Employment Opportunities


The LGA, as a service to our members, posts notices of employment opportunities available in those localities and firms that are LGA members. The content of each announcement is supplied by the member, and any questions should be directed to the person identified in that announcement.

Postings to the Employment Opportunity page will run for 30 days and then deleted, unless we are instructed otherwise when the posting is requested.

LGA members desiring to post an announcement in this section may send the announcement to Adele MacLean, am7m@virginia.edu.

Employment opportunities are posted as they are received. If there are no postings, check back at a later date.

City Attorney

The City of Portsmouth is seeking a City Attorney who has extensive knowledge and experience in municipal law. The City Attorney serves a chief legal advisor to the City of Portsmouth government in all matters affecting the legal interests of the City, and will manage and control the legal business of the City Council, City departments, boards, commissions and agencies thereof or in which the City has an interest. The City Attorney's duties include instituting, prosecuting, defending, and settling all legal proceedings of the City and advising the City Council on legal matters brought before it. Work also includes supervising office staff; preparing and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, contracts, reports, pleadings, motions, orders and various documents; representing the City in court and trying court cases and crucial administrative hearings. The candidate will be adept at working in a complex fast-paced environment with proven ability to effectively interact with City Council, City departments, staff, boards, commissions, agencies, residents and businesses. The position requires graduation from an accredited school of law and extensive experience in the practice of municipal law and a license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia or the ability to obtain such license. Please send your confidential resume by July 31, 2015 to John T. Maxwell, the Mercer Group, Inc. (Email: jtmaxwell41@gmail.com). For additional information about Portsmouth and the position, visit www.mercergroupinc.com, click on Current Searches, and download the brochure.

County Attorney

Accomack County, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and encompassing 476 square miles of farmland, beaches, wildlife and small towns that embrace their history and culture, is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of County Attorney. Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, the County Attorney provides the Board, its agencies and commissions, the County Administrator, the Constitutional Officers, and other key staff professional legal representation and advice. In addition, the County Attorney's office provides legal services similar to that of other rural Virginia counties, including right of way and easement preparation, preparation and review of County contracts, advice on personnel matters, interpretation of various ordinances and policies, and guidance on procedural matters related to Board activities. The County is governed by a nine-member Board of Supervisors, who serve four year terms, with the County Administrator serving as the Chief Administrative Officer. For Fiscal Year 2015, the County is operating with a general fund budget of $35.2 million and provides a full range of services to County residents through eighteen department areas.

Graduation from an accredited law school, admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and five to ten years of increasingly responsible experience in the practice of law are minimum requirements for the position. In addition, past local government experience is an important consideration, with service as a local government attorney or deputy attorney in a comparably sized or larger community desirable. Individual must show a broad range of experience and knowledge of Virginia law and a high level of knowledge and performance in areas that include: zoning, subdivision and land use/planning matters, utility issues, personnel and labor law, local tax issues, County contracts and contractual matters related to development issues, procurement of goods and services, lease and purchase of real property, easements, freedom of information, conflict of interest, litigation, inter-local agreements and ordinance preparation and amendment. General knowledge and experience with federal, state, local, criminal, constitutional and administrative laws is necessary.

A full profile describing the County, the Attorney's position and the County's programs may be found at http://www.co.accomack.va.us/ or www.Springsted.com under "Active Executive Search." The salary range for the position is negotiable based on the candidate's qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System, vacation, sick leave, group life insurance, medical insurance, professional dues and conference expenses. Relocation allowance is negotiable. The application deadline is July 12, 2015. To be considered, please submit a cover letter, résumé with salary history and five (5) professional references online by visiting Waters & Company Executive Recruitment website at https://waters-company.recruitmenthome.com. Following the filing date, résumés will be screened by Waters & Company based on the criteria established by Accomack County. The County will review recommended candidates who most closely meet the established criteria and finalists should be interviewed in Accomack in mid-July 2015. For more information, please contact John Anzivino at richmond@waters-company.com. EOE.

County Attorney

Culpeper County (population: 48,000) is seeking a well-rounded, innovative, and responsive legal professional to serve as the full-time County Attorney. The County Attorney is the chief legal officer and counsel to the County's Board of Supervisors, departments, and various committees, boards, and commissions. Appointed by, and supervised by, the Board of Supervisors, the successful candidate should be able to deal effectively with public officials, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and perform and deliver a variety of legal services related to a diverse range of local government legal matters, including legislative drafting, compliance, code enforcement litigation, risk management, planning and zoning, and procurement. The successful candidate must be a graduate of an accredited law school, a current member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing, and experienced in Virginia local government law. Salary shall be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Applications may be obtained and filed online  at http://web.culpepercounty.gov or submitted by mail to 302 North Main Street, Culpeper VA 22701.  They must be received by July 2, 2015. EOE/ADA/Drug Free Workplace.

Assistant County Attorney

The Assistant County Attorney performs complex professional work under the direction of the County Attorney. The Louisa County Attorney's Office represents the County by providing timely legal services and advice to the Board of Supervisors, Constitutional Officers and Department Heads, as well as all of the various Boards, Authorities and commissions in and for Louisa County. The Assistant County Attorney is expected to assist the County Attorney in serving all internal clients, but has primary (first-line) responsibility for the Louisa County Department of Human Services. The other practice areas of the Assistant County Attorney will be based upon the strengths and interests of the applicant and the needs of the County. For complete details for the position, please visit our website at www.louisacounty.com. To be considered, a completed Louisa County Employment Application is required. This professional opportunity will remain open until filled.