employee must exercise considerable initiative, independent judgment, tact and courtesy in various phases of work. Reports to the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

 

Special Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of law, and preferably 1 to 3 years experience in the practice of law with a concentration in civil, criminal, administrative or governmental law; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Must be an active member of the Virginia State Bar.

A cover letter, current writing sample and resume must be submitted with the online application for consideration.  

A minimum of 3 professional references MUST be listed on the application. (Note: Professional references are individuals who can attest to your job related knowledge, skills and abilities while working or in a volunteer capacity and are not family or personally related. Professional references should include job title, company name and address, phone numbers and email address if available.)

For a complete description and to apply on-line, visit our website at www.gloucesterva.jobs.




Contact:

Holly B. Smith

 

 

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

Box 456 Gloucester, VA  23061

E-mail:

hsmith@gloucesterva.info

 

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Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Albemarle County, Virginia (Charlottesville)

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$83,985 - $110,537/year depending on qualifications, experience, and internal equity

 

Start Date:

January 1, 2016 (posted 12/4/15

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Description of job:

The Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney has supervisory and administrative duties and is responsible for all duties of the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney whenever the Commonwealth’s Attorney is unavailable to perform those duties. Prosecuting attorney represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in all criminal matters pending before the Albemarle County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, the Albemarle County General District Court and the Albemarle County Circuit Court. On occasion act as special prosecutor in other jurisdictions within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

KEY ATTRIBUTES OF OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Extensive prosecution experience,
  • Outstanding judgement,
  • Steadfast commitment to fairness and public service.

QUALIFICATIONS: Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Graduation from an accredited law school or completion of all necessary requirements in legal education program after having read Virginia law. Must be an active member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar and hold a license in good standing from the Virginia Supreme Court. A minimum of six years of previous experience as prosecutor or a minimum of twelve years of experience as a practicing attorney. Bilingual and multi-lingual fluency desirable.

Full Listing and Apply at www.albemarle.org/jobs EEO/EOE

 

Special Requirements:



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The Civil Rights Division (Division) would like to thank each of you for participating in our efforts to increase outreach to individuals interested in working for the Division.  The Division hopes to attract a broad and diverse pool of qualified applicants, and, to that end, encourages you to forward this information to any qualified applicants, including qualified applicants with disabilities, who may be interested in working for the Division.
 
For your convenience, all current Division job announcementsthat are open to the public are listed below.  Please also remind members of your organization that all job announcements can always be found on the Division’s homepage, http://www.justice.gov/crt/employment.  In addition, if you know of other organizations that might want to receive our job announcements, please let them know the process is very simple.  They just need to send an email to CRT.Jobs@usdoj.gov.  There are no elaborate forms to fill out – just an email indicating that the organization wishes to receive future job listings and the e-mail address for us to contact them.  Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have suggestions on how we can improve our outreach efforts. 
 
Individuals interested in applying for these positions should comply with the application procedures and closing dates in the vacancy announcement.  The Division does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications (i.e., those not submitted in response to a particular vacancy announcement).  If you need more information about a specific Civil Rights Division vacancy, please call the Human Resources Office, Team 1 on (202) 514-3934 .

 

Locality:

Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office

Job Title:
Legal Internship/Externship Opportunity
Salary/Salary Range:

None (position is legal/academic; intern or extern works for experience or academic credit as the case may be)

Start Date:

(Posted August 22, 2013)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Legal intern/extern to assist with the prosecution of cases in Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, General District Court and Circuit Court.  Perform any and all other responsibilities as assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney or staff. Generally, interns/externs will perform legal research, factual research/investigation and case file development. Also, intern/extern may assist prosecuting attorney with in-court duties. All work is under the supervision of licensed (VA) attorneys in Commonwealth’s Attorneys Office. 

Special Requirements:

Only current law students of an accredited law school will be considered. A valid 3rd year practice certification is preferred, but not required.  Interested applicants MUST submit a Fauquier County Online Application available at http://apply.fauquiercounty.gov; Send resume and references to:

Contact:

The Honorable James P. Fisher, Esq.

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fauquier County

Address:

29 Ashby Street, Warrenton, VA 20186

E-mail:

James.Fisher@fauquiercounty.gov

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