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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.

(5) Position Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (4)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (0)

Other Positions (1)

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Depending on experience, plus benefits

 

Start Date:

By September 30, 2016 (posted 8/19/16)

Closing Date:
August 31, 2016
Description of job:

Prosecute misdemeanors and felonies in Circuit, General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts and on occasion act as a special prosecutor in other jurisdictions within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Applicant must be able to independently handle case preparation, legal research, brief preparation, review of court dockets and advise police departments regarding criminal enforcement procedures; exercise considerable initiative, independent judgement, tact and courtesy in various phases of work.

 

Special Requirements:

Graduate of an accredited School of Law and a member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing.

Prosecution experience with a concentration in child sexual abuse cases preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.




Contact:

Paul B. Ebert


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney, County of  Prince William

Address:

9311 Lee Avenue, Suite 200, Manassas, VA 20110


E-mail:

cwofficeadmin@pwcgov.org

 

Locality:

City of Danville, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$53,967 - $66,840, depending on experience, plus benefits.

 

Start Date:

October 17, 2016 (posted 8/09/16)

Closing Date:
Closed when filled.
Description of job:

Prosecution of felony and misdemeanor cases in all district and circuit courts with other duties assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney.   

Special Requirements:

Graduate of accredited law school and active membership in good standing of Virginia State Bar. Along with resume, submit a writing sample neither coauthored nor edited by anyone except the applicant.




Contact:

Michael J. Newman


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

341 Main Street, Suite 200, Danville, VA 24541


E-mail:

newmamj@danvilleva.gov

 

Locality:

Wythe County, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,689

 

Start Date:

August 8, 2016 (posted 8/8/16)

Closing Date:
Until filled.
Description of job:

Performs professional and legal work of the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.  Work involves prosecuting persons suspected of violating state and local laws on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in all county courts.

1.  Prepares and prosecutes misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in
     Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, General District Court, and Circuit Court.
2.  Screens cases for prosecution.
3.  Performs legal research.
4.  Locates and interviews trial witnesses.
5.  Prepares motions, orders, and other documents related to a case.
6.  Investigates terms and conditions of bonds.
7.  Prepares legal briefs and petitions to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
8.  Keeps abreast of appellate court opinions and understands their
     application to cases.

9.  Maintains current knowledge of trends, legal issues and rulings, court
opinions, legal procedures, and new state and local laws.
10.  Provides services to the community outside of business hours, such as educational trainings for law enforcement, students, and civic groups.
11.  Performs other tasks related to employment as required by the
Commonwealth’s Attorney.


Special Requirements:

1.  Ability to perform intricate and rapid legal research and to prepare
     legal briefs to trial and appellate courts.
2.  Ability to communicate effectively with law enforcement, expert
     witnesses, lay witnesses, and victims.
3.  Ability to prepare and present complex cases before a trial court in a
     short period of time. 
4.  Ability to establish and maintain constructive, effective, and
professional relationships with fellow attorneys, public officials,
judicial officers, and the public.
5.  Ability to present ideas and provide counsel effectively in writing and
orally to professionals and lay persons.
6.  Ability to manage a large caseload. 7. Strong writing and oral presentation skills a must.

Other Requirments:

1.  Must have satisfactory results of a criminal history background
     check. 
2.  Must be a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia and
     possess a Virginia State Bar license that is active.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to:

 




Contact:

Gerald E. Mabe, II

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney of Wythe County

Address:

235 South Fourth Street, Suite 105, Wytheville, Virginia 24382 (276) 223-4130 voice, (276) 223-4136 facsimile


E-mail:

gemabe@wytheco.org

 

Locality:

Accomack County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$53,967.00

 

 

Start Date:

September 6, 2016 (posted 8/06/16)

Closing Date:
Until position filled.
Description of job:

Prosecuting cases in the JDR and General District Courts while handling some Circuit Court matters as well.  

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia and be a member of the Virginia State Bar.  Virginia trial experience is not necessary, but is preferred.  The successful Applicants should possess excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills and the ability to work both independently and well with others as part of a team.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  The Accomack County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




Contact:

Matthew Brenner

 


 
Title:

Deputy Commonwealth Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 56, Accomac, VA  23301


E-mail:

commatt@verizon.net

 

Locality:

CITY OF ALEXANDRIA

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$62,658 plus benefits

 

 

Start Date:

1/1/17 (posted 8/03/16)

Closing Date:
September 8, 2016
Description of job:

The applicant selected for this position will be responsible for the successful prosecution of criminal and/or traffic offenses in General District Court with additional responsibility for felony cases as assigned.

Special Requirements:

The successful applicant will possess excellent writing, research, and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia and be a member of the Virginia State Bar. Applicants who sat for the July 2016 bar exam are encouraged to apply; however, no offer of employment will be extended unless the applicant successfully passes the bar exam.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney's Office has a strong commitment to the principles of inclusion and actively encourages applications from diverse candidates. 

Applications will be accepted between August 15, 2016 and September 8, 2016. Applications received before or after these dates will not be considered. Your application should comprise a resume, a brief writing sample and a cover letter. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Commonwealth's Attorney, Bryan L. Porter at: bryan.porter@alexandriava.gov.  




Contact:

Bryan L. Porter

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

 


E-mail:

bryan.porter@alexandriava.gov

 

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

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

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Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

Other Positions

 

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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