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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 (12)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (2)

Other Positions (1)

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:

Dickenson County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$53,967 plus benefits

 

Start Date:

July 1, 2016 (posted 5/4/16)

Closing Date:
until filled
Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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 complicated and rapid legal research and to prepare legal briefs to trial and appellate courts. Ability to communicate effectively with law enforcement personnel, expert 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.                 


Contact:

C. Seth Baker

 

 

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 747, Clintwood, VA 24228

E-mail:

seth@dickensoncwa.net

 

Locality:

City of Richmond, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Minimum $75,000 depending on experience, plus benefits

 

Start Date:

ASAP (posted 4/29/16)

Closing Date:
May 20, 2016
Description of job:

Prosecuting attorney with responsibilities for felony and misdemeanor offenses in General District and Circuit Court. 

Special Requirements:

Applicant must have at least 5 years of prosecution experience                     


Contact:

Gwen Douglas

 

 

Title:

Executive Assistant

Address:

400 North 9th Street, Suite 100, Richmond, Virginia  23219

E-mail:

Gwen.Douglas@richmondgov.com

 

Locality:

Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Job Title:

Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$60,000.00

 

Start Date:

June 15, 2016 (posted 4/28/16)

Closing Date:
Closes 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     Resume and cover letter required either by email or U.S. Mail to the contact information 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:

City of Danville, Virginia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$53,967 - $58,421, depending on experience, plus benefits.

 

Start Date:

June 1, 2016 (posted 4/27/16)

Closing Date:
Closed when filled.
Description of job:

Prosecution of felony and misdemeanor cases in all district and circuit courts with other duties assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney. 

Special Requirements:

Graduate of accredited law school and active membership in good standing of Virginia State Bar. Along with resume, submit a writing sample neither coauthored nor edited by anyone except the applicant.


Contact:

Michael J. Newman

 

 

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

341 Main Street, Suite 200, Danville, VA 24541

E-mail:

comthaty@ci.danville.va.us

 

Locality:

Tazewell County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

To be determined, depending on experience.

 

Start Date:

To be determined (posted 4/21/16) Basic state employee benefits package is included.

Closing Date:
May 16, 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.

 

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed and in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. Direct inquiries and resumes to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, P.O. Box 946, Tazewell, VA 24651. Litigation experience preferred.

Deadline to apply is May 16, 2016 by 4:30 p.m. Resumes must be received in office by deadline. Resumes will be accepted by mail, in person, and by fax at (276) 988-5165 or by email to lisa_rasnick@richl.twcbc.com


Contact:

Michael Dennis

 

 

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 946, Tazewell, VA 24651

E-mail:

lisa_rasnick@richl.twcbc.com

 

Locality:

Amherst County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Depends on Experience.  Minimum salary $57,000+ Benefits 

 

Start Date:

July 1, 2016 (posted 4/15/16)

Closing Date:

 

Description of job:

Vertical Prosecution.  Prosecute felonies and misdemeanors in GDC, JDR, and Circuit Court of Amherst County


 

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed attorney in Virginia




Contact:

W. Lyle Carver


 

 

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 358 Amherst, VA 24521


E-mail:

wlcarver@amherstca.org

 

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:

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 4/7/16)

Closing Date:

April 22, 2016

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., April 22, 2016. Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

 

Title:

 

Address:

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


E-mail:

pcampbell@co.augusta.va.us

 

Locality:

Greene County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$63,180.00

 

Start Date:

Spring, 2016 (posted 3/25/16)

Closing Date:

Please submit resume and cover letter by April 18, 2016, Position open until filled.

Description of job:

Duties consist of prosecution of cases in all courts and other duties as assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney, including community outreach.  See full job description at www.gcva.us or contact Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. 


 

Special Requirements:

Must be a member of the Virginia State Bar.  Prior criminal law experience preferred.




Contact:

Ronald L. Morris


 

 

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

P.O. Box 1028, Stanardsville, VA  22973


E-mail:

rlmorris@gcva.us

 

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

.


 

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

 

Locality:

Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

TBD

 

Start Date:

May 2, 2016 (posted 3/16/16)

Closing Date:
Until filled
Description of job:

Prosecution of felonies and misdemeanors, research and writing, advising local law enforcement agencies.


 

Special Requirements:

 




Contact:

Christopher Bean


 

 

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

53 Court Square, Suite 210, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801


E-mail:

cbean@rockinghamcountyva.gov

 

Locality:

Carroll County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Depending on Experience

 

Start Date:

Immediately (posted 2/19/16)

Closing Date:
Until Filled
Description of job:

Juvenile Court Prosecutor


 

Special Requirements:

VA Bar License, Experience preferred but not required


Contact:

Nathan Lyons


 

 

Title:

Commonwealth Attorney

Address:

605-11 Pine St., Hillsville, Va, 24343


E-mail:

commatty@carrollcountyva.org

 

 

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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:

Patrick County

Job Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney (Attorney IV)

Salary/Salary Range:

$68,434-$71,846, with benefits including vacation and sick leave, VRS Retirement, Life Insurance, Health Insurance.

 

 

 

Start Date:

July 1, 2016 Posted  (April 22, 2016)

 

Closing Date:

May 13, 2016

Description of job:

Prosecute felony and misdemeanor case in GDC, JDR, and Circuit Court.  Our office does vertical prosecution on cases assigned.  Prepare briefs on appealed case to the VA Court of Appeals and VA Supreme Court.  On occasion, act as special prosecutor in other jurisdictions within the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Responsible for all duties of the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney whenever the Commonwealth’s Attorney is unavailable to perform those duties.  Other duties as assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney.  Must be able to manage a large caseload and prepare and present complex cases before a trial court in a short period of time.  Must be able to communicate clearly in writing and orally with law enforcement personnel, expert witnesses, lay witnesses, and victim/witnesses.  Must work well in a team environment, including within established multi-disciplinary teams.  Must exhibit steadfast commitment to fairness and public service.  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.

 


 

Special Requirements:

Juris Doctorate degree
Active membership in good standing with the Virginia State Bar
Must pass a criminal background and DMV check

5 years or more of experience in the practice of criminal law

 




Contact:

Submit a letter of interest and resume with references to the Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Office at the office address below or by email before 5:00 PM on May 13, 2016.


 

 

Title:

Patrick County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address:

124 Slusher Street, Stuart, Virginia 24171, Post Office Box 268, Stuart, Virginia 24171


E-mail:

nbelcher@co.patrick.va.us

 

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

 

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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