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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.

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(21) Positions Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (20)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (0)

Other Positions (1)



Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

Nelson

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,000-$60,000.

Start Date:

April 6, 2020 (Posted March 22, 2020)

Closing Date:

April 3, 2020

Description of job:

Full-time Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney position reports to the Commonwealth’s Attorney and prosecutes criminal offenses. The duties include, but not limited to, prosecuting felony, misdemeanor and delinquency matters in all courts on behalf of the Commonwealth and local jurisdiction. Candidate must possess thorough knowledge of criminal laws and procedure, have excellent trial skills, and a focus on justice. Position will require the exercise of professional judgment and impeccable ethics.

Special Requirements:

Possess a Juris Doctorate Degree and be a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar.

Contact:

Daniel Rutherford

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 447, Lovingston, VA 22949

E-mail:

drutherford@nelsoncounty.org



Locality:

Carroll County (Hillsville, VA)

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary depends on experience, plus benefits

Start Date:

TBD (posted March 2, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

Prosecuting attorney with responsibilities for felony and misdemeanor offenses in General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, and Circuit Court. Office consists of elected Commonwealth Attorney, one (1) Deputy Commonwealth Attorney, two (2) Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys, and two (2) Administrative Assistants.

Special Requirements:

Licensed to practice law in Virginia or can quickly obtain licensure. Interested candidates should email resumes to jennifer.spangler@carrollcountyva.gov

Contact:

Jennifer W. Spangler – 276-730-3090 FAX 276-730-3095

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address

Office of the Commonwealth\'s Attorney Carroll County, Virginia 605-11 Pine Street Hillsville, Virginia 24343

E-mail:

jennifer.spangler@carrollcountyva.gov



Locality:

Leesburg, VA

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$67,860- $98,699

Start Date:

$67,860- $98,699 (Posted March 19, 2020)

Closing Date:

04/30/2020

Description of job:

Job Description The Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney's Office seeks a full-time Assistant Commonwealth Attorney. The selected candidate will be responsible for the management and prosecution of cases in the Juvenile and Domestic, General District and Circuit Courts. Under the general direction of the designated supervisor, the Assistant Commonwealth Attorney prosecutes cases for the Commonwealth, and represents the Commonwealth in legal proceedings. Duties include advising law enforcement regarding charging documents, reviewing evidentiary documents, issuing subpoenas, interviewing and preparing witnesses, performing legal research, responding to pre-trial and post-trial motions, conducting trial strategy, coordination with the victim-witness case manager, litigating cases – bench and jury trials, sentencing hearings, probation violation hearings, show cause hearings, and post-trial appeals. The selected applicant must be capable of: managing a heavy caseload; skilled at legal research and writing; able to work both independently and collaboratively in an office that values integrity, civility, initiative, sound judgment and skilled advocacy. Job Requirements Requires a Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from an accredited law school and a license to practice in Virginia; one year of experience as a licensed practicing attorney with jury trial experience or operational/transactional/administrative experience in legal field. Post Conditional Offer Contingencies The successful candidate will undergo a criminal background check.

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia or eligible for membership. Must be a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar (ability to obtain a waiver of admission within a reasonable time is also acceptable, but should not to exceed four (4) months). Continue legal education annually. To apply for this position use the link below: https://www.jobapscloud.com/LDN/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=20&R2=A2&R3=0216

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Recruitment Program Specialist

Address

1 Harrison Street, SE, Leesburg, VA 20175

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov



Locality:

Greene County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable, depending on qualifications, Compensation Board guidelines, and internal equity.

Start Date:

Immediate (Posted March 9, 2020)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

The Greene County Commonwealth’s Attorney has an opening for a full-time Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. Responsibilities will include prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes in all three of Greene County’s courts, with a primary assignment in the Juvenile Domestic Relations Court. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior experience as a prosecutor, judicial clerk, or magistrate preferred but not required. Pay commensurate with experience. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office via email at econsolvo@gcva.us

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Edwin “Win” Consolvo

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Post Office Box 1028, Stanardsville VA 22973

E-mail:

econsolvo@gcva.us



Locality:

Greensville County/City of Emporia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$60,000-65,000 plus benefits

Start Date:

Immediate (Posted February 18, 2020)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Duties include prosecuting cases in General District, JDR, and Circuit Courts, educating and advising law enforcement and other duties as assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney

Special Requirements:

Member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar Criminal prosecution or defense experience is preferred but not required. Send Cover letter, resume and references by email or postal service

Contact:

Patricia T. Watson

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

320 S. Main Street Emporia, VA 23847

E-mail:

Pwatson.ca@greensvillecountyva.gov



Locality:

Sussex County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

TBD

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted February 18, 2020)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Experienced prosecutor needed to prosecute cases in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations and Circuit Courts. Must have at least 2 years prosecutorial experience; able to work independently and possess excellent interpersonal skills..

Special Requirements:

Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be in good standing with the Virginia State Bar.

Contact:

Lyndia Ramsey

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

20209 Thornton Square Sussex, VA 23884

E-mail:

lpramsey@sussexcao.com



Locality:

County of Frederick, VA

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$70,875.00 - $78,358.29

Start Date:

To be determined (Posted February 14, 2020)

Closing Date:

3/13/2020 at 5pm EST

Description of job:

Performs complex prosecutorial legal services for the Commonwealth. Prepares and researches criminal cases involving complex issues of constitutional law, evidence, and trial strategy in all courts of the Commonwealth, State, and Federal. Advises County and State law enforcement officials on a wide variety of problems having legal implications. Performs related duties as assigned. The requirements for this position include, but are not limited to, those outlined below. All job qualifications and physical requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. It is the employer's discretion to add or change the duties or requirements of this position at any time. 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:

Education: • Active Membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar • Completion of continuing education courses in all categories of criminal law Experience: Four years of experience as a criminal prosecutor or three years of experience as a criminal prosecutor and two additional years of experience in general practice law, or equivalent combination of education and experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge/Skills: • 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, County and State official's agencies and the general public and possess professional telephone etiquette. Education: • Active Membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar • Completion of continuing education courses in all categories of criminal law Experience: Four years of experience as a criminal prosecutor or three years of experience as a criminal prosecutor and two additional years of experience in general practice law, or equivalent combination of education and experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge/Skills: • 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, County and State official's agencies and the general public and possess professional telephone etiquette.

Contact:

Applications are excepted at www.fcva.us/jobs - Ericka C Kerns, SHRM-CP

Title:

HRG

Address

 

E-mail:

www.fcva.us/jobs



Locality:

Montgomery County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$65,000-85,000 depending on experience

Start Date:

April 2020 (Posted February 12, 2020)

Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

Prepare and prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases in district and circuit courts. Conduct legal research in preparation for prosecutions. Compose appellate briefs. Display good interpersonal skills in advising local law enforcement agencies and working with Victim/Witness advocate and other court personnel. Due to the high caseload, the attorney must be able to organize and work efficiently with minimal supervision. Additionally, the attorney must be decisive and able to exercise discretion.

Special Requirements:

Licensed to practice law in Virginia. 5+ years of experience as prosecutor or defense attorney preferred. Experience and interest in juvenile court prosecution preferred.

Contact:

Submit cover letter and resume via e-mail to Mary Pettitt

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

55 E. Main St, Ste 2B, Christiansburg, VA 24073

E-mail:

pettittmk@montgomerycountyva.gov



Locality:

Alleghany County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$60,079

Start Date:

As soon as possible (re-posted February 7, 2020 with amended salary)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting cases in Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts in a vertical prosecution office. Solid trial advocacy skills are necessary combined with a knowledge of the law and rules of evidence. Attorneys will advise law enforcement officers and interact with victims and witnesses on a daily basis.

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia

Contact:

Ann Gardner

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 859 Covington, VA 24426

E-mail:

Alleghanycntyca@co.alleghany.va.us



Locality:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$ 57,894 – $ 68,000 plus benefits. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted January 30, 2020)

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 (3+) 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:

Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience

Start Date:

As soon as possible (Posted January 30, 2020)

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. Two years or more of experience in criminal defense or prosecution is preferred. Complete an online application at: https://www.nngov.com/193/Apply-for-a-Job and click the “Apply here” link.

Contact:

Melissa I. Freudenberg 757-926-7443

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

freudenbergmi@nnva.gov



Locality:

Henrico County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

See Qualifications section below.

Start Date:

To be determined.

Closing Date:

February 3, 2020.

Description of job:

Closing Date: This position closes on February 3, 2020. Assists the Attorney for the Commonwealth in representing the people of the Commonwealth in criminal and traffic cases, some with a focus on Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court cases; does related work as required. Extensive knowledge of general and governmental law; 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. Some of these positions are specifically going to address needs in our Juvenile and Domestic Relations arm of the office. Applicants with prior experience in prosecution or defense in these areas and the desire to prosecute in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court are encouraged to apply. 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 $67,429 - $124,040) For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II: Graduation from an accredited school of law, and three (3) 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 $77,613 - $142,774) For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney III: Graduation from an accredited school of law, and five (7) 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.37 $85,243 - $156,810) Eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. For some of these positions, prior experience with Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court is highly desirable. This positions will be filled at an Attorney I, II or III level depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate and the needs of the department at the time of hire. A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

Special Requirements:

Eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. For some of these positions, prior experience with Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court is highly desirable. This positions will be filled at an Attorney I, II or III level depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate and the needs of the department at the time of hire. A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee. 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

Contact:

Please access our Job site portal through http://henrico.us

Title:

 

Address

 

E-mail:

 



Locality:

Essex County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,000

Start Date:

To be determined (Posted January 15, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

The Essex County Commonwealth’s Attorney is seeking a licensed Virginia attorney for the position of Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney to assist with the prosecution of felonies and misdemeanors in all courts in Essex County. This position manages dockets, prepares filings, conducts legal research, interviews and prepares witnesses, issues subpoenas and performs all other related work in trying cases in Essex County.

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Vince Donoghue

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

PO Box 806, Tappahannock, VA 22560

E-mail:

donoghueca@essex-virginia.org



Locality:

Fauquier County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$63,316.50-$112,072.74

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted January 10, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK: Performs responsible professional work preparing and prosecuting criminal charges in various courts; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS: Serving as prosecutor; preparing cases for prosecution; trying cases in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations and Circuit Courts; preparing and maintaining files and records. (These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)  Researches, prepares, and tries criminal cases in Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.  Prepares and conducts the dispositions of various traffic and criminal offenses in court; appears in court.  Reviews investigative reports submitted by investigators.  Researches and investigates various misdemeanor and traffic offenses in General District Court; researches and investigates various felony offenses in Circuit Court, including the preparation and drafting of indictments; researches and investigates various juvenile offenses and adult domestic offenses in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts.  Prepares and drafts responses to discovery requests and various correspondences with attorneys and law enforcement officers; drafts various criminal motions and appeals.  Interviews and evaluates witnesses and law enforcement officers for various criminal offenses and matters.  Holds telephone conferences with witnesses, attorneys and law enforcement officers on pending criminal matters.  Writes appellate briefs; dictates witness subpoenas, letters and pleadings; negotiates with defense attorneys.  Fields various inquiries from the public.  Types and files documents; retrieves files and documents. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of law and of the state laws and court decisions applicable to criminal prosecution; thorough knowledge of legal research and the investigation, preparation and presentation of cases for trial; thorough knowledge of legal office procedures, practices and methods; ability to plan and direct the work of others; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to handle difficult trial and appellate litigation; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County and state officials, court officials, members of the bar and the general public. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education equivalent to graduation from a law school of recognized standing and considerable training that included judicial clerkship or private law practice. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Possession of any other qualifications as prescribed by State Statute. Member of the Virginia State Bar.

Special Requirements:

Spanish speaking candidate preferred but not required Apply: https://eportal.fauquiercounty.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Contact:

Damien Sharp

Title:

Office Administrator

Address

29 Ashby St., 4th Floor, Warrenton, VA 20186

E-mail:

Damien.Sharp@fauquiercounty.gov



Locality:

Prince Edward County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,158.00 + benefits

Start Date:

Immediate (Posted 1/8/20)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

An Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney will prosecute misdemeanor, traffic, and felony cases in Prince Edward County, provide assistance to law enforcement officers and the public as needed, and other assigned tasks as requested.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. At least one year of experience is preferred but not required.

Contact:

Megan L. Clark Email a cover letter, resume, reference list, and writing sample to mclark@co.prince-edward.va.us.

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 266 Farmville, VA 23901

E-mail:

mclark@co.prince-edward.va.us



Locality:

Leesburg, VA

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$67,860- $98,699

Start Date:

Negotiable (Posted January 7, 2020)

Closing Date:

1/30/2020

Description of job:

Job Description The Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney's Office seeks a full-time Assistant Commonwealth Attorney. The selected candidate will be responsible for the management and prosecution of cases in the Juvenile and Domestic, General District and Circuit Courts. Under the general direction of the designated supervisor, the Assistant Commonwealth Attorney prosecutes cases for the Commonwealth, and represents the Commonwealth in legal proceedings. Duties include advising law enforcement regarding charging documents, reviewing evidentiary documents, issuing subpoenas, interviewing and preparing witnesses, performing legal research, responding to pre-trial and post-trial motions, conducting trial strategy, coordination with the victim-witness case manager, litigating cases – bench and jury trials, sentencing hearings, probation violation hearings, show cause hearings, and post-trial appeals. The selected applicant must be capable of: managing a heavy caseload; skilled at legal research and writing; able to work both independently and collaboratively in an office that values integrity, civility, initiative, sound judgment and skilled advocacy. Job Requirements Requires a Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from an accredited law school and a license to practice in Virginia; one year of experience as a licensed practicing attorney with jury trial experience or operational/transactional/administrative experience in legal field. Post Conditional Offer Contingencies The successful candidate will undergo a criminal background check.

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia or eligible for membership. Must be a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar (ability to obtain a waiver of admission within a reasonable time is also acceptable, but should not to exceed four (4) months). Continue legal education annually. Apply: https://www.jobapscloud.com/LDN/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=20&R2=A2&R3=0216

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Recruitment Program Specialist

Address

1 Harrison Street, SE, Leesburg, VA 20175

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov



Locality:

Scott County, VA

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable + State/County Benefits (Ins.,VRS, etc.)

Start Date:

January 1, 2019 (or as soon thereafter as practicable) (Posted December 17, 2019)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Prosecute criminal cases in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Courts. Primarily focused on prosecution of misdemeanor cases, misdemeanor appeals, felony probation violations and felony preliminary hearings. Handles case preparation to include extensive legal research, review of police reports, audio and video surveillance files, and court dockets. Meets/communicates with victims and witnesses and discussions with law enforcement for hearing(s) preparation. Advise and assist law enforcement with charging criteria and follow-up procedures. Work directly with Victim/Witness and other community agencies to serve the public. Attorney must be able to work independently and collaboratively in an office that values civility, initiative, efficiency, sound judgement and skilled advocacy. Work is performed under the general direction of the Commonwealth’s Attorney and/or Chief Deputy but must also maintain decisiveness and the ability to exercise discretion.

Special Requirements:

Membership in the Virginia Bar prior to October 1, 2019.

Contact:

Hon. Andrew L. Johnson

Title:

Scott County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

202 West Jackson St., Ste. 312, Gate City, VA 24251

E-mail:

cwa169@scottcountyva.com



Locality:

Henry County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (2 positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697-$65,000, depending on experience, plus benefits.

Start Date:

To be determined. (posted December 10, 2019)

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

The County of Henry is seeking two individuals for Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney positions. Applicants must be a member of Virginia State Bar in good standing. Criminal prosecution or defense experience is desired but not a requirement. Responsibilities involve extensive trial work in all courts in the prosecution of felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases.

Special Requirements:

Complete an online application at https://www.henrycountyva.gov/jobs EOE

Contact:

M. Andrew Nester

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

3160 Kings Mountain Road, Suite D, Martinsville, Virginia 24112

E-mail:

anester@co.henry.va.us



Locality:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$ 56,697 plus benefits.

Start Date:

Immediately. (Posted December 4, 2019)

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:

Portsmouth, VA

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I (Number of positions 2)

Salary/Salary Range:

$60,000- (+) excellent benefits (VRS retirement) Salary commensurate with experience

Start Date:

TBD (Posted October 30, 2019)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

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 marionr@portsmouthva.gov Ryan Marion, Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney



Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Insurance Fraud, etc.)


NONE AT THIS TIME


Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions


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Other Positions

Locality:

Rockingham County/City of Harrisonburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

Job Title:

Summer/Fall/Winter Intern (Posted October 30, 2019)

Salary/Salary Range:

Unpaid

Start Date:

Flexible

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

• Our office is looking for current law students with an interest in criminal law for internship positions during the fall and spring semesters. • • Interns will likely be asked to assist with legal research, draft briefs/memos, review discovery material (including body worn cameras and prisoner communications), and generally assist attorneys with the prosecution of misdemeanors and felonies in General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, and the Circuit Court. Interns will have the opportunity to observe the proceedings in all three courts. • • Students with a third year practice certificate will be encouraged to prepare and prosecute misdemeanors and felonies with appropriate attorney supervision. • • Please send cover letter and resume to aevans@rockinghamcountyva.gov. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

Special Requirements:

Third year practice certificate preferred, although not required.

Contact:
Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney/Intern Coordinator

Address

53 Court Square, Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

E-mail:

aevans@rockinghamcountyva.gov



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