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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.

(15) Position Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions 13)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (2)
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 8/26/18)

 
Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Please see job description on hampton.gov website.  The job reference number is 05168.

 

 

 

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:

Gloucester

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

 

Salary/Salary Range:

Depends on Qualifications ($59,321 - $64,679)

 

 

 

Start Date:

September 2018 or whenever filled (posted 8/17/18)

 
Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Under general supervision, performs professional work representing the Commonwealth in court. Prepares and prosecutes cases primarily in all local trial courts.  Generally, works independently with supervision as needed.  Work consists of case law research, preparation of legal briefs and motions, interviewing and preparing witnesses, and providing legal advice and expertise to law enforcement and other agencies during investigations.  Completes work within the framework and mandates of any grant funding this position to include prosecuting domestic violence and crimes of violence against women.  Work involves considerable public contact.  Employee must exercise independent judgment, initiative, tact and courtesy in various phases of work.  Reports to the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

 

 

 

Special Requirements:

For a complete job description, application requirements and to apply online, please visit www.gloucesterva.jobs.

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online.

 

 

 




Contact:

Holly B. Smith

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

Box 456, Gloucester, VA  23061


E-mail:

hsmith@gloucesterva.info

 

Locality:

Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,148  

 

 

 

Start Date:

September 10, 2018 or until filled (posted 8/16/18)

 
Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

Duties will include the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony offenses in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Court.  The office consists of the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney and 5 assistants.  The office has a strong no plea bargain policy, and encourages all assistants gain experience by trying cases in all courts.  The applicant will be offered opportunities to prosecute felonies and misdemeanors, including jury trials.

 

 

 

Special Requirements:

Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school and be a member of the bar in good standing.  Prosecution experience preferred but not required.

 

Resume and cover letter required.

 




Contact:

Bryan Haskins

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address:

 


E-mail:

bryan.haskins@pittgov.org

 

Locality:

County of Spotsylvania

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$82,031

 

 

 

Start Date:

Negotiable (posted 8/15/18)

 
Closing Date:

August 31, 2018

Description of job:

Seeking individual to perform professional legal work prosecuting criminal suspects for the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office. Conducts legal research; prosecutes jury and non-jury trials in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases and/or negotiating settlements; and prepares Appellate Court and other legal briefs.  Provides legal advice/counsel to public officials, law enforcement officials, victims of crime and the general public.
           

 

 

 

Special Requirements:

Juris Doctorate degree.  Five (5) years prosecutorial experience preferred.   License to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Please submit a resume, transcript and writing sample with the on-line County application at www.spotsylvania.va.us/careers.  If you are unable to attach documents through the on-line process, you may fax to 540-507-7296 or mail to Spotsylvania Co., Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 605, Spotsylvania, VA 22553.

 

 




Contact:

Romona Sturm

 


 
Title:

Human Resources Analyst

Address:

9104 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553


E-mail:

rsturm@spotsylvania.va.us

 

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:

To be determined (posted 8/15/18)

Closing Date:

Closes September 15, 2018

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:

Appomattox County

Job Title:

Part-Time Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (20 hrs/wk.)

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$45,000 with no benefits (Grant funded position)

 

 

 

Start Date:

September, 2018 (posted 8/14/18)

 
Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Assists the Attorney for the Commonwealth in representing the people of the Commonwealth primarily in criminal, traffic, and delinquency cases in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court cases; does related work as required.
           

 

 

 

Special Requirements:

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

 

 




Contact:

Les Fleet

 


 
Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 2038, Appomattox, VA 24522


E-mail:

les.fleet@appomattoxcountyva.gov

 

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:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$ 56,000 – $ 68,000 plus benefits. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

 

 

Start Date:

 Immediately (posted 6/23/18)

 
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:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$ 56,208 plus benefits. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

 

 

Start Date:

 August 1, 2018 (posted 6/23/18)

 
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.

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:

Westmoreland County, VA

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,000 plus benefits/VRS (starting salary) 

 

 

Start Date:

 July 15, 2018 (posted 6/19/18)

 
Closing Date:
July 5, 2018
Description of job:

This full time position will prosecute felony, misdemeanor and traffic charges in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and Circuit Court.  In addition  to litigation, the employee will perform prosecutorial duties including research, preparation of legal briefs and motions, interviewing and preparing witnesses, reviewing body camera evidence, and providing legal advice and expertise to law enforcement and other agencies during investigations.  Employee must exercise independent judgement, initiative, tact and courtesy in all areas of work. Westmoreland County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

 

 

Special Requirements:

Juris Doctor from an accredited school of law.  Active member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing.  Prefer at least 2 years of legal experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience in criminal litigation, but not required. 

 




Contact:

Julia H. Sichol 

 


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 967, Montross, Virginia 22520


E-mail:

lsquires@westmoreland-county.org

 

 

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:

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:

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.)

 

Locality:

Tazewell County

Job Title:

Part-Time VSTOP Prosecutor

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$43,000 annually (no benefits)

 

 

Start Date:

Immediately - posted 8/16/18)

Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

Responsible for prosecuting crimes primarily in Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court involving domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and protective orders. Must have experience in or be willing to learn grant writing skills. Must work a minimum of 3 days (24 hours) per week.

 

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:

Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant  Commonwealth Attorney (PART-TIME)

 

Salary/Salary Range:

$24.00 to $31.00/hr. (Grant)

 

 

Start Date:

As soon as possible (posted 8/15/18)

 
Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney position is available to prosecute domestic violence cases in General District, Circuit Court, and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts.  Criminal defense/prosecution experience desirable.  Background investigation and admission to the Virginia State Bar required.

 

 

 

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@nngov.com

 

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Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

Other Positions

 

NONE AT THIS TIME.

 

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