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(27) Positions Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (24)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (1)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (1)

Other Positions (1)




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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

City of Norfolk

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

I – Approximately $62,000.00 II – Approximately $70,000.00

Start Date:

August/September 2020 (Posted July 31, 2020)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Prosecute misdemeanor and felony cases in JDRC/GDC/CC. Manage substantial caseload through preparation to adjudication/appeal efficiently, effectively, and ethically. Maintain vast knowledge of laws to make complex, balanced, and appropriate decisions. Utilize excellent verbal and written communication skills with all parties. Appropriately engage in community outreach. Be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. Employment is at-will – serving at the pleasure of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney. Position may have Grant/Special Project, City, or State status.

Special Requirements:

Submit cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample to be considered an applicant. Submit via email, cwainformation@norfolk.gov

Contact:

Amanda Howie

Title:

Director of Communications

Address

800 E. City Hall Avenue, Suite 600 Norfolk, VA 23510

E-mail:

cwainformation@norfolk.gov



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:

Greensville County/City of Emporia

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$60,000-65,000 plus benefits

Start Date:

Immediate (Posted July 23, 2020)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Patricia T. Watson

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

320 S. Main Street Emporia, VA 23847

E-mail:

Pwatson.ca@greensvillecountyva.gov



Locality:

York County/City of Poquoson

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I (JDR COURT)

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,466.00 - $65,325.00

Start Date:

8/24/20 (Posted 7/17/20)

Closing Date:

N/A

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

A member in good standing of the VSB Applicants can go to the following website for additional information and to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/yorkcountyva/jobs/2783051/assistant-commonwealths-attorney-i?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Contact:

Sarah Wilson

Title:

Administrative Coordinator

Address

Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office York County and the City of Poquoson P.O. Box 40, Yorktown, VA 23690

E-mail:

Sarah.Wilson@yorkcounty.gov



Locality:

Grayson County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (ATTI) (2 positions)

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:

Franklin County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

minimum $56,697, additional depending on experience and overall fit

Start Date:

October 1, 2020 (Posted July 17, 2020)

Closing Date:

Until filled (applications received by 5:00 p.m. on August 21, 2020 will be given priority consideration)

Description of job:

The position requires thoroughly preparing for and prosecuting criminal cases and assisting with appeals.

Special Requirements:

Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school with active membership in the Virginia State Bar. Successful background check. Experience with criminal cases preferred, but not required.

Contact:

Allen (“A.J.”) Dudley, Jr.

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney of Franklin County

Address

275 S. Main Street; Suite 33; Rocky Mount, VA 24151

E-mail:

aj.dudley@franklincountyva.gov



Locality:

City of Lynchburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Starting salary $56,500, Full-Time with Benefits (Health/Dental/Vision, Virginia Retirement System, and Paid Time Off)

Start Date:

Can start as early as 8/19/2020 (Posted 7/14/20)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

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

Title:

For additional information contact Donna Nash, Office Administrator

Address

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

E-mail:

dnash@ocalynchburg.com



Locality:

Hanover County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$67,037 to $79,825

Start Date:

September 15, 2020 (Posted July 13, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Prepare and prosecute misdemeanor and felony cases in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District, and Circuit Courts from arraignment through appeal. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, training and advising law enforcement officers, making charging decisions, appointment to a specialized prosecution team, supervising legal assistants and victim-witness advocates, and supervising law student interns. The successful candidate will be a team-player who can work under minimal supervision.

Special Requirements:

Member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar and a Virginia State Bar License. Apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovercountyva/jobs/2808874/assistant-commonwealth-atty-i-cd?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs . Upload current resume and cover letter addressed to the Hon. Ramon E. Chalkley, III, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the County of Hanover with your application.

Contact:

Shari L. Skipper

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

7530 County Complex Road Hanover, Virginia 23069

E-mail:

slskipper@hanovercounty.gov



Locality:

City of Williamsburg/James City County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

To be determined

Start Date:

To be determined (Posted 7/8/20)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Prosecute cases in General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and Circuit Court with an emphasis on the prosecution of Domestic Violence cases

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Catherine A. C. Black

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

5201 Monticello Avenue, Suite 4, Williamsburg, VA 23188

E-mail:

cblack@wjcc-ca.com



Locality:

City of Danville

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$60,197 to $72,379 plus benefits (based on experience)

Start Date:

8/15/2020 (posted July 7, 2020)

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. Previous applicants need not reapply.

Contact:

Michael J. Newman

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

341 Main Street, Suite 200, Danville, VA 24541

E-mail:

comthaty@danvilleva.gov



Locality:

City of Hopewell

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$55,000.00 up to $60,000.00 depending on experience

Start Date:

August 1, 2020 (posted July 1, 2020)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Prosecute misdemeanor and felony cases in GDC, JDR, and Circuit Court. Our office does vertical prosecution on cases assigned. Prepare briefs on appealed cases to the Court of Appeals and VA Supreme Court. Plus other duties as assigned by the Commonwealth or his Deputy. Experience is preferred.

Special Requirements:

Admitted to the Virginia State Bar Must pass a criminal background and DMV check No phone calls please. Send resume, writing sample and references to:

Contact:

Rick Newman

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

 

E-mail:

rnewman@hopewellva.gov



Locality:

Mecklenburg County - 1

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based upon experience

Start Date:

Immediately Upon Hire (Posted May 14, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

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

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 or U.S. Mail.

Contact:

R. Allen Nash

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Post Office Box 7 Boydton, Virginia 23917

E-mail:

allen.nash@mecklenburgva.com



Locality:

Gloucester County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

June 2020 or whenever filled (posted 6/9/20)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Megan C. Zwisohn

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Box 456 Gloucester, VA 23061

E-mail:

mzwisohn@gloucesterva.info



Locality:

City of Staunton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I (JATTI)

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697

Start Date:

July 1, 2020 (Posted June 3, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open until Filled

Description of job:

“At will” prosecuting attorney position (JATTI); potentially eligible for Career Prosecutor designation. Represents the Commonwealth of Virginia, primarily before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, in all criminal matters (felonies and misdemeanors) and some traffic infractions. Also expect to represent the Commonwealth in other Courts for cases such as: misdemeanor appeals and felonies in Circuit Court, including jury trials; in the General District Court on occasion when assigned; representing the Commonwealth and/or the City of Staunton in some civil matters as required or authorized by statute. Attorney must be able to (1) handle case preparation – which includes extensive legal research, review of court dockets, interviews with victims and other witnesses, reviewing body-worn camera video, drafting pleadings, and discussions with defense attorneys; (2) assist other prosecutors upon request in such case preparation; (3) work closely with Victim/Witness advocates; and (4) be able to prepare appellate Briefs in Opposition in cases handled by that attorney. When they seek such assistance, attorney advises law enforcement officers and the court services unit in any area of juvenile and domestic relations court law – including, but no limited to, whether to place charges, how to proceed on a pending case, what type of follow-up is needed, etc.

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Kathy Chapman

Title:

Administrator

Address

21 North New Street Staunton, VA 24401

E-mail:

ChapmanKM@ci.staunton.va.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:

City of Portsmouth

Job Title:

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

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

TBD (Posted October 30, 2019)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

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

Title:

Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

shewmaket@portsmouthva.gov Tamara Shewmake, Chief Administrator marionr@portsmouthva.gov Ryan Marion, Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney



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



Locality:

Carroll County (Hillsville, VA)

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary depends on experience, plus benefits

Start Date:

TBD (posted March 2, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

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

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address

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

E-mail:

jennifer.spangler@carrollcountyva.gov



Locality:

Sussex County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

TBD

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted February 18, 2020)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Lyndia Ramsey

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

20209 Thornton Square Sussex, VA 23884

E-mail:

lpramsey@sussexcao.com



Locality:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted January 30, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Applicant must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. Five-plus (3+) years of criminal practice experience (prosecution or defense) is preferred but not required. Submit resume, references and a writing sample.

Contact:

Amanda McDonald Wiseley

Title:

Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

215 Mill Road, Suite 109, Woodstock, Virginia 22664

E-mail:

awiseley@shenandoahcountyva.us



Locality:

Essex County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,000

Start Date:

To be determined (Posted January 15, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Vince Donoghue

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

PO Box 806, Tappahannock, VA 22560

E-mail:

donoghueca@essex-virginia.org



Locality:

Prince Edward County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,158.00 + benefits

Start Date:

Immediate (Posted 1/8/20)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

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

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 266 Farmville, VA 23901

E-mail:

mclark@co.prince-edward.va.us



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

Locality:

Mecklenburg County - 2

Job Title:

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Prosecutor

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based upon experience

Start Date:

Immediately upon hire (Posted May 14, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

This is a grant funded position with a generous county supplement. The primary goals of this position are to prosecute domestic violence, crimes against children, and sexual assaults. This position is responsible for the majority of prosecutions in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court with additional duties as assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to process information quickly, and ideally have some familiarity with Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court procedures.

Special Requirements:

Must be currently licensed to practice law in Virginia. Some experience preferred. Apply by cover letter and resume with references via e-mail or U.S. Mail.

Contact:

R. Allen Nash

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Post Office Box 7 Boydton, Virginia 23917

E-mail:

allen.nash@mecklenburgva.com



Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

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:

8/15/20

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



Other Positions

Locality:

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

Job Title:

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

Salary/Salary Range:

Unpaid

Start Date:

Flexible

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Third year practice certificate preferred, although not required.

Contact:
Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney/Intern Coordinator

Address

53 Court Square, Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

E-mail:

aevans@rockinghamcountyva.gov