Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jobs in Heights, VA at Colonial Heights, City of (VA)


All applications received during the recruitment period will be forwarded to thehiring department for review and considerationAFTER the Monday, January 22, 2024 closing date.  

Assistant Commonwealth’s AttorneySalary: $73,500Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney performs professional and administrative work in preparing and trying cases for the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office.

** This position is fully funded by the City and is not apart of the Comp Board. **

Examples of Duties

Gathers evidence and prepares and tries cases before the courts.

Prosecutes misdemeanor and felony cases in GDC, JDR, and Circuit Court; office does vertical prosecution on cases assigned.

Prepares briefs on appealed cases to the Court of Appeals and VA Supreme Court.

Prepares, drafts and reviews opinions and other legal documents.

Provides advice and counsel to departments to ensure compliance with applicable laws.

Assists in community outreach programs.

Performs legal research.

Addresses public and professional inquiries.

Other duties as assigned/required by the Commonwealth Attorney or his Deputy.

Education & Experience

A Juris Doctorate Degree; graduation from an accredited law school.

Must be admitted to the Virginia State Bar and be in good standing.

Must successfully pass a criminal background and DMV check.

Must possess a valid Driver’s license.

Knowledge of general and governmental law; of local, state, and federal laws and regulations; and of legal proceedings.

Considerable skill in maintaining detailed records; in research and writing; in conducting presentations; in developing court case exhibits; and in gathering factual information.

Ability to organize, interpret, and apply legal principles and knowledge of complex legal problems.

Ability to prosecute a variety of cases.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; to analyze information and develop probably justifications; and have good professional judgment.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, law enforcement, and the general public.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The work is generally performed in an office environment. Typically, the employee may sit to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, stooping, carrying of light items such as papers, books, or small parts, or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions. Use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals are minimally required.

Title: Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Company: Colonial Heights, City of (VA)

Location: Heights, VA



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