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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.

(12) Position Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (11)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (1)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (0)

Other Positions (0)

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Hampton Commonwealth's Attorney

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$71,000

 

 

Start Date:

Negotiable (posted 12/14/18)

 
Closing Date:

December 21, 2018

 

Description of job:

Please see full job description on hampton.gov website.  The job reference number is 05361.  This job is grant-funded and specifically tied to the prosecution of domestic violence cases.

 

 

 


Special Requirements:

Candidates must have Juris Doctorate and be members of the Virginia State Bar in good standing at the time of application.  Applications must be submitted through the hampton.gov website process.

 




Contact:

Annika Hunter

 

 


 
Title:

Office Administrator

Address:

236 North King Street, Hampton, VA 23669

 


E-mail:

annika.hunter@hampton.gov

 

Locality:

City of Fredericksburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$70,750 – 79,000 (DOE)

 

 

Start Date:

January 1, 2019 (posted 12/14/18)

 
Closing Date:

Open until filled

 

Description of job:

Prosecute criminal cases in General District, Circuit and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

 

 


Special Requirements:

 

 




Contact:

La Bravia J. Jenkins

 

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 886, Fredericksburg, VA  22404


 


E-mail:

www.fredericksburgva.gov and click employment

 

Locality:

City of Hopewell, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$57, 005.49 to $60, 258.99

 

 

Start Date:

January 14, 2019 (posted 12/3/18)

 
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:

Candidate must be an attorney licensed to practice law in Virginia and a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar.  Applications and resumes will only be accepted by email at rnewman@hopewellva.gov

 




Contact:

Richard K. Newman

 

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

100 E. Broadway, Room 252,Hopewell, VA  23860

 


E-mail:

rnewman@hopewellva.gov

 

Locality:

Tazewell County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$55,046 + benefits

 

 

Start Date:

January 1, 2019 (posted 11/28/18)

 
Closing Date:

When filled.

 

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. Litigation experience preferred.

 

 


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

 

Locality:

Carroll County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Juvenile prosecutor - JATTI

 

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary range $65,000.00 - $67,500.00 depending on experience, plus benefits.

 

 

Start Date:

Immediate (posted 11/26/18)

 
Closing Date:

Open until filled.

 

Description of job:

Primarily responsible for prosecuting matters in J&DR Court and Circuit Court. 

 

 


Special Requirements:

Candidate must be an attorney licensed to practice in Virginia and a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. 

Applications will be accepted only via email at the following email address: Jessica.bryant@carrollcountyva.gov .

Applications must include prior work experience and references.

 




Contact:

Jessica Bryant

 

 


 
Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address:

605-11 Pine Street Hillsville, Virginia 24343
 

Applications must be submitted via email to the address listed:

 


E-mail:

Jessica.bryant@carrollcountyva.gov

 

Locality:

City of Danville

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$55,046 to $73,601 depending on experience, plus benefits

 

 

Start Date:

January 1, 2019 (Posted 11/15/18)

 
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. At least 3 years’ practice experience is preferred. 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:

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:

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

 

 

 

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Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

 

Other Positions

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

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