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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.

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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (9)
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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Henrico County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I or II

 

Salary/Salary Range:
$65,465 - $135,403

 

 

Start Date:

To be determined  (posted 5/21/18)

 
Closing Date:
June 4, 2018
Description of job:

Assists the Attorney for the Commonwealth in representing the people of the Commonwealth in criminal and traffic cases with a focus on Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court cases; does related work as required.
           
Extensive knowledge of general and governmental law especially in the area of juvenile and domestic relations; good knowledge of State and County laws and federal laws and regulations and their relationship to the authority and functions of County and State; ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to complex legal problems; ability to effectively prosecute a variety of cases; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and the general public; good professional judgment; good legal research and writing skills.

Prior experience with Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court is highly desirable.

 

 

Special Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications                  
For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I:  Graduation from an accredited school of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. (HP.32 $65,465 - $117,637)

 For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II:  Graduation from an accredited school of law, and two (2) years of experience in the practice of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. (HP.35 $75,353 - $135,403)




Contact:

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection.  Please access our job site portal through http://henrico.us/services/jobs or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at http://henrico.us.

 


 
Title:

Job Posting Title                    IRC93158

Address:

 


E-mail:

http://henrico.us/services/jobs or http://henrico.us.

 

Locality:

County of York -City of Poquoson

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

 

Salary/Salary Range:
$53,746 – $62,178 Annually

 

 

Start Date:

June 2018  (posted 5/14/18)

 
Closing Date:
5/25/18
Description of job:

Performs professional work representing the Commonwealth of Virginia in court. Prepares and prosecutes cases on behalf of York County and the City of Poquoson.  Prosecutes cases primarily in the lower courts; prosecutes more complex felony cases, with closer supervision, as needed.  Performs legal research; analyzes evidence and documents; and reviews pertinent decisions, policies, regulations, and other legal matters pertaining to cases.  Interviews witnesses; determines whether or not to charge a defendant, whether to offer plea agreements, and determines how to try the case; appears against accused in court; and presents evidence and argument.  Provides legal advice to law enforcement personnel regarding investigations.

 

 

Special Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of law and some legal experience.  Depending on the functional assignment, other specialized training and experience may be required; must be an active member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar.

 




Contact:

Sarah Wilson

 


 
Title:

Administrative Coordinator

Address:

300 Ballard Street, P.O. Box 40, Yorktown VA 23690


E-mail:

http://henrico.us/services/jobs or http://henrico.us.

 

Locality:

Montgomery County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$67,458-80,950

 

 

Start Date:

When filled  (posted 5/7/18)

 
Closing Date:
When filled
Description of job:

Prepare and prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases in district and circuit courts.  Conduct legal research in preparation for prosecutions. Compose appellate briefs.  Display good interpersonal skills in advising local law enforcement agencies and working with Victim/Witness advocate and other court personnel.  Due to the high caseload, the attorney must be able to organize and work efficiently with minimal supervision.  Additionally, the attorney must be decisive and able to exercise discretion.

 

 

Special Requirements:

Licensed to practice law in Virginia.  5+ years of experience as prosecutor or defense attorney preferred.

Submit cover letter and resume via e-mail.

 




Contact:

Mary Pettitt

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

55 E. Main St, Ste 2B, Christiansburg, VA 24073


E-mail:

pettittmk@montgomerycountyva.gov

 

Locality:

Rockingham County/ City of Harrisonburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$62,723

 

 

Start Date:

Position opens 5/22/18  (posted 5/4/18)

 
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Description of job:

The successful candidate will be expected to prosecute offenses in the District and Circuit Courts, conduct legal research, write effectively, and be articulate and comfortable making oral arguments.  Additionally, decisiveness, discretion, and efficiency are required. 

 

 

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth. . 




Contact:

Christopher Bean

 


 
Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

53 Court Square, Suite 210, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801


E-mail:

cbean@rockinghamcountyva.gov

 

Locality:

Wise County & City of Norton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

 

Salary/Salary Range:

TBD

 

 

Start Date:

To be determined  (posted 5/2/18)

Closing Date:
Open 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:

City of Danville, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$55,046 to $59,160, depending on experience, plus benefits

 

 

Start Date:

June 11, 2018  (posted 4/25/18)

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.




Contact:

Michael J. Newman

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

341 Main Street, Suite 200, Danville, VA 24541


E-mail:

comthaty@danvilleva.gov

 

Locality:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$ 62,000 – $ 81,000 plus benefits.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

Start Date:

Immediately  (posted 3/27/18)

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

Duties include, but not limited to, prosecuting felony, misdemeanor and delinquency matters in all courts on behalf of the Commonwealth and local jurisdictions. 

Applicant must perform any and all other responsibilities as assigned. 

Applicant must be able to handle case preparation and court dockets, perform legal research, prepare and respond to motions, briefs and memorandum, and advise local law enforcement.

 

 

Special Requirements:

Applicant must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be in good standing with the Virginia State Bar.

 Five-plus (5+) years of criminal practice experience (prosecution or defense) is preferred but not required.

Submit resume, references and a writing sample.




Contact:

Amanda McDonald Wiseley

 


 
Title:

Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

215 Mill Road, Suite 109, Woodstock, Virginia 22664


E-mail:

awiseley@shenandoahcountyva.us

 

Locality:

The City of Bristol

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$55,169, plus benefits

 

 

Start Date:

July 2, 2018  or  ASAP -posted 3/20/18)

Closing Date:

 

Description of job:

Prosecuting attorney with responsibilities for felony and misdemeanor cases in Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, General District Court and Circuit Court of the City of Bristol

 

 

Special Requirements:

Experience as prosecutor preferred




Contact:

Jerry Allen Wolfe

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

P. O Box 1058, Bristol, Virginia  24203-1058


E-mail:

jawolfe@bristolva.org

 

Locality:

Tazewell County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$55,046

 

 

Start Date:

To be determined posted 3/14/18)

Closing Date:

Open until 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.

 

Special Requirements:

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




Contact:

Michael L. Dennis

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 946, Tazewell, VA 24651


E-mail:

lisa.rasnick@cwa.tazewellcounty.org

 

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:

January 26, 2018 (posted 1/26/18)

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:

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

 

 


 
Title:

Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:
P.O. Box 1417, Portsmouth, VA 23705-1417

 

 


E-mail:

shewmaket@portsmouthva.gov Tamara Shewmake, Chief Administrator

 

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, etc.)

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

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Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

Other Positions

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

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