Assistant Commonwealth Attorney I
Application Deadline: May 23, 2022 at 5pm EST.
The Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I is responsible for the prosecution of routine criminal felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases. Under the direct supervision of the Deputy and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II’s, the position determines the method of prosecution including potential case negotiations, plea agreements, and sentencing requests; prepares for court by researching legal issues, reviewing facts, studying scientific reports, and interviewing witnesses; prepares related papers including appellate briefs; maintains contact with the public, and with those involved in the case. The Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I works under the general direction of the Commonwealth’s Attorney and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II’s.
Required with the online application: Cover letter, Resume, and 3 references. (Applications without these elements will not be considered. Although a resume required, it is not a substitute for completing the required information on the application.)
The starting amount will be between $58,848.55 and $97,091.00 annually. Starting salary will be based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position. The City provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City’s retirement options, and continuing education/training opportunities.
– Completion of the requirements for graduation with a JD in law from an accredited college or university.
– Minimum three (3) years of experience as a criminal trial attorney or one (1) year as a prosecutor (judicial clerkships, any externships, or clinical placements with prosecutor’s offices may count towards the one year).
TO APPLY: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time. Required with the online application: Cover letter, Resume, and 3 references. (Applications without these elements will not be considered. Although a resume required, it is not a substitute for completing the required information on the application.)
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.