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(29) Positions Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (24)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (1)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (3)

Other Positions (1)




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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

City of Alexandria

Job Title:

ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Salary/Salary Range:

Starting salary : $62,658 plus Benefits

Start Date:

Employment start date to be determined

Closing Date:

 

Description of job:

Overview: The Commonwealth’s Attorney\'s Office for the City of Alexandria is seeking an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for assignment to a district court docket with additional responsibility for felony cases as assigned. Minimum Requirements: The successful applicant will possess excellent writing, research and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia and a member of the Virginia State Bar. Preferred Requirements: Prior prosecutorial and/or trial experience; fluency in a foreign language, particularly Spanish or Arabic. Equal Opportunity Employer: The Alexandria Commonwealth\'s Attorney\'s Office has a strong commitment to the principle of inclusion and actively encourages applications from diverse candidates.

Special Requirements:

Applications will be accepted between October 26, 2020—November 6, 2020. Applications received before or after these dates will not be considered. Applications should comprise a cover letter, a resume, and a writing sample. Applications must be submitted electronically to Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter at: bryan.porter@alexandriava.gov.

Contact:

Highly qualified candidates will be contacted and moved forward in the hiring process. Telephone inquiries are strongly discouraged.

Title:

 

Address

 

E-mail:

bryan.porter@alexandriava.gov.



Locality:

Hanover County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

$77,748 to $87,750

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted October 23, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Duties include, but are not limited to, the prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases in all district and circuit courts in our new, state of the art courthouse complex; researching and arguing legal motions; responding to petitions for appeal in the appellate courts; supervising subordinate staff and attorneys; leading a specialized team; advising and training law enforcement officers. The successful applicant will be a team player who enjoys working in a structured environment and requires minimal supervision.

Special Requirements:

Preference given to seasoned prosecutors with jury trial experience in homicide and vice cases. Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia. Submit county application, resume and cover letter addressed to the Hon. R.E. “Trip” Chalkley, III. to http://www.hanovercounty.gov/Jobs/Jobs/ .

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 Virginia Beach

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

A.16, $71,926.40 - $109,054.40

Start Date:

Employment start date to be determined. (Posted October 23, 2020.

Closing Date:

November 1, 2020

Description of job:

The Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney\'s Office is hiring! We are seeking an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney to effectively prosecute misdemeanor and felony cases in various courts on behalf of the Commonwealth. Specifically, the selected candidate will: • Effectively prosecute misdemeanors and selected felony cases in the various courts • Accurately and effectively conduct research, witness interviews, and negotiations with counsel necessary to present case in court • Must establish and maintain effective relationships with office personnel, judicial and law enforcement agencies • Must maintain accurate files, documenting in writing major or significant actions; and provide sufficient justification to support recommendations. Preferences: Prior experience in criminal law. Prior prosecution experience. Please note that residency in the city of Virginia Beach is not a requirement. For more information and to APPLY, please visit City of Virginia Beach website: www.vbgovcareers.com. EOE

Special Requirements:

MINIMUMS: Active membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar; eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 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.

Contact:

Jaca Miketa

Title:

HR Specialist

Address

2425 Nimmo Pkwy Bldg. 10B Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456

E-mail:

JMiketa@vbgov.com



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Sr. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (1 of 2 positions open in this office, see Chief Deputy position listed below)

Salary/Salary Range:

Up to 71,897.00 Depending on qualifications, Plus benefits

Start Date:

November 23, 2020 (Posted October 22, 2020)

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:

Pittsylvania County

Job Title:

Assistant Attorney 1

Salary/Salary Range:

$65,500.00 with benefits (Health, Dental, and VRS retirement)

Start Date:

January 1, 2021 (Posted October 22, 2020)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Duties will include the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony offenses in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Court. The applicant will not be limited to a particular court or type of case. The office consists of the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney and 6 assistants. The office has a strong no plea bargain policy and encourages all assistants gain 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. Prosecution experience preferred but not required.

Contact:

R. Bryan Haskins

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 1068, Chatham, Virginia 24531

E-mail:

bryan.haskins@pittgov.org



Locality:

City of Chesapeake

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I and II (new positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

$64,885 (ACAI) $71,219(ACAII)

Start Date:

negotiable (posted 10/7/20)

Closing Date:

October 30, 2020 May submit by e-mail or mail.

Description of job:

Prosecution of certain misdemeanors, including but not limited to, DUIs, 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 23322

E-mail:

nparr@cityofchesapeake.net



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:

City of Chesapeake

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I and II (new positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

$64,885 (ACAI) $71,219(ACAII)

Start Date:

negotiable (posted 10/7/20)

Closing Date:

October 20, 2020 May submit by e-mail or mail.

Description of job:

Prosecution of certain misdemeanors, including but not limited to, DUIs, 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 23322

E-mail:

nparr@cityofchesapeake.net



Locality:

Madison County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$57,000 plus benefits

Start Date:

12/1/20 (posted October 5, 2020)

Closing Date:

10/31/20

Description of job:

Duties include the prosecution of misdemeanors and felonies in any of the three trial courts. It is anticipated that this position will be at least partially funding by a grant focusing on domestic/intimate partner violence and sexual violence, so prosecution in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court will be required. See the posting at www.madisonco.virginia.gov/jobs for additional information.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must either (a) possess an active license to practice law in Virginia as a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar or (b) waiting for results from the July or September 2020 Bar Examinations. Experience with Virginia criminal law as a practitioner or intern is not required, but it is preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and references via email at commonwealthattorney@madisonco.virginia.gov.

Contact:

Patricia Messa

Title:

Office Manager

Address

P.O. Box 450 Madison, VA 22727

E-mail:

commonwealthattorney@madisonco.virginia.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:

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:

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:

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.)

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:

Chesterfield County

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable

Start Date:

Employment start date to be determined. (Posted October 26, 2020)

Closing Date:

November 15, 2020 @ 11:59 p.m.

Description of job:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Commonwealth’s Attorney Office Deadline: 11:59 p.m. November 15, 2020 Chesterfield County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney Office is seeing a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney. Supervises, trains, and provides support to the Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys; represents the Commonwealth’s Attorney as required in her absence; prosecutes cases in court; trains local law enforcement personnel in the area of criminal law; interprets statutes for law enforcement officers and magistrates, as requested; assigned to a specific practice area in which he or she reviews all cases as they come in and delegates their assignments as appropriate; monitors sentencing decisions, including show cause proceedings when appropriate. Perform other work as required. Successful candidate has completed core course requirements for a juris doctorate law degree and possesses at least three years of experience (a minimum of seven years criminal law practice with at least one year of experience working with a Multijurisdictional Grand Jury preferred), at least one year in a supervisory capacity preferred; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia State Bar. Considerable knowledge of basic general law, substantive and procedural civil and criminal law, law as it pertains to state and local government within Virginia, and personnel management. Considerable skill in making legal decisions independently and without direction, written and verbal communication, negotiating and presenting legal arguments, interpreting rules, regulations and statutes, meeting statutory, regulatory and judicial deadlines, and supervising work of subordinates. 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

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Chesterfield County Human Resources 804-748-1551

Title:

 

Address

9901 Lori Road, Suite 302 Chesterfield, VA 23832

E-mail:

Apply online: https://www.chesterfield.gov/careers



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney (1 of 2 positions open in this office see Sr. Asst. CWA above)

Salary/Salary Range:

Up to 85,101.00 Depending on qualifications, Plus benefits

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted October 22, 2020)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

 

Special Requirements:

Requires a Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school and a license to practice in Virginia; seven (7) or more years experience practicing as an attorney in criminal law/prosecution and/or defense. Must have extensive jury trial experience. Management experience preferred and must be a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. This is an at will position; the Chief Deputy serves at the pleasure of and under the direction of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Duties include but not limited to assisting with office operations such as managing and supervising attorneys and administrative team, vertical prosecution in all criminal matters, advises law enforcement and the public as needed. Ability to exercise sound discretion and leadership. Possesses knowledge of advanced investigative techniques and ability to advise law enforcement on investigative strategy and tools. Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships. 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 act and perform all duties of the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney, whenever CA is unavailable. Advanced knowledge of the law, rules of evidence, discovery rules as well as exculpatory evidence obligations. Ability to manage large docket of various cases as well as perform functions of setting cases for docket call, as well as extensive Jury Trial experience.

Contact:

Tiffany Buckner

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Petersburg, VA

E-mail:

tbuckner@petersburg-va.org



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:

9/15/20

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 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