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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 (4)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (2)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (0)

Other Positions (3)

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Westmoreland County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience

Start Date:

July 14, 2014 (posted April 21, 2014)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Responsibilities include the prosecution of traffic and criminal cases, including misdemeanor and felony charges, in the General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, and Circuit Court for the County of Westmoreland    

 

Special Requirements:

Background check and admission to the Virginia State Bar are required.  A minimum of 3 years of experience in criminal defense or prosecution is preferred.



Contact:

Please send resumes and references to:

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 967, Montross, Virginia 22520

E-mail:

jsichol@westmoreland-county.org

 

Locality:

Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience

Start Date:

As soon as possible (posted April 10, 2014)

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 years of experience in criminal defense or prosecution is preferred.



Contact:

Michael C. Perkins, 757-926-7443

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

Address:

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

E-mail:

mperkins@nngov.com

 

Locality:

Southampton County and City of Franklin

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$49,601

Start Date:

As soon as practicable (posted April 4, 2014)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Responsibilities include the prosecution of traffic and criminal cases, including misdemeanor and felony charges, in the General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, and Circuit Court, for the County of Southampton and the City of Franklin.   

  

Special Requirements:

Virginia Bar membership is required but new graduates awaiting Bar results will be considered for a start date after results are received. Trial experience is desirable but not required. EOE

Contact:

Send resume and references to:

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 346, Courtland, VA 23837

E-mail:

 

Locality:

Carroll County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Depending on Experience

Start Date:

Immediately (posted April 4, 2014)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Juvenile Court Prosecutor

  

Special Requirements:

VA Bar License, Experience preferred but not required

Contact:

Nathan Lyons

Title:

Commonwealth Attorney

Address:

605-11 Pine St., Hillsville, VA, 24343

E-mail:

commatty@carrollcountyva.org

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

 

Locality:

Mecklenburg County

Job Title:

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Prosecutor

Salary/Salary Range:

$52,000  and other benefits

Start Date:

July 1, 2014 (posted April 22, 2014)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Prosecution of felony and misdemeanor cases in all courts with special responsibility for domestic violence and sexual assault prosecution and other duties as assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

  
Special Requirements:

Must be currently licensed to practice law in Virginia.  Some experience preferred.  Apply by cover letter and resume with references via e-mail or U.S. Mail.

Contact:

Nora Miller

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address:

Post Office Box 7, Boydton, Virginia 23917

E-mail:

nora.miller@mecklenburgva.com

 

Locality:

Monrovia, Liberia

Job Title:

Sexual and Gender Based Violence Justice Advisor

Salary/Salary Range:

85-90K base

Start Date:

May 2014 (March 27, 2014)

Closing Date:

April 26, 2014

Description of job:

PAE’s Justice Sector Support Program for Liberia (JSSL) seeks a Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) Justice Advisor to implement the JSSL Program and will provide advisor management services in support of the overall objective in Liberia.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support the SGBV Task Force or other Government of Liberia entity with responsibility for investigating and prosecuting SGBV crimes
  • Provide expert advice and support in English on a range of strategic and technical matters as they relate to SGBV crimes including justice reform, case management procedures, dealing with SGBV victims, advocacy skills, prosecution strategies, and training as determined in consultation with the INL Director in Monrovia and the Ministry of Justice.
  • Through training, mentoring, advising, and technical support, build the knowledge and capacity of key justice sector actors, including prosecutors, judges, city solicitors, magistrates, and others, to serve the interests of justice;
  • : Improve processes and procedures in the justice sector, and facilitate the development and adoption of standard operating procedures, to improve efficiency and fairness;
  • Combat sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), through prevention, strengthened law enforcement response to SGBV, and improved prosecutions;
  • Improve the function of prisons in Liberia, to ensure they are safe, secure, and humane and comply with international standards; and
  • Facilitate reform of the judiciary and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), in order to address bottlenecks and structural issues that limit the effectiveness and speed of the justice sector.

 

  

Special Requirements:
  • Must have a law degree from an U.S. accredited law school;
  • Must have five years’ experience in prosecuting criminal cases;
  • Must have three years’ experience in prosecuting SGBV cases;
  • Must have one year or more of international experience.
  • Must be in possession of a valid driving license for at least one year;
  • Must be able to communicate in English with accuracy and fluency in order to participate fully and effectively in conversations on a variety of topics in formal and informal settings from both concrete and abstract perspectives;
  • Must be able to discuss their interests and special fields of competence, explain complex matters in detail, and provide lengthy and coherent narrations, all with ease, fluency, and accuracy. If verification of English competency is requested by INL, candidates must receive a superior level rating from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Must be able to obtain a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) certificate
Must be able to be medically cleared to perform on contract



Contact:

703-656-7401

Title:

Staffing Team Leader

Address:

1302 N Courthouse Road; Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22201

E-mail:

Sanait.tesfagiorgis@pae.com

 

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Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

(links in the Civil Rights Division positions below are not operative, please copy and paste the addresses into your browser)

Other Positions

The Civil Rights Division (Division) would like to thank each of you for participating in our efforts to increase outreach to individuals interested in working for the Division.  The Division hopes to attract a broad and diverse pool of qualified applicants, and, to that end, encourages you to forward this information to any qualified applicants, including qualified applicants with disabilities, who may be interested in working for the Division.

 

For your convenience, all current Division job announcements that are open to the public are listed below.  Please also remind members of your organization that all job announcements can always be found on the Division’s homepage, http://www.justice.gov/crt/employment/  In addition, if you know of other organizations that might want to receive our job announcements, please let them know the process is very simple.  They just need to send an email to CRT.SpecProgVacancies@usdoj.gov.  There are no elaborate forms to fill out – just an email indicating that the organization wishes to receive future job listings and the e-mail address for us to contact them.  Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have suggestions on how we can improve our outreach efforts. 

 

The chart below includes the Civil Rights Division job opportunities currently available to the public. 

 

Remarks

Position

Salary

Closing Date

NEW

Legislative and Policy Counsel (Attorney Adviser)

Policy and Strategy Section

GS-905-12/15 ($75,621-$157,100 per year)

4/29/14

NEW

Deputy Chief (Supervisory Attorney Adviser)

Policy and Strategy Section

GS-905-15 ($124,995-$157,100 per year)

4/29/14

Student Volunteers (Division-wide)

N/A (Volunteer)

See Description

Individuals interested in applying for these positions should comply with the application procedures and closing dates in the vacancy announcement.  The Division does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications (i.e., those not submitted in response to a particular vacancy announcement).  If you need more information about a specific Civil Rights Division vacancy, please call the Human Resources Office, Team 1 on (202) 514-3934.

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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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