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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 employment opportunities on this site should complete a job information form and submit it to lamar3@wm.edu.

(9) Position Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (5)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (2)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (0)

Other Positions (2)

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Lynchburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:
$53,000 – $59,000 (depending on experience)
Start Date:
January 28, 2015 (posted 11/21/14)
Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Responsibilities include prosecution of felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses.

 

Special Requirements:

Prosecution experienced preferred but not required. Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school and a member of the Va. Bar or candidate for the February bar exam.


Contact:

Kerry McMinn

Title:

Administrator

Address:

P.O. Box 1539, Lynchburg, VA 24505

E-mail:

prosecutor@ocalynchburg.com

 

Locality:

Chesapeake

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:
$55,660
Start Date:
December 1, 2014 (posted 11/17/14)
Closing Date:

Open until filled. May submit by e-mail or mail.

Description of job:

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.

 

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:

City of Danville, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:
$58,373 - $80,002, depending on experience, plus benefits
Start Date:
January 1, 2015 (posted 11/12/14)
Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Will provide difficult and complex prosecutorial legal services for the Commonwealth of Virginia in criminal and civil cases and perform related work as required; will prepare, research and prosecute difficult and complex cases involving all misdemeanors, violent and non-violent felonies, drug cases and white-collar crime in all courts; will prepare and research criminal cases involving complex issues on constitutional law, evidence, and trial strategy in all courts of the Commonwealth, State and Federal; will advise city and state law enforcement officials regarding investigation of law violations; will consult with city and state officials on a wide variety of problems having legal implications.

 

Special Requirements:

Graduate of accredited law school and active membership in good standing of Virginia State Bar; 3 years experience as a criminal prosecutor or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability.


Contact:

Michael J. Newman

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

341 Main Street, Suite 200, Danville, VA 24541

E-mail:

comthaty@danvilleva.gov

 

Locality:

Portsmouth, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:
Negotiable
Start Date:
ASAP, (posted 10/29/14)
Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

An Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney’s duties are numerous, however in general it is their primary responsibility to prosecute criminal defendants in the Circuit, General District and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts.  Other duties would include but not limited to reading, researching and interpreting the Local, State and Federal laws.  Drafting legal documents and consulting with law enforcement on legal issues.  Additionally, they serve as duty attorney, recommending bond at arraignments, interview victim and witnesses during pre-trial conferences.

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia and be a member with the Virginia State Bar.  Applicants must have 3-5 years of experience with superior written and oral advocacy skills.  Preferred Requirements: Experience trying murder cases.  Additional years of experience.  Experience teaching other attorneys or law enforcement officers with regards to constitutional law or trial practice.


Contact:

Johnny W. Slaughter

Title:

Office Administrator

Address:

Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Portsmouth Judicial Center, 1345 Court Street, Suite 105, Portsmouth, VA 23704

E-mail:

slaughterj@portsmouthva.gov

 

Locality:

Roanoke County, Virginia

Job Title:

Senior Assistant Commonwealth Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:
$64,640
Start Date:
 (posted September 24, 2014)
Closing Date:

October 19, 2014

Description of job:

Performs complex professional work involving the preparation and presentation of criminal cases on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the County of Roanoke. Prosecutes cases before all courts in the 23rd Judicial Circuit. Represents the Commonwealth at all criminal proceedings. Provide legal guidance to local law enforcement and comply with the victim’s right act. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Requirements:

Minimum three (3) years trial experience
Eligible to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia


Contact:

Submit a Roanoke County application and resume on line at www.RoanokeCountyVA.gov

Title:

Human Resources Dept

Address:

5204 Bernard Drive SW, Roanoke, VA 24018

E-mail:

none

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

 

Locality:

Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council (CASC)

Job Title:
Staff Attorney (Part-Time) Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP)
Salary/Salary Range:

Wage range is up to $43.26/hour; up to 20 hours per week.  No benefits. 

Start Date:

Immediate (posted November 21, 2014)

Closing Date:

December 12, 2014

Description of job:

The Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council is the state agency responsible for providing training and services to Virginia’s prosecutors.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Virginia Highway Safety Office;
  • Assisting prosecutors and law enforcement officers throughout the state with technical issues related to the prosecution of DUI and other impaired driving cases;
  • Collecting, analyzing and distributing highway safety materials;
  • Appearing in court as second chair on impaired driving cases; and
  • Participating in state and national trainings and conferences.  

This position will be home-based with significant travel required.  Relocation to Williamsburg is not mandatory.

Interested applicants should submit resumes, references and a writing sample.

Special Requirements:

Applicants are required to be a member of the Virginia State Bar.  Other qualifications include excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal relationship skills and proficiency using Microsoft Office.  The ideal candidate will be a former Virginia prosecutor with at least 10 years experience. 


Contact:

Jane Sherman Chambers

Title:

Director

Address:

Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council
           P. O. Box 3549
Williamsburg, VA 23187-3549   

E-mail:

jscham@wm.edu

 

Locality:

Montgomery County

Job Title:
Assistant  Commonwealth Attorney (PART-TIME)
Salary/Salary Range:

Approximately $27,000 per year for 28-30 hours per week - Grant

Start Date:

Jan 1 or sooner (Posted November 7, 2014)

Closing Date:

November 24, 2014

Description of job:

Grant funded position to prosecute domestic violence and crimes against women in J&DR, GDC, and Circuit courts.

Special Requirements:

Prosecution experience preferred.  Commitment to serve for at least two years.  Must be member of Virginia State Bar.


Contact:

Mary Pettitt

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

55 East Main St, Ste 2B, Christiansburg VA 24073

E-mail:

pettittmk@montgomerycountyva.gov

 

 

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Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

Other Positions

 

Locality:

United States Department of Justice – Capital Case Section

Job Title:
Trial Attorney
Salary/Salary Range:

$124,995 - $157,100

Start Date:

To be determined (Posted October 2, 2014)

Closing Date:

Monday, December 15, 2014

Description of job:

Litigate all phases of federal capital cases, including pre-trial litigation, guidance in selecting death qualified juries, and helps construct penalty phase evidentiary presentations. Section attorneys act as co-counsel in federal capital trials, assisting with the preparation of capital-eligible cases for Department review, providing guidance on death penalty related aspects of the pre-trial and trial process.

Special Requirements:

Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and have at least four (4) years post J.D. legal experience. Applicants must be an active member of the bar in good standing.


Contact:

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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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