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(46) Positions Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (39)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (2)
CASC Positions (1)

Other Positions (4)




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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

Mecklenburg County

Job Title:

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Prosecutor

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based upon experience

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted January 14, 2022)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

This is a VSDVVF grant funded position with a generous county supplement. In the event DCJS stops funding the grant, the Mecklenburg County Administrator and Board of Supervisors have agreed to fully fund the position. 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. The ideal applicant will also possess a team-oriented outlook and be able to work well with others in a congenial small office environment.

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



Locality:

Henrico County

Job Title:

Hourly Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I/II (Multiple positions available)

Salary/Salary Range:

$28.88/HR to $33.24/HR (Paid hourly up to 29 hours/week – no VRS or other benefits)

Start Date:

Negotiable (to fill a current vacancy) (Posted 1/11/22)

Closing Date:

Monday, February 7, 2022

Description of job:

Assists the Attorney for the Commonwealth in representing the people of the Commonwealth in traffic and criminal cases in an hourly capacity; does related work as required. NOTE: THERE ARE TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE. ONE POSITION WILL BE AS PART OF OUR JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS DISTRICT COURT (JDR) TEAM. THE OTHER POSITION WILL BE ON A GENERAL DISTRICT COURT (GDC) TEAM. PLEASE SPECIFY IN YOUR COVER LETTER WHETHER YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE JDR POSITION, THE GDC POSITION, OR BOTH. Essential Duties Knowledge of general and governmental law; good knowledge of State and County laws and federal laws and regulations and their relationship to the authority and functions of County and State; ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to complex legal problems; ability to effectively prosecute a variety of cases; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and the general public; good professional judgment; good legal research and writing skills. About Us Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability. Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts. Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

Special Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications Must be eligible to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I: Graduation from an accredited school of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II: Graduation from an accredited school of law, and two (2) years of experience in the practice of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Contact:

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection.

Title:

Job Posting Title: IRC153323

Address

Please access our job site portal through http://henrico.us/services/jobs or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at http://henrico.us.

E-mail:

 



Locality:

City of Norfolk

Job Title:

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

Salary/Salary Range:

ACA III: $84,855.94 ACA II: $74,000.00 ACA I: $67,000.00 All positions offer VRS and Benefits

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 1/7/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Ramin Fatehi seeks prosecutors dedicated to the principles of public safety, equity, honesty, and fairness. Norfolk is a busy jurisdiction of 40 prosecutors and 45 staff, with ample opportunity for gaining experience early and for working on interesting and advanced cases. The office prosecutes all felony cases and selected misdemeanors, including domestic-violence, stalking, intoxicated driving, and firearms offenses. The office believes in data-driven, evidence-based processes that promote accountability for violent crime and opportunities in other cases for rehabilitation, diversion, and restoration where possible. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys serve under the supervision of a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney and the mentorship of two Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys and rotate through four divisions in the office, all dedicated to vertical prosecution: Two Community Prosecution Teams corresponding to the City’s First and Second Police Precincts; a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Team prosecuting cases originating in that Court; and a Community Outreach Team responsible for participants in the Drug, Mental Health, Veterans Track, and Reentry Court Programs and in Virginia’s first Family Justice Center.

Special Requirements:

ACA III: Minimum of eight years of prior prosecution experience, including substantial experience in the prosecution of homicides, high-complexity white-collar crime, or equivalent matters sufficient to allow for the first-chair prosecution of murder cases under minimal supervision. ACA II: Minimum of three years of prior prosecution experience, including experience trying jury cases in Circuit Court. Experience in the briefing and argument of pretrial and post-trial motions, including motions to suppress and motions in limine. Strong knowledge of federal and Virginia case law relating to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. ACA I: A Virginia law license in good standing at the commencement of work. Applicants awaiting bar results are welcome to apply, but all offers to such applicants are contingent on successful passage of and admission to the Bar. Prior experience as a public defender, criminal-defense lawyer, public interest lawyer, innocence lawyer, probation officer, police officer, or federal/state judicial law clerk preferred but not required. Prior experience with Prosecutor by Karpel, evidence.com, or other case management or digital-evidence management systems a plus. Per City of Norfolk policy, all new employees must provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a valid medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

Contact:

Hon. Ramin Fatehi

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

800 E City Hall Ave Ste 600 Norfolk, VA 23510-2719

E-mail:

ramin.fatehi@norfolk.gov



Locality:

Hanover County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$67,707-80,000

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 1/4/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Duties include, but are not limited to, 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; 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 will require minimal supervision.

Special Requirements:

Preference given to applicants with prior prosecution experience. 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 https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovercountyva

Contact:

Shari L. Skipper

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

7530 County Complex Road Hanover, Virginia 23069

E-mail:

slskipper@hanovercounty.gov



Locality:

Hanover County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$67,707-80,000

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 1/4/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Duties include, but are not limited to, 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; 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 will require minimal supervision.

Special Requirements:

Preference given to applicants with prior prosecution experience. 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 https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovercountyva

Contact:

Shari L. Skipper

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

7530 County Complex Road Hanover, Virginia 23069

E-mail:

slskipper@hanovercounty.gov



Locality:

Chesterfield County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable

Start Date:

Employment start date TBD (Posted 1/4/22)

Closing Date:

1/16/22 @ 11:59pm

Description of job:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office Starting Salary: Negotiable Deadline: 11:59 p.m. January 16, 2022 Chesterfield County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is seeking an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. Responsibilities include the prosecution of criminal cases, including misdemeanor and felony charges, in the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court and Circuit Court for the County of Chesterfield and the Commonwealth of Virginia; occasional prosecution in the General District Court, as needed. Perform other work as required. Successful candidate will be a graduate from an accredited law school. Must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Five or more years of criminal trial experience with at least two of those years in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court preferred. Thorough knowledge of State and Federal laws and court decisions as they relate to the Criminal Justice Process; discretion in decision-making process and ability to effectively communicate with staff and other agencies and departments. Spanish/English bilingual skills are a plus. Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required. This position is subject to working in high security areas governed by the US Department of Justice's ''Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy" and therefore requires successfully passing a more stringent criminal background check. A Chesterfield County application is required and must be submitted online by deadline. Visit chesterfield.gov/careers to view instructions and to complete and submit an application. (804) 748-1551. An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Special Requirements:

Applications must be submitted online at chesterfield.gov/careers. Emails should not be sent and will not be considered.

Contact:

Cheryl Duong

Title:

HR Specialist

Address

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

E-mail:

duongc@chesterfield.gov



Locality:

Carroll County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,700 to $59,500 annually

Start Date:

Open (Updated 12/28/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Carroll County is located in Southwestern Virginia, adjoining the Virginia/North Carolina state line. Interstate 77 runs through the heart of the County, climbing in elevation from about 1400 feet at the state line to over 2800 feet, with nearby peaks extending to 3390 feet. Multiple outdoor opportunities are located within the County, including the historic New River, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the New River Trail, along with nearby areas provide great opportunities for with hiking, camping, 4-wheeling, fishing, and hunting. Carroll County offers the opportunity for a more relaxed lifestyle, enhancing your quality of life. For the music lovers, the annual Galax Fiddler's Convention, the Galax Rex Theater, The Blue Ridge Music Center, and the Sun Music Hall in neighboring Floyd County. Andy Griffin's "Mayberry" is a short 30-minute drive down the mountain from Hillsville, the County Seat. Shopping and dining venues include many mom-and-pop establishments, while several larger venues are about an hour's drive away, including Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford, Roanoke, Winston-Salem, and Wytheville. Nearby advanced learning opportunities include Virginia Tech, Radford University, Wake Forest University, and several community colleges. The Carroll County Commonwealth Attorney's Office includes the elected Commonwealth Attorney, his Chief Deputy, 2 Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys, and 2 Administrative Assistants. Recent state funding has allowed the hiring of up to 2 additional Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys and a Secretary. While each person has their respective primary responsibilities, the office is highly interactive, with the entire staff working together to address major cases. The Victim-Witness Coordinator's Office is located within the same suite to integrate all aspects of the prosecution team. We work hard, but we also enjoy sharing our time together. General Definition of Work - Performs difficult and complex professional work prosecuting cases for the Commonwealth Attorney's Office under policies established by the Elected Commonwealth Attorney, administratively managing the resources to fulfill goals and directives of the Commonwealth Attorney. - Prosecuting cases primarily at the General District Court and also the Circuit Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court levels. - Any other tasks or assignments as assigned by the Commonwealth's Attorney. - Work will also involve the overall practice of prosecuting cases at all levels of Courts in Virginia. Qualification Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential Functions - Provides professional direction, evaluation, and advice to police agencies with regard to their administration. - Attends meetings and provides staff advice to the Commonwealth Attorney; attends a variety of meetings outside of normal work hours. - Provides public addresses to professional and community groups. - Exercises independent decision making on issues related to prosecution of crimes within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth Attorney's Office. - Must be able to try cases at all Court levels in the Commonwealth. Case load will include a large majority of General District Court cases, with cases in Circuit Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court as well.

Special Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Thorough knowledge of the organization, function and methods of operation of the Carroll County Commonwealth Attorney's Office; thorough knowledge of the Code of Virginia, other general statues, ordinances, and other legislation affecting the role of prosecution of crimes. Education and Experience - Bachelor's Degree and Law Degree, and - Possess a current Virginia Bar License and must not have any disciplinary actions by the Virginia State Bar within the past 3 years, and - PREFERRED: 3+ years experience as a prosecutor or similar experience in the practice of law. Physical Requirements This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work frequently standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic). Special Requirements - Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. - Valid Virginia State Bar license.

Contact:

Jennifer Spangler

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address

605-11 Pine Street Hillsville, VA 24343

E-mail:

Jennifer.spangler@carrollcountyva.gov



Locality:

Bedford County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$59,500

Start Date:

TBD (Updated 12/28/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Angela Overstreet (email preferred)

Title:

Office Administrator

Address

123 East Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523

E-mail:

aoverstreet@bedfordcountyva.gov



Locality:

Wise County & City of Norton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$55,000 to $70,000 (depending upon experience), plus benefits

Start Date:

February 1, 2022 or as soon as possible (Posted December 22, 2021)

Closing Date:

until position is filled

Description of job:

The attorney holding this position will be expected to prepare and prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases in district and circuit courts, conduct any research and writing needs to prepare prosecutions, compose appellate briefs, advise local law enforcement agencies and work closely with Victim/Witness advocates. Due to the high caseload, the attorney must be able to organize and work efficiently. Additionally, the attorney must be decisive and able to exercise discretion.

Special Requirements:

The applicant should be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in good standing with the State Bar.

Contact:

A cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references may be sent via mail or email.

Title:

Jessica Hood, Director of Outreach and Public Relations

Address

Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, Post Office Box 69, Wise, Virginia 24293.

E-mail:

jhood@wisecwa.info



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$100,000.00-$120,000.00

Start Date:

2022 (Posted 12/21/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Primary duties include overseeing daily dockets that are not otherwise assigned, including trials of a wide variety of misdemeanors and felony cases, preliminary hearings, motions, and appeals, as well as handling assigned cases in your specialized unit: Violent Crimes, Special Victims, Special Investigations, Domestic Violence, and Juvenile Offenders. Duties also include serving as “Duty Attorney” and responding to calls and questions from citizens, law enforcement and defense attorneys on a rotating basis, attending relevant trainings, and engaging in service to connect with the community we serve.

Special Requirements:

Active Member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing and five or more years of criminal prosecution or criminal defense experience

Contact:

The Honorable Amy Ashworth: Email Cover letter, resume, and writing sample to cwaoffice@pwcgov.org Commonwealth’s Attorney

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Avenue, Suite 200, Manassas, VA 20110

E-mail:

cwaoffice@pwcgov.org



Locality:

City of Hampton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

$77,000

Start Date:

Negotiable (Posted 12/14/21)

Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

Please see job description on hampton.gov/hire website

Special Requirements:

Candidates must have Juris Doctorate and be members of the Virginia State Bar in good standing at the time of application. Applications must be submitted through the hampton.gov website process.

Contact:

Karen A. Rucker

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

236 North King Street, Hampton, VA 23669

E-mail:

krucker@hampton.gov



Locality:

City of Hampton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$69,894

Start Date:

Negotiable (Posted November 18, 2021)

Closing Date:

open until filled

Description of job:

Prosecutes serious misdemeanors and felonies primarily involving crimes against persons and property crimes

Special Requirements:

Member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing

Contact:

Submit applications through governmentjobs.com/careers/hampton

Title:

Karen A. Rucker, Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

236 N. King Street, Hampton, VA 23669

E-mail:

krucker@hampton.gov



Locality:

City of Hampton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$69,894

Start Date:

TBD (Posted November 18, 2021)

Closing Date:

open until filled

Description of job:

Prosecutes serious misdemeanors and felonies primarily involving drugs, guns, gangs, and DUIs

Special Requirements:

Member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing

Contact:

Submit applications through governmentjobs.com/careers/hampton

Title:

Karen A. Rucker Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

236 North King Street Hampton, VA 23669

E-mail:

krucker@hampton.gov



Locality:

York County – City of Poquoson

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

$71,040 – $82,185

Start Date:

01/04/2022 (Posted 12/13/21)

Closing Date:

TBD

Description of job:

Prepares and prosecutes cases in all courts, including the more complex felony cases. Provides legal advice to law enforcement personnel regarding investigations. Conducts special investigations, as necessary. Must be able to analyze evidence and formulate trial strategy. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/yorkcountyva/jobs/3340200/assistant-commonwealths-attorney-ii?keywords=attorney&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Special Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of law and at least 3 years of experience as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. Depending on the functional assignment, other specialized training and experience may be required. Member in good-standing with Virginia State Bar.

Contact:

Sarah Wilson

Title:

Administrative Coordinator

Address

300 Ballard Street, Yorktown, VA 23690

E-mail:

sarah.wilson@yorkcounty.gov



Locality:

City of Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (3 Full-time and 1 part-time positions open) See separate listing on this site for terms of part-time position.

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience

Start Date:

As soon as possible (Posted 11/29/21)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Since this office is engaged in Community Prosecution, not only will this attorney be prosecuting a wide variety of felony criminal offenses as well as certain misdemeanor offenses including DUIs in General District and Circuit Court, but will also work to build strong partnerships with law enforcement and the community, to include working closely with community members to identify and solve problems.

Special Requirements:

Innovation, creativity, and an ability to work with all types of people are necessary. Please submit cover letter and resume to the email address listed below. Background check and admission to the Virginia State Bar are required.

Contact:

To apply for any of these positions, please contact Howard E. Gwynn by phone or email below. 757-926-7372

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

gwynnhe@nnva.gov



Locality:

Nottoway County

Job Title:

Senior Assistant or Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Up to $84,500, depending on experience, plus benefits

Start Date:

As soon as possible (to fill an open position) (Posted December 7, 2021)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

The Senior Assistant/Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney prosecutes felonies and misdemeanors in General District, JDR, and Circuit Courts. The attorney must be capable of independently 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 work closely with law enforcement personnel, as well as assistance with law enforcement training, including after traditional work hours. Work involves considerable public contact and requires independent judgment, initiative, tact and courtesy. Must be able and willing to work with other staff and victim witness advocate as a team player and be willing to perform additional, reasonable duties as requested. Attorney serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Nottoway County Virginia is a lovely rural locality located within driving distance of Farmville (approx. 30 min.), Midlothian (approx. 45 min.), and Petersburg (approx. 45min.). The position does not require residency in Nottoway County.

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Ms. Leanne Watrous, E-mail communication preferred. l.watrous@nottway.org No phone calls.

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

 

E-mail:

l.watrous@nottoway.org



Locality:

Prince George County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$66,516 - $86,471

Start Date:

January 1, 2022 or after (Posted December 7, 2021)

Closing Date:

Continuous until filled

Description of job:

The Prince George County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office is seeking an attorney for general prosecution duties. Position is responsible for prosecuting criminal and traffic related cases in all Prince George Courts. Full job description is posted with County advertisement.

Special Requirements:

Qualification Requirements • Licensed to practice law in Virginia • Comprehensive knowledge of laws governing criminal practice and procedure • Ability to write legal briefs and perform legal research • Independently prepare cases for trial and litigate those cases in court • Strong organizational, computer and communication skills • Ability to advise law enforcement during and outside of office hours • Must exhibit steadfast commitment to fairness and public service Special Requirements Pre-employment physical/drug testing and criminal background check, to include fingerprinting, required. To apply online visit the website at www.princegeorgecountyva.gov. To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a County application and upload a current resume.

Contact:

Susan Fierro

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

 

E-mail:

sfierro@princegeorgecountyva.gov



Locality:

Tazewell County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$59,532 + benefits

Start Date:

January 1, 2022 (Posted December 3, 2021)

Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

Primary responsibilities will be prosecuting criminal matters in the Tazewell County General District Court, the Tazewell County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and the Tazewell County Circuit Court. This position will involve a heavy case load of misdemeanor prosecutions and will be responsible for advising law enforcement officers in criminal investigations and related matters, writing briefs and legal research. Litigation experience preferred.

Special Requirements:

Licensed and in good standing with Virginia State Bar

Contact:

Lisa Rasnick

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address

P.O. Box 946, Tazewell, VA 24651

E-mail:

lisa.rasnick@cwa.tazewellcounty.org



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$72,162.00 - $100,000.00 Annually

Start Date:

Immediate Opening (Posted December 3, 2021)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Primary duties include overseeing daily dockets that are not otherwise assigned, including trials of a wide variety of misdemeanors and felony cases, preliminary hearings, motions, and appeals, as well as handling assigned cases not handled by Senior Assistants and Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorneys in all levels of court. Duties also include serving as “Duty Attorney” and responding to calls and questions from citizens, police officers and defense attorneys on a rotating basis, attending relevant trainings, ride-alongs with law enforcement and engaging in service to connect with the community we serve.

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

The Honorable Amy Ashworth: Email Cover letter, resume, and writing sample to cwaoffice@pwcgov.org

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Avenue, Suite 200, Manassas, VA 20110

E-mail:

cwaoffice@pwcgov.org



Locality:

City of Chesapeake

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I or II, depending on experience

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

January 1, 2022 (Posted 11/30/21)

Closing Date:

December 20, 2021 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.

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:

DJ Hansen

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

307 Albemarle Drive Suite 200A Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

E-mail:

dhansen@cityofchesapeake.net



Locality:

Pittsylvania County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

January 1, 2022 or to be determined when filled (Posted 11/30/21)

Closing Date:

Open 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:

Resume and cover letter required. Email to: bryan.haskins@pittgov.org

Title:

Bryan Haskins, Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

 

E-mail:

bryan.haskins@pittgov.org



Locality:

City of Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney (PART-TIME)

Salary/Salary Range:

$24.00 to $31.00/hr. (Grant) Salary commensurate with experience

Start Date:

As soon as possible (Posted 11/23/21)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney position is available to prosecute domestic violence cases in General District, Circuit Court, and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts. Criminal defense/prosecution experience desirable. Background investigation and admission to the Virginia State Bar required.

Special Requirements:

Innovation, creativity, and an ability to work with all types of people are necessary.

Contact:

To apply for position contact Howard E. Gwynn by phone or email below 757-926-7372

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

gwynnhe@nnva.gov



Locality:

City of Hampton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$69,894

Start Date:

December 20, 2021 (Posted November 18, 2021)

Closing Date:

December 5, 2021

Description of job:

Prosecutes serious misdemeanors and felonies primarily involving crimes against persons and property crimes

Special Requirements:

Member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing

Contact:

Submit applications through governmentjobs.com/careers/hampton

Title:

Karen A. Rucker Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

236 North King Street Hampton, VA 23669

E-mail:

krucker@hampton.gov



Locality:

Culpeper County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$70,000-$75,000

Start Date:

To Be Determined (Posted 11-17-21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Performs professional legal work for the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney. Work involves prosecuting persons suspected of violating State and local laws on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Employees in this class prosecute criminal cases in all county courts. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Prepares and prosecutes misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in juvenile, domestic relations, general district and/or circuit courts. a. Screens cases for prosecution; determines proper charges b. Performs legal research c. Locates witnesses d. Prepares case documents e. Presents cases in court f. Negotiates with defense attorneys 2. Attends/participates in arraignments of defendants in criminal cases. Investigates terms and conditions of bond. 3. Works with Crime Victims Advocate. 4. Prepares legal briefs/petitions to the Appellate Court. Keeps abreast of appellate court opinions and understands their application to similar cases. 5. Responds to customer requests and inquiries. 6. Maintains current knowledge of trends, legal issues and rulings, court opinions, legal procedures, new State and local laws, etc.

Special Requirements:

• Comprehensive knowledge of Virginia criminal and traffic laws, Virginia criminal procedures, Virginia and Federal constitutional issues, as well as local rules of court and trial practice. • Ability to perform intricate and rapid legal research, and to prepare legal briefs to trial and appellate courts. • Ability to communicate effectively with law enforcement personnel, expert witnesses, lay witnesses, and victim witnesses. • Ability to prepare and present complex cases before a trial court in a short period of time. Comprehensive working knowledge of efficient office procedures, and the ability to establish and maintain constructive, effective and professional relationships with fellow attorneys, public officials, judicial officers and the public. • Ability to present ideas and provide counsel effectively in writing and orally to professionals and lay persons. Ability to manage a large caseload. • Knowledge of computerized word processing, email communications and electronic case. Minimum Qualifications & Experience Juris Doctorate degree. Licensed to practice law in the State of Virginia. Special Requirements Must possess satisfactory results of a criminal history background check.

Contact:

Stacy Bertsch You can apply for position at http://web.culpepercounty.gov

Title:

Human Resources Coordinator

Address

302 North Main Street Culpeper, VA 22701

E-mail:

sbertsch@culpepercounty.gov



Locality:

Amherst County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

TBD

Start Date:

12/1/2021 (Posted 11/8/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Responsibilities included are preparing and prosecuting cases in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Courts as well as review of body-worn and dash camera footage, and any other duties assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Special Requirements:

Graduation from a law school of recognized standing with a J.D. degree. Passing of the Virginia Bar Examination or waiver into the Virginia State Bar is necessary prior to commencement of employment.

Contact:

Jenny E. Hunter

Title:

Office Administrator

Address

P.O. Box 358 Amherst VA, 24521

E-mail:

jehunter@amherstca.org



Locality:

Cumberland County

Job Title:

Part-time Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

TBD

Start Date:

Current vacancy (Posted 11/3/21)

Closing Date:

Until vacancy is filled

Description of job:

Applicant would handle mostly District Court including witness preparation and other duties.

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Patricia D. Scales, Esquire

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 285, Cumberland, VA 23040 804-492-4018

E-mail:

pscales@cumberlandcounty.virginia.gov



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable

Start Date:

To Be Determined (Posted 10/19/21)

Closing Date:

Open until Filled

Description of job:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Preparing and prosecuting cases in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts in a vertical prosecution office. Attorney must exhibit the ability to exercise discretion, prioritize effectively, and demonstrate leadership skills as well as possess persuasive oral and written argument skills. Solid trial advocacy skills are necessary combined with a knowledge of the law and rules of evidence and court procedures. Jury trial experience required. Attorneys must be able to perform in a team-work environment interacting with law enforcement, victim advocates, as well as with victims and witnesses daily. Attorney serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth's Attorney.

Special Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of law. Active member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing. Criminal law and trial experience preferred. Submit cover letter, current writing sample related to criminal law references, and resume via email to: m.adams@petersburgcommonwealth.org Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia.

Contact:

Ms. Melissa Adams, E-mail communication preferred. No phone calls.

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

150 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803

E-mail:

m.adams@petersburgcommonwealth.org



Locality:

Henrico County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney (Multiple open positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

For an ACA I: $68,778 - $126,521 For an ACA II: $79,166 - $145,629 For an ACA III: $86,948 - $159,946

Start Date:

Negotiable (to fill a current vacancy) (Posted 10/15/21)

Closing Date:

Monday, November 1, 2021

Description of job:

Assists the Attorney for the Commonwealth in representing the people of the Commonwealth in criminal and traffic cases; does related work as required. This position will be filled at an Attorney I, II or III level depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate and the needs of the department at the time of hire. Essential Duties Extensive knowledge of general and governmental law; good knowledge of State and County laws and federal laws and regulations and their relationship to the authority and functions of County and State; ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to complex legal problems; ability to effectively prosecute a variety of cases; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and the general public; good professional judgment; good legal research and writing skills. About Us Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability. Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts. Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

Special Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications Eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I: Graduation from an accredited school of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II: Graduation from an accredited school of law, and two (2) years of experience in the practice of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney III: Graduation from an accredited school of law, and five (5) years of experience in the practice of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Additional Information: Prior experience with violent crimes, narcotics, gangs, organized crime, and human trafficking and/or prior experience with juvenile and domestic cases is preferred. A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

Contact:

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through http://henrico.us/services/jobs

Title:

or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at http://henrico.us

Address

 

E-mail:

 



Locality:

Henrico County

Job Title:

Hourly Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I/II (Multiple positions available)

Salary/Salary Range:

$28.88/HR to $33.24/HR (Paid hourly up to 29 hours/week – no VRS or other benefits)

Start Date:

Negotiable (to fill a current vacancy) (Posted 10/15/21)

Closing Date:

Monday, November 1, 2021

Description of job:

Assists the Attorney for the Commonwealth in representing the people of the Commonwealth in traffic and criminal cases heard in the General District and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts, in an hourly capacity; does related work as required. These positions will be filled at an Attorney I or II level depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate and the needs of the department at the time of hire. Essential Duties Knowledge of general and governmental law; good knowledge of State and County laws and federal laws and regulations and their relationship to the authority and functions of County and State; ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to complex legal problems; ability to effectively prosecute a variety of cases; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and the general public; good professional judgment; good legal research and writing skills. About Us Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability. Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts. Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

Special Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications Eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I: Graduation from an accredited school of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. For an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II: Graduation from an accredited school of law, and two (2) years of experience in the practice of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. At least one of these positions will be assigned to represent the Commonwealth in cases in the Henrico Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court, particularly the handling of domestic violence prosecutions

Contact:

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through http://henrico.us/services/jobs

Title:

or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at http://henrico.us

Address

 

E-mail:

 



Locality:

City of Richmond

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary depending on experience, plus benefits

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 9/7/21)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Applicant must have 1- 5 years of prosecuting experience. Interested candidates should email resumes to beverly.s.harris@richmondgov.com

Contact:

Beverly Harris

Title:

Director of Finance

Address

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

E-mail:

beverly.s.harris@richmondgov.com



Locality:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,071-$101,624

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 8/16/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Recruitment Program Specialist

Address

1 Harrison Street, SE, Leesburg, VA 20177

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov; 703-777-0214



Locality:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney III

Salary/Salary Range:

$80,452-$144,814

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 8/16/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Job Description The Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney's Office seeks a full-time Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney. The selected candidate will be responsible for the management and prosecution of cases in General District and Circuit Courts. Manages felony caseload. Coordinates witnesses and follows investigative matters with law enforcement through the preliminary hearing stage. Evaluates and screens cases for disposal in District Court or indictment in Circuit Court. Provides performance direction, feedback, mentoring, coaching and training to staff. Promotes teamwork and collaboration. The selected applicant be: • able to manage a heavy caseload; • skilled at legal research and writing; • able to work both independently and collaboratively in an office that values integrity, civility, initiative, sound judgment and skilled advocacy. HIRING RANGE: $80,452.63- $144,814, COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE

Special Requirements:

Job Requirements Requires a Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from an accredited law school and three (3) years of experience as a licensed practicing attorney; a license to practice in Virginia is required. Preferred experience with jury trial and public relations experience in legal field related to assigned area and with extensive operational or administrative experience. Special Requirements Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia. Must be a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar (ability to obtain a waiver of admission within a reasonable time is also acceptable, but should not to exceed four (4) months). Continue legal education annually.

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Recruitment Program Specialist

Address

1 Harrison Street, SE, Leesburg, VA 20177

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov, 703-777-0214



Locality:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II

Salary/Salary Range:

$73,883-$129,295

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 8/16/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Job Description The office of the Commonwealth's Attorney is currently seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney II. This position will be responsible for preparing charging documents, reviews evidentiary documents, issues subpoenas, interviews and prepares witnesses, performs legal research, responds to pre-trial and post-trial motions. Conducts trial strategy. Coordinates with victim-witness case manager. Represents the Commonwealth in sentencing hearings, probation violation hearings, show cause hearings, etc. In addition, they will manage a felony caseload. Coordinate witnesses and follows investigative matters with law enforcement through the preliminary hearing stage. Evaluates and screens cases for disposal in District Court or indictment in Circuit Court. As well as encouraging staff performance by providing performance direction, feedback, mentoring, coaching and training. Promotes teamwork and collaboration. HIRING RANGE:$73,883.01- $129,295, Commensurate with experience

Special Requirements:

Job Requirements Requires a Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from an accredited law school and two (2) years of related work experience as a licensed practicing attorney; license to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Recruitment Program Specialist

Address

1 Harrison Street, SE, Leesburg, VA 20177

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov, 703-777-0214



Locality:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$ 68, 000 – $ 81,000 plus benefits. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Start Date:

September 1, 2021 (Posted 8/3/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Applicant must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. At least 3 years of experience practicing criminal law is preferred. 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:

Prince Edward County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,158.00 + benefits

Start Date:

Immediate (Posted July 27, 2021)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

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

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 266 Farmville, VA 23901

E-mail:

mclark@co.prince-edward.va.us



Locality:

Patrick County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,697

Start Date:

To be determined. (Posted June 9, 2021)

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. 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 Fredericksburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$72,165 - $80,000

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 4/20/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Application must be submitted to: jobs@fredericksburgva.gov

Contact:

La Bravia J. Jenkins

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 886, Fredericksburg, VA 22404

E-mail:

ljjenkins@fredericksburgva.gov



Locality:

Sussex County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable, based upon experience, with benefits.

Start Date:

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

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Vincent L. Robertson, Sr.

Title:

Sussex Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

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



Locality:

City of Portsmouth

Job Title:

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

Salary/Salary Range:

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

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 2/9/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

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

Title:

Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

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

E-mail:

shewmaket@portsmouthva.gov Tamara Shewmake, Chief Administrator



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


NONE AT THIS TIME


Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

Halifax County

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$85,000 - $100,000, depending on experience

Start Date:

Negotiable (Posted January 14, 2022)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

The Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney prosecutes cases and assists in managing this office of six attorneys and five support staff. The Deputy is a leader in maintaining the office’s collaborative atmosphere and implementing policies. The office emphasizes vertical prosecution, training opportunities, and a congenial environment. The Deputy prosecutes cases in Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile Court and assists in Drug Court. The Deputy helps the elected supervise support staff and mentors attorneys in all courts. The candidate must be well-organized and have good time management skills, as the Deputy must balance a substantial case load and management duties. The candidate must be approachable and have well-developed communication skills.

Special Requirements:

Requires a Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from an accredited law school and a license to practice in Virginia; at least five (5) years of litigation experience as a licensed practicing attorney; preference for supervisory or management experience. Candidate must disclose any Bar complaint pending or resulting in disciplinary action.

Contact:

Tracy Quackenbush Martin

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 550 The Courthouse Halifax, VA 24558

E-mail:

tqm@co.halifax.va.us



Locality:

Loudoun County

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$90,701-$167,797

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted 8/16/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Job Description The Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney's Office seeks a full-time Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney. The selected candidate will be responsible for the management and prosecution of cases in the Juvenile and Domestic, General District and Circuit Courts. Under the general direction of the Chief Deputy and/or the Commonwealth's Attorney, the Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney prosecutes cases and supervises assigned attorneys who prosecute crimes for the Commonwealth. Additionally, this position supervises the managerial staff within the office, oversees attorneys, assigns cases, investigates crimes, tries cases, and executes other legal actions. Duties include managing and/or supervising a docket in Circuit Court (bench and jury trials), General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The selected applicant must be capable of: managing a heavy caseload; skilled at legal research and writing; able to work both independently and collaboratively in an office that values integrity, civility, initiative, sound judgment and skilled advocacy. HIRING RANGE: $90-701.58- $167,797 Commensurate with experience

Special Requirements:

Job Requirements Requires a Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from an accredited law school and a license to practice in Virginia; four (4) years of experience as a licensed practicing attorney and one (1) year of supervisory experience. Jury trial and public relations experience in legal field related to assigned area and with extensive operational or administrative experience preferred. Special Requirements Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia or eligible for membership. Must be a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar (ability to obtain a waiver of admission within a reasonable time is also acceptable, but should not to exceed four (4) months). Continue legal education annually.

Contact:

Robert Smallfield

Title:

Recruitment Program Specialist

Address

1 Harrison Street, SE, Leesburg, VA 20177

E-mail:

Robert.Smallfield@Loudoun.gov 703-777-0214



CASC Positions

Locality:

Commonwealth of Virginia

Job Title:

Staff Attorney/Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP)

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary range is $64,760 to $84,000 depending on experience. A comprehensive state benefits package is offered.

Start Date:

To be determined.

Closing Date:

The application deadline is December 30, 2021.

Description of job:

Key responsibilities will include: • Working with the Virginia Highway Safety Office; • Assisting prosecutors and law enforcement officers throughout the state with technical issues related to the prosecution of DUI and other impaired driving cases; • Developing and presenting impaired driving and traffic safety training programs to prosecutors and law enforcement officers throughout Virginia; • Collecting, analyzing and distributing highway safety materials; • Attending DMV grant-related training; • Preparation of grant application and progress reports; • Participation in state and national trainings and conferences; • Other duties as assigned.

Special Requirements:

Applicants are required to be a member of the Virginia State Bar. The ideal candidate will be a former Virginia prosecutor with extensive experience handling traffic court and impaired driving cases. This position will require significant travel. Other qualifications include excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal relationship skills and experience providing legal training. Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications is required. The Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact:

Interested applicants should submit resumes, references and a writing sample to: Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council Attn: Tracey DeBord P. O. Box 3549 Williamsburg, VA 23187-3549 or Tracey DeBord: tadebo@wm.edu

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council

Address

For more information about CASC, visit our web site at www.cas.state.va.us

E-mail:

 



Other Positions

Locality:

Sussex County

Job Title:

Intern (Multiple positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

Non-Paid

Start Date:

Fall/Spring/Summer/Winter Sessions

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Vincent L. Robertson, Sr.

Title:

Sussex Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

20209 Thornton Square, Sussex, VA

E-mail:

vlrobertson@sussexcao.com



Locality:

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

Job Title:

Summer/Fall/Winter Intern (Posted September 23, 2021)

Salary/Salary Range:

Unpaid

Start Date:

Flexible

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

Third year practice certificate preferred, although not required.

Contact:
Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney/Intern Coordinator

Address

53 Court Square, Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

E-mail:

aevans@rockinghamcountyva.gov



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Legal Internship

Salary/Salary Range:

Unpaid

Start Date:

Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park is providing a select number of unpaid internship positions for the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2022. 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. Please send the following application documents to CWOffice@pwcgov.org in an email with one of the following headings: “Fall 2022 Undergraduate Internship” “Spring 2022 Undergraduate Internship” “Summer 2022 Undergraduate Internship” And indicate within the body of the email which season you wish to enter an internship with our office.

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Gabriel Passos

Title:

Executive Aide to Amy Ashworth, Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Ave. Suite 200 Manassas VA 20110

E-mail:

CWOffice@pwcgov.org



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Internship

Salary/Salary Range:

Non-Paid

Start Date:

Fall/Spring/Summer Sessions

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

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

Special Requirements:

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

Contact:

Tiffany Buckner

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

150 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803

E-mail:

tbuckner@petersburg-va.org