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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.

(7) Position Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (5)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (1)

Other Positions (1)

 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

 

Locality:

Portsmouth, VA

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$53,967-  (+) excellent benefits (VRS retirement)

Salary commensurate with experience

 

Start Date:

(posted 1/12/17)

Closing Date:

January 27, 2017

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.

Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Graduation from an accredited law school. 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.

 

 

Special Requirements:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I- up to 2 years of experience practicing prosecutorial criminal law; or any equivalent combination of experience as an attorney.




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:

Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Up to $55,000

 

Start Date:

February 1, 2017 or until filled (posted 12/30/16)

Closing Date:

Until 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

Email to: bryan.haskins@pittgov.org                                    

OR mail to Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan Haskins at the address below.




Contact:

R. Bryan Haskins


 
Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney for Pittsylvania County

Address:

P.O. Box 1068, Chatham,Virginia  24531


E-mail:

bryan.haskins@pittgov.org

 

Locality:

Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience

 

Start Date:

As soon as possible (posted 12/28/16)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Since this office is engaged in Community Prosecution, not only will this attorney be prosecuting drugs and gun related 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.  A minimum of 4 years of experience in criminal defense or prosecution is preferred.




Contact:

Howard E. Gwynn 757-926-7443


 
Title:

Commonwealth Attorney

Address:

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


E-mail:

hgwynn@nnva.gov

 

Locality:

Tazewell County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$53,967.00 + benefits

 

Start Date:

January 1, 2017 (posted 11/21/16)

Closing Date:

December 15, 2016

Description of job:

Assistant Attorney I position available in the Tazewell County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.  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.  Litigation experience preferred

 

Special Requirements:

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




Contact:

Michael Lee Dennis or Lisa Rasnick


 
Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 946, 237 West Main Street, Tazewell, VA  24651


E-mail:

lisa_rasnick@richl.twcbc.com

 

Locality:

Albemarle County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

$72,958.00 - $100,000.00 / Per Year, depending on education, experience and internal equity Negotiable based on experience

 

Start Date:

Negotiable (posted 9/17/16)

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Description of job:

Essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prosecute felony bench and jury trials and misdemeanor appeals before the Circuit Court;
  • Prosecute felony preliminary hearings before the General District Court;
  • Prosecute misdemeanor cases before the General District Court;
  • Prosecute misdemeanor cases before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court;
  • Prosecute felony preliminary hearings before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court;
  • Write briefs and Memoranda on Motions Filed in the Circuit Court;
  • Argue Suppression Motions and other Motions before the Circuit and General District Courts;
  • Prepare Appellate Briefs for use by the Commonwealth in the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia;
  • Advise law enforcement on all legal matters involving the investigation and prosecution of criminal conduct;
  • Develop and conduct formal training on Virginia laws and the United States Constitution for law enforcement;
  • Advise and work with governmental agencies and the public in coordinated efforts to ensure and enhance crime prevention and public safety;
  • Make relevant presentations to community groups on law enforcement;
  • Perform related work as assigned.

 

Special Requirements:

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 one year of previous experience as prosecutor or a minimum of five years of experience as a practicing attorney.  Five (5) years or more of prosecution experience preferred.

 

Bilingual and multi-lingual fluency desirable. Diverse candidates welcome.

 

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.  Knowledge of computerized word processing, email communications and electronic case management system

KEY ATTRIBUTES OF OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Extraordinary commitment to justice and public service
  • Extensive experience prosecuting misdemeanor and criminal offenses, complex traffic offenses, white collar crimes, crimes against children, the elderly, violent felonies, and other offenses (five to ten years of experience preferred)
  • Outstanding commitment to fairness and uncompromising ethical judgment
  • Flexibility to serve in a broad range of roles in a high-volume, high-caseload environment




Contact:

All applications need to be submitted through the Albemarle County website: https://albemarleva.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1975


 
Title:

 

Address:

 


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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:

County of Spotsylvania

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$86,875 to $139,000 (DOQ)

 

Start Date:

January 15, 2017 (posted 1/12/17)

Closing Date:

January 31, 2017

Description of job:

DEPUTY COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY:  FULL-TIME
Serves as Deputy Prosecutor to the Commonwealth’s Attorney and supervises the office in his absence.  Performs supervision of the other prosecutors and support staff.  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 and/or negotiating settlements; and preparing Appellate Court and other legal briefs, as necessary.  Employee is also responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to public officials, law enforcement officials, and the victims of crime.  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.  Salary:  $86,875 to $139,000 (DOQ).  Deadline:  January 31, 2017

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Prepares misdemeanor and felony criminal cases for trial, interviewing witnesses, negotiating with defense attorneys, conferring with law enforcement and judicial personnel, locating witnesses and defendants, interviewing victims and witnesses, performing legal research, conferring with victims and their families, investigating incidents, and visiting crime scenes.

Presents cases in court and makes motions and recommendations to the court; questions witnesses and defendants.

Performs case management functions, such as screening cases for prosecution, determining proper charges to be filed, preparing case documents, and preparing orders; negotiates settlements or plea bargains, as appropriate.

Performs legal research and prepares memorandums of law pertaining to assigned criminal cases.

Provides legal advice and counsel to public officials, law enforcement officials and the general public; informs law enforcement of new rulings.

Prepares legal briefs for presentation to Appellate Court.

Assists victims of crime in seeking compensation from state fund for injuries/damages and informs victims of other services available to them.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Studies legal periodicals and new appellate rulings to keep abreast of developments in the field; attends courses to meet continuing legal education requirements; makes presentations to schools and civic groups; communicates with the news media and performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Juris Doctorate degree and a minimum of 5 to10 years of experience in the practice of criminal law, including courtroom trial experience; 3 years’ experience as a supervisor; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skill, knowledge and ability.

 

Special Requirements:

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
License to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and significant jury trail experience.




Contact:

Spotsylvania County Government
Department of Human Resources
Telephone: (540) 507-7290; FAX: (540) 507-7296; TTY: 711;
Web Site: www.spotsylvania.va.us

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E.O.E


 
Title:

 

Address:

9104 Courthouse Road, P.O. Box 605, Spotsylvania, VA 22553


E-mail:

hr@spotsylvania.va.us

 

Other Positions

 

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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