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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.

(15) Position Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (11)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (3)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (1)

Other Positions (0)

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$ 56,208 plus benefits.

 

 

 

 

Start Date:

Immediately (posted 10/19/18)

 
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.

 

 

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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.com

 

Locality:

Virginia Beach

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

A.16, $71,032.00 - $109,054.40

 

 

 

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 10/19/18)

 
Closing Date:

October 22, 2018

Description of job:

 

The Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney's Office is hiring! We are seeking an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney to effectively prosecute misdemeanor and felony cases in various courts on behalf of the Commonwealth. Specifically, the selected candidate will: 

  • Effectively prosecute misdemeanors and selected felony cases in the various courts
  • Accurately and effectively conduct research, witness interviews, and negotiations with counsel necessary to present case in court
  • Must establish and maintain effective relationships with office personnel, judicial and law enforcement agencies
  • Must maintain accurate files, documenting in writing major or significant actions; and provide sufficient justification to support recommendations.

Preferences: Familiarity with the Virginia Beach court system. Prior experience in criminal law. Prior prosecution experience.

Please note that residency in the city of Virginia Beach is not a requirement.
For more information and to APPLY, please visit City of Virginia Beach website: www.vbgovcareers.com.   EOE 

 

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Special Requirements:

All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies. 
  A cover letter and a resume must be attached to this application.

 

 


Contact:

Jaca Miketa

 


 
Title:

Account Clerk III

Address:

2425 Nimmo Pkwy Bldg. 10B, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456

 


E-mail:

JMiketa@vbgov.com

 

Locality:

Wise County & the City of Norton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

TBD

 

 

 

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 10/15/18)

 
Closing Date:

November 1, 2018 or until filled.

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

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$55,046 (+),excellent benefits (VRS retirement)

Salary commensurate with experience

 

 

 

 

Start Date:

November 1, 2018 posted 10/9/18)

 
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:

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.

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. Forward all application materials, including cover letter, Resume, and writing sample to Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Brandon Wrobleski.

 


 
Title:

Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

P. O. Box 1417, Portsmouth, VA 23705-1417

 


E-mail:

wrobleskib@portsmouthva.gov Brandon Wrobleski, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

 

Locality:

Prince Edward County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$55,064 + benefits

 

 

 

 

Start Date:

Immediate posted 10/3/18)

 
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:

Alexandria Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$62,658 plus Benefits

 

 

 

 

Start Date:

TBD (posted 9/28/18)

 
Closing Date:

Applications will be accepted between October 1, 2018 and October 26, 2018 only!

Description of job:

The Commonwealth’s Attorney's Office for the City of Alexandria is seeking an entry-level Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. 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 2018 bar exam are encouraged to apply; however, no offer of employment will be extended unless the applicant successfully passes the bar exam.  

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 October 1, 2018 and October 26, 2018. 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.

Applications will be screened and appropriate candidates called for interviews.  No telephone inquiries please.

 


Contact:

Bryan L Porter

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Alexandria

Address:

 


E-mail:

bryan.porter@alexandriava.gov

 

Locality:

Louisa County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits (VRS Retirement)

 

 

 

 

Start Date:

TBD (posted 9/20/18)

 
Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Must be licensed to practice law in State of Virginia. Duties include preparation and trials of traffic and criminal cases.

 

 

Special Requirements:

Active Membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar and a license in good standing from the Virginia Supreme Court.

 

 


Contact:

Russell E. McGuire

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney for Louisa County

Address:

P. O. Box 128, Louisa, VA 23093

 


E-mail:

rmcguire@louisa.org

 

Locality:

City of Danville, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$55,046 to $61,379, depending on experience, plus benefits

 

 

 

 

Start Date:

October 15, 2018 (posted 9/14/18)

 
Closing Date:

Closed when filled

Description of job:

Prosecution of felony and misdemeanor cases in all 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. Submit writing sample with resume. Previous applicants need not reapply.

 

 


Contact:

Michael J. Newman

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

341 Main Street, Suite 200, Danville, VA 24541

 


E-mail:

comthaty@danvilleva.gov

 

Locality:

Wythe County, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$59,863.00 plus VRS, Healthcare

 

 

 

 

Start Date:

September 10, 2018 (posted 8/21/18)

 
Closing Date:

When 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 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 enforcements, students and civic groups.
  11. Perform other tasks related to the employment as required by the Commonwealth"s attorney.

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

 

 

 

Special Requirements:

Member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar

Must pass a criminal background check

 

 

 




Contact:

Sissy Anders

 


 
Title:

Office Manager

Address:

235 S. 4th Street Suite 105, Wytheville VA 23482

 


E-mail:

swanders@wytheco.org

 

Locality:

Campbell County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary 55,046-65,257, depending on experience.

 

 

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 7/17/18)

 
Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

This position is responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases in all trial Courts in the Commonwealth. Requires ability to work independently, advise law-enforcement on the legal aspects of criminal investigations and requires the ability to research and prepare persuasive oral and written arguments and material.

 

 

 

Special Requirements:

Admission to the Virginia Bar and prior criminal law trial experience required. Prior prosecution experience preferred. Applicant is subject to a criminal background check.

Applications can be obtained and completed by visiting www.co.campbell.va.us and following instructions. 

 

 




Contact:

Paul A. McAndrews

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address:

 


E-mail:

pamcandrews@co.campbell.vs.us

 

Locality:

Albemarle County (401 E. High Street, Charlottesville, VA)

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II, VRS Eligible

Salary/Salary Range:

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

 

Start Date:

January, 2018 (posted 12/29/17)

Closing Date:

Jan. 31, 2018 or Until Filled

Description of job:

The Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II serves as 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.

 

Special Requirements:

 

  • Extensive experience prosecuting misdemeanor and criminal offenses, complex traffic offenses, white collar crimes, crimes against children, the elderly, violent felonies, and other offenses (five or more years of prosecution experience preferred)
  • Flexibility to serve in a broad range of roles in a high-volume, high-caseload environment
  • Extraordinary commitment to justice and public service
  • Cover Letter and References




Contact:

Robert N. Tracci

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney, County of Albemarle

Address:

410 E. High Street, Charlottesville, VA

Apply Here:

https://albemarleva.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2783


E-mail:

 

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

 

Locality:

Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant  Commonwealth Attorney (PART-TIME)

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$43,000 plus CLE fees paid

 

 

Start Date:

As soon as possible (posted 10/19/18)

 
Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

This Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney position prosecutes domestic violence and sexual assault cases in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations and Circuit Courts.  The successful applicant will have a clean criminal background record and have passed the Virginia State Bar.  This position requires team work, interviewing witnesses, preparing cases and trying dockets in court two times a week. We are looking for empathy, enthusiasm and a passion for helping people.

 

 

 

Special Requirements:

Innovation, creativity, and an ability to work with all types of people are necessary.

 

 




Contact:

Robin Farkas, 757-926-7443

 


 
Title:

Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

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


E-mail:

rfarkas@nnva.gov

 

 

Locality:

City of Salem and the City of Roanoke

Job Title:

Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, Grant Funded Position

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$68,000-77,000

 

 

Start Date:

November 15 2018 - posted 10/11/18)

Closing Date:

October 22, 2018

Description of job:

Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney)
DESCRIPTION
The Office of the City of Salem Commonwealth’s Attorney in a joint effort with the Office of the City of Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney is looking for an experienced Insurance Fraud Prosecutor to join our office. The ideal applicant is an established criminal prosecutor with a minimum of 4 years of public service with particular experience in handling insurance fraud and other white-collar criminal cases pursuant to a grant from the Virginia State Police. The applicant should be capable of working collaboratively with Special Agents of the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI), including advising Special Agents in the development and completion of investigations. Prior Virginia or federal fraud prosecution/investigation experience and at least five prior jury trials preferred.  This is a State Police funded Grant Position with the prosecutor splitting time between the City of Salem and the City of Roanoke, as well as assisting other prosecutors in the State Police 6th Division.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Serving as a major point of contact between the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Virginia State Police BCI on insurance-fraud investigations and cases.
  • Advising BCI Special Agents regarding the institution and conduct of insurance-fraud investigations.
  • Communicating with victims of insurance fraud about the status of open prosecutions.
  • Screening requests for indictment from BCI Special Agents for the presentation to a grand jury, for further review, or for closing with no action.
  • Evaluating cases and making plea offers consistent with justice and with the office’s plea-agreement polices.
  • Preparing victims and witnesses for testimony at trial and sentencing hearings.
  • Appearing in Circuit Court and General District Court for pretrial motions, bench trial, jury trials, and sentencing hearings.
  • Writing pleadings for pre-trial, post-trial, and appellate motions practice.
  • Documenting hours and cases to show compliance with the requirements of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor position.
  • Documenting completed internal case files for the benefit of future prosecutions.

Apply at the City of Salem website

 

 

Special Requirements:

Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school. Virginia State Bar membership in good standing. Minimum of 4 years of prosecution experience, including at least five jury trials, or equivalent investigative/law-enforcement experience, preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. College-level coursework in business, accounting, or finance; prior financial-crime law-enforcement experience software a plus




Contact:

Apply at City of Salem Website

 


 
Title:

Thomas E. Bowers
Commonwealth’s Attorney, City of Salem

Address:

2 East Calhoun Street, Salem, VA 24153


E-mail:

tbowers@salemva.gov

 

Locality:

Tazewell County

Job Title:

Part-Time VSTOP Prosecutor

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$43,000 annually (no benefits)

 

 

Start Date:

Immediately - posted 8/16/18)

Closing Date:

When 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 (24 hours) 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@cwa.tazewellcounty.org

 

 

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Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Augusta County

Job Title:

Deputy  Commonwealth Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$80,000 to start.  Full-time position with benefits including VRS Retirement, life insurance, health insurance, and vacation and sick leave.

 

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 9/17/18)

 
Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Responsibilities include leading a team of talented prosecutors and support staff, while handling a significant, serious caseload. 

 

 

 

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and must be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly in writing and work well in a team environment. Several years of prior experience in the practice of criminal law required.

 

 




Contact:

Patty Campbell. A letter of interest and resume may be turned in at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office at the office address below or by email to the address below, before 5:00 p.m., October 1. Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 


 
Title:

Office Administrator

Address:

6 E. Johnson Street, 1st Floor, Staunton, Virginia 24401


E-mail:

pcampbell@co.augusta.va.us with a copy to tmartin@co.augusta.va.us

 

 

Other Positions

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

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