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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.

(7) Position Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (6)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (0)

Other Positions (1)

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

County of Louisa, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience.

 

Start Date:

July 1, 2017 (posted 4/28/17)

Closing Date:

June 1, 2017

Description of job:

Duties include preparation and trials of traffic and criminal cases.  

 

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed to practice law in State of Virginia.  

 




Contact:

Rusty E. McGuire


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney for Louisa County

Address:

P. O. Box 128, Louisa, Virginia, 23093


E-mail:

rmcguire@louisa.org

 

Locality:

City of Richmond, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$70,000 - $80,000 depending on experience, plus benefits

 

Start Date:

Early June 2017 (posted 4/13/17)

Closing Date:

April 28, 2016

Description of job:

Prosecuting attorney with responsibilities for felony and misdemeanor offenses in General District, Circuit and potentially JDR Court    

 

Special Requirements:

Applicant must have at least 5 years of prosecution or litigation experience  

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to the email listed below.




Contact:

Gwendolyn Douglas


 
Title:

Executive Assistant

Address:

400 North 9th Street, Suite 100, Richmond, Virginia  23219


E-mail:

Gwendolyn.Douglas@richmondgov.com

 

Locality:

Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience.

 

Start Date:

As soon as possible (posted 4/11/17)

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.  A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in criminal defense or prosecution is mandatory.  Please forward resumes to the email address listed below.   

 




Contact:

Howard E. Gwynn 757-926-7443


 
Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address:

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


E-mail:

hgwynn@nnva.gov

 

Locality:

Portsmouth, VA

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$53,967-  (+) excellent benefits (VRS retirement)

Salary commensurate with experience

 

Start Date:

to be determined. (posted 2/1/17)

Closing Date:

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.

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:

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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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

Job Title:

Legal Intern

Salary/Salary Range:

$12.50 per hour

 

Start Date:

Immediately (posted 04/27/17)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

The Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is seeking a law student to serve as a law clerk for the Summer of 2017.  The student must have completed the 2nd full time year of study as a law student at an accredited law school.  Hours are 9:00 am - 4:00 pm., Monday through Friday at the rate of $12.50 per hour excluding lunch break. Terms will be further discussed at the time of hire.  Student should have received instruction on, at a minimum, legal research and writing.  It is preferred, but not required, that student have completed classes in Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law.  Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample with your application, at: https://eportal.fauquiercounty.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

 

Special Requirements:

See above




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

 

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