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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.

(6) Position Listed

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

Other Positions (2)

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney 

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience

Start Date:
As soon as possible (posted 3/11/15)
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.  At least two to three years of experience in criminal defense or prosecution is preferred.



Contact:

Howard E. Gwynn, 757-926-7443

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

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

E-mail:

hgwynn@nnva.gov

 

Locality:

Amherst County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney 

Salary/Salary Range:

Approximately $70,0000 plus benefits

Start Date:
To be determined (posted 3/10/15)
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Description of job:

Responsibilities include prosecution of felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses.

 

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia and have a minimum of four years of prosecution experience. Opportunity exists for fast advancement.



Contact:

Please submit resumes to:

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

Address:

P.O. Box 358
Amherst, VA  24521

E-mail:

 

Locality:

City of Bristol

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney  [ATT1]

Salary/Salary Range:

Begins at $52,909, plus benefits

Start Date:
April 20, 2015 (posted 2/27/15)
Closing Date:
Open until position has been filled
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:

Virginia State Bar member; computer proficiency; residing in or willing to relocate to the Bristol area; experience as prosecuting attorney preferred



Contact:

Jerry Allen Wolfe

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney, City of Bristol

Address:

210 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 2, P. O. Box 1058, Bristol, Virginia  24203-1058

E-mail:

jawolfe@bristolva.org

 

Locality:

Suffolk

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, III or II

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:
to be determined (posted 1/20/15)
Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

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 criminal trials; 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 needs to have excellent verbal and writing skills. 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. 

 

Special Requirements:

**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

3 to 5 years of experience in the practice of law with an emphasis in criminal law and criminal procedure.

License to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.



Contact:

C. Phillips Ferguson

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 1811, Suffolk, VA 23434

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

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.

 The links in the Civil Rights Division information below are not live. Copy and paste them into your browser.

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.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

Trial Attorney

Criminal Section

GS-14 ($107,325 to $139,523 per year)

4/2/15

Equal Opportunity Specialist (MPP)

Criminal Section

GS-360-13 ($90,823 to $118,069 per year)

3/25/15

Attorney Adviser

Term NTE 18 Months

Federal Coordination & Compliance Section

GS-905-15 ($126,246 to $158,700 per year)

3/23/15

Detail Opportunity

Open to current federal employees only

Federal Coordination& Review Section

Current federal government salary continues. 

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.

 

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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