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(47) Positions Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (40)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (1)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (2)
CASC Positions (1)

Other Positions (3)




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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

Henrico County

Job Title:

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

Salary/Salary Range:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I: $76,373- $140,493 Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II: $87,908- $161,712Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney III: $96,551 - $177,610 Expected hiring range lower to mid range of listed scale

Start Date:

Negotiable

Closing Date:

March 18, 2024 (updated 4/17/2024)

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 Extensive knowledge of general and governmental law; good knowledge of State and County laws and federal laws and regulations and their relationship to the authority and functions of County and State; ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to complex legal problems; ability to effectively prosecute a variety of cases; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and the general public; good professional judgment; good legal research and writing skills.. 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 Juvenile court experience is preferred, including but not limited to domestic violence, and physical/sexual abuse of children. Prior experience with violent crimes, narcotics, gangs, organized crime, and human trafficking also welcome. Eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. This position will be filled at an Attorney I, II or III level depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate and the needs of the department at the time of hire. Prior experience with violent crimes, narcotics, gangs, organized crime, and human trafficking and/or prior experience with juvenile and domestic cases is preferred. A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

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. Job Posting Title: IRC184811

Title:

 

Address

 

E-mail:

http://henrico.us/services/jobs



Locality:

Chesterfield County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

See position description

Start Date:

TBD

Closing Date:

May 5, 2024 (posted 4/9/2024)

Description of job:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office Deadline: 11:59 p.m. May 5, 2024 Chesterfield County Government is seeking an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney. Responsibilities include the prosecution of criminal cases, including misdemeanor and felony charges, in the General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, and Circuit Court, for the County of Chesterfield, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Perform other work as required. Applicants may be hired as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I or an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II based on their years of experience and qualifications. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I - Hiring Range: $76,785 - $103,658 Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II - Hiring Range: $85,058 - $114,827 This position is a part of an approved Career Development Plan (CDP) and offers career progression opportunities and salary incentives, as funding permits, based on performance, qualifications, and experience. Please note: Position is open until filled (first review to begin April 15, 2024). 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 skills a plus. Pre-employment drug testing, 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, Equity, and Inclusion

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Cheryl Duong

Title:

HR Specialist

Address

Human Resources, P.O. Box 40, Chesterfield, VA 23832

E-mail:

duongc@chesterfield.gov



Locality:

Louisa County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Starting Salary – Commensurate with experience. (excellent benefits, including VRS Retirement)

Start Date:

TBD

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 4/3/2024)

Description of job:

The Louisa County Commonwealth Attorney's Office seeks an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney. Candidate will assist in the Juvenile & Domestic, General District and Circuit Courts.

Special Requirements:

Active Membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar and a license in good standing from the Virginia Supreme Court.

Contact:

Russell E. McGuire

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney for Louisa County

Address

P. O. Box 128 Louisa, VA 23093

E-mail:

rmcguire@louisacounty.gov



Locality:

City of Virginia Beach

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Associate Commonwealth's Attorney Senior Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$77,479.80 - $120,093.69 $85,421.50 - $132,403.33 $94,177.20 - $145,974.66 $103,830.40 – $160,937.12

Start Date:

TBD

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 4/1/2024)

Description of job:

-Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Minimum Requirements: Active membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar; licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia; admission to practice before the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia. Preferences: Prior experience in criminal law. -Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Minimum Requirements: Active membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar; licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia; admission to practice before the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia. Two (2) years experience as a criminal prosecutor, or one (1) year of experience as a criminal prosecutor and two (2) additional years experience in the general practice of law. Preferences: Prior experience in criminal law. Prior prosecution experience. Prior jury experience of at least five jury trials. Prior experience with body worn camera and/or other digital evidence. Completed post law school Trial Advocacy Course. -Associate Commonwealth's Attorney Active membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar; eligibility to practice law in the State of Virginia; admission to practice before the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia; and admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Federal District Court. Five (5) years experience as a criminal prosecutor, or four (4) years of experience as a criminal prosecutor and two (2) additional years experience in the general practice of law. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies. DUTIES: Attorney will effectively prosecute misdemeanor and felony cases in various courts on behalf of the Commonwealth. The attorney will prepare and research criminal cases involving complex issues of constitutional law, evidence and trial strategies in all courts of the Commonwealth by conducting legal research, witness interviews, negotiating with defense counsel, preparing jury instructions and presenting cases at trial. Duties will also include establishing effective relationships with office personnel, judicial agencies, victims and witnesses, law enforcement officers and the public and will perform other job duties as needed. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on current workload and department needs. - Senior Commonwealth's Attorney MINIMUMS: Active membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar; eligibility to practice law in the State of Virginia; admission to practice before the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia; and admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Federal District Court. Fifteen (15) years of experience as a criminal prosecutor, or ten (10) years of experience as a criminal prosecutor and five (5) additional years of experience in the general practice of law. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies. DUTIES: • Attorney will prosecute misdemeanors and felonies in Circuit and District Courts by conducting legal research, witness interviews, negotiating with defense counsel, preparing jury instructions, and presenting cases at trial. • Attorneys will prepare legal briefs and memoranda of law. • Attorneys will establish effective relationships with office personnel, judicial agencies, victims and witnesses, law enforcement officers and the public. • Attorneys will maintain accurate files, documenting in writing major or significant actions, and provide sufficient justification to support recommendations. • Attorneys will prepare briefs in opposition to petitions for appeals to the Court of Appeals. • Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on current workload and department needs. The positions will be posted until filled. Please note that residency in the City of Virginia Beach is not a requirement. These positions are an at-will position serving at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements: Active member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar and eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required for this position. However, contingent offers may be made to those who are awaiting results from the February 2024 Virginia Bar Exam or are registered to take the next scheduled Virginia Bar Exam (July 2024) and pass the Exam, or those who intend to waive in for licensure in Virginia. This posting may be filled as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, a Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, an Associate Commonwealth's Attorney, or Senior Attorney depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected applicant.

Contact:

. For additional information and to apply for these positions please visit www.vbgov.com. The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Title:

 

Address

 

E-mail:

www.vbgovcareers.com



Locality:

Bedford County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney - entry level position, salary commensurate with experience Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I - Experienced Attorney, salary commensurate with experience

Start Date:

TBD

Closing Date:

Open until filled (updated 3/18/2024)

Description of job:

The job includes the prosecution of criminal and traffic offenses in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts. Candidates must possess a degree from an accredited law school and be immediately eligible to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Full benefits package.

Special Requirements:

To apply for positions with the Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, please go to bedfordcountyva.gov/jobs

Contact:

Angela Overstreet (Email preferred)

Title:

Office Administrator

Address

123 East Main Street, Suite 302, Bedford, VA

E-mail:

aoverstreet@bedfordcountyva.gov



Locality:

Patrick County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Starting salary is $72,500 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.

Closing Date:

When filled (Updated 3/8/2024)

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:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

dbobbitt@co.Patrick.Va.us



Locality:

Stafford County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$84,032.00-$142,854.40

Start Date:

TBD (Updated 3/6/2024)

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:

Gloucester County

Job Title:

Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$73,641 +/- depending on experience

Start Date:

March 18, 2024

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 3/6/2024)

Description of job:

Prepares and prosecutes cases primarily in JDR and Circuit Court. Work consists of case law research, preparation of briefs and motions, interviewing witnesses, providing legal advice to law enforcement and working closely with victim/witness advocates. Performs other duties as assigned. See Gloucester County website for full job description.

Special Requirements:

Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited school of law. Six months to three years of legal experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Applications must be submitted through the Gloucester County employment website process.

Contact:

Monique W. Donner

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

7400 Justice Drive, Room 230, Gloucester, Virginia 23061

E-mail:

mdonner@gloucesterva.info



Locality:

City of Hampton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney 1 Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney 2 Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney 3

Salary/Salary Range:

Starting salaries: $75,000 $79,982 $91,273

Start Date:

Negotiable

Closing Date:

Open until filled (Updated 3/5/2024)

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:

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 (Updated 3/5/2024)

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:

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

Closing Date:

Open until filled (Updated 3/6/2024)

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 I (one of four positions listed on this site)

Salary/Salary Range:

$59,685.39 – 99,475.38

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Closing Date:

Open until filled (Updated 3/5/2024)

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:

Accomack County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (full time)

Salary/Salary Range:

$73,500 annual salary, plus benefits

Start Date:

ASAP

Closing Date:

Open until position is filled (updated 3/5/2024)

Description of job:

The Accomack County 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 Accomack County Courts. The successful applicant should possess the following: • License to practice law in Virginia or awaiting test results after having taken the Virginia State Bar Examination • Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills • Comprehensive knowledge of laws governing criminal practice and procedure • Ability to write legal briefs and perform legal research • Ability to advise law enforcement during and outside of office hours • Additional requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to work independently 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 • Virginia trial experience is not necessary, but preferred

Special Requirements:

Pre-employment physical/drug testing and criminal background check, to include fingerprinting, required.

Contact:

Christine Lewis

Title:

Administrative Assistant II

Address

22477 Center Parkway P.O. Box 56 Accomac, VA 23301

E-mail:

clewis@co.accomack.va.us



Locality:

City of Bristol

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$73,500.00, plus benefits

Start Date:

ASAP

Closing Date:

Open until filled (updated 3/5/2024)

Description of job:

Prosecuting attorney with responsibilities for felony and misdemeanor cases in Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, General District Court and Circuit Court for the City of Bristol.

Special Requirements:

Virginia State Bar member; computer proficiency; residing in or willing to relocate to the jurisdiction.

Contact:

Jerry Allen Wolfe

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 1058 Bristol, Virginia 24201-1058

E-mail:

jawolfe@bristolva.org



Locality:

City of Chesapeake

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I and II

Salary/Salary Range:

ACA I – $70,075 - $115,624 ACA II – $77,342 - $127,614 Salary commensurate with experience

Start Date:

Immediate

Closing Date:

Open until filled (updated 3/5/2024)

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 manslaughter, larceny, 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.

Special Requirements:

If recent graduate, an internship in prosecutor’s office and/or a trial advocacy course is preferable. Candidates should submit a writing sample and three (3) references with resume.

Contact:

DJ Hansen

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

307 Albemarle Drive Suite 200A Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

E-mail:

dhansen@cityofchesapeake.net



Locality:

City of Richmond

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary depending on experience, plus benefits

Start Date:

TBD

Closing Date:

Open until filled (updated 3/5/2024)

Description of job:

The City of Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Office has positions available for Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. Responsibilities include the prosecution of criminal cases, including felony and misdemeanor offenses, in the General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court and Circuit Court. Attorneys will receive training in order to prepare and prosecute cases, to advise local law enforcement agencies, and to work closely with victims of crime. As experience, knowledge, and skills are developed, the attorney will be exposed to increasing responsibility, including more difficult and complex cases. Position involves significant legal discretion and the opportunity to use a variety of alternatives to incarceration in the appropriate cases.

Special Requirements:

Candidates must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of Virginia criminal law and procedure and familiarity with the criminal justice process. Work from home flexibility is available. Applicants with prior criminal defense or prosecution experience are encouraged to apply.

Contact:

Beverly Harris

Title:

Director of Finance/HR

Address

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

E-mail:

beverly.s.harris@rva.gov



Locality:

City of Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience

Start Date:

As soon as possible (Updated 3/5/2024)

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:

Melissa I. Freudenberg

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

freudenbergmi@nnva.gov



Locality:

City of Norfolk

Job Title:

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

Salary/Salary Range:

ACA III: $103,844.57 ACA II: $91,171.24 ACA I: $81,992.93 All positions offer VRS and Benefits

Start Date:

Contingent on Experience and Depending on Staffing Needs

Closing Date:

Open until filled (Updated 3/4/2024)

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 39 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: Prior prosecution experience preferred but not required. A Virginia law license in good standing at the commencement of work. Applicants awaiting bar results are welcome to apply and may be hired temporarily at a reduced salary pending successful passage of and admission to the Bar. For all positions, prior experience as a public defender, criminal-defense lawyer, public interest lawyer, innocence lawyer, probation officer, police officer, or federal/state judicial law clerk preferred but not required. Prior experience with Prosecutor by Karpel, evidence.com, or other case management or digital-evidence management systems a plus.

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:

Nottoway County

Job Title:

Part-time Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Up to $50,125

Start Date:

ASAP

Closing Date:

Open until filled (updated 3/4/2024)

Description of job:

The Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney prosecutes felonies and misdemeanors in General District, JDR, and Circuit Courts. The part-time position is designed for three days a week. The attorney must be capable of independently managing their 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. 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. Nottoway County Virginia is a lovely rural locality located within driving distance of Farmville (approx. 30 min.), Midlothian (approx. 45 min.), and Petersburg (approx. 45min.). The position does not require residency in Nottoway County.

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 e-mail to: l.watrous@nottoway.org The Nottoway County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact:

Ms. Leanne Watrous

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

 

E-mail:

l.watrous@nottoway.org. E-mail communication preferred. No phone calls



Locality:

Essex County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$73,500

Start Date:

March 27, 2024

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 2/28/2024)

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Vince Donoghue

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

PO Box 806, Tappahannock, VA 22560

E-mail:

donoghueca@essex-virginia.org



Locality:

Orange County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$85,000-$95,000 Full benefits

Start Date:

March 15, 2024

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 2/28/2024)

Description of job:

The Orange County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office employs a vertical prosecution approach allowing our attorneys to follow cases from the district level courts through Circuit Court. We expect excellence, but value work-life balance. We are quick to point out the quality of life in our beautiful rural community with easy access to urban amenities. We expect the successful candidate to: • Work as part of a team effectively prosecuting criminal cases in the JDR, General District, and Circuit courts. • Interview witnesses, negotiate with opposing counsel. • Work closely with law enforcement, victim-witness advocates, expert witnesses, and outside prosecutors at the local, state, and federal levels.

Special Requirements:

• An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Graduation from an accredited law school or recognized equivalent. • Active membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar and a license in good standing from the Virginia Supreme Court. • Comprehensive knowledge 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. • Preference will be given to attorneys with prior prosecutorial experience.

Contact:

S. Page Higginbotham III

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 310 Orange, VA 22960

E-mail:

phigginbotham@orangecountyva.gov



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

ACA, ACA Intake, and SACA

Salary/Salary Range:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney: $90,000.00-$100,000.00 Senior ACA: $110,000.00-$120,000.00

Start Date:

Negotiable

Closing Date:

Open until filled (Updated 2/27/2024)

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 new members of the Virginia State Bar are encouraged to apply. Senior ACA: Prefer five years of related experience. View full ad here.

Special Requirements:

Successful completion of a background check. These are at-will positions which serve 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:

Northampton County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$71,469 or more, depending on experience, plus benefits

Start Date:

April 1, 2024

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 2/27/2024)

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 and, most importantly, a good sense of humor. 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:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

jathornton@co.northampton.va.us



Locality:

Fauquier County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$70,393 - $126,708

Start Date:

TBD

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 2/21/2024)

Description of job:

Serving as prosecutor; preparing cases for prosecution; trying cases in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations and Circuit Courts; preparing and maintaining files and records.  Researches, prepares, and tries criminal cases in Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.  Prepares and conducts the dispositions of various traffic and criminal offenses in court; appears in court.  Reviews investigative reports submitted by investigators.  Researches and investigates various misdemeanor and traffic offenses in General District Court; researches and investigates various felony offenses in Circuit Court, including the preparation and drafting of indictments; researches and investigates various juvenile offenses and adult domestic offenses in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts.  Prepares and drafts responses to discovery requests and various correspondences with attorneys and law enforcement officers; drafts various criminal motions and appeals.  Interviews and evaluates witnesses and law enforcement officers for various criminal offenses and matters.  Holds telephone conferences with witnesses, attorneys and law enforcement officers on pending criminal matters.  Writes appellate briefs; dictates witness subpoenas, letters and pleadings; negotiates with defense attorneys.  Fields various inquiries from the public.  Types and files documents; retrieves files and documents.

Special Requirements:

Eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Possession of any other qualifications as prescribed by State Statute. Member of the Virginia State Bar.

Contact:
Title:

 

Address

29 Ashby Street, 4th Floor Warrenton, VA 20186

E-mail:

commonwealth.attorney@fauquiercounty.gov



Locality:

City of Hopewell

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Up to $94,783.50, Depending on experience.

Start Date:

March 1, 2024

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 2/20/2024)

Description of job:

Prosecute misdemeanor and felony cases in GDC, JDR, and Circuit Court. Our office does vertical prosecution on cases assigned. Plus other duties assigned by the Commonwealth or his deputy.

Special Requirements:

Admitted to the Virginia State Bar. Experience preferred. Must pass a criminal background and DMV check.

Contact:

Send resume, writing sample and references to Rick Newman

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

 

E-mail:

rnewman@hopewellva.gov



Locality:

Buchanan County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$75,000 plus benefits

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 2/7/2024)

Description of job:

Assistant Attorney I position is available in the Buchanan County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Primary responsibilities will be prosecuting criminal matters in the Buchanan County General District Court, the Buchanan County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and the Buchanan County Circuit Court. The successful applicant will possess excellent writing, research and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently.

Special Requirements:

Licensed to practice law in Virginia and a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar.

Contact:

Anne Randolph

Title:

Office Administrator

Address

PO Box 804, Grundy, VA 24614

E-mail:

anne.randolph@buchanan-ca.org



Locality:

Southampton County/City of Franklin

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$77,000 with benefits

Start Date:

TBD (updated 2/5/2024)

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 77K 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:

Hanover County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$73,000 - 95,000

Start Date:

ASAP

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 2/1/2024)

Description of job:

Our attorneys practice in state-of-the-art courtrooms in Hanover's stunning new courthouse. Along with a competitive salary and benefits package and a generous holiday schedule, Hanover County offers a career ladder for advancement. Occasional telework opportunities and front-loaded paid leave included. The successful candidate will be a team player who excels in a structured environment. Duties include, but are not limited to, prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases in all district and circuit courts; researching, drafting, and arguing legal motions; supervising subordinate staff; assignment to a specialized prosecution team; advising and training law enforcement officers.

Special Requirements:

Prior prosecution experience preferred, but not required. Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovercountyva Application package must include the county application, current resume, and cover letter addressed to Mackenzie Babichenko for consideration.

Contact:

Shari L. Skipper

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

7530 County Complex Road Hanover, Virginia 23069

E-mail:

slskipper@hanovercounty.gov



Locality:

Culpeper County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$85,000 or above, commensurate with experience

Start Date:

To Be Determined (Updated 1/30/2024)

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:

Katharine Hurt You can apply for position at http://web.culpepercounty.gov

Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

118 W Davis Street, Suite 102 Culpeper, VA 22701

E-mail:

KHurt@CulpeperCounty.Gov



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth' s Attorney I (entry level position)

Salary/Salary Range:

$74,500 plus benefits

Start Date:

January 8, 2024

Closing Date:

Open until Filled (updated 1/16/2024)

Description of job:

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: preparing and prosecuting Felonies as well as Class 1 and 2 Misdemeanors in Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Court in a vertical prosecution office. A thorough approach to trial preparation including reviewing body camara footage, case assessment including complying with ethical obligations. Must possess solid trial advocacy and legal research skills. Attorneys must be able to perform in a teamwork environment interacting with court personnel, law enforcement, and victim advocates daily.

Special Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of law. Active member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing. Criminal law and prosecution experience preferred. Submit cover letter, current writing sample related to criminal law references.

Contact:

Melissa B. Adams

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

150 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803

E-mail:

m.adams@petersburgcommonwealth.org



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (III/ IV) (two positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

$108,324- $121,320 depending on experience, plus benefits

Start Date:

January 29, 2024 or as soon a possible

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Substantial prior experience in the prosecution of firearms, narcotics, and violent crimes including homicide and complex fraud. Extensive pre-trial assessments and jury trial work. Serves as legal advisor in cases identified for targeted prosecution. Works independently with minimal supervision. Ability to independently manage docket tracking, mentorship/personnel initiatives, and administrative requirements including reports, documentation, and case tracking in accordance with grant requirements. Staunch ability to build and maintain strong relationships with victims, witnesses, and law enforcement. Responsive to law enforcement and public inquiries. Ability to fill in for the Commonwealth’s attorney as needed.

Special Requirements:

Active member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. Successful completion of a criminal background check. Criminal jury trial experience preferred. Valid Driver’s License. Graduation from an accredited law school. Submit cover letter, resume with references, and criminal law associated writing sample via e-mail.

Contact:

Tiffany Buckner

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

 

E-mail:

tbuckner@petersburg-va.org



Locality:

Carroll County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$65,634

Start Date:

Open (Updated 1/8/24)

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:

Pittsylvania County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$82,502

Start Date:

TBD

Closing Date:

Until filled (updated 1/2/2024)

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.

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 Danville

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$77,632

Start Date:

TBD

Closing Date:

Open until filled (updated 12/11/2023)

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. Applications are open to those awaiting July 2023 Virginia Bar results.

Contact:

Donna Hyler

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address

427 Patton Street, First Floor, Danville, VA 24541

E-mail:

hylerdc@danvilleva.gov



Locality:

Lunenburg County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$73,500

Start Date:

January 1, 2024

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 12/04/2023)

Description of job:

This position will prosecute felony, misdemeanor, and traffic charges in Lunenburg County and its incorporated towns. This position will also perform prosecutorial duties ranging from research to litigation.

Special Requirements:

Requirements for the position include a Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school, and a license to practice law in Virginia.

Contact:

Rhonda K. Alexander

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney (beginning Jan. 1, 2024)

Address

11409 Courthouse Road P.O. Box 513 Lunenburg, Virginia 23952 Phone: (434) 696-2174

E-mail:

ralexander@lunenburgva.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 $79,539.20 - $121,451.20 Annually (ACA I), $101,420.80 - $154,835.20 (ACA II), and $117,000.00 - $178,672.00 (ACA III). VRS, benefits, and flexibility for teleworking.

Start Date:

Immediately

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled (Updated 9/13/23)

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. Kecia Evans

Title:

Office Administrator

Address

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

E-mail:

levans@arlingtonva.us



Locality:

City of Martinsville

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

TBD Based upon experience

Start Date:

ASAP

Closing Date:

Open until filled (Updated 9/13/23)

Description of job:

Responsibilities involve extensive trial work in General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and Circuit Court and any other duties assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney

Special Requirements:

Law Degree, and passed the Virginia State Bar.

Contact:

Andrew Hall or Nancy Sherman

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

55 West Church Street, PO Box 1311, Martinsville, VA

E-mail:

ahall@ci.martinsville.va.us or nsherman@ci.martinsville.va.us



Locality:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$80,000 - $121,867.49

Start Date:

10/21/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled (Posted 8/24/2023)

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Requires a Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from an accredited law school and a license to practice in Virginia; one year of experience is preferred, but not required. Civil litigation, applicable teaching experience, military service, and professional writing experience may be considered.

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

Salary/Salary Range:

$100,000.00 - $139,845.75

Start Date:

10/31/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled (Posted 8/24/2023)

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. 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 III

Salary/Salary Range:

$120,000 - $156,631.62

Start Date:

10/31/2023

Closing Date:

Open until filled (Posted 8/24/2023)

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. 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



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

Locality:

City of Newport News

Job Title:

Operation Ceasefire Attorney (Grant Position)

Salary/Salary Range:

$98,000.00/year to include benefits. Funding guaranteed through December 31, 2026.

Start Date:

ASAP

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 3/25/2024)

Description of job:

This is a full-time, 3 year grant funded position focused on the prosecution of violent crime and weapon offenses.

Special Requirements:

Admission to the Virginia State Bar, in good standing, and a background check are required. Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references: https://selfservice.nnva.gov/ess/employmentopporutnities/

Contact:

Melissa I. Freudenberg

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

2501 Washington Avenue, Sixth Floor, Newport News, VA 23607

E-mail:

freudenbergmi@nnva.gov



Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

Pittsylvania County

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$106,310

Start Date:

Position open beginning March 1, 2023

Closing Date:

When filled (updated 1/2/2024)

Description of job:

We are seeking an experienced trial attorney / prosecutor to help lead a team of trial attorneys in an office with a strong no plea bargain policy. The office consists of six assistants and no attorney is tracked into appearing only in one particular court or only on a particular type of case. We are a collegial office that takes a team approach to prosecution in which everyone is encouraged to learn and gain experience, and we are looking for another team player. The successful applicant’s caseload will cover the full range of felony and misdemeanor cases the office prosecutes. In addition, the successful applicant will help supervise other trial attorneys and provide them guidance and insight as they prepare their own cases for trial. A strong work ethic and a desire to help victims of crime are required.

Special Requirements:

Applicant must be licensed to practice law in Virginia. Trial experience required. Prosecution experience preferred.

Contact:

R. Bryan Haskins Applications may be submitted via email or U.S. Mail

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 1068 Chatham, Virginia 24531

E-mail:

bryan.haskins@pittgov.org



Locality:

Sussex County

Job Title:

Deputy or Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$85,000 to $94,276 plus Excellent Benefits

Start Date:

TBD

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 11/9/2023)

Description of job:

Duties include assisting the Commonwealth’s Attorney as directed and with personnel issues; maintain and direct the office in the absence of the Commonwealth’s Attorney; manage grand jury; review and prepare indictments, motions, and pleadings; educate and advise law enforcement; prosecute criminal defendants; prepare and present legal briefs; review body worn camera video, jail calls and all other electronic social media information; 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 must have prior criminal trial litigation experience. 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 and have prior criminal law trial litigation experience. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references (3 minimum – 2 professional, 1 personal).

Contact:

Regina Sykes

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Please send via email to: rsykes@sussexcao.com

E-mail:

rsykes@sussexcao.com *please send resume, cover letter, and references via email



CASC Positions

Locality:

CASC

Job Title:

Program Specialist

Salary/Salary Range:

Part time, $25-$31 per hour, depending on qualifications

Start Date:

TBD

Closing Date:

Open until filled (posted 3/21/2024)

Description of job:

The Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, is seeking interested applicants for the part-time position of Program Specialist. The Program Specialist supports the agency’s mission of providing high-quality training and services to Virginia’s prosecutors. Desirable qualifications include: ability to communicate with the general public, members of the legal community and state officials; proficiency at Microsoft Office applications, to include Word, Excel and Outlook; experience with Virginia’s government accounting practices and procedures; basic WordPress skills; basic understanding of Virginia’s criminal justice system. For more information about the Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council, please visit www.cas.state.va.us. The Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Special Requirements:

Minimal qualification: associate degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience. 1500 maximum annual hours (average 20 hours per week.) No benefits provided. Limited telecommuting option possible. Some travel will be expected.

Contact:

Applicants should submit a Commonwealth of Virginia employment application available at http://jobs.virginia.gov/emplApplication.html, or mail to the address below.

Title:

 

Address

Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council P.O. Box 3549 Williamsburg, VA 23187

E-mail:

 



Other Positions

Locality:

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

Job Title:

Summer/Fall/Winter Intern

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:

Sussex County

Job Title:

Intern (multiple positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

Paid and Non-Paid

Start Date:

Fall/Spring/Summer/Winter Sessions

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Interns are integral members and valued assets to this office. Interns are tasked with assisting the Attorneys and Staff in the office. Some of the duties include, but are not limited, to: - Utilize their Third Year Practice Certificate, if obtained, by trying misdemeanor matters in our GDC, JDR &/or Circuit Courts - Research and prepare memorandums of law and briefs; - Review body worn camera video, jail calls and other electronic social media sources of information; - Draft pleadings such as motions, notices and orders; - Review and comprise proposed jury instructions; - Assist in responding to discovery orders; - Assist in trial preparation; - Assist in interviewing victims, witnesses and law enforcement regarding criminal cases; and - File management, retention & destruction.

Special Requirements:

Interns who have obtained their Third Year Practice Certificate is a plus but not a requirement. Interns should be candidates at an accredited law school. Seeking interns who are passionate about the law and criminal justice. Please submit cover letter of interest, writing sample, resume & references via e-mail to: rsykes@sussexcao.com (Add Subject line: “Internship”)

Contact:

Regina Sykes

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

20209 Thornton Square, Sussex, VA

E-mail:

rsykes@sussexcao.com



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