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(32) Positions Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (27)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (2)
CASC Positions (0)

Other Positions (3)




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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

City of Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$61,000-85,000/year based upon experience.

Start Date:

As soon as possible (Posted 9/15/21)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Since this office is engaged in Community Prosecution, not only will this attorney prosecute adult felony matters and misdemeanor DUIs 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. Please submit cover letter and resume to the email address listed below. Background check and admission to the Virginia State Bar are required. Please follow the below link to apply: https://selfservice.nnva.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Contact:

Howard E. Gwynn 757-926-7372

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

gwynnhe@nnva.gov



Locality:

City of Lynchburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney – Open to applicants awaiting Virginia Bar Results

Salary/Salary Range:

Starting salary $59,532 Full-Time with Benefits (Health/Dental/Vision, Virginia Retirement System, and Paid Time Off)

Start Date:

Immediate or negotiable (posted 9/7/21 and updated 9/17/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

The ACA will be assigned a combination of cases to include misdemeanor offense in the General District Court level and less serious felony cases at the Circuit Court level. Depending on level of experience, assignments generally include the prosecution of misdemeanor cases in General District Court (DUI, traffic offenses, and simple drug possession), and the prosecution of less serious felony cases to include non-violent crimes (property crimes, petit and grand larceny, forgery and uttering, etc.). The ACA will prepare and prosecute misdemeanor cases, conduct legal research and argument for hearings, compose appellate briefs, advise local law enforcement agencies, and work closely with victim/witness advocates. As experience, knowledge, and skills are obtained and developed, the ACA will be exposed to increasing responsibility, including more difficult and complex cases.

Special Requirements:

Graduation from a law school of recognized standing with a J.D. Eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia with proof of membership in the Virginia Bar in active status or applicants awaiting Virginia Bar results. The ability to communicate effectively and professionally with law enforcement personnel, expert witnesses, and lay witnesses, effectively address, with sensitivity, the needs of victims of crime, work proficiently in a collaborative, team environment, engage people of various social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds, maintain a fast-paced workload/docket while keeping case files and workplace organized, prepare and present cases before a trial court in a short period of time, and establish and maintain constructive, effective and professional relationships with fellow attorneys, public officials, judicial officers and the public.

Contact:

To apply please email a cover letter, resume, proof of Virginia State Bar status, and references to dnash@ocalynchburg.com

Title:

For additional information contact Donna Nash, Office Administrator

Address

901 Church Street, Lynchburg VA 24504 www.ocalynchburg.com – open job postings

E-mail:

dnash@ocalynchburg.com



Locality:

City of Chesapeake

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$64,885 (ACAI)

Start Date:

September 26, 2021 (Posted 8/26/21)

Closing Date:

October 1, 2021 May submit by e-mail or mail.

Description of job:

Prosecution of certain misdemeanors, including but not limited to, DUIs, animal abuse cases, crimes on school property and domestic violence in the General District and Juvenile Courts and misdemeanor appeals in Circuit Court. Preparation and trial of all felonies, including but not limited to drug cases, crimes of violence, vehicular manslaughters, larcenies, fraud cases and any other assignments as made by the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Prosecution of felony cases in J&D Court, General District Court and Circuit Court. This Office practices vertical prosecution. Participation in community prosecution program and events associated with that program.

Special Requirements:

If recent graduate, then an internship in prosecutor’s office and/or a trial advocacy course preferable Must submit a writing sample and three (3) references with the resume. Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia.

Contact:

Nancy G. Parr

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

307 Albemarle Drive Suite 200A Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

E-mail:

nparr@cityofchesapeake.net



Locality:

City of Richmond

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary depending on experience, plus benefits

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 9/7/21)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Applicant must have 1- 5 years of prosecuting experience. Interested candidates should email resumes to beverly.s.harris@richmondgov.com

Contact:

Beverly Harris

Title:

Director of Finance

Address

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

E-mail:

beverly.s.harris@richmondgov.com



Locality:

Gloucester County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

Attorney I $64,679 + / - (Depends on Qualifications) - plus benefits

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 9/1/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Under general supervision, performs professional work representing the Commonwealth in court. Prepares and prosecutes cases in all local trial courts. Generally, works independently with supervision as needed. Work consists of case law research, preparation of legal briefs and motions, interviewing and preparing witnesses, and providing legal advice and expertise to law enforcement and other agencies during investigations. Work involves considerable public contact. Employee must exercise independent judgment, initiative, tact and courtesy in various phases of work. Reports to the Commonwealth’s Attorney. This is a partially grant-funded position that requires at least 20 hours per week spent prosecuting crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. In addition, a successful applicant will manage a Batterer’s Intervention Program docket

Special Requirements:

For a complete job description, application requirements and to apply online, please visit www.gloucesterva.jobs. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online.

Contact:

T. Marie Walls

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Box 456 Gloucester, VA 23061

E-mail:

mwalls@gloucesterva.info



Locality:

Rockingham County/City of Harrisonburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$65,455

Start Date:

Position is available beginning September 27, 2021 (Posted 8/27/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

The successful candidate will prepare and prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases in district and circuit courts, including pre-trial motions through the conclusion of the appellate process. Effective verbal and written communication skills are necessary along with the ability to comfortably exercise discretion in carrying out assigned duties.

Special Requirements:

All applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia.

Contact:
Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

see email below

E-mail:

cbean@rockinghamcountyva.gov



Locality:

Montgomery County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$65,000-75,000 depending on experience

Start Date:

October 2021 (Posted 8/20/21)

Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

Prepare and prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases in district and circuit courts. This is primarily a juvenile court position. Conduct legal research in preparation for prosecutions. 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. Some experience as prosecutor or defense attorney preferred but this is an entry level position. 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:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,071-$101,624

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 8/16/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Job Description The Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney in Loudoun County, VA is currently seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney. This position will prosecute felony, misdemeanor and all traffic charges in Loudoun County, its incorporated towns, and Dulles Airport. This position will also perform prosecutorial duties ranging from research to litigation.

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Recruitment Program Specialist

Address

1 Harrison Street, SE, Leesburg, VA 20177

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov; 703-777-0214



Locality:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney III

Salary/Salary Range:

$80,452-$144,814

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 8/16/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Job Description The Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney's Office seeks a full-time Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney. The selected candidate will be responsible for the management and prosecution of cases in General District and Circuit Courts. Manages felony caseload. Coordinates witnesses and follows investigative matters with law enforcement through the preliminary hearing stage. Evaluates and screens cases for disposal in District Court or indictment in Circuit Court. Provides performance direction, feedback, mentoring, coaching and training to staff. Promotes teamwork and collaboration. The selected applicant be: • able to manage 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. HIRING RANGE: $80,452.63- $144,814, COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE

Special Requirements:

Job Requirements Requires a Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from an accredited law school and three (3) years of experience as a licensed practicing attorney; a license to practice in Virginia is required. Preferred experience with jury trial and public relations experience in legal field related to assigned area and with extensive operational or administrative experience. Special Requirements Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia. 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.

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Recruitment Program Specialist

Address

1 Harrison Street, SE, Leesburg, VA 20177

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov, 703-777-0214



Locality:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

$73,883-$129,295

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 8/16/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Job Description The office of the Commonwealth's Attorney is currently seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II. This position will be responsible for preparing charging documents, reviews evidentiary documents, issues subpoenas, interviews and prepares witnesses, performs legal research, responds to pre-trial and post-trial motions. Conducts trial strategy. Coordinates with victim-witness case manager. Represents the Commonwealth in sentencing hearings, probation violation hearings, show cause hearings, etc. In addition, they will manage a felony caseload. Coordinate witnesses and follows investigative matters with law enforcement through the preliminary hearing stage. Evaluates and screens cases for disposal in District Court or indictment in Circuit Court. As well as encouraging staff performance by providing performance direction, feedback, mentoring, coaching and training. Promotes teamwork and collaboration. HIRING RANGE:$73,883.01- $129,295, Commensurate with experience

Special Requirements:

Job Requirements Requires a Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from an accredited law school and two (2) years of related work experience as a licensed practicing attorney; license to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Recruitment Program Specialist

Address

1 Harrison Street, SE, Leesburg, VA 20177

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov, 703-777-0214



Locality:

Southampton County/City of Franklin

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$65,000 with benefits

Start Date:

Available Immediately (Posted 8/11/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

We have an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I position open in Southampton County, Virginia. Job is open and available immediately. Starting salary is 65K with benefits. We are looking for a Virginia licensed attorney with a clean criminal background and a desire to prosecute criminal cases in all of the trial courts in the City of Franklin and Southampton County, Virginia. Trial experience and competence with technology are desirable but not required. For new attorneys, this small office (9 employees) is a great place to learn to be an excellent trial attorney and to become part of a rural community in Southeastern Virginia. The successful applicant will get plenty of mentorship and trial experience. Submit resume to Eric Cooke at ecooke@shcwa.org

Special Requirements:

Virginia State Bar, Clean criminal background

Contact:

Eric Cooke

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 346, Courtland, VA 23837

E-mail:

ecooke@shcwa.org



Locality:

Fairfax County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,816.03 - $94,693.25

Start Date:

Employment start date to be determined. (Position posted 5/15/21)

Closing Date:

10/01/2021

Description of job:

Prosecution of misdemeanor, traffic, and felony matters in the courts of Fairfax County.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia and be a member of the Virginia State Bar.

Contact:

Pinnacle Talent Acquisition

Title:

Talent Agency

Address

4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22030

E-mail:

jobs@pinnacle-ta.com



Locality:

Fairfax County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

$72,032.27 - $120,054.06

Start Date:

Employment start date to be determined. (Position posted 5/15/21)

Closing Date:

10/1/21

Description of job:

Prosecution of misdemeanor, traffic, and felony matters in the courts of Fairfax County.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia and be a member of the Virginia State Bar.

Contact:

Pinnacle Talent Acquisition

Title:

Talent Agency

Address

4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22030

E-mail:

jobs@pinnacle-ta.com



Locality:

Fairfax County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney III

Salary/Salary Range:

$80,764.32 - $134,606.99

Start Date:

Employment start date to be determined. (Position posted 5/15/21)

Closing Date:

10/01/2021

Description of job:

Prosecution of misdemeanor, traffic, and felony matters in the courts of Fairfax County.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia and be a member of the Virginia State Bar.

Contact:

Pinnacle Talent Acquisition

Title:

Talent Agency

Address

4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22030

E-mail:

jobs@pinnacle-ta.com



Locality:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$ 68, 000 – $ 81,000 plus benefits. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Start Date:

September 1, 2021 (Posted 8/3/21)

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. At least 3 years of experience practicing criminal law is preferred. 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:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I (Three Positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable

Start Date:

To Be Determined (Posted 8/2/21)

Closing Date:

Open until Filled

Description of job:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Preparing and prosecuting cases in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts in a vertical prosecution office. Attorney must exhibit the ability to exercise discretion, prioritize effectively, and demonstrate leadership skills as well as possess persuasive oral and written argument skills. Solid trial advocacy skills are necessary combined with a knowledge of the law and rules of evidence and court procedures. Jury trial experience required. Attorneys must be able to perform in a team-work environment interacting with law enforcement, victim advocates, as well as with victims and witnesses daily. Attorney serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth's Attorney.

Special Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of law. Active member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing. Criminal law and trial experience preferred. Submit cover letter, current writing sample related to criminal law references, and resume via email to: m.adams@petersburgcommonwealth.org Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia.

Contact:

Ms. Melissa Adams, E-mail communication preferred. No phone calls.

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

150 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803

E-mail:

m.adams@petersburgcommonwealth.org



Locality:

York County/City of Poquoson

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience.

Start Date:

As soon as possible. (Posted August 2, 2021)

Closing Date:

Until filled.

Description of job:

Performs professional work representing the Commonwealth of Virginia in court. Prepares and prosecutes cases on behalf of York County and the City of Poquoson. Prosecutes cases primarily in the lower courts; prosecutes more complex felony cases, with closer supervision, as needed. Performs legal research; analyzes evidence and documents; and reviews pertinent decisions, policies, regulations, and other legal matters pertaining to cases. Interviews witnesses; determines whether or not to charge a defendant, whether to offer plea agreements, and determines how to try the case; appears against accused in court; and presents evidence and argument. Provides legal advice to law enforcement personnel regarding investigations.

Special Requirements:
Contact:

Sarah Wilson

Title:

Administrative Coordinator

Address

300 Ballard Street, Yorktown, VA 23690

E-mail:

sarah.wilson@yorkcounty.gov



Locality:

City of Staunton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I (ATTI)

Salary/Salary Range:

$59,532-$60,000 (various supplements from Locality may be provided)

Start Date:

August 9, 2021 (Posted July 29, 2021)

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

“At will” prosecuting attorney position (ATTI); potentially eligible for Career Prosecutor designation. This position represents the Commonwealth of Virginia and will primarily prosecute felonies and misdemeanors in the General District and Circuit Courts. On occasion, as assigned, this attorney may also prosecute such matters in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Additionally, our office attorneys may be assigned to the “specialty dockets” such as Drug Court, DUI Court, Failure-to-Comply Docket, and Therapeutic Docket. Our attorneys also represent the Commonwealth and/or the City of Staunton in civil cases as required by statute (for example, restoration of firearm privileges and appeals of involuntary in-patient treatment). The attorney must be capable of managing a heavy caseload, including preparing, researching, and prosecuting assigned cases. Must be skilled at legal research and drafting appellate briefs, responses to motions to suppress, jury instructions and other legal memoranda. In this position, the attorney will also need to review police reports, have interviews with victims and witnesses, review of body-worn camera videos, have discussions with defense attorneys and police, and drafting of pleadings and plea agreements. The attorney must also be able to provide legal advice to law enforcement personnel regarding investigations (i.e., whether to place charges, how to proceed on a pending case, what type of follow-up is needed), during and after traditional work hours, as well as assistance with law enforcement training. Advises city officials concerning criminal enforcement procedures relating to building and/or zoning code violations. The work involves considerable public contact and requires independent judgment, initiative, tact and courtesy. The attorney must be able and willing to work with other staff and Director of the Victim-Witness Program as a team player and be willing to perform additional, reasonable duties as requested.

Special Requirements:

Attorney must be able to work both independently and collaboratively in an office that values civility, kindness, initiative, creativity, humor, sound judgment, and skilled advocacy. Due to the high case load, the attorney must be able to organize and work efficiently. While work is performed under the general direction of the Commonwealth’s Attorney and/or the Chief Deputy, the attorney must be decisive and able to exercise discretion. Licensed to practice law in Virginia and a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar.

Contact:

Kathy Chapman

Title:

Office Administrator

Address

Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office 21 N. New Street Staunton, VA 24401

E-mail:

ChapmanKM@ci.staunton.va.us



Locality:

Prince Edward County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,158.00 + benefits

Start Date:

Immediate (Posted July 27, 2021)

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:

Nottoway County

Job Title:

Part-time or Full-time Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

For full time - up to $67,309, depending upon experience, plus benefits For part time - negotiable depending upon experience and hours

Start Date:

As soon as possible – to fill an open position (Posted 7/23/21)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

The Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney prosecutes felonies and misdemeanors in General District, JDR, and Circuit Courts. The attorney must be capable of managing a heavy caseload, including preparing, researching, and prosecuting assigned cases. Must be skilled at legal research and drafting appellate briefs, responses to motions to suppress, and other legal memoranda. Exceptional writing skills is a must. The attorney must also be able to provide legal advice to law enforcement personnel regarding investigations as well as assistance with law enforcement training, including after traditional work hours. Work involves considerable public contact and requires independent judgment, initiative, tact and courtesy. Must be able and willing to work with other staff and victim witness advocate as a team player and be willing to perform additional, reasonable duties as requested. Attorney serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Special Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of law. Active member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing. 2 years criminal law and trial experience preferred but not required. Submit cover letter, current writing sample related to criminal law, references, and resume via e-mail to: l.watrous@nottoway.org The Nottoway County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact:

Ms. Leanne Watrous E-mail communication preferred. No phone calls.

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 21 Nottoway, VA 23955

E-mail:

l.watrous@nottoway.org



Locality:

City of Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney (PART-TIME)

Salary/Salary Range:

$24.00 to $31.00/hr. (Grant) Salary commensurate with experience

Start Date:

As soon as possible (Posted 7/15/21)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney position is available to prosecute domestic violence cases in General District, Circuit Court, and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts. Criminal defense/prosecution experience desirable. Background investigation and admission to the Virginia State Bar required.

Special Requirements:

Innovation, creativity, and an ability to work with all types of people are necessary. Please follow the below link to apply: https://selfservice.nnva.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Contact:

Howard E. Gwynn 757-926-7372

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

gwynnhe@nnva.gov



Locality:

Carroll County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,700 to $59,500 annually

Start Date:

Open (Posted 6/10/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

General Definition of Work - Performs difficult and complex professional work prosecuting cases for the Commonwealth Attorney's Office under policies established by the Elected Commonwealth Attorney, administratively managing the resources to fulfill goals and directives of the Commonwealth Attorney. - Prosecuting cases primarily at the General District Court and also the Circuit Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court levels. - Any other tasks or assignments as assigned by the Commonwealth's Attorney. - Work will also involve the overall practice of prosecuting cases at all levels of Courts in Virginia. Qualification Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential Functions - Provides professional direction, evaluation, and advice to police agencies with regard to their administration. - Attends meetings and provides staff advice to the Commonwealth Attorney; attends a variety of meetings outside of normal work hours. - Provides public addresses to professional and community groups. - Exercises independent decision making on issues related to prosecution of crimes within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth Attorney's Office. - Must be able to try cases at all Court levels in the Commonwealth. Case load will include a large majority of General District Court cases, with cases in Circuit Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court as well. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Thorough knowledge of the organization, function and methods of operation of the Carroll County Commonwealth Attorney's Office; thorough knowledge of the Code of Virginia, other general statues, ordinances, and other legislation affecting the role of prosecution of crimes. Education and Experience - Bachelor's Degree and Law Degree, and - Possess a current Virginia Bar License and must not have any disciplinary actions by the Virginia State Bar within the past 3 years, and - PREFERRED: 3+ years experience as a prosecutor or similar experience in the practice of law. Physical Requirements This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work frequently standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic). Special Requirements - Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. - Valid Virginia State Bar license.

Special Requirements:

n/a

Contact:

Jennifer Spangler

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address

605-11 Pine Street Hillsville, VA 24343

E-mail:

Jennifer.spangler@carrollcountyva.gov



Locality:

Patrick County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697

Start Date:

To be determined. (Posted June 9, 2021)

Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

Prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases in GDC, JDR, and Circuit Court. Our office does vertical prosecution on cases assigned. Prepare briefs on appealed cases 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:

Background check and admission to the Virginia State Bar are required. Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume and references.

Contact:

Hon Stephanie Brinegar Vipperman

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

124 Slusher Street, P.O. Box 268, Stuart, VA 24171

E-mail:

svipperman@co.patrick.va.us



Locality:

City of Emporia/Greensville County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$65-70,000 plus benefits

Start Date:

Immediate (Posted 4/20/21)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar Criminal prosecution or defense experience is preferred

Contact:

Patricia T. Watson

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

320 South Main Street, Emporia, VA 23847

E-mail:

Pwatson.ca@greensvillecountyva.gov



Locality:

City of Fredericksburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$72,165 - $80,000

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 4/20/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

This full time position reports to the Commonwealth’s Attorney and prosecutes criminal offenses in all City courts, including the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Candidate will possess a Juris Doctor degree, thorough knowledge of criminal laws and procedure, have excellent trial skills, a focus on justice, and be a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar. The position will require the exercise of professional judgment and impeccable ethics. Background check required.

Special Requirements:

Application must be submitted to: jobs@fredericksburgva.gov

Contact:

La Bravia J. Jenkins

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 886, Fredericksburg, VA 22404

E-mail:

ljjenkins@fredericksburgva.gov



Locality:

Sussex County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable, based upon experience, with benefits.

Start Date:

ASAP (start date 5/1/21 or as soon as practical) (Posted 4/19/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

Duties include assisting the Commonwealth’s Attorney in prosecuting criminal defendants; prepare and present legal briefs; review body worn camera video, jail calls and all other electronic social media information; prepare indictment forms, motions, proposed jury instructions, notices and other pleadings; prepare and respond to discovery orders; make, receive and evaluate plea offers; prepare and present witnesses for trial; and interview investigators, victims and other witnesses regarding criminal activity. Candidates need skills in interpreting statutes and rules, applying criminal law to facts and determining the significance of testimony or other items of evidence. The analysis also consists of assessing the credibility of witnesses based on factors such as bias or inconsistency in statements. Possess critical thinking and problem-solving skills and abilities. Eligible candidates having prior criminal trial litigation experience preferred. Must possess professional ethics, persuasive and organizational skills and abilities.

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be an Active Member in Good Standing with the Virginia State Bar. Criminal law and trial experience preferred. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. Please have reference available upon request.

Contact:

Vincent L. Robertson, Sr.

Title:

Sussex Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Please send via email to: vlrobertson@sussexcao.com.

E-mail:

vlrobertson@sussexcao.com *please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample via email.



Locality:

City of Portsmouth

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II/ Sr. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (1 of two positions open) see also Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I)

Salary/Salary Range:

$75,000- (+) excellent benefits (VRS retirement) Salary commensurate with experience

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 2/9/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. The Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney will be responsible for the supervision and continuous training of a team of attorneys, along with the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney. He/she will have administrative duties and is responsible for sharing duties of the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney with other supervisors 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 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 II- up to 4 years of experience practicing prosecutorial criminal law; or any equivalent combination of experience as an attorney. Supervisory experience is necessary for this position and the following: 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. 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. 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



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


NONE AT THIS TIME


Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$90,701-$167,797

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 8/16/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Job Description The Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney's Office seeks a full-time Deputy Commonwealth's 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 Chief Deputy and/or the Commonwealth's Attorney, the Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney prosecutes cases and supervises assigned attorneys who prosecute crimes for the Commonwealth. Additionally, this position supervises the managerial staff within the office, oversees attorneys, assigns cases, investigates crimes, tries cases, and executes other legal actions. Duties include managing and/or supervising a docket in Circuit Court (bench and jury trials), General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. 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. HIRING RANGE: $90-701.58- $167,797 Commensurate with experience

Special Requirements:

Job Requirements Requires a Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from an accredited law school and a license to practice in Virginia; four (4) years of experience as a licensed practicing attorney and one (1) year of supervisory experience. Jury trial and public relations experience in legal field related to assigned area and with extensive operational or administrative experience preferred. 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.

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Recruitment Program Specialist

Address

1 Harrison Street, SE, Leesburg, VA 20177

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov 703-777-0214



Locality:

Fairfax County

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$93,119.73 - $155,198.78

Start Date:

Employment start date to be determined. (Position posted 5/15/21)

Closing Date:

10/01/2021

Description of job:

Will be a member of the office’s leadership team and will be responsible for helping transform the office’s culture to orient around criminal justice reform and addressing racial disparities in the justice system.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia and be a member of the Virginia State Bar. Ability to supervise and instruct lower level attorneys.

Contact:

Pinnacle Talent Acquisition

Title:

Talent Agency

Address

4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22030

E-mail:

jobs@pinnacle-ta.com



CASC Positions


NONE AT THIS TIME


Other Positions

Locality:

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

Job Title:

Summer/Fall/Winter Intern (Posted September 23, 2021)

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



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Legal Internship

Salary/Salary Range:

Unpaid

Start Date:

Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park is providing a select number of unpaid internship positions for the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2022. These internships will be provided to law students in furtherance of their legal education. Law students applying for an internship are encouraged to have their Third-Year Practice Certificate, but other students will also be thoroughly considered. About the Legal Internship Program Our legal internship programs provide an opportunity for law students to earn valuable hands-on experience by participating in the day-to-day work of a prosecutor's office. Interns will be fully immersed in the criminal justice system and work one-on-one with a diverse array of attorneys in aspects of the job ranging from case preparation to assisting in litigating cases in the courtroom. Length of Internship Internships will last between 8 to 20 weeks, excluding weeks in which the intern does not work. While the office does not require a full-time commitment, a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week is required. Please send the following application documents to CWOffice@pwcgov.org in an email with one of the following headings: “Fall 2022 Undergraduate Internship” “Spring 2022 Undergraduate Internship” “Summer 2022 Undergraduate Internship” And indicate within the body of the email which season you wish to enter an internship with our office.

Special Requirements:

Resume (Required) Cover Letter (Required) Writing Sample (Required)

Contact:

Gabriel Passos

Title:

Executive Aide to Amy Ashworth, Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Ave. Suite 200 Manassas VA 20110

E-mail:

CWOffice@pwcgov.org



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Internship

Salary/Salary Range:

Non-Paid

Start Date:

Fall/Spring/Summer Sessions

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Interns will be afforded the opportunity to observe and work assignments in all three courts. As the internship progresses, practical trial experience under the supervision will be available for interns with third-year practice certificates, all students will participate and be responsible for preparing memoranda, briefs in opposition to petition for appeals as well as general legal research, file preparation, and interviewing witnesses as needed. Eligible interns may also have an opportunity to either try or assist in the trial of criminal/traffic juries depending on the court's docket that term. Internships last between 8 to 20 weeks, excluding weeks in which the intern does not work. We do not require full-time commitment, however a minimum of 16 hours per week is required. Parking provided. Those students interested in applying should email cover letter, writing sample, and resume to tbuckner@petersburg-va.org

Special Requirements:

Applicants must have successfully completed at least one year of law school immediately prior to commencement of internship. Preference is given to those students who have obtained third-year practice certificates. Interns will be required to undergo a criminal record background check and be photographed.

Contact:

Tiffany Buckner

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

150 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803

E-mail:

tbuckner@petersburg-va.org