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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.

(10) Position Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (9)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (0)

Other Positions (1)

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Fairfax County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$68,998.18 + Benefits

 

Start Date:

01/09/2017 (posted 12/8/16)

Closing Date:

December 22, 2016

Description of job:

Prosecution of misdemeanor, traffic, and felony matters in the courts of Fairfax County.

 

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia and be a member of the Virginia State Bar.




Contact:

Please fax responses to (703) 691-4004,
to the attention of Katherine Stott


 
Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

4110 Chain Bridge Road, Room 114, Fairfax, VA 22030


E-mail:

 

Locality:

Portsmouth, VA

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$60,000-  (+) excellent benefits (VRS retirement), Salary commensurate with experience

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 12/2/16)

Closing Date:

December 16, 2016

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.

Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Graduation from an accredited law school. 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.

 

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.




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, Chief Administrator

 

Locality:

Tazewell County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$53,967.00 + benefits

 

Start Date:

January 1, 2017 (posted 11/21/16)

Closing Date:

December 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.  Litigation experience preferred

 

Special Requirements:

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




Contact:

Michael Lee Dennis or Lisa Rasnick


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 946, 237 West Main Street, Tazewell, VA  24651


E-mail:

lisa_rasnick@richl.twcbc.com

 

Locality:

Williamsburg/James City County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience

Start Date:

January 2017 (posted 11/07/16)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Prosecute cases in General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and Circuit Court with an emphasis on the prosecution of Domestic Violence cases 

 

Special Requirements:

Please e-mail resume to contact at address listed below.  Submit application on James City County web site once position is posted

https://jobs.jamescitycountyva.gov/applications/externalapplicants/login/default.aspx


Contact:

Nathan R. Green


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

5201 Monticello Avenue, Suite 4, Williamsburg, VA


E-mail:

ngreen@wjcc-ca.hrcoxmail.com

 

Locality:

Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience

 

Start Date:

As soon as possible (posted 10/28/16)

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.  Background check and admission to the Virginia State Bar are required.  A minimum of 5 years of experience in criminal defense or prosecution is preferred.




Contact:

Dennis Guthinger
757-926-7443


 
Title:

Deputy Commonwealth Attorney

Address:

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


E-mail:

dguthinger@nnva.gov

 

Locality:

Gloucester County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I or II

Salary/Salary Range:

$57,017.00 - $80,000.00
Hiring Salary dependent upon qualifications.

 

Start Date:

(posted 10/24/16)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Review of applications begins immediately.

Seeking dynamic professional to perform legal work representing the Commonwealth in court. Manages caseload, prepares, researches, and prosecutes assigned cases.  In addition, experienced prosecutors conduct special investigations and provide legal advice to law enforcement personnel regarding investigations. Work involves considerable public contact and requires independent judgment, initiative, tact and courtesy in various phases of work.  Position reports to the Commonwealth's Attorney.

 

Special Requirements:

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of law; active member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing.

In addition to Required:
Acceptable qualifications include 6 months to 3 years experience in the practice of law with a concentration in civil, criminal, administrative or governmental law; or recent law school graduate; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred qualifications include Minimum of 3 years experience as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney with completion of specialized training in addition to maintaining required CLE credits.
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 application.

For complete job description (Assistant Commonwealth Attorney I, II) and to apply on-line, visit our website at www.gloucesterva.jobs




Contact:
Human Resources


 
Title:

 

Address:

6467 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061


E-mail:

hrdept@gloucesterva.info

 

Locality:

Fauquier County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney/ACA I

Salary/Salary Range:

$60,294 to $72,353 + Benefits

 

Start Date:

Immediately (posted 10/18/16)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Asst. Commonwealth’s Attorney, Fauquier County: ACA I, Grade 38, Sal Range $60,294 to $72,353 + Benefits. Entry level position for assistant prosecuting attorney.  Attorney will, at a minimum, be required to perform legal research, communicate effectively with law enforcement partners as well victims, witnesses and members of the bar.  Pretrial or prehearing preparation must be thorough and disciplined.  File maintenance and development skills are a must.  Attorney must be efficient at taking direction and learning the essentials of professional prosecution.  Attorney must actually be willing and able to try cases in court.  Attorney’s primary job is to try cases and not to manage a case load by negotiation and plea agreements.  Attorney must understand that there are no perfect cases and an attorney’s job, among other things, is to overcome legal issues/problems on behalf of their client rather than use them as excuses not to try the matter in a court of law.  Do not apply for this job unless you truly, sincerely want to be a trial lawyer and try cases in court to judges and juries.  Employee serves at the will of the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney. To apply, go to: https://eportal.fauquiercounty.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx.

 

 

Special Requirements:

 




Contact:
James P. Fisher, 540/422-8120


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fauquier County

Address:

29 Ashby Street, Fourth Floor, Warrenton, VA 20186


E-mail:

Joyce.Hill@fauquiercounty.gov

 

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


 
Title:

 

Address:

 


E-mail:

 

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

 

 

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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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