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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 (3)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (0)

Other Positions (3)

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Suffolk

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney or Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney III or II

Salary/Salary Range:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney - $89,313 Min to 118,339 Mid to 158,430 Max
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:
4-1-2016 (posted 9/1/15)
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Description of job:

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.

 

Special Requirements:

Juris Doctorate degree

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney - 6 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 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 - 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.

Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

**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. **

 



Contact:

C. Phillips Ferguson

Title:

Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

150 North Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434

E-mail:

pferguson@suffolkva.us

 

Locality:

Campbell County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

$61,208-$90,777 depending on experience

 

Start Date:
Negotiable (posted 8/17/15)
Closing Date:
Until Filled.
Description of job:

The Campbell County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II.  This position will focus primarily on the prosecution of domestic violence, sex based offenses and crimes against children.  The position requires a demonstrated commitment to prosecution and to the type of work listed above.  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. Will consider applicants with less experience at lower pay grade. Applicant is subject to a criminal background check.



Contact:

Please submit a Campbell County application along with a resume stating your salary requirements. Applications are available on-line at www.co.campbell.va.us.

Title:

 

Address:

 

E-mail:

 

Locality:

City of Portsmouth

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (multiple openings)

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable

 

Start Date:
To be determined (posted 5/7/15)
Closing Date:
When filled
Description of job:

Prosecution of felony and misdemeanor offenses in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Courts

 

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing is a must, as is the ability to work well in a team environment.


Contact:

Submit resume (via email preferred) to:

Title:

Lisa Cox

Address:

Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorneys Office
1345 Court Street, Suite 105, Portsmouth, VA 23704

E-mail:

coxl@portsmouthva.gov

 

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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

Locality:

Virginia Department of State Police (North Chesterfield)

Job Title:

First Sergeant (Attorney)  
Hearing Legal Servcs Mgr III

Salary/Salary Range:

Hiring Range
$55,672-$102,734  

Start Date:
When Available (posted 8/10/15)
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Description of job:

The Department of State Police is currently advertising a First Sergeant (Attorney) position in the Bureau of Administrative and Support Services, Office of Legal Affairs, located in North Chesterfield, Virginia. This is an Exempt position; therefore, this position is not subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. In accordance with the Code of Virginia, incumbents of this position must complete a Statement of Economic Interests form upon hire and bi-annually thereafter. DUTIES:  Conducts evaluations on Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA) requests, provides legal oversight of VFOIA responses, and imparts guidance and interpretation to employees regarding VFOIA matters. Researches and coordinates the department’s VFOIA requests responses.  Prepares written correspondence that is accurate, thorough, clear, concise and submitted within established deadlines.  Maintains an agency-wide tracking system for VFOIA requests. Maintains current knowledge of legal developments that affect the department, with particular emphasis on FOIA.  Prepares lesson plans and provides legal instruction based on current VFOIA requirements. Presents relevant legal instruction to employees in a variety of forums. Conducts research and drafts manual revisions and informational bulletins.  Ensures Virginia State Police legal manuals are up-to-date and contain the most current statutory and case law. Prepares Legislative Action Summaries on proposed legislation. Attends the Division of Legislative Services Freedom of Information Act Advisory Council Meetings.  Acts as a liaison with the Office of the Attorney General, Office of Inspector General and the Division of Risk Management. Offers legal support to members of the executive and command staffs, the Personnel Division, the Property and Finance Division, and the Professional Standards Unit regarding pending criminal and civil matters. Provides general legal advice and counsel to the Department and its employees regarding Department related matters. Reviews and coordinates the department responses to Subpoenas Duces Tecum.  Assists with criminal case preparation as necessary. Provides timely legal advice and direction to sworn personnel regarding investigations. Maintains all office and personally assigned equipment and complies with the department weight control program. Maintain mandated continuing legal education of 12 hours per year.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  Considerable knowledge of Supreme Court rulings, current case law, and statutory law related to the Freedom of Information Act and criminal law. Considerable knowledge of the Virginia and United States judicial systems. Knowledge of the operations of the Virginia legislative and executive branches of government.  Demonstrated ability to analyze information; prepare complex reports and correspondence; and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be a graduate of an accredited law school and be licensed by the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners, Must be admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Prior or current experience as a law enforcement officer is preferred. The incumbent selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain the certifications of a sworn Virginia law enforcement officer as established by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. This includes successfully completing a 26 week basic trooper training program and completing field training. For more information visit http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Employment_Trooper_Recruitment.shtm . Prior experience as a criminal prosecutor or related legal background preferred. The incumbent selected for this position will be required to reside within 50 miles of the State Police Administrative Headquarters in North Chesterfield, Virginia, as required by the department residency policy. MUST PASS ALL PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING. MUST MEET ALL BASIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR A SWORN POSITION INCLUDING HEIGHT/WEIGHT AND VISUAL ACUITY REQUIREMENTS AND SATISFACTORILY COMPLETE MANDATORY LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. Applicants must live in states east of the Mississippi. Military applicants must live in or home of record must be in one of the states east of the Mississippi.

 

 

Special Requirements:

POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION, BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, FINGERPRINT-BASED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK, PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREENING, SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG SCREENING Applications will only be accepted on-line through the Recruitment Management System at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their state application. For questions, please contact Ms. Allison N. Smith at (804)674-2486 AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS, AND OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE ALUMNI ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST  



Contact:

Personnel Division  804-674-2486

Title:

n/a

Address:

7700  Midlothian TPKE, N Chesterfield VA

E-mail:

employment@vsp,virginia.gov

 

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.

 NOTE: THE LINKS IN THE LISTING DO NOT WORK, HOWEVER YOU CAN COPY AND PASTE THE LINKS 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.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. 

 

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

 

NEW

Deputy Chief (Supervisory Trial Attorney)
Voting Section

GS-905-15 ($126,245 to $158,700 per year)

9/18/15

NEW

Trial Attorney
Voting Section

GS-905-12/15 ($76,378 to $158,700 per year)

9/18/15

Chief
Special Litigation Section

ES-905-00 ($121,956 to $183,300 per year)

9/03/15

Trial Attorney
Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices

GS-905-14/15 ($107,325 to $158,700 per year)

9/08/15

Deputy Chief (Supervisory Trial Attorney)
Housing and Civil Enforcement Section

GS-905-15 ($126,245 to $158,700 per year)

8/27/15

Deputy Chief (Supervisory Trial Attorney)
Disability Rights Section

GS-905-15 ($126,245 to $158,700 per year)

8/25/15

 

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.

mply 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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