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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.

(13) Position Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (10)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (1)

Other Positions (2)

SUFFOLK, VA

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney III, II and/or
V-STOP Domestic Violence Prosecutor

Commonwealth’s Attorney III/II

Under general supervision, performs supervisory and professional legal work as lead prosecutor in the local Commonwealth's Attorney’s Office, prosecuting criminal suspects on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Work involves prosecuting, supervising, and assisting a staff of Assistant Commonwealth's Attorneys in the prosecution of jury and non-jury trials in misdemeanor and felony cases, negotiation of plea agreements and other settlements; legal research, and preparation of Appellate Court and other legal briefs, as necessary. Employee is also responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to public officials, law enforcement officials, victims of crime and the general public. Employee must exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in determining the proper course of action in a variety of legal cases and situations. Employee must also exercise tact, courtesy and discretion in frequent contact with crime victims, suspects, law enforcement and judicial officials, public officials, and the general public. Reports to the Commonwealth's Attorney.

V-STOP Domestic Violence Prosecutor
Under limited supervision, performs professional legal work prosecuting criminal suspects on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Work involves performing legal research in the preparation of domestic violence cases; prosecuting jury and non-jury trials in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases including negotiating plea agreements, and preparing Appellate Court and other legal briefs, as necessary. Employee will need to have excellent verbal and writing skills to write V-STOP Domestic Violence Grant and complete quarterly reports. Employee must exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in determining the proper course of action in a variety of legal cases and situations and be well organized and focused in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the position. Employee is also responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to public officials, law enforcement officials, victims of crime and the general public. Employee must also exercise tact, courtesy and discretion in frequent contact with crime victims, law enforcement and judicial officials, public officials, and the general public. 

**Eligible applicants must apply at www.suffolkva.us and click on the City of Suffolk Employment link to apply. Please attach a letter of interest, resume (including references and/or letters of recommendation), and a writing sample with a copy of those items mailed to C. Phillips Ferguson, Commonwealth’s Attorney, P.O. Box 1811, Suffolk, VA 23434. **

Requirements:

Juris Doctorate degree

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney III - 4 years or more of experience in the practice of criminal law; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skill, knowledge and ability.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II/ Domestic Violence Prosecutor- 2 years or more of experience in the practice of criminal law; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skill, knowledge and ability.

License to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

Salary:
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney III – 78,016 Min to 101,421 Mid to 134,199 Max
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II - $68,998 Min to $89,698 Mid to 118,687 Max
V-STOP Domestic Violence Attorney Prosecutor – Up to $76,288

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

 

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Louisa County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

To be determined.

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 5/27/16)

Closing Date:
June 20, 2016 or until the position is filled.
Description of job:

    The ideal candidate will have a mix of prosecutorial experience and the ability to successfully balance his or her dual role as both a prosecutor and representative of the office.  Therefore, they must be able to handle stress and function effectively in a variety of courts and situations. 
    • Working for the successful prosecution of bench trials in Circuit and General District Courts- ranging from traffic offenses to felonies.  Some work in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court will also be required.
    • Preparation and performance of felony and misdemeanor jury trials in Circuit Court.
    • Meeting with victims. This requires working closely with the victim/witness coordinator.
    • Interacting often with law enforcement; both as they call for legal advice from the field and meeting with them in preparation for trial.
    • Discussing pending matters with defense counsel and making sure all legal and ethical obligations are met before trial.

Special Requirements:
  • Must be licensed to practice law in State of Virginia
  • Minimum of one to two years experience in prosecution

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Contact:

Rusty McGuire


 
Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address:

100 Main Street, Louisa, VA 23093

E-mail:

rmcguire@louisa.org

 

Locality:

Bedford County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

To be determined.

 

Start Date:

On or after July 1, 2016 (posted 5/27/16)

Closing Date:
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on June 17, 2016.  
Description of job:

Successful candidate will be responsible for performing difficult professional work as prosecutor for the county, town and the state.  Typical duties include:  serving as a prosecutor; preparing cases for prosecution; trying cases in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Courts.  Candidate should have a thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of law, state laws, and court decisions applicable to criminal prosecution.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and must be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly in writing and work well in a team environment. Prior experience as a prosecutor preferred.


Contact:

Position profile and applications are available at:   www.bedfordcountyva.gov.   Application and resume should be submitted to:  Angela Overstreet, 123 East Main St. Suite 302 Bedford, VA 24523 or aoverstreet@bedfordcountyva.gov.


 
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Address:

123 East Main St. Suite 302 Bedford, VA 24523

E-mail:

aoverstreet@bedfordcountyva.gov

 

Locality:

Augusta County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

To be determined, depending on experience.  Full-time position with benefits including VRS Retirement, life insurance, health insurance, and vacation and sick leave.

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 5/26/16)

Closing Date:
Open until filled
Description of job:

Responsibilities include prosecution of felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and must be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly in writing and work well in a team environment. Prior experience as a prosecutor preferred.


Contact:

A letter of interest and resume may be turned in at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office at the office address below or by email to the address below, before 5:00 p.m., June 10, 2016. Equal Opportunity Employer.


 
Title:

 

Address:

6 E. Johnson Street, 1st Floor, Staunton, Virginia 24401

E-mail:

pcampbell@co.augusta.va.us

 

Locality:

City of Hopewell

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

To be determined

 

Start Date:

(posted 5/26/16)

Closing Date:
Until Filled
Description of job:

Applicant will perform legal duties including but not limited to prosecution of criminal defendants in General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and Circuit Court, all preparatory work for such prosecutions, and preparation of legal briefs, as well as other duties which may be assigned.

Special Requirements:

Qualified Applicants must be licensed and good standing with the Virginia State Bar.  Prosecutorial experience is preferred.


Contact:

Richard Newman


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

100 East Broadway, Room 252, Hopewell, VA 23860

E-mail:

RNewman@KeepHopewellSafe.com

 

Locality:

City of Winchester

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

52,909-63,606

 

Start Date:

6/26/16 (posted 5/23/16)

Closing Date:
6/4/16
Description of job:

Prosecution of misdemeanors and felonies, General District, Juvenile & Domestic and Circuit Court.

Special Requirements:

All applications should be submitted through the City of Winchester website www.winchesterva.gov


Contact:

Tina Fitzwater


 

 

Title:

Office Administrator/Sr. Paralegal

Address:

24 Rouss Avenue Suite 200 Winchester, VA 22601

E-mail:

tfitzwater@ca.winchesterva.com

 

Locality:

Williamsburg/James City County

Job Title:

Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$52,909 or greater depending upon experience

 

Start Date:

7/1/16 (posted 5/12/16)

Closing Date:
Until filled
Description of job:

Prosecute cases in Williamsburg/James City County General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and Circuit Court

Special Requirements:

Applicants should submit an application on the James City County web site Career Center at jamescitycountyva.gov


Contact:

Catherine A. C. Black

 

 

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

5201 Monticello Avenue, Suite 4, Williamsburg, VA  23188

E-mail:

cblack@wjcc-ca.hrcoxmail.com

 

Locality:

City of Bristol

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$54,087, plus benefits

 

Start Date:

May 2, 2016  or  ASAP (posted 4/13/16)

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:

Charlottesville, VA (Albemarle County)

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

$72,958 –$96, 024

 

Start Date:

(posted 3/16/16)

Closing Date:
Until Filled
Description of job:

The Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II serves as a prosecuting attorney for the Commonwealth of Virginia in all criminal matters pending before the Albemarle County General District Court, Albemarle County Circuit Court, the Albemarle County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and on occasion act as special prosecutor in other jurisdictions within the Commonwealth of Virginia.


 

Special Requirements:
  • Extensive prosecution experience (five to eight years of prosecution experience preferred)
  • Considerable experience in prosecuting violent crime, adult sexual assault, child exploitation, white collar, Internet-based and other financial crimes
  • Outstanding judgement
  • Steadfast commitment to fairness and public service
  • 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.
  • Diverse candidates welcome

 




Contact:

Robert N. Tracci


 

 

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney, County of Albemarle

Address:

410 E. High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


E-mail:

www.albemarle.org/jobs

 

Locality:

Charlottesville, VA (Albemarle County)

Job Title:

Part-time Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

$69,484.00 - $83,381.00

 

Start Date:

April 1, 2016 (posted 3/16/16)

Closing Date:
Until Filled
Description of job:

Anticipated Start Date April 1, 2016

We are seeking an individual to serve the citizens of Albemarle County, Virginia as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II for the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

THE POSITION – ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY II

The Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II serves as a 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.

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

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Special Requirements:
  • Part-Time (20 hours per week), 12 Months
    Exempt, Pay Grade 22, Benefits-Eligible, Non-VRS-Eligible

 




Contact:

Robert N. Tracci


 

 

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney, County of Albemarle

Address:

410 E. High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


E-mail:

www.albemarle.org/jobs

 

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

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

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Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

Albemarle County, Virginia (Charlottesville)

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$83,985 - $110,537/year depending on qualifications, experience, and internal equity

 

Start Date:

January 1, 2016 (posted 12/4/15)

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Description of job:

The Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney has supervisory and administrative duties and is responsible for all duties of the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney whenever the Commonwealth’s Attorney is unavailable to perform those duties. Prosecuting attorney represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in all criminal matters pending before the Albemarle County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, the Albemarle County General District Court and the Albemarle County Circuit Court. On occasion act as special prosecutor in other jurisdictions within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

KEY ATTRIBUTES OF OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Extensive prosecution experience,
  • Outstanding judgement,
  • Steadfast commitment to fairness and public service.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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 six years of previous experience as prosecutor or a minimum of twelve years of experience as a practicing attorney. Bilingual and multi-lingual fluency desirable.

Full Listing and Apply at www.albemarle.org/jobs EEO/EOE

 

Special Requirements:



Contact:

 

Title:

 

Address:

 

E-mail:

 

 

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 announcementsthat 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.Jobs@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. 
 
 
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Position
Salary
Closing Date
NEW
Deputy Chief
Criminal Section
GS-905 ($128,082 to $160,300 per year)
6/3/16
NEW
Trial Attorney
Office of Special Counsel
GS-905-12/14 ($77,490 to $141,555 per year)
6/13/16
NEW
Trial Attorney
Criminal Section
GS-905-14/15 ($108,887 to $160,300 per year)
6/20/16
 
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.

 

 

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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