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(29) Positions Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (25)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (1)
CASC Positions (0)

Other Positions (3)




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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

Nottoway County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,000

Start Date:

February 1, 2021 or later (amended 1/14/21)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

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

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 21 Nottoway, VA 23955

E-mail:

l.watrous@nottoway.org



Locality:

Frederick County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$70,875.00 - $78,358.29

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted 1/13/21)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Ross Spicer

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

rspicer@fcva.us



Locality:

City of Chesapeake

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$64,885 (ACAI)

Start Date:

negotiable (Posted 12/17/20)

Closing Date:

until filled May submit by e-mail or mail.

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Nancy G. Parr

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

307 Albemarle Drive Suite 200A Chesapeake, Virginia 2332

E-mail:

nparr@cityofchesapeake.net



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Sr. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Up to 71,897.00 Depending on qualifications, Plus benefits

Start Date:

Employment start date to be determined. (Posted 1/6/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Requires a Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school and a license to practice in Virginia; five (5) or more years experience practicing as an attorney in criminal law/prosecution and/or defense. Must have extensive jury trial experience. Must be a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. This is an at will position; the Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney serves at the pleasure of and under the direction of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Duties include but not limited to prosecution of Felonies, Class 1 and 2 Misdemeanors in the General District Court, assisting with supervising the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court including training and prosecuting the complex cases that arise in that court. Preparation of cases for preliminary hearing including performing legal research, interviewing witnesses, reviewing body camera videos, preparing discovery and motion responses, and the vertical prosecution of cases certified. Ability to exercise sound discretion and leadership, advises law enforcement and the public as needed. Advises court services, magistrates, and the public as well as provides guidance and direction to the attorneys in the office including but not limited to follow up, strategy, whether to present additional charges for indictment. Prosecutes complex criminal cases. Ability to manage large docket of various cases, as well as extensive Jury Trial experience.

Special Requirements:

Apply by submitting resume and cover letter with references included via e-mail.

Contact:

Tiffany Buckner

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Petersburg, Va.

E-mail:

tbuckner@petersburg-va.org



Locality:

City of Martinsville

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$55,046

Start Date:

Start date of employment to be determined. (Posted 1/6/21)

Closing Date:

4/1/21

Description of job:

Criminal prosecution/defense experience desired but not a requirement. Responsibilities involve extensive trial work in all courts in the prosecution of felony and misdemeanor cases, providing assistance to law enforcement, the general public and any other duties assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney. This is a full time position with benefits.

Special Requirements:

Good standing with VA State Bar.

Contact:

G. Andrew Hall

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

55 W Church Street, Martinsville, VA 24112

E-mail:

ahall@ci.martinsville.va.us



Locality:

City of Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based on experience

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Since this office is engaged in Community Prosecution, not only will this attorney be prosecuting felonies and misdemeanors in Juvenile and Domestic Relations and Circuit Court, but will also work to build strong partnerships with law enforcement and the community. This will involve, among other things, 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. Background check and admission to the Virginia State Bar are required. Two years or more of experience in criminal defense or prosecution is preferred. Complete an online application at: https://www.nngov.com/193/Apply-for-a-Job and click the “Apply here” link.

Contact:

Ruth K. Burdge 757-926-7443

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

burdgerk@nnva.gov



Locality:

Culpeper County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$60,000-$65,000

Start Date:

To be determined (Posted 11/9/20)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

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, et

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. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is typically performed in an office or courtroom setting. Occasional requirement to visit major crime scene. Second-line contact with witnesses and defendants, who on occasion are rude, hostile and angry. Considerable skill intact and diplomacy is necessary. Daily contact is made with, judges, clerks of court, law enforcement officers, other legal professionals, the general public in person, by telephone and by written communications. Considerable skill in diplomacy, tact and persuasion is necessary.

Contact:

Culpeper County HR – http://web.culpepercounty.gov

Title:

 

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E-mail:

 



Locality:

City of Danville

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$60,197-74,773 plus benefits

Start Date:

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

Closing Date:

Closed when filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Michael J. Newman

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

341 Main Street, Suite 200, Danville, VA 24541

E-mail:

comthaty@danvilleva.gov



Locality:

City of Suffolk

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary range: $77,944 Min to $100,157 Mid to $122,371 Max

Start Date:

immediately (Posted December 1, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Under limited supervision, performs professional legal work prosecuting criminal suspects on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Work involves performing legal research in the preparation of criminal trials; prosecuting jury and non-jury trials in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases and/or negotiating settlements; and preparing Appellate Court and other legal briefs, as necessary. Employee is also responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to public officials, law enforcement officials, victims of crime and the general public. Employee must exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in determining the proper course of action in a variety of legal cases and situations. Employee 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. Reports to the Commonwealth's Attorney and/or a Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

Special Requirements:

Juris Doctorate degree and 5 or more years of experience in the practice of criminal law; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skill, knowledge and ability. License to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. **Eligible applicants must apply online at www.suffolkva.us and click on the City of Suffolk Employment link. Please attach a letter of interest, resume (including references and/or letters of recommendation), and a writing sample with a copy of these items also mailed to: C. Phillips Ferguson Commonwealth's Attorney P.O. Box 1811 Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact:

Karen Williams

Title:

Chief Administrative Manager

Address

150 North Main Street Suffolk, VA. 23434

E-mail:

kwilliams@suffolkva.us



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$72,162.00 - $135,890.00 Annually

Start Date:

ASAP ( Posted October 30, 2020)

Closing Date:

11/12/2020

Description of job:

INTRODUCTION: The Prince William Commonwealth’s Attorneys office seeks candidates for future full time Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney vacancies. The incumbents will render legal service to the citizens of Prince William County. ABOUT THIS ROLE This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. An Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney is primarily responsible for handling day to day prosecution of cases in District Courts and Circuit Court that are not otherwise assigned, including trials of a wide variety of misdemeanors and felony cases, preliminary hearings, motions dockets, and appeals, as well as serving as “duty CA” and responding to calls and questions from citizens, police officers and defense attorneys. Duties include attending trainings and ride-alongs with police officers and engaging in public activities to connect as active members with the community we serve. PREFERENCES The ideal candidate will have a Juris Doctorate degree and a strong interest in Criminal law. Some experience as a criminal prosecutor or criminal defense is preferred, but not required. We seek a candidate that works cooperatively with the police departments in our jurisdiction, can manage a large caseload, has a zealous work ethic and proven ability to work with a team. A successful candidate must have a strong interest in advocating for the community’s best interest in a variety of crimes, including property offenses, driving offenses, Driving While Intoxicated, Domestic Violence, and offenses involving juveniles. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Must be a member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing. ENTRY SALARY: $75,000.00 – 115,000.00/yr. We offer excellent pay and benefits including VA State Retirement and a generous leave accrual. If you would like to be considered for job opportunities in the future, APPLY TODAY!

Special Requirements:

IMust be a member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing Applications can be submitted at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pwcgov/jobs/2897537/assistant-commonwealth-attorney

Contact:

Gordon Baer

Title:

Executive Aide to Amy Ashworth, Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Ave. Suite 200 Manassas VA 20110

E-mail:

Gbaer@pwcgov.org



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Senior Assistant Commonwealth Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$85,015.00 - $153,288.00 Annually

Start Date:

ASAP ( Posted October 30, 2020)

Closing Date:

11/12/20

Description of job:

INTRODUCTION: The Prince William Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office seeks a full time Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney to render legal service to the Citizens of Prince William County. About This Role: This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. A Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney is primarily responsible for oversight of investigation and prosecution of cases as assigned in the areas of Violent Crime Unit, Special Victims Unit, Special Investigations Unit, Domestic Violence Unit, and Juvenile Offender Unit. Duties include handling and trying of cases, attending trainings relevant to assigned cases; filling in for Deputy as needed; On-call responsibilities for after work questions on cases; Duty desk responsibilities. PREFERENCES The ideal candidate will have a Juris Doctorate degree and at least five (5) years of experience in criminal prosecutor or criminal defense. We seek a candidate that works cooperatively with the police departments in our jurisdiction, can manage a large caseload, has a zealous work ethic and proven ability to work with a team. Criminal jury trial experience is required. Successful candidate must have a strong interest in advocating for victim’s rights, specifically in the areas of crimes against children and domestic and sexual violence. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Must be a member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing. ENTRY SALARY: $100,000.00 – 145,000.00/yr. We offer excellent pay and benefits including VA State Retirement and a generous leave accrual. NOTE: This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Please completed the work history section of the application and attach a resume and cover letter to your application to the attention of Amy Ashworth, Commonwealth Attorney. The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office manages the selection process for vacancies in that office.

Special Requirements:

Must be a member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing Applications can be submitted at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pwcgov/jobs/2897379/senior-assistant-commonwealth-attorney

Contact:

Gordon Baer

Title:

Executive Aide to Amy Ashworth, Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Ave. Suite 200 Manassas VA 20110

E-mail:

Gbaer@pwcgov.org



Locality:

Grayson County

Job Title:

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

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

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

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Brandon R. Boyles

Title:

Grayson County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

graycoca@graysoncountyva.gov



Locality:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted 9/21/20)

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Amanda McDonald Wiseley

Title:

Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

215 Mill Road, Suite 109, Woodstock, Virginia 22664

E-mail:

awiseley@shenandoahcountyva.us



Locality:

Accomack County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697

Start Date:

November 2020 (Posted September 18, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open until position is filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Virginia trial experience is not necessary, but preferred

Contact:

Christine Lewis

Title:

Administrative Assistant II

Address

P.O. Box 56 Accomac, VA 23301

E-mail:

clewis@co.accomack.va.us



Locality:

City of Lynchburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney – DV Prosecutor

Salary/Salary Range:

$41,600 – $44,000 Part-Time Position (32 hours per week) with Health/Dental/Vision and Paid Time Off benefits

Start Date:

October 2020 (Posted 9/18/20)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Working within the Lynchburg Domestic and Sexual Violence Prosecution Unit the DV Prosecutor will assist in prosecuting domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and violation of protective order cases within the City of Lynchburg. They will focus primarily on misdemeanor cases, giving them an opportunity to develop specialized skills in the area of prosecuting domestic and dating violence. The DV Prosecutor will also assist in the development of policies, educational programs, and training for partner organizations that serve to improve coordination and handling of cases involving domestic and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

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 good standing and active membership with the Virginia State Bar. 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 active status with the Virginia State Bar, and references to dnash@ocalynchburg.com

Title:

Office Administrator

Address

901 Church Street, 3rd Floor, Lynchburg, VA 24504

E-mail:

dnash@ocalynchburg.com



Locality:

City of Portsmouth

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I (2 Positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 8/21/20)

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:

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:

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:

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



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


NONE AT THIS TIME


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:

1/31/21

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Program Recruitment Specialist

Address

Leesburg, VA

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov



CASC Positions


NONE AT THIS TIME


Other Positions

Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Internship

Salary/Salary Range:

Non-Paid

Start Date:

Fall/Spring/Summer Sessions

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Tiffany Buckner

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

150 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803

E-mail:

tbuckner@petersburg-va.org



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Spring Legal Intern, Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

Salary/Salary Range:

Unpaid

Start Date:

ASAP

Closing Date:

November 25

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Gordon Baer

Title:

Executive Aide to Amy Ashworth, Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Ave. Suite 200 Manassas VA 20110

E-mail:

Gbaer@pwcgov.org



Locality:

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

Job Title:

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

Salary/Salary Range:

Unpaid

Start Date:

Flexible

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Third year practice certificate preferred, although not required.

Contact:
Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney/Intern Coordinator

Address

53 Court Square, Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

E-mail:

aevans@rockinghamcountyva.gov