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(48) Positions Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (42)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (3)
CASC Positions (0)

Other Positions (3)




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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

City of Danville

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney I (2 positions available)

Salary/Salary Range:

$62,506-$66,367 (Amended and re-posted 8/31/22): Open to applicants awaiting July 2022 Virginia Bar Results

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 8/31/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Performs a variety of assignments in support of prosecutorial legal services; provides prosecutorial legal services on selected case; does related work as required. Provides research and preparation in support of major criminal cases; represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in some civil and all criminal cases; e.g. OSHA cases, traffic cases, all misdemeanor cases and some felony cases. Under close supervision, prosecutes traffic, misdemeanor, and selected felony cases in the General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and the Circuit Court. These duties include research, witness interviews, and presentation of cases at trial. Tact and discretion are required as well as establishing and maintaining effective relationships with other judicial and law enforcement agencies. Maintaining accurate files, documenting in writing all actions and providing sufficient justification to support recommendations are also required.

Special Requirements:

Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of law, particularly criminal law and procedure; Knowledge of legal research methodology; Knowledge of the Code of Professional Responsibility for Attorneys; Skill in the preparation of legal briefs and memoranda of law; Ability to express complex ideas orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with law enforcement and judicial personnel as well as members of the public. Minimum qualifications: Graduate of accredited law school; Active membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar and eligibility to practice law in the State of Virginia and the Federal District Courts.

Contact:

Donna Hyler

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address

341 Main Street, Ste 200, Danville, VA 24541

E-mail:

hylerdc@danvilleva.gov



Locality:

City of Danville

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$66,367-$84,368

Start Date:

April 1, 2023

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 2/8/23)

Description of job:

Performs a variety of assignments in support of prosecutorial legal services; provides prosecutorial legal services on selected case; does related work as required. Provides research and preparation in support of major criminal cases; represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in some civil and all criminal cases; e.g. OSHA cases, traffic cases, all misdemeanor cases and some felony cases. Under close supervision, prosecutes traffic, misdemeanor, and selected felony cases in the General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and the Circuit Court. These duties include research, witness interviews, and presentation of cases at trial. Tact and discretion are required as well as establishing and maintaining effective relationships with other judicial and law enforcement agencies. Maintaining accurate files, documenting in writing all actions and providing sufficient justification to support recommendations are also required.

Special Requirements:

Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of law, particularly criminal law and procedure; Knowledge of legal research methodology; Knowledge of the Code of Professional Responsibility for Attorneys; Skill in the preparation of legal briefs and memoranda of law; Ability to express complex ideas orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with law enforcement and judicial personnel as well as members of the public. Minimum qualifications: Graduate of accredited law school; Active membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar and eligibility to practice law in the State of Virginia and the Federal District Courts.

Contact:

Donna Hyler

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address

341 Main Street, Ste 200, Danville, VA 24541

E-mail:

hylerdc@danvilleva.gov



Locality:

Henrico County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney (Attorney I, II, III or Senior Assistant) based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate)

Salary/Salary Range:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I: $70,585 -$129,846 Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II: $81,246 - $149,456 Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney III: $89,233 - $164,149 Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney: $98.006 - $180,287

Start Date:

Negotiable (Posted 1/26/23)

Closing Date:

February 13, 2023

Description of job:

Assists the Attorney for the Commonwealth in representing the people of the Commonwealth in traffic and criminal cases; does related work as required. Essential Duties 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. About Us Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability. Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts. Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

Special Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications Must be eligible to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 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. For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II: Graduation from an accredited school of law, and two (2) years of experience in the practice of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney III: Graduation from an accredited school of law, and five (5) years of experience in the practice of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. For a Senior Commonwealth's Attorney: Graduation from an accredited school of law, and five (6) years of experience in the practice of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Contact:

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 Michael Huberman

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

 

E-mail:

hub09@henrico.us



Locality:

Carroll County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Up to $62,500

Start Date:

Open (Updated 6/28/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Carroll County is located in Southwestern Virginia, adjoining the Virginia/North Carolina state line. Interstate 77 runs through the heart of the County, climbing in elevation from about 1400 feet at the state line to over 2800 feet, with nearby peaks extending to 3390 feet. Multiple outdoor opportunities are located within the County, including the historic New River, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the New River Trail, along with nearby areas provide great opportunities for with hiking, camping, 4-wheeling, fishing, and hunting. Carroll County offers the opportunity for a more relaxed lifestyle, enhancing your quality of life. For the music lovers, the annual Galax Fiddler's Convention, the Galax Rex Theater, The Blue Ridge Music Center, and the Sun Music Hall in neighboring Floyd County. Andy Griffin's "Mayberry" is a short 30-minute drive down the mountain from Hillsville, the County Seat. Shopping and dining venues include many mom-and-pop establishments, while several larger venues are about an hour's drive away, including Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford, Roanoke, Winston-Salem, and Wytheville. Nearby advanced learning opportunities include Virginia Tech, Radford University, Wake Forest University, and several community colleges. The Carroll County Commonwealth Attorney's Office includes the elected Commonwealth Attorney, his Chief Deputy, 2 Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys, and 2 Administrative Assistants. Recent state funding has allowed the hiring of up to 2 additional Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys and a Secretary. While each person has their respective primary responsibilities, the office is highly interactive, with the entire staff working together to address major cases. The Victim-Witness Coordinator's Office is located within the same suite to integrate all aspects of the prosecution team. We work hard, but we also enjoy sharing our time together. 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.

Special Requirements:

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.

Contact:

Jennifer Spangler

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address

605-11 Pine Street Hillsville, VA 24343

E-mail:

Jennifer.spangler@carrollcountyva.gov



Locality:

Mecklenburg County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based upon experience, but no less than $68,000

Start Date:

Immediately upon hire (Posted 1/25/23)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

This opening is for a newly created and county funded position in a busy rural office. Mecklenburg County is located in southern Virginia along the North Carolina border. It is approximately one and half hours away from multiple urban areas including Richmond, Raleigh, and Virginia Beach. Mecklenburg is also home to several emergent towns, as well as two beautiful lakes. The county is supportive of the work of this office as well as the jobs of law enforcement. This office also enjoys an amiable relationship with the local Defense Bar as well as the Courts. The office consists of the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney, four full time assistant attorneys, one part-time attorney, as well as three excellent support staff members. The office environment is congenial, supportive, and stresses the importance of work/life balance whenever possible. Telework is available should it be necessary to accommodate any potential hire. The ideal applicant would be able to work well in a team oriented environment, take direction well, and be able to process information quickly. This position would be responsible for prosecutions in the General District Court, Circuit Court, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Special Requirements:

Must be currently licensed to practice law in Virginia or awaiting Virginia Bar Examination results.

Contact:

R. Allen Nash

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Post Office Box 7 Boydton, Virginia 23917

E-mail:

Allen.nash@mecklenburgva.com



Locality:

Prince George County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (full-time)

Salary/Salary Range:

$69,842 - $111,747 DOE

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 1/23/23)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

The County of Prince George Commonwealth's Attorney's Office is seeking an attorney for general prosecution duties. Position is responsible for prosecuting criminal and traffic related cases in all Prince George Courts. For a complete job description, please click here • Licensed to practice law in Virginia • Comprehensive knowledge of laws governing criminal practice and procedure • Ability to write legal briefs and perform legal research • Independently prepare cases for trial and litigate those cases in court • Strong organizational, computer and communication skills • Ability to advise law enforcement during and outside of office hours • Must exhibit steadfast commitment to fairness and public service

Special Requirements:

Pre-employment physical/drug testing and criminal background check, to include fingerprinting, required. To apply online visit the website at www.princegeorgecountyva.gov. To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a County application, as well as upload a current resume. For additional information, please call (804) 722-8669. EOE.

Contact:

Susan Fierro

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

6601 Courts Drive, PO Box 730, Prince George, VA 23875

E-mail:

sfierro@princegeorgecountyva.gov **no inquiries please—must submit application through county website to be considered**



Locality:

City of Suffolk

Job Title:

Operation Ceasefire Prosecutor (Grant -Funded)

Salary/Salary Range:

$95,241.00 - Annually

Start Date:

Immediately

Closing Date:

February 1, 2023

Description of job:

Under limited supervision, performs professional legal work prosecuting criminal suspects on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Work involves performing legal research in the preparation of criminal 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 Operation Ceasefire Grant updates, reports, etc., as required by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. 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 may also be 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. Reports to the Commonwealth's Attorney, Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney, and/or a Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description. Essential Job Functions • Prepares misdemeanor and felony cases for trial, including, but not limited to, negotiating plea agreements, conferring with witnesses and law enforcement and performing legal research. • Presents cases in court, argues appropriate motions, and recommends sentences to judicial personnel. • Prepares legal briefs to the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court • Court and/or provides information to the Office of the Attorney General to assist with the preparation of appeals. • Provides legal advice and counsel to public officials, law enforcement and the general public. • Screens cases for prosecution. • Represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in drug asset forfeiture proceedings. • Conducts preliminary hearings, transfer hearings, certification hearings, bench trials, jury trials, sentencing hearings, and revocation hearings. • Meets with witnesses and crime victims to prepare for trial. • May be responsible for writing the Operation Ceasefire Grant updates, reports, etc., as required by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. • Conduct at least two (2) crime prevention outreach events monthly. • Coordinate and implement a directed media campaign conveying the office’s Operation Ceasefire Grant program’s zero-tolerance position regarding violent crime. • Coordinate meetings with law enforcement and community partners in furtherance of the goals of the Operation Ceasefire Grant. • Responsible for the implementation and execution of the Operation Ceasefire Grant anti-violence initiative for the Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. • May facilitate local domestic violence task force meetings and attend regional task force meetings; may act as member of VSTOP State Team board and attend quarterly meetings; and police officer training. • Performs legal research and prepares memorandums of law pertaining to assigned criminal cases. • Synthesizes and integrates analysis of data or information to discover facts and develop knowledge or interpretations; changes policies, procedures, or methodologies based on new facts, knowledge or interpretations. • Negotiates, exchanges ideas, information, and opinions, with others to formulate policy and programs or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions. • Interprets policy as legal counsel and responsible for achieving major economies or preventing major losses. • Performs other related duties as required. Required Qualifications Juris Doctorate degree and 3 or more years 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.

Special Requirements:

Apply online through Suffolk Human Resources at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/suffolkva/jobs/3854027/operation-ceasefire-prosecutor-grant-funded?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs Supplemental Information Knowledge, Skills,& Abilities • Knowledge of the proceedings, practices, policies, rules and regulations of the practice of criminal law and trial preparation. • Knowledge of all Commonwealth and local laws, codes and ordinances pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. • Knowledge of legal research and investigation methodology, and is able to perform comprehensive legal research. • Knowledge of the structure and operation of the judicial system. • Knowledge of statutory provisions applying to rules of order. • Knowledge of judicial procedure and rules of evidence. • Knowledge of the current literature, trends and developments in the field of criminal law, including court decisions and pertinent legislation. • Knowledge of the use of the National Crime Information Center computer system. • Excellent legal writing and speaking skills. • Ability to effectively interview criminal suspects, crime victims, witnesses, and law enforcement officials. Is able to use common office machinery. • Ability to interpret and apply laws and court decisions, and to use legal source material in technical research. • Ability to prepare and maintain complex legal records. Is able to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in all phases of work. • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, firmness and discretion in frequent contact with criminal suspects, crime victims, court and law enforcement officials, and the general public. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments. • Ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things. • Ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving assignments and/or directions from superiors. • Ability to read a variety of informational documents journals, legal documents, drug analyses, criminal records, docket sheets, police reports, criminal histories, incident reports, driving records, laboratory reports, medical records, warrants, State Police reports, computer printouts, schematics, pre-trial motions, and various other court reports and records. Requires the ability to prepare complaints, motions, summons, orders, subpoenas, correspondence, petitions, trial dockets, action sheets, indictments, trial rosters, plea agreements, and warrants, using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style. Must be able to speak before an audience with poise, voice control and confidence. • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems; to deal with nonverbal symbolism in its most difficult phases; to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables; to comprehend the most abstruse classes of concepts. • Ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to use and interpret criminal law terminology. • Ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract totals; to multiply and divide; and to determine percentages and decimals. Must be able to use practical applications of fractions, percentages, and ratio and proportion. • Ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape. • Ability to use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and/or calculate ratios, rates and percentages. • Ability to make major decisions affecting a segment of the organization and the general public; works in a dynamic environment. Performance Evaluation Criteria • Quality of Work, Quantity of Work, Dependability, Attendance, Initiative and Enthusiasm, Judgment, Cooperation, Relationships, Coordination of Work, Safety.

Contact:

Shonda Croker

Title:

Chief Administrative Manager

Address

150 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434

E-mail:

srcroker@suffolkva.us



Locality:

Washington County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

TBD

Start Date:

January 1, 2023 (Posted 1/17/2023)

Closing Date:

March 31, 2023

Description of job:

This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. The Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in criminal matters pending before the Washington County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, the Washington County General District Court and the Washington County Circuit Court. With minimal supervision: effectively prosecute complex criminal cases, and manage a substantial caseload, including necessary research, witness interviews, negotiations with opposing counsel, preparation of jury instruction, and presentation of cases at trial. Use 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. Perform other duties as assigned by the commonwealth’s attorney.

Special Requirements:

Licensed to practice law in Virginia. Active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar. Criminal law experience preferred but not necessary. Submit cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and three references. Must pass a criminal background check.

Contact:

Roxanne Holloway

Title:

Office Manager

Address

165 East Valley Street, Abingdon, VA 24210

E-mail:

rholloway@washcova.com



Locality:

Dinwiddie County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I (2 positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

$67,262.00 plus benefits (medical, dental, and life insurance; VRS)

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 1/9/2023)

Closing Date:

January 20, 2023, or until filled

Description of job:

Prosecuting attorney represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in all criminal matters pending before the Dinwiddie County Circuit Court, Dinwiddie General District Court, and Dinwiddie Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Performs professional work prosecuting criminal cases, preparing cases for trial, providing legal assistance and advice to law enforcement officers, working with victims and witnesses, conducting legal research, preparing pleadings and briefs, and related work as apparent or assigned. Works both independently and collaboratively in a small but active office that values kindness, competence, and humor, and of course initiative, creativity, sound judgment, and skilled advocacy. Work is performed under the general direction of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, with (i) exceptional opportunities for exercising discretion and sound judgment, actively applying on an individual level the pursuit of justice unique to attorneys who are prosecutors, while (ii) prioritizing collegiality and integrity in our relationships with each other and with law enforcement, the defense bar, judges and other courthouse colleagues, and beyond. Full description and application at http://www.dinwiddieva.us/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=113&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Assistant-Commonwealth39s-Attorney-272

Special Requirements:

Member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar. Submit an online Dinwiddie County application to the Dinwiddie Human Resources (HR) Office via www.dinwiddieva.us, (http://www.dinwiddieva.us/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=113&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Assistant-Commonwealth39s-Attorney-272). The application must be completed via the HR link. Applicants are welcome but not required also to email application materials (resume, cover letter, any additional materials for consideration) directly to acbaskervill@dinwiddieva.us. Of most interest to this office are the resume and cover letter, rather than the online blank prompts. The applicant may safely devote application resources accordingly. Favorable consideration will be given to applications that highlight capabilities and characteristics specific to work in this particular office, at the least, mentioning the applicant’s kindness and sense of humor (which will also show that the resume was not submitted by a bot…) and ideally noting the applicant’s demonstration of competence, sound judgment, and aptitude and interest in working both independently and collaboratively. Please kindly recognize our dignity and your own and refrain from submitting an application unless and until you can locate Dinwiddie County on a map. Thank you

Contact:

Please submit an online county application as noted above. Questions and additional materials to Ann Cabell Baskervill, Commonwealth’s Attorney, acbaskervill@dinwiddieva.us, copy to Debbie Carneal, Office Manager, at dcarneal@dinwiddieva.us

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

14008 Boydton Plank Road, P.O. Box 296 Dinwiddie, VA 23841

E-mail:

acbaskervill@dinwiddieva.us, dcarneal@dinwiddieva.us



Locality:

Orange County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (one of two positions currently listed on this website)

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, Career Prosecutor Program as eligible.

Start Date:

Employment start date TBD (Posted 12/30/22)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. This office employs a vertical prosecution approach to maximize the experience in all three Courts for the prosecuting attorney. This position will share the responsibility for the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court and General District Court and in the Circuit Court for direct indictments and cases arising from the District Courts. A five (5) attorney office, we expect that the successful candidate work as an experienced trial litigator within the team. With minimal supervision: effectively prosecute complex criminal cases, including case and trial preparation for bench and jury trials; witness interview; negotiations with opposing counsel; preparation of jury instructions and voir dire; work closely with the Victim-Witness Program and associated agencies such as the Department of Forensic Sciences, Office of the Medical Examiner, and law enforcement agencies and prosecutors on the local, state, and federal level. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in prosecuting animal neglect and forfeiture cases, and to candidates with experience in Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court.

Special Requirements:

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. At least two (2) years of experience as a criminal prosecutor preferred but will consider seasoned attorney with an equivalent combination of education and experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thorough knowledge and use of criminal law and procedure, Rules of Evidence, and the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Strict compliance with the Virginia Code of Professional Ethics. Ability to speak extemporaneously and persuasively. 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 officials’ agencies and the general public and possess professional telephone etiquette.

Contact:

Please send all responses and inquiries to the attention of The Honorable Diana O’Connell

Title:

Orange County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 310 Orange, Virginia 22960

E-mail:

doconnell@orangecountyva.gov



Locality:

Orange County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, Career Prosecutor Program as eligible.

Start Date:

(Posted 12/30/22)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. This office employs a vertical prosecution approach to maximize the experience in all three Courts for the prosecuting attorney. This position will share the responsibility for the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court and General District Court and in the Circuit Court for direct indictments and cases arising from the District Courts. A five (5) attorney office, we expect that the successful candidate work as an experienced trial litigator within the team. With minimal supervision: effectively prosecute complex criminal cases, including case and trial preparation for bench and jury trials; witness interview; negotiations with opposing counsel; preparation of jury instructions and voir dire; work closely with the Victim-Witness Program and associated agencies such as the Department of Forensic Sciences, Office of the Medical Examiner, and law enforcement agencies and prosecutors on the local, state, and federal level. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in prosecuting animal neglect and forfeiture cases, and to candidates with experience in Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court.

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. At least two (2) years of experience as a criminal prosecutor preferred but will consider seasoned attorney with an equivalent combination of education and experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thorough knowledge and use of criminal law and procedure, Rules of Evidence, and the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Strict compliance with the Virginia Code of Professional Ethics. Ability to speak extemporaneously and persuasively. 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 officials’ agencies and the general public and possess professional telephone etiquette.

Contact:

Please send all responses and inquiries to the attention of The Honorable Diana O’Connell

Title:

Orange County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 310 Orange, Virginia 22960

E-mail:

doconnell@orangecountyva.gov



Locality:

Northampton County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$62,509, plus benefits

Start Date:

Employment start date June of 2023, position posted (12/30/22)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Northampton County is seeking an assistant Commonwealth’s attorney whose responsibilities will involve extensive trial work in all courts in the prosecution of felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases, the performance of legal research, preparing and responding to motions, briefs and memorandum, and advisement of local law enforcement. The office encourages education and career development.

Special Requirements:

Must be a collegial team player with solid legal skills and strong written and oral communication skills. Must also be dedicated to public service, committed to fighting crime and seeking justice and equally committed to fairness, compassion, and empathy. Must also be able to exercise tact, courtesy and discretion in frequent contact with crime victims, suspects, law enforcement and judicial officials, public officials, and the general public. Applicant must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. Criminal prosecution or defense experience is desired but not a requirement. Please submit cover letter and resume and writing sample to the email address listed below.

Contact:

Jack A. Thornton, III 757 678-0455

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

5229 The Hornes P.O. Box 690 Eastville, Virginia

E-mail:

jathornton@co.northampton.va.us



Locality:

City of Alexandria

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$80,766.14 - $84,805.24 + Benefits

Start Date:

Employment start date TBD (position posted 12/23/2022)

Closing Date:

January 27, 2023, applications received after this date will not be considered.

Description of job:

The Commonwealth’s Attorney's Office for the City of Alexandria is seeking an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for assignment to a district court docket with additional responsibility for felony cases as assigned.

Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements: The successful applicant will possess excellent writing, research and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia and a member of the Virginia State Bar. Preferred Requirements: Prior prosecutorial and/or trial experience; fluency in a foreign language, particularly Spanish or Arabic. Equal Opportunity Employer: The Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney's Office has a strong commitment to the principle of inclusion and actively encourages applications from diverse candidates Applications should comprise a cover letter, a resume, and a writing sample. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted and moved forward in the hiring process. Telephone inquiries are strongly discouraged. Panel interviews will be conducted February 8-February 10, 2023.

Contact:

Bryan Porter

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

 

E-mail:

bryan.porter@alexandriava.gov



Locality:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney III (One of two positions currently posted on this website)

Salary/Salary Range:

$120,000 - $150,607.33

Start Date:

Employment start date TBD (position posted 12/22/22)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

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 must 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. Salary Commensurate with Experience.

Special 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-Direct



Locality:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II (one of two positions currently posted on this site)

Salary/Salary Range:

$100,000.00 - $134,467.07

Start Date:

Employment start date TBD (position posted 12/22/22)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

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 adjudications/trials, sentencing hearings, probation violation hearings, show cause hearings, etc. In addition, they will manage a misdemeanor and felony caseload. Evaluates and screens cases for disposal in District Court or indictment in Circuit Court. Salary Commensurate with Experience.

Special 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. 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-Direct



Locality:

Henrico County

Job Title:

Hourly Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I/II

Salary/Salary Range:

$29.64/HR to $33.24/HR (Paid hourly up to 29 hours/week – no VRS or other benefits)

Start Date:

Negotiable (to fill a current vacancy) (Posted 12/21/22)

Closing Date:

Monday, January 9, 2023 (or until filled)

Description of job:

Assists the Attorney for the Commonwealth in representing the people of the Commonwealth in traffic and criminal cases in an hourly capacity; does related work as required. Essential Duties 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. About Us Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability. Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts. Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

Special Requirements:

Must be eligible to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 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. For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II: Graduation from an accredited school of law, and two (2) years of experience in the practice of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Contact: 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. Job Posting Title: IRC169718

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Locality:

City of Fredericksburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$75,080.00 to $99,481.00

Start Date:

Employment Start Date To Be Determined (Position Open Starting December 24, 2022). (Posted 12/16/22)

Closing Date:

January 6, 2022

Description of job:

The work involves preparation of jury and non-jury trials in misdemeanor and felony cases, preparing procedural and substantive court pleadings and briefs, and negotiating plea agreements. It is expected that the person in this position will primarily prosecute misdemeanors and misdemeanor appeals and will also serve as one of three prosecutors on the child victim prosecutions team. For a full description, please see the job description at https://www.fredericksburgva.gov/216/Employment

Special Requirements:

Candidates must have Juris Doctor degree and be members of the Virginia State Bar in good standing. We will consider candidates who are taking the February 2023 Virginia Bar Examination. Applications must be submitted online using the following link: https://www.fredericksburgva.gov/216/Employment (There is an apply button on the vacancy listing.)

Contact:

Elizabeth K. Humphries

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

PO Box 886 | Fredericksburg, VA 22404-0886

E-mail:

ekhumphries@fredericksburgva.gov



Locality:

Prince Edward County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$72,000 + benefits

Start Date:

Immediate (Posted 12/16/22)

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:

Southampton County/City of Franklin

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$65,000 with benefits

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 12/15/22)

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:

Augusta County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$62,509 + Benefits

Start Date:

Position Open Starting December 20, 2022 (Start date flexible) (Posted 12/5/22)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Responsibilities include prosecution of felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses in GDC, JDR and Circuit Courts.

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, but not required.

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. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Title:

 

Address

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

E-mail:

tmartin@co.augusta.va.us, with copy to pcampbell@co.augusta.va.us



Locality:

City of Hampton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II – JDR Court (One of three positions currently advertised on this site: Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney and Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney)

Salary/Salary Range:

$77,000

Start Date:

Negotiable (Posted11/15/22)

Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

Please see job description on hampton.gov/hire website

Special Requirements:

Candidates must have Juris Doctorate and be members of the Virginia State Bar in good standing at the time of application. Applications must be submitted through the hampton.gov website process.

Contact:

Karen A. Rucker

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

236 North King Street, Hampton, VA 23669

E-mail:

krucker@hampton.gov



Locality:

City of Hampton

Job Title:

Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (one of three positions currently advertised on this site) : Senior Assistant, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney, and Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$86,305

Start Date:

Employment start date is Negotiable (Position posted 11/15/22)

Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

Please see job description on hampton.gov/hire website.

Special Requirements:

Candidates must have Juris Doctorate and be members of the Virginia State Bar in good standing at the time of application. Applications must be submitted through the hampton.gov website process.

Contact:

Karen A. Rucker

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

236 North King Street, Hampton, VA 23669

E-mail:

krucker@hampton.gov



Locality:

Arlington County / City of Falls Church

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (III/II/I) – Multiple Positions

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience. Starting salaries are $76,107 (ACA I), $97,052 (ACA II), and $111,945 (ACA III). VRS, benefits, and flexibility for teleworking.

Start Date:

Immediately (posted October 28, 2022)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti is seeking prosecutors dedicated to public service, public safety, and justice to join her team. The Office is committed to transformative justice in the promotion of evidence-based diversion programs, racial justice, and victim services. Working in a major metropolitan area offers a broad spectrum of experience and our office provides ample opportunities for collaboration, discussion, and comradery. The crimes prosecuted range from DUI to aggravated assaults, complex fraud investigations, rapes, and murders. The office is responsible for both adult and juvenile prosecutions. Must have a JD from an accredited college or university, be licensed to practice law in Virginia, and be a Member in Good Standing of the Virginia State Bar. The ideal candidates must have the reading comprehension and writing, speaking, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills to successfully handle a prosecutor’s workload. Knowledge of Virginia law, rules of evidence, court rules and procedures, and U.S. Supreme Court rulings regarding criminal law and procedure is required. Experience prosecuting complex felony trials is helpful for an ACA I and required for ACA II and III. The main duties for all positions include: • Preparing for and prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases • Identifying cases for diversion programs and specialty courts • Establishing and maintaining relationships with multiple law enforcement agencies, the community, and non-profit organizations • Preparing and providing discovery • Reviewing and redacting body worn camera (BWC) footage • Preparing and arguing bond motions • Researching, preparing, and litigating pre-trial motions • Conducting preliminary hearings • Negotiating case dispositions • Collateral duties as assigned

Special Requirements:

Successful completion of a background check. These are at-will positions that serve at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Contact:

Email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Ms. Saul Edwards

Title:

Office Administrator

Address

1425 North Courthouse Road, Suite #5200 Arlington, VA 22201

E-mail:

lsauledwards@arlingtonva.us



Locality:

Arlington County / City of Falls Church

Job Title:

Multi-Jurisdictional Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (MJACA)

Salary/Salary Range:

Starting salary is $97,052. Open to Negotiation.

Start Date:

Immediately (posted October 31, 2022).

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti is seeking a Multi-Jurisdictional Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney to prosecute insurance fraud cases throughout the Northern Virginia area. The employee works primarily with agents of the Virginia State Police to screen, develop, and charge cases involving insurance fraud and related crimes. Specific duties include: • Making appearances in the General District and Circuit Courts of Arlington County, City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County to prosecute felony and insurance fraud related crimes; • Serving as liaison among the offices of the Northern Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) on insurance fraud investigations and prosecutions; • Advising BCI agents on issues arising during insurance fraud investigations; • Managing an assigned caseload and overseeing all aspects of the criminal prosecution, case law, reviewing pertinent police and forensic reports, considering alternative and/or additional charges, arguing pre-trial motions, and negotiating plea agreements; • Drafting pleadings, indictments, briefs, and memoranda; and • Conducting insurance fraud investigations through the Northern Virginia Multi-Jurisdictional Grand Jury where appropriate. This position requires strong interpersonal skills; the ability to organize, interpret, and apply legal principles, and to analyze and address complex legal problems using sound professional judgment, as well as excellent research and writing skills. A JD from and accredited college or university is required and three years of progressively responsible experience as a practicing trial attorney, including complex felony trial experience. Must be an active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar. Familiarity with the local procedures and policies in Northern Virginia courts is desirable. This position is funded by the State Compensation Board.

Special Requirements:

Successful completion of a background check. This is an at-will position that serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Contact:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Laura Saul Edwards.

Title:

Office Administrator

Address

1425 North Courthouse Road, Suite #5200 Arlington, VA 22201

E-mail:

lsauledwards@arlingtonva.us



Locality:

Arlington County / City of Falls Church

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney/Conviction Review Unit Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$97,052. Negotiable based on experience.

Start Date:

Immediately (posted November 1, 2022)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti is a full-time, limited duration Conviction Review Attorney to dedicate a year to investigating convictions obtained by the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney that may have been based on questionable testimony and/or evidence. The conviction review process is a specialized legal process that involves the following specific duties: • Identifying and defining the involvement of the former police officers in the casework and the conviction of defendants prosecuted by the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney; • Conducting a thorough review of files, records, evidence, and testimony in these cases; • Testing the validity of evidence (e.g., analyzing chains of custody); • Determining acts and sources of any intentional or unintentional wrongdoing in the development and prosecution of these cases; and • Performing other tasks that may be assigned as needed to complete the post-conviction review process. The ideal candidate has a JD from an accredited college or university and at least three years’ experience in the legal field or other law enforcement field, preferably with knowledge of and experience in criminal law and procedure. Preference will be given to candidates with one of more of the of the following: • Experience in the practice of Virginia criminal law; • Experience with post-conviction review work; and • Extensive knowledge of Virginia law enforcement or courtroom experience including trial, legal research, and clerk experience.

Special Requirements:

Successful completion of a background check.

Contact:

Email cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Laura Saul Edwards.

Title:

Office Administrator

Address

1425 North Courthouse Road, Suite #5200 Arlington, VA 22201

E-mail:

lsauledwards@arlingtonva.us



Locality:

Halifax County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$5000 sign-up bonus available. Annual salary $62,509-$75,000, commensurate with qualifications, plus benefits package. Willing to consider third-year law students or recent law school graduates, contingent upon Virginia Bar results.

Start Date:

Negotiable (Posted October 21, 2022)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Prosecuting wide range of misdemeanors and felonies in all courts, primarily in GDC and CC. Both entry level applicants and seasoned attorneys are welcome. The office emphasizes vertical prosecution, training opportunities, professional development, and a congenial, collaborative environment. All attorneys typically attend spring and summer conferences and are invited encouraged to attend additional specialized CASC programs annually. Attorneys have opportunities to participate meaningfully in the prosecution of major felony cases from entry level. We are a busy medium-sized office, with six attorneys and five support staff. We are located in a rural setting with a low cost of living and a low volume of vehicular traffic, situated within easy driving distance from Raleigh-Durham, NC; Greensboro, NC; Danville, VA; and Lynchburg, VA. For more information about our area, see our travel guide: https://issuu.com/discoverhalifaxva/docs/2022_travel_guide_final_2_

Special Requirements:

Positive attitude and team-oriented; J. D. from established law school; active membership in the Virginia Bar or awaiting Virginia Bar results.

Contact:

Tracy Quackenbush Martin

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

PO Box 550, Halifax, VA 24558

E-mail:

tqm@co.halifax.va.us



Locality:

Pittsylvania County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$72,200

Start Date:

Employment Start date November 1, 2022 (Posted 10/4/22)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Duties will include the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony offenses in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Court. The applicant will not be limited to a particular court or type of case. The office consists of the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney and 6 assistants. The office has a strong no plea bargain policy and encourages all assistants to gain trial 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. Individuals awaiting the results of the July 2022 Bar Exam will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Contact:

Robert Bryan Haskins

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 1068 Chatham, Virginia 24531

E-mail:

bryan.haskins@pittgov.org



Locality:

City of Lynchburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney – Open to applicants awaiting July 2022 Virginia Bar Results

Salary/Salary Range:

Starting salary of $65,000. Salary base is negotiable and in accordance with prior years of experience. Benefits include Health/Dental/Vision, Virginia Retirement System, and Paid Time Off), and the ability to apply for Public Service Student Loan Forgive

Start Date:

Negotiable (Posted 9/29/22)

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 and felony cases at the Circuit Court levels. Depending prior 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 or go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lynchburg to submit an application

Title:

For additional information contact Donna Nash, Office Administrator

Address

901 Church Street, Lynchburg VA 24504

E-mail:

dnash@ocalynchburg.com



Locality:

Stafford County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$84,032.00-$142,854.40

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 9/16/22)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Performs challenging professional legal work as a prosecutor for the County and for the State; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Supervision may be exercised over office staff. The full salary range for this position is $84,032.00-$142,854.40 to provide an opportunity for growth and development. Duties Serves primarily as a member of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Team; Performs duties with multidisciplinary teams; Tries criminal offenses brought under County and State Statutes; Prepares cases for prosecution; tries cases in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Court; Assists in training junior prosecutors in all aspects of cases involving juvenile and domestic victims/witnesses; Interviews police officers, victims, witnesses, and other individuals in preparing cases; Prepares legal research and writing for issues anticipated in criminal trials; Assists citizens and law enforcement officers; Performs related tasks as required. Typical Qualifications 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 establish and maintain effective working relationships with County and State officials, court officials, members of the Bar and the general public; ability to handle difficult trial and appellate litigation.

Special Requirements:

Supplemental Information The successful candidate is licensed by the Supreme Court of Virginia to practice law in Virginia; has considerable experience as a prosecuting attorney; extensive experience conducting jury trials; experience prosecuting sexual assault crimes, against both juvenile and adult victims; and experience prosecuting domestic violence cases.

Contact:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Title:

 

Address

1245 Courthouse Road Stafford, VA 22554 PO BOX 66 (zip 22555)

E-mail:

Applicants may apply at the link provided. Stafford County Government website; https://staffordcountyva.gov/



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

ACA, SACA, Deputy CA, and Deputy Chief of Staff

Salary/Salary Range:

ACA: $73,000.00-$103,000.00 Senior ACA: $90,000.00-$120,000.00 Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney: $115,000.00- $145,000.00 Deputy Chief of Staff: $120,000.00-$145,000.00

Start Date:

Negotiable (Posted 9/6/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

If you believe in real criminal justice reform and the core values of fairness, honesty, and integrity, come join our team. Must Be a Member of the Virginia State Bar in Good Standing Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney: Prefer two years of related experience but applicants awaiting July 2022 VA Bar Exam Results encouraged to apply. Senior ACA: Prefer five years of related experience. Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney: Prefer 15 years of related experience. Supervises Senior Assistants and leads one of five units: Violent Crimes, Special Investigations, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Offenders, and Special Victims. Deputy Chief of Staff: Prefer 10 years of related experience. Provides supervision, oversight, and guidance to line attorneys. Part of the executive leadership team.

Special Requirements:

Successful completion of a background check. This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth's Attorney

Contact:

The Honorable Amy Ashworth: Email Cover letter, resume, and writing sample to cwoffice@pwcgov.org

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Avenue, Suite 200, Manassas, VA 20110

E-mail:

cwoffice@pwcgov.org



Locality:

Fairfax County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney I (one of four positions listed on this site)

Salary/Salary Range:

$59,685.39 – 99,475.38

Start Date:

As soon as possible (Posted 8/17/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

The Office of the Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano seeks an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney I to be assigned a combination of cases to 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.). Prepares and prosecutes misdemeanor case, conducts legal research and argument for hearings, compose appellate briefs, advises local law enforcement officials concerning the investigation of criminal violations and trial preparation. Advises citizens of Fairfax County on issues relating to criminal law violations in the community and court procedure.

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Ben Shnider

Title:

Chief of Staff

Address

4110 Chain Bridge Road Suite 114 Fairfax, VA 22030

E-mail:

Benjamin.Shnider@fairfaxcounty.gov



Locality:

Fairfax County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney III (one of four positions listed on this site)

Salary/Salary Range:

$84,842.99 – 141,404.64

Start Date:

As soon as possible (Posted 8/17/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

The Assistant Commonwealth Attorney III will be assigned a combination of cases, including misdemeanor offense at the General District Court level and more serious felony cases at the Circuit Court level. Depending on the 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 felony cases to include violent crimes (murder, rape, abduction, robbery, etc. The ACA III will prepare and prosecute misdemeanor cases and felony cases, conduct legal research and argument for hearings, compose appellate briefs, advise local law enforcement agencies, and work closely with victim/witness advocates.

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Ben Shnider

Title:

Chief of Staff

Address

4110 Chain Bridge Road Suite 114 Fairfax, VA 22030

E-mail:

Benjamin.Shnider@fairfaxcounty.gov



Locality:

Fairfax County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney II (one of four positions listed on this site)

Salary/Salary Range:

$75,669.98 – 126,116.85

Start Date:

As soon as possible (Posted 8/17/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

The Office of the Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano seeks an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney II to be assigned a combination of cases to 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.). Prepares and prosecutes misdemeanor cases and felony cases, conduct legal research and argument for hearings, compose appellate briefs, advise local law enforcement agencies, and work closely with victim/witness advocates. Due to high caseload, must be organized, work efficiently, be flexible, and be able to think on his or her feet in busy and time-pressured situations. As experience, knowledge, and skills are obtained and developed, will be exposed to increasing responsibility, including more difficult and complex cases.

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Ben Shnider

Title:

Chief of Staff

Address

4110 Chain Bridge Road Suite 114 Fairfax, VA 22030

E-mail:

Benjamin.Shnider@fairfaxcounty.gov



Locality:

Amelia County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$62,508.60 Plus Benefits

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted 8/9/22)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

The Amelia County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office has an opening for a full-time Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. Criminal prosecution or defense work is desired, but not a requirement. Responsibilities involve the review of body cam footage, answering discovery, trial work as needed in all courts in the prosecution of felony and misdemeanor cases.

Special Requirements:

Must be a member of the Virginia State Bar by start date. Applicant must send a letter of interest, resume and writing sample

Contact:

Lee R. Harrison

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 169, 9127 Washington Street Amelia Court House, VA 23002

E-mail:

ameliaca@tds.net



Locality:

Rockingham County/City of Harrisonburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$68,728

Start Date:

Position is available beginning August 8, 2022 (Posted July 15, 2022)

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:

Christopher Bean

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address
E-mail:

cbean@rockinghamcountyva.gov



Locality:

City of Norfolk

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (III/II/I)

Salary/Salary Range:

ACA III: $89,098.73 ACA II: $77,700.00 ACA I: $70,350.00 All positions offer VRS and Benefits

Start Date:

ASAP (Posting Updated July 6, 2022)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Ramin Fatehi seeks prosecutors dedicated to the principles of public safety, equity, honesty, and fairness. Norfolk is a busy jurisdiction of 40 prosecutors and 45 staff, with ample opportunity for gaining experience early and for working on interesting and advanced cases. The office prosecutes all felony cases and selected misdemeanors, including domestic-violence, stalking, intoxicated driving, and firearms offenses. The office believes in data-driven, evidence-based processes that promote accountability for violent crime and opportunities in other cases for rehabilitation, diversion, and restoration where possible. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys serve under the supervision of a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney and the mentorship of two Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys and rotate through four divisions in the office, all dedicated to vertical prosecution: Two Community Prosecution Teams corresponding to the City’s First and Second Police Precincts; a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Team prosecuting cases originating in that Court; and a Community Outreach Team responsible for participants in the Drug, Mental Health, Veterans Track, and Reentry Court Programs and in Virginia’s first Family Justice Center.

Special Requirements:

ACA III: Minimum of eight years of prior prosecution experience, including substantial experience in the prosecution of homicides, high-complexity white-collar crime, or equivalent matters sufficient to allow for the first-chair prosecution of murder cases under minimal supervision. ACA II: Minimum of three years of prior prosecution experience, including experience trying jury cases in Circuit Court. Experience in the briefing and argument of pretrial and post-trial motions, including motions to suppress and motions in limine. Strong knowledge of federal and Virginia case law relating to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. ACA I: A Virginia law license in good standing at the commencement of work. Applicants who will sit for the July 2022 Bar examination are welcome to apply and to begin work as paralegals at a reduced salary following the Bar examination. Permanent offers to applicants sitting for the Bar examination are contingent on passage of and admission to the Bar.

Contact:

Hon. Ramin Fatehi

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

800 E City Hall Ave Ste 600 Norfolk, VA 23510-2719

E-mail:

ramin.fatehi@norfolk.gov



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I (2 Positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable

Start Date:

To Be Determined (Posted 7/6/22)

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:

Wythe County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney ATTI

Salary/Salary Range:

Set by Compensation Board of Virginia, currently set at $67,825

Start Date:

TBD (Posted May 16, 2022)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Performs professional and legal work of the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Work involves prosecuting persons suspected of violating state and local laws on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in all county courts. 1. Prepares and prosecutes misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, General District Court, and Circuit Court. 2. Screens cases for prosecution. 3. Performs legal research. 4. Locates and interviews trial witnesses. 5. Prepares motions, orders, and other documents related to a case. 6. Investigates terms and conditions of bonds. 7. Prepares legal briefs and petitions to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. 8. Keeps abreast of appellate court opinions and understands their application to cases. 9. Maintains current knowledge of trends, legal issues and rulings, court opinions, legal procedures, and new state and local laws. 10. Provides services to the community outside of business hours, such as educational trainings for law enforcement, students, and civic groups. 11. Performs other tasks related to employment as required by the Commonwealth's Attorney.

Special Requirements:

1. Ability to perform intricate and rapid legal research and to prepare legal briefs to trial and appellate courts. 2. Ability to communicate effectively with law enforcement, expert witnesses, lay witnesses, and victims. 3. Ability to prepare and present complex cases before a trial court in a short period of time. 4. Ability to establish and maintain constructive, effective, and professional relationships with fellow attorneys, public officials, judicial officers, and the public. 5. Ability to present ideas and provide counsel effectively in writing and orally to professionals and lay persons. 6. Ability to manage a large caseload. 7. Strong writing and oral presentation skills a must. Other Requirements: 1. Must have satisfactory results of a criminal history background check. 2. Must be a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia and possess a Virginia State Bar license that is active.

Contact:

Interested applicants should submit a state application, resume and cover letter to: Michael D. Jones

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney of Wythe County

Address

235 South 4th Street, Suite 105 Wytheville, Virginia 24382 (276-223-4130) voice

E-mail:

commatty@wytheco.org



Locality:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$ 56,597 – $ 90,000 plus benefits. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted 4/26/22)

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:

Culpeper County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$70,000-$75,000

Start Date:

To Be Determined (Posted 4/25/22)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Performs professional legal work for the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney. Work involves prosecuting persons suspected of violating State and local laws on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Employees in this class prosecute criminal cases in all county courts. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Prepares and prosecutes misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in juvenile, domestic relations, general district and/or circuit courts. a. Screens cases for prosecution; determines proper charges b. Performs legal research c. Locates witnesses d. Prepares case documents e. Presents cases in court f. Negotiates with defense attorneys 2. Attends/participates in arraignments of defendants in criminal cases. Investigates terms and conditions of bond. 3. Works with Crime Victims Advocate. 4. Prepares legal briefs/petitions to the Appellate Court. Keeps abreast of appellate court opinions and understands their application to similar cases. 5. Responds to customer requests and inquiries. 6. Maintains current knowledge of trends, legal issues and rulings, court opinions, legal procedures, new State and local laws, etc.

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 intricate and rapid legal research, and to prepare legal briefs to trial and appellate courts. • Ability to communicate effectively with law enforcement personnel, expert witnesses, lay witnesses, and victim witnesses. • Ability to prepare and present complex cases before a trial court in a short period of time. Comprehensive working knowledge of efficient office procedures, and the ability to establish and maintain constructive, effective and professional relationships with fellow attorneys, public officials, judicial officers and the public. • Ability to present ideas and provide counsel effectively in writing and orally to professionals and lay persons. Ability to manage a large caseload. • Knowledge of computerized word processing, email communications and electronic case. Minimum Qualifications & Experience Juris Doctorate degree. Licensed to practice law in the State of Virginia. Special Requirements Must possess satisfactory results of a criminal history background check.

Contact:

Stacy Bertsch You can apply for position at http://web.culpepercounty.gov

Title:

Human Resources Coordinator

Address

302 North Main Street Culpeper, VA 22701

E-mail:

sbertsch@culpepercounty.gov



Locality:

City of Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (2 Full-time positions open)

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience

Start Date:

As soon as possible (Posted 4/9/22)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Since this office is engaged in Community Prosecution, not only will this attorney be prosecuting a wide variety of felony criminal offenses as well as certain misdemeanor offenses including DUIs in General District and Circuit Court, but will also work to build strong partnerships with law enforcement and the community, to include 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.

Contact:

To apply for any of these positions, please contact Howard E. Gwynn by phone or email below. 757-926-7372

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

gwynnhe@nnva.gov



Locality:

Patrick County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Starting salary is $59,532 and will be based upon experience - Full-Time with Benefits (Health/Dental/Vision, Virginia Retirement System, and Paid Time Off)

Start Date:

To be determined. (Posted March 8, 2022)

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. 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:

Dayna Bobbitt

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

dbobbitt@co.Patrick.Va.us



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


NONE AT THIS TIME


Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

City of Hampton

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney (One of three positions currently listed on this site: Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, and Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney)

Salary/Salary Range:

$94,698

Start Date:

Employment start date is negotiable, position is posted 11/15/22.

Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

Please see job description on hampton.gov/hire website.

Special Requirements:

Candidates must have Juris Doctorate and be members of the Virginia State Bar in good standing at the time of application. Applications must be submitted through the hampton.gov website process.

Contact:

Karen A. Rucker

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

236 North King Street, Hampton, VA 23669

E-mail:

krucker@hampton.gov



Locality:

Alleghany County

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience / plus full benefits

Start Date:

TBD

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Seeking an experienced prosecutor / trial attorney to serve as Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in a vertical prosecution office. Duties will include assisting the Commonwealth’s Attorney with office administration and supervision as well as mentoring other attorneys. Caseload will cover a full range of felony and misdemeanor cases in Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts. Additionally, our responsibilities include interacting with the Alleghany Highlands community and advising multiple law enforcement agencies on a regular basis. A thorough knowledge of the law, solid trial skills and a strong work ethic are required. We also seek a team player to join our collegial office environment

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia. Prior trial experience required. Prosecution experience preferred.

Contact:

Ann Gardner

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 859, Covington, Virginia 24426

E-mail:

alleghanycntyca@co.alleghany.va.us



Locality:

Fairfax County

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth Attorney (one of four positions listed on this site)

Salary/Salary Range:

$97,822.40 – 163,036.43

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

The Deputy Commonwealth Attorney 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. They will provide overall direction and supervision to attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff, including all first-line supervisors. They will also help implement policy directives set by the Commonwealth’s Attorney. In addition, they will prosecute criminal cases, and serve as a liaison to the other agencies involved in the criminal justice system.

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Ben Shnider

Title:

Chief of Staff

Address

4110 Chain Bridge Road Suite 114 Fairfax, VA 22030

E-mail:

Benjamin.Shnider@fairfaxcounty.gov



CASC Positions


NONE AT THIS TIME


Other Positions

Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Legal Internship

Salary/Salary Range:

Non-Paid/Volunteer Stipend Available for third year students with practice certificate

Start Date:

Negotiable (Posted 9/6/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

If you believe in real criminal justice reform and the core values of fairness, honesty, and integrity, come join our team. Our legal internship program is an opportunity for law students to learn the day-to-day operations of a prosecutor's office. Learn the real-life application of criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. Future trial attorneys encouraged to apply.

Special Requirements:

Successful completion of a background check.

Contact:

Daniela Salguero: Email Cover letter, resume, and writing sample to cwoffice@pwcgov.org

Title:

Executive Aide to the Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Ave. Suite 200 Manassas VA 20110

E-mail:

cwoffice@pwcgov.org



Locality:

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

Job Title:

Summer/Fall/Winter Intern (Posted July 15, 2022)

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:

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