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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.

(6) Position Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (5)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (0)

Other Positions (1)

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Chesapeake

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I (2 positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

$60,546

 

Start Date:

(1)October 17 and (2)October 24, 2016 (posted 9/20/16)

Closing Date:

Until filled. May submit by e-mail or mail.

Description of job:

(1)Prosecution of DUI cases and other misdemeanors and felonies originating in General District Court (vertical prosecution) and misdemeanor appeals and any other assignments as made by the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Participation in community prosecution program. Start date October 17.

(2) Prosecution of domestic violence misdemeanors and felonies originating in J&D Court (vertical prosecution) and misdemeanor appeals and any other assignments as made by the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Participation in community prosecution program. Start date October 24.

 

 

Special Requirements:

If recent graduate, then an internship in prosecutor’s office and/or a trial advocacy course preferable. Must be licensed to practice in Virginia.  Must submit a writing sample with the resume and references.




Contact:
Nancy G. Parr


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

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


E-mail:

nparr@cityofchesapeake.net

 

Locality:

Albemarle County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

$72,958.00 - $100,000.00 / Per Year, depending on education, experience and internal equity Negotiable based on experience

 

Start Date:

Negotiable (posted 9/17/16)

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Description of job:

Essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prosecute felony bench and jury trials and misdemeanor appeals before the Circuit Court;
  • Prosecute felony preliminary hearings before the General District Court;
  • Prosecute misdemeanor cases before the General District Court;
  • Prosecute misdemeanor cases before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court;
  • Prosecute felony preliminary hearings before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court;
  • Write briefs and Memoranda on Motions Filed in the Circuit Court;
  • Argue Suppression Motions and other Motions before the Circuit and General District Courts;
  • Prepare Appellate Briefs for use by the Commonwealth in the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia;
  • Advise law enforcement on all legal matters involving the investigation and prosecution of criminal conduct;
  • Develop and conduct formal training on Virginia laws and the United States Constitution for law enforcement;
  • Advise and work with governmental agencies and the public in coordinated efforts to ensure and enhance crime prevention and public safety;
  • Make relevant presentations to community groups on law enforcement;
  • Perform related work as assigned.

 

Special Requirements:

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.  Five (5) years or more of prosecution experience preferred.

 

Bilingual and multi-lingual fluency desirable. Diverse candidates welcome.

 

Comprehensive knowledge of Virginia criminal and traffic laws, Virginia criminal procedures, Virginia and Federal constitutional issues, as well as local rules of court and trial practice. 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 personnel, expert witnesses, lay witnesses, and victim witnesses. Ability to prepare and present complex cases before a trial court in a short period of time. Comprehensive working knowledge of efficient office procedures, and the 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 professionals and lay persons. Ability to manage a large caseload.  Knowledge of computerized word processing, email communications and electronic case management system

KEY ATTRIBUTES OF OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Extraordinary commitment to justice and public service
  • Extensive experience prosecuting misdemeanor and criminal offenses, complex traffic offenses, white collar crimes, crimes against children, the elderly, violent felonies, and other offenses (five to ten years of experience preferred)
  • Outstanding commitment to fairness and uncompromising ethical judgment
  • Flexibility to serve in a broad range of roles in a high-volume, high-caseload environment




Contact:

All applications need to be submitted through the Albemarle County website: https://albemarleva.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1975


 
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Locality:

Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience

 

Start Date:

As soon as possible (posted 9/9/16)

Closing Date:
Until Filled
Description of job:

Since this office is engaged in Community Prosecution, not only will this attorney be prosecuting 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.  Background check and admission to the Virginia State Bar are required.  At least three to five years of experience in criminal defense or prosecution is preferred.




Contact:

Ruth Burdge, 757-926-7443


 
Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

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


E-mail:

rburdge@nnva.gov

 

Locality:

Tazewell County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary depends on experience and basic state employee benefits package is included.

 

Start Date:

Negotiable (posted 8/31/16)

Closing Date:
September 30, 2016
Description of job:

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:

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

Direct inquiries and resumes to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, P.O. Box 946, Tazewell, VA  24651.  Deadline to apply is SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 by 4:30 p.m.  Resumes must be received in office by deadline. Resumes will be accepted by mail, in person or by email to lisa_rasnick@richl.twcbc.com.


Contact:

Lisa Rasnick


 
Title:

Office Manager, Tazewell County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office

Address:

P. O. Box 946, Tazewell, VA 24651


E-mail:

lisa_rasnick@richl.twcbc.com

 

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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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