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(42) Positions Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (35)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (3)
CASC Positions (0)

Other Positions (4)




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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

Rockbridge County and the City of Lexington

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney (two positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience plus benefits

Start Date:

June 1, 2021 and July 1, 2021 (Posted May 6, 2021)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

We are a growing Commonwealth Attorney’s Office looking to fill two ACA positions. One is an entry level position and other requires two or more years experience as a prosecutor or defense attorney. Both will prosecute cases in General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and Circuit Court with little supervision and perform all other responsibilities as assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Candidates should be able to exercise independent judgement and initiative.

Special Requirements:

Member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar.

Contact:

Jared L Moon

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

20 South Randolph St., Suite 301 Lexington, VA 24450

E-mail:

Those interested should send a cover letter and résumé via email to jmoon@rockbridgecountyva.gov with “ACA Applicant” in the subject line.



Locality:

Hanover County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$67,000-75,000

Start Date:

July 1, 2021 (Posted 5/6/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Prosecute misdemeanors and felonies in all courts in Hanover County. Prior prosecution experience preferred, but not required.

Special Requirements:

Must have Virginia State Bar license and be a member in good standing.

Contact:
Title:

Address Cover Letter to Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney Ramon E. Chalkley, III

Address
E-mail:

slskipper@hanovercounty.gov



Locality:

Augusta County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I (TWO POSITIONS)

Salary/Salary Range:

$59,532 + Benefits

Start Date:

July 1, 2021 (Posted May 6, 2021)

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:

Nottoway County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$67,309

Start Date:

July 1, 2021 (Posted 5/5/21)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of law. Active member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing. 2 years criminal law and trial experience preferred. Submit cover letter, current writing sample related to criminal law, references, and resume via e-mail to: l.watrous@nottoway.org The Nottoway County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact:

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

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 21 Nottoway, VA 23955

E-mail:

l.watrous@nottoway.org



Locality:

City of Alexandria

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth\'s Attorney One Position Available

Salary/Salary Range:

ACA 1/2 Salary Range: $69,080—$79,962, plus benefits, 3 years’ experience as a prosecutor and at least 5 jury trials. ACA 3 Salary Range: $79,956—$91,237, plus benefits: at least 6 years’ experience as a prosecutor and 10 jury trials

Start Date:

Employment start date to be determined (Posted May 5, 2021)

Closing Date:

Applications will be accepted until May 24. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Description of job:

The Commonwealth’s Attorney\'s Office for the City of Alexandria currently has one opening for an experienced prosecutor for assignment to a circuit court docket with primary responsibility for felony cases. The salary offered to the successful candidate will be commensurate with the candidate’s level of experience, within the ranges cited above. Candidates must exhibit the highest standards in both their professional and personal lives and pass a background investigation. 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.

Special Requirements:

Fluency in a foreign language, particularly Spanish or Arabic. Experience trying complex felony offenses such as murder, felony sexual assault, and other violent crimes. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted and moved forward in the hiring process. Telephone inquiries are strongly discouraged.

Contact:

Applications should comprise a cover letter, a resume, and a writing sample. Applications must be submitted electronically to Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Cathryn Evans at Cathryn.Evans@AlexandriaVa.gov

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth\'s Attorney

Address

 

E-mail:

Cathryn.Evans@AlexandriaVa.gov



Locality:

Williamsburg/James City County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

To be determined

Start Date:

To be determined

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Prosecute cases in General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and Circuit Court.

Special Requirements:

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter directly to the Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Office

Contact:

Catherine A. C. Black

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

5201 Monticello Avenue, Suite 4, Williamsburg, VA 23188

E-mail:

cblack@wjcc-ca.com



Locality:

Gloucester County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

June 2021 or whenever filled (Posted 5/3/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Under general supervision, performs professional work representing the Commonwealth in court. Prepares and prosecutes cases in all local trial courts. Generally, works independently with supervision as needed. Work consists of case law research, preparation of legal briefs and motions, interviewing and preparing witnesses, and providing legal advice and expertise to law enforcement and other agencies during investigations. Work involves considerable public contact. Employee must exercise independent judgment, initiative, tact, and courtesy in various phases of work. Reports to the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Megan C. Zwisohn

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Box 456 Gloucester, VA 23061

E-mail:

mzwisohn@gloucesterva.info



Locality:

Southampton County/City of Franklin

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$65,000

Start Date:

July 1, 2021 (Posted 5/3/21)

Closing Date:

Until Filled, Two Positions Available

Description of job:

Prosecution in the GDC, JDR and Circuit Courts of Southampton County and the City of Franklin

Special Requirements:

Virginia Bar, Technology competence desirable, Clean background

Contact:

Eric A. Cooke

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 346, Courtland, VA 23837

E-mail:

ecooke@shcwa.org



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (1 of 2 positions listed, see Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney position also listed on this site)

Salary/Salary Range:

75,000 – 115,000

Start Date:

July 1 2021 (Posted 4/30/21)

Closing Date:

May 21 2021

Description of job:

The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s for Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park anticipates three openings for a full-time Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney to handle prosecution of criminal cases beginning July 1, 2021. ABOUT THIS ROLE This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. An Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney is primarily responsible for handling day to day prosecution of cases in District Courts and Circuit Court that are not otherwise assigned, including trials of a wide variety of misdemeanors and felony cases, preliminary hearings, motions dockets, and appeals, as well as serving as "Duty CA" and responding to calls and questions from citizens, police officers and defense attorneys at the front desk. Duties include attending trainings and ride-alongs with police officers and engaging in public activities to connect as active members with the community we serve. SALARY RANGE: $75,000.00 – 115,000.00 annually commensurate with years of experience. How to Apply Use the following link and attach a resume and letter highlighting your qualifications and interest in the position. Include your available start date, and minimum salary requirement. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pwcgov/jobs/3064165/assistant-commonwealth-attorney-office Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2021. Interviews: 5/24 through 6/3. Offers will be sent out 6/4 through 6/11 . Start date: 7/1/2021.

Special Requirements:

PREFERENCES The ideal candidate will have a Juris Doctorate degree and a strong interest in Criminal law. Some experience as a criminal prosecutor or criminal defense is preferred. Must be a member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing. Criminal prosecution/defense experience desired but not a requirement. We seek a candidate that can work cooperatively with the police departments in our jurisdiction, can manage a large caseload, has a zealous work ethic and proven ability to work with a team. A successful candidate must have a strong interest in advocating for the community’s best interest in a variety of crimes, including property offenses, driving offenses, Driving While Intoxicated, Domestic Violence, and offenses involving juveniles. The ideal candidate will be familiar and comfortable with computer systems and productivity software including Outlook, Word, and Excel. Experience using Prosecutor by Karpel is ideal.

Contact:

Gordon Baer

Title:

Executive Aide to Amy Ashworth, Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Ave. Suite 200 Manassas VA 20110

E-mail:

Gbaer@pwcgov.org



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (1 of 2 positions listed, see Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney also on this site)

Salary/Salary Range:

$100,000.00 – 145,000.00 annually

Start Date:

July 1, 2021 (Posted 4/30/21)

Closing Date:

May 21 2021

Description of job:

The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s for Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park anticipates two openings for a full-time Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney to handle prosecution of criminal cases, with a start date of July 1, 2021. ABOUT THIS ROLE: This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. A Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney is primarily responsible for oversight of investigation and prosecution of cases as assigned in the areas of Violent Crime Unit, Special Victims Unit, Special Investigations Unit, Domestic Violence Unit, and Juvenile Offender Unit. Duties include handling and trying of cases, attending trainings relevant to assigned cases; filling in for Deputy as needed; On-call responsibilities for after work questions on cases; Serving monthly as “Duty CA” and responding to calls and questions from citizens, police officers and defense attorneys at the front desk. Duties may also include attending trainings and ride-alongs with police officers and engaging in public activities to connect as active members with the community we serve. REQUIREMENTS: Must be a member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing. At least five (5) years of experience in criminal prosecution or criminal defense. Criminal jury trial experience is required. SALARY RANGE: $100,000.00 – 145,000.00 annually commensurate with years of experience NOTE: This is a courtesy posting for the Commonwealth Attorney's Office. The recruitment and selection process for this position is exempt from Prince William County Human Resources' Recruiting and Selection policies, procedures and processes. QUESTIONS: Please contact cwoffice@pwcgov.org. How To Apply: Candidates: Use the following link and submit a resume and letter highlighting your qualifications and interest in the position including which unit you would prefer to serve in: Violent Crime Unit, Special Victims Unit, Special Investigations Unit, Domestic Violence Unit, and Juvenile Offender Unit. Please include your available start date and minimum salary requirement. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pwcgov/jobs/3064626/senior-assistant-commonwealth-attorney Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2021. Interview dates: 5/24 through 6/3. Offers will be sent out 6/4 through 6/11. Start date: 7/1/2021.

Special Requirements:

PREFERENCES: Spanish language proficiency is a highly preferred skill. The office seeks a candidate that works cooperatively with the police departments in our jurisdiction, can manage a large caseload, has a zealous work ethic and proven ability to work with a team. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong interest in advocating for victim’s rights, specifically in the areas of domestic violence, trafficking and gang violence. The ideal candidate will be familiar and comfortable with computer systems and productivity software including Outlook, Word, and Excel. Experience with Prosecutor by Karpel is ideal.

Contact:

Gordon Baer

Title:

Executive Aide to Amy Ashworth, Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Ave. Suite 200 Manassas VA 20110

E-mail:

Gbaer@pwcgov.org



Locality:

City of Emporia/Greensville County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$65-70,000 plus benefits

Start Date:

Immediate (Posted 4/20/21)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Patricia T. Watson

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

320 South Main Street, Emporia, VA 23847

E-mail:

Pwatson.ca@greensvillecountyva.gov



Locality:

City of Fredericksburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$72,165 - $80,000

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 4/20/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Application must be submitted to: jobs@fredericksburgva.gov

Contact:

La Bravia J. Jenkins

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 886, Fredericksburg, VA 22404

E-mail:

ljjenkins@fredericksburgva.gov



Locality:

Sussex County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable, based upon experience, with benefits.

Start Date:

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

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Vincent L. Robertson, Sr.

Title:

Sussex Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

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



Locality:

Chesterfield County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable

Start Date:

Employment start date: TBD

Closing Date:

5/2/21 @ 11:59pm

Description of job:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Commonwealth’s Attorney Office Salary: Negotiable Deadline: 11:59 p.m. May 2, 2021 Chesterfield County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney Office is seeking an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. Responsibilities include the prosecution of criminal cases, including misdemeanor and felony charges, in the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court and Circuit Court for the County of Chesterfield, and the Commonwealth of Virginia; occasional prosecution in the General District Court, as needed. Perform other work as required. Successful candidate will be a graduate from an accredited law school. Must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and court decisions as they relate to the criminal justice process; discretion in decision-making process and ability to effectively communicate with staff and other agencies and departments. Spanish/English bilingual a plus. Five or more years of criminal trial experience with at least two of those years in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court preferred. Pre-employment drug testing, polygraph examination, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required. This position is subject to working in high security areas governed by the US Department of Justice's "Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy" and therefore requires successfully passing a more stringent criminal background check. A Chesterfield County application is required and must be submitted online by deadline. Visit chesterfield.gov/careers to view instructions and to complete and submit an application. (804) 748-1551. An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

A Chesterfield County application is required and must be submitted online by deadline. Visit chesterfield.gov/careers to view instructions and to complete and submit an application. (804) 748-1551.

Title:

 

Address

 

E-mail:

 



Locality:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$ 56,597 – $ 68,000 plus benefits. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted 4/8/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

Duties include, but not limited to, prosecuting felony, misdemeanor and delinquency matters in all courts on behalf of the Commonwealth and local jurisdictions. Applicant must perform any and all other responsibilities as assigned. Applicant must be able to handle case preparation and court dockets, perform legal research, prepare and respond to motions, briefs and memorandum, and advise local law enforcement.

Special Requirements:

Applicant must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. Submit resume, references and a writing sample.

Contact:

Amanda McDonald Wiseley

Title:

Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

215 Mill Road, Suite 109, Woodstock, Virginia 22664

E-mail:

awiseley@shenandoahcountyva.us



Locality:

City of Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience

Start Date:

As soon as possible (Posted 3/30/21)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Since this office is engaged in Community Prosecution, not only will this attorney be prosecuting drugs and gun related felonies and misdemeanors in General District and Circuit Court, but will also work to build strong partnerships with law enforcement and the community. This will involve, among other things, doing ride-a-longs with police and working closely with community members to identify and solve problems.

Special Requirements:

Innovation, creativity, and an ability to work with all types of people are necessary. Please submit cover letter and resume to the email address listed below. Background check and admission to the Virginia State Bar are required. Please follow the below link to apply: https://selfservice.nnva.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Contact:

Howard E. Gwynn 757-926-7372

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

gwynnhe@nnva.gov



Locality:

City of Portsmouth

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I (2 Positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 2/9/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Prosecuting attorney represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in all criminal matters pending before the Portsmouth Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, the Portsmouth General District Court and the Portsmouth Circuit Court. With minimal supervision: Effectively prosecute complex criminal cases, including necessary research, witness interview, negotiations with opposing counsel, preparation of jury instruction, and presentation of cases at trial Uses tact and discretion in order to establish effective relationships with other judicial agencies, victims, witnesses, and law enforcement officials, adequately documenting in writing all actions and providing sufficient justification to support recommendations Prepare legal briefs and memoranda of law Prepare cases for trial including interview witnesses Prepare case evaluations Prepare discovery and Bills of Particulars Provide advice to law enforcement officers and County and State officials.

Special Requirements:

Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Graduation from an accredited law school. Active Membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar and a license in good standing from the Virginia Supreme Court. Completion of continuing education courses in all categories of criminal law. Two years of experience as a criminal prosecutor or in general practice law, or equivalent combination of education and experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thorough knowledge and use of the principles, practices, and procedures of law, particularly criminal law and procedure. Knowledge of legal research methodology. Knowledge and use of the Code of Professional Responsibility for Attorneys. Knowledge and use of principles, practices and procedures of local and State law and Court decisions. Knowledge of County ordinances. Knowledge and use of Rules of Evidence. Skilled in trial tactics and trial strategy. Ability to speak extemporaneously and persuasively. Ability to prepare and present a variety of clear and concise reports. Ability to express complex ideas orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationship with co-workers, law enforcement officers, City and State official’s agencies and the general public and possess professional telephone etiquette.

Contact:

Please send all responses and inquiries to the attention of The Honorable Stephanie N. Morales

Title:

Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 1417 Portsmouth, VA 23705-1417

E-mail:

shewmaket@portsmouthva.gov Tamara Shewmake, Chief Administrator



Locality:

City of Portsmouth

Job Title:

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

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 2/9/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. The Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney will be responsible for the supervision and continuous training of a team of attorneys, along with the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney. He/she will have administrative duties and is responsible for sharing duties of the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney with other supervisors whenever the Commonwealth’s Attorney is unavailable to perform those duties. Prosecuting attorney represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in all criminal matters pending before the Portsmouth Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, the Portsmouth General District Court and the Portsmouth Circuit Court. Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Graduation from an accredited law school. Must be an active member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar and hold a license in good standing from the Virginia Supreme Court.

Special Requirements:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II- up to 4 years of experience practicing prosecutorial criminal law; or any equivalent combination of experience as an attorney. Supervisory experience is necessary for this position and the following: Prepare legal briefs and memoranda of law Prepare cases for trial including interview witnesses Prepare case evaluations Prepare discovery and Bills of Particulars Provide advice to law enforcement officers and County and State officials. Active Membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar and a license in good standing from the Virginia Supreme Court. Completion of continuing education courses in all categories of criminal law. Two years of experience as a criminal prosecutor or in general practice law, or equivalent combination of education and experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thorough knowledge and use of the principles, practices, and procedures of law, particularly criminal law and procedure. Knowledge of legal research methodology. Knowledge and use of the Code of Professional Responsibility for Attorneys. Knowledge and use of principles, practices and procedures of local and State law and Court decisions. Knowledge of County ordinances. Knowledge and use of Rules of Evidence. Skilled in trial tactics and trial strategy. Ability to speak extemporaneously and persuasively. Ability to prepare and present a variety of clear and concise reports. Ability to express complex ideas orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationship with co-workers, law enforcement officers, City and State official’s agencies and the general public and possess professional telephone etiquette. Active Membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar and a license in good standing from the Virginia Supreme Court. Completion of continuing education courses in all categories of criminal law. Two years of experience as a criminal prosecutor or in general practice law, or equivalent combination of education and experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thorough knowledge and use of the principles, practices, and procedures of law, particularly criminal law and procedure. Knowledge of legal research methodology. Knowledge and use of the Code of Professional Responsibility for Attorneys. Knowledge and use of principles, practices and procedures of local and State law and Court decisions. Knowledge of County ordinances. Knowledge and use of Rules of Evidence. Skilled in trial tactics and trial strategy. Ability to speak extemporaneously and persuasively. Ability to prepare and present a variety of clear and concise reports. Ability to express complex ideas orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationship with co-workers, law enforcement officers, City and State official’s agencies and the general public and possess professional telephone etiquette.

Contact:

Please send all responses and inquiries to the attention of The Honorable Stephanie N. Morales

Title:

Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 1417 Portsmouth, VA 23705-1417

E-mail:

shewmaket@portsmouthva.gov Tamara Shewmake, Chief Administrator



Locality:

Charles City County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney – Hopefully, eventually replacing me as the elected CA.

Salary/Salary Range:

County funded under legislation that mandates localities to fund an assistant at no less than the Comp Board entry level rate. I will advocate for a salary that reflects the candidate’s experience, but I can’t promise more than the minimum rate.

Start Date:

July 1, 2021 (Posted 3/25/21)

Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

This position will be the second prosecutor in what has previously been a single-person office. Applicants should be prepared to prosecute every type of offense that comes up in a small quirky rural jurisdiction. My intention is to find someone to replace me as the elected CA. To that end, the candidate must be willing to invest time in becoming a part of the community, as well as learning the job of prosecutor in this small-town environment. The crime rate here is very low and the people are very nice. Imagine a multicultural Mayberry. This is not a job for someone who is looking for a stepping-stone towards a political career, nor for someone who wants to process files without getting to know the people involved. This job is for someone who wants a low-key career as member of and prosecutor for a unique family-oriented community.

Special Requirements:

The candidate must have several years of experience prosecuting in Virginia. The candidate must be open to and able to communicate authentically with people of all different backgrounds. The applicant must be kind, firm, commonsense-oriented and scrupulously honest.

Contact:

Rob Tyler

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 95, Charles City, Virginia 23030

E-mail:

rtyler@co.charles-city.va.us



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth' s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$55,046.00

Start Date:

April 5, 2021 (Posted 3/2/21)

Closing Date:

Open until Filled

Description of job:

Responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting cases in Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Court in a vertical prosecution office. Solid trial advocacy skills are necessary combined with a knowledge of the law and rules of evidence. Attorneys will advise law enforcement officers and interact with victims and witnesses 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: t.buckner@petersburgcommonwealth.org Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia.

Contact:

Ms. Tiffany Buckner E-mail communication preferred. No phone calls.

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

150 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803

E-mail:

t.buckner@petersburgcommonwealth.org



Locality:

City of Richmond

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary depending on experience, plus benefits

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 3/19/21)

Closing Date:

April 2, 2021

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Applicant must have 1- 3 years of prosecuting experience. Interested candidates should email resumes to beverly.s.harris@richmondgov.com

Contact:

Beverly Harris

Title:

Director of Finance

Address

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

E-mail:

beverly.s.harris@richmondgov.com



Locality:

Rockingham County/City of Harrisonburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

TBD

Start Date:

Position is available beginning March 22, 2021 (Posted 3/5/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

All applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia.

Contact:

Christopher Bean

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

53 Court Square, Suite 210 Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

E-mail:

cbean@rockinghamcountyva.gov



Locality:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II (One of two positions open: see also Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney)

Salary/Salary Range:

$71,384.55-$98,153.75

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 2/9/2021)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Job Description The office of the Commonwealth's Attorney is currently seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II. This position will be responsible for preparing charging documents, reviews evidentiary documents, issues subpoenas, interviews and prepares witnesses, performs legal research, responds to pre-trial and post-trial motions. Conducts trial strategy. Coordinates with victim-witness case manager. Represents the Commonwealth in sentencing hearings, probation violation hearings, show cause hearings, etc. In addition, they will manage a felony caseload. Coordinate witnesses and follows investigative matters with law enforcement through the preliminary hearing stage. Evaluates and screens cases for disposal in District Court or indictment in Circuit Court. As well as encouraging staff performance by providing performance direction, feedback, mentoring, coaching and training. Promotes teamwork and collaboration. Job Requirements Requires a Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from an accredited law school and two (2) years of related work experience as a licensed practicing attorney; license to practice in Virginia.

Special Requirements:

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Recruitment Program Specialist

Address

1 Harrison Street SE, Leesburg, VA 20177

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov



Locality:

Northampton County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697, plus benefits

Start Date:

May 1, 2021 (Posted January 27, 2021)

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:

Beverly Powell Leatherbury 757 678-0455

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

bpleatherbury@co.northampton.va.us



Locality:

Prince Edward County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,158.00 + benefits

Start Date:

Immediate (Posted January 27, 2021)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

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

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 266 Farmville, VA 23901

E-mail:

mclark@co.prince-edward.va.us



Locality:

Frederick County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$70,875.00 - $78,358.29

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted 1/13/21)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Performs complex prosecutorial legal services for the Commonwealth. Prepares and researches criminal cases involving complex issues of constitutional law, evidence, and trial strategy in all courts of the Commonwealth, State, and Federal. Advises County and State law enforcement officials on a wide variety of problems having legal implications. Performs related duties as assigned.

Special Requirements:

• Active Membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar • Completion of continuing education courses in all categories of criminal law • Thorough knowledge and use of the principles, practices, and procedures of law, particularly criminal law and procedure; • Knowledge of legal research methodology; • Knowledge and use of the Code of Professional Responsibility for Attorneys; • Knowledge and use of principles, practices and procedures of local and State law and Court decisions; • Knowledge of County ordinances; • Knowledge and use of Rules of Evidence; • Skilled in trial tactics and trial strategy; • Ability to speak extemporaneously and persuasively; • Ability to prepare and present a variety of clear and concise reports; • Ability to express complex ideas orally and in writing; • Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationship with co-workers, law enforcement officers, County and State official's agencies and the general public and possess professional telephone etiquette.

Contact:

Ross Spicer

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

107 N. Kent Street Fourth Floor Winchester, Virginia, 22601

E-mail:

rspicer@fcva.us



Locality:

City of Chesapeake

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$64,885 (ACAI)

Start Date:

negotiable (Posted 12/17/20)

Closing Date:

until filled May submit by e-mail or mail.

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Nancy G. Parr

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

307 Albemarle Drive Suite 200A Chesapeake, Virginia 2332

E-mail:

nparr@cityofchesapeake.net



Locality:

City of Danville

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$60,197-74,773 plus benefits

Start Date:

1/1/2021 (Posted 11/6/20)

Closing Date:

Closed when filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Graduate of accredited law school and active membership in good standing of Virginia State Bar. Submit writing sample with resume.

Contact:

Michael J. Newman

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

341 Main Street, Suite 200, Danville, VA 24541

E-mail:

comthaty@danvilleva.gov



Locality:

Grayson County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (ATTI) (1 position)

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697 Plus benefits. Experienced applicants may be considered for higher starting salary.

Start Date:

July 1st, 2020 (posted July 20, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Successful applicants will be responsible for the prosecution of cases in all levels of Court in Grayson County, and the General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts in the City of Galax.

Special Requirements:

Admission to the Virginia State Bar in good standing; Prosecutorial experience preferred but not required.

Contact:

Brandon R. Boyles

Title:

Grayson County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

129 Davis Street, P.O. Box 445, Independence, Virginia 24348, (276) 773-2428

E-mail:

graycoca@graysoncountyva.gov



Locality:

Accomack County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697

Start Date:

November 2020 (Posted September 18, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open until position is filled

Description of job:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia and be a member of the VA State Bar or awaiting test results after having taken the two most recent Examinations for the Virginia State Bar. The successful applicant should possess excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills. Additional requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to work individually and as part of a team, adherence to all office and court policies and procedures, and the ability to manage a large docket of diverse cases.

Special Requirements:

Virginia trial experience is not necessary, but preferred

Contact:

Christine Lewis

Title:

Administrative Assistant II

Address

P.O. Box 56 Accomac, VA 23301

E-mail:

clewis@co.accomack.va.us



Locality:

Dinwiddie County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$60,497.00 plus benefits (medical, dental, and life insurance; VRS)

Start Date:

Immediate but flexible (Posted 7/27/20)

Closing Date:

August 7, 2020 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) generous mentorship from the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney, and (ii) 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 (iii) prioritizing collegiality and integrity in our relationships with each other and with law enforcement, the defense bar, judges and other courthouse colleagues, and beyond.

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, and please submit a resume and cover letter directly to acbaskervill@dinwiddieva.us. Please note that the materials submitted directly to the CA’s office are the materials that will be reviewed by the CA and Deputy CA. The applicant may safely devote application resources accordingly, focusing efforts on his or her direct submission to the CA’s office. For materials submitted directly to acbaskervill@dinwiddieva.us: Resume and a cover letter are musts. 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. References, writing samples, and any other helpful materials are very welcome but not required. 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, and please direct resume and other application materials for consideration to Ann Cabell Baskervill, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Dinwiddie County, at acbaskervill@dinwiddieva.us

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

acbaskervill@dinwiddieva.us



Locality:

Alleghany County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$57,697

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia

Contact:

Ann Gardner

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 859 Covington, VA 24426

E-mail:

Alleghanycntyca@co.alleghany.va.us



Locality:

Patrick County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697

Start Date:

May 18, 2020 (Posted May 7, 2020)

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. This position will primarily be assigned to felony drug cases in Circuit Court during the first 6-12 months. Prepare briefs on appealed cases to the VA Court of Appeals and VA Supreme Court. On occasion, act as special prosecutor in other jurisdictions within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Responsible for all duties of the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney whenever the Commonwealth’s Attorney is unavailable to perform those duties. Other duties as assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Must be able to manage a large caseload and prepare and present complex cases before a trial court in a short period of time. Must be able to communicate clearly in writing and orally with law enforcement personnel, expert witnesses, lay witnesses, and victim/witnesses. Must work well in a team environment, including within established multi-disciplinary teams. Must exhibit steadfast commitment to fairness and public service. Must also exercise tact, courtesy and discretion in frequent contact with crime victims, suspects, law enforcement and judicial officials, public officials, and the general public.

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Hon Stephanie Brinegar Vipperman

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

svipperman@co.patrick.va.us



Locality:

Scott County, VA

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

January 1, 2020 (or as soon thereafter as practicable) (Posted December 17, 2019)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Hon. Andrew L. Johnson

Title:

Scott County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

cwa169@scottcountyva.com



Locality:

Henry County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (1 positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

To be determined. (posted December 10, 2019)

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

M. Andrew Nester

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

anester@co.henry.va.us



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


NONE AT THIS TIME


Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

Mecklenburg County

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$90,000 to $101,000

Start Date:

6/1/2021 (Posted 4/23/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Prosecution of felonies and misdemeanors in the General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and Circuit Court. The ideal candidate will possess at least five years of experience engaged in the practice of criminal law. Prior prosecution experience strongly preferred. The ideal candidate must have prior jury trial experience, and must be able to prepare for complex prosecutions with little oversight. The ideal candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, tact when dealing with the public, and be able to foster strong relationships with law enforcement. He or she must also have prior experience drafting various court orders/subpoenas, and have a working knowledge of the Code of Virginia. The Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney will be responsible for acting in the stead of the Commonwealth’s Attorney should he be unavailable. The Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney will also be assisting in the supervision and training of Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys. This position will also be in charge of prosecuting the majority of the drug crimes investigated by the Southside Drug Task Force, and will be responsible for civil forfeitures.

Special Requirements:

Must be currently licensed to practice law in Virginia. Criminal background check. Apply by cover letter and resume with references via e-mail.

Contact:

R. Allen Nash

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Post Office Box 7 Boydton, Virginia 23917

E-mail:

allen.nash@mecklenburgva.com



Locality:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

DEPUTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY (One of two positions open: see also Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II)

Salary/Salary Range:

$87,634.37-$124,878.98

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 2/9/2021)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Job Description The mission of the Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney's Office is to pursue truth and justice by employing the highest ethical standards in preventing crime, protecting the innocent and prosecuting the guilty. The Office is also dedicated to ongoing training and skill development, as well as fostering the development of new technologies to fight crime and achieve justice. Specialized prosecutions exist for areas of great concern to the County including drugs, gangs, vulnerable victims, and white collar crime. In addition, our office leads and participates in specialty courts such as Drug Court and Mental Health Treatment Court. We will collaborate with community stakeholders towards establishing DUI Court, Restorative Justice Court, and Veterans' Treatment Court to improve the success rate of rehabilitation for criminal defendants in addition to reducing crime. Job Requirements Typical Responsibilities: Plans, organizes, directs, assigns and evaluates the work of attorneys engaged in prosecuting criminal cases in the General and Circuit Courts; assigns and rotates staff to assure that the difficulty and complexity of cases match the skill level of assigned attorney; sets objectives and performance standards; assures that staff is trained; prosecutes the most complex and sensitive cases; presents cases to the Grand Jury; coordinates prosecutions with the courts, law enforcement agencies, County Probation Department, and Attorney General's Office; sets and implements policies and procedures for staff and law enforcement agencies; in complex cases approves recommendations of subordinate staff of when to prosecute, compromise, dismiss or retry; represents the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney at meetings and conferences as assigned; acts as a resource and internal consultant to staff, other County departments and local law enforcement agencies; prepares correspondence and reports; attends and/or conducts meetings and conferences; uses tact and discretion to establish and maintain effective relationships with other judicial agencies, victims, witnesses, law enforcement officers and public at large; and, accurately maintain files, adequately documenting in writing all actions, providing sufficient justification to support recommendations. The Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney serves under the direction and at the pleasure of the Commonwealth's Attorney. As a Deputy, he/she reports to the Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney and is expected to perform duties as assigned; to assist the Commonwealth's Attorney to develop long range plans and set policies and procedures to plan, organize, manage and direct the operation of the Commonwealth Attorney's Office; to serve as a senior member of the management team; to prosecute the most complex or sensitive cases; to manage and supervise all attorneys and administrative members of the team; and, to perform other duties as directed by the Commonwealth Attorney or her Chief Deputy.

Special Requirements:

Requires a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from and accredited law school and a license to practice in Virginia; four (4) years of experience as a licensed practicing attorney preferably in criminal law / prosecution and/or defense. Applicants must be members in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. Extensive jury trial experience preferred. Executive level management experience also preferred.

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Recruitment Program Specialist

Address

1 Harrison Street SE, Leesburg, VA 20177

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov



Locality:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Up to $145,122.52, Depending On Qualifications

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 7/8/20)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Typical Responsibilities Plans, organizes, directs, assigns and evaluates the work of attorneys engaged in prosecuting criminal cases in the General and Circuit Courts; assigns and rotates staff to assure that the difficulty and complexity of cases match the skill level of assigned attorney; sets objectives and performance standards; assures that staff is trained; prepares and monitors the office’s budget; prosecutes the most complex and sensitive cases; presents cases to the Grand Jury; coordinates prosecutions with the courts, law enforcement agencies, County Probation Department, and Attorney General’s Office; interprets Attorney General’s legal opinions; sets and implements policies and procedures for staff and law enforcement agencies; in complex cases approves recommendations of subordinate staff of when to prosecute, compromise, dismiss or retry; issues press releases; represents the Commonwealth Attorney at meetings and conferences as assigned; acts as a resource and internal consultant to staff, other County departments and local law enforcement agencies; prepares correspondence and reports; attends and/or conducts meetings and conferences; uses tact and discretion to establish and maintain effective relationships with other judicial agencies, victims, witnesses, law enforcement officers and public at large; and, accurately maintain files, adequately documenting in writing all actions, providing sufficient justification to support recommendations. The Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney serves under the direction and at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. As the Chief Deputy, he/she is expected to act for the Commonwealth Attorney as assigned; to assist the Commonwealth Attorney to conduct long range planning and set policies and procedures to plan, organize, manage and direct the operation of the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office; to serve as a senior member of the management team; to prosecute the most complex or sensitive cases; to manage and supervise all attorneys and administrative members of the team; and, to perform other duties as directed by the Commonwealth Attorney.

Special Requirements:

Requires a Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school and a license to practice in Virginia; five (5) years of experience as a licensed practicing attorney in criminal law / prosecution and/or defense. Extensive jury trial experience preferred. Executive level management also preferred. Applicants must be members in good standing with the Virginia State Bar.

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Program Recruitment Specialist

Address

Leesburg, VA

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov



CASC Positions


NONE AT THIS TIME


Other Positions

Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Undergraduate Intern

Salary/Salary Range:

Unpaid

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 2/25/21)

Closing Date:

Application cutoff dates: Spring 2021: Closed Summer 2021: Open, Cutoff 4/15/2021 Fall 2021: Open, Cutoff 8/15/2021

Description of job:

The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park is providing a select number of unpaid internship positions for Undergraduate students for the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2021. These internships will be provided to undergraduate students in furtherance of their education. Students applying for an internship are encouraged to have an interest in Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Reform, Criminal Law, legal and/or paralegal studies, but other students will also be thoroughly considered. About the Undergraduate Internship Program The internship enables college students to gain first-hand experience in the criminal justice system and local law enforcement in the Northern Virginia area. Students work closely with legal staff and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys who are prosecuting criminal cases, providing support, preparing and analyzing legal and non-legal documents, among other tasks. Internship assignments will be based upon the student’s interests, skills, and the needs of the office. Length of Internship Internships will last between 8 to 20 weeks, excluding weeks in which the intern does not work. While the office does not require a full-time commitment, a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week is required.

Special Requirements:

Application Documents Resume (Required) Cover Letter (Required) Writing Sample (Optional)

Contact:

Gordon Baer

Title:

Executive Aide to Amy Ashworth, Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Ave. Suite 200 Manassas VA 20110

E-mail:

Gbaer@pwcgov.org



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Legal Intern

Salary/Salary Range:

Unpaid

Start Date:

Employment start date: TBD (Posted 2/25/21)

Closing Date:

Spring 2021: Closed Summer 2021: Open, Cutoff 3/15/2021 Fall 2021: Open, Cutoff 7/15/2021

Description of job:

The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park is providing a select number of unpaid internship positions for the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2021. These internships will be provided to law students in furtherance of their legal education. Law students applying for an internship are encouraged to have their Third-Year Practice Certificate, but other students will also be thoroughly considered. About the Legal Internship Program Our legal internship programs provide an opportunity for law students to earn valuable hands-on experience by participating in the day-to-day work of a prosecutor\'s office. Interns will be fully immersed in the criminal justice system and work one-on-one with a diverse array of attorneys in aspects of the job ranging from case preparation to assisting in litigating cases in the courtroom. Length of Internship Internships will last between 8 to 20 weeks, excluding weeks in which the intern does not work. While the office does not require a full-time commitment, a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week is required. Application Documents Resume (Required) Cover Letter (Required) Writing Sample (Required)

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Gordon Baer

Title:

Executive Aide to Amy Ashworth, Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Ave. Suite 200 Manassas VA 20110

E-mail:

Gbaer@pwcgov.org



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Internship

Salary/Salary Range:

Non-Paid

Start Date:

Fall/Spring/Summer Sessions

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Tiffany Buckner

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

150 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803

E-mail:

tbuckner@petersburg-va.org



Locality:

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

Job Title:

Summer/Fall/Winter Intern (Posted September 2, 2020)

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