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.

Deputy City Attorney/Litigator

The Hampton City Attorney's Office is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Deputy City Attorney/Litigator. The position will be primarily responsible for providing legal services to the Hampton Police Division, the Hampton Division of Fire & Rescue and the Human Resources department. The position undertakes other assignments as needed and as directed by the City Attorney and Senior Deputy City Attorney for litigation.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years of professional legal experience in government/municipal legal practice; a minimum of four (4) years of experience litigating state, federal or appellate cases is required; experience in federal court is preferred. First chair trial experience is a plus. Additionally, the candidate must possess significant experience in handling employment matters particularly, EEOC, FLSA, FMLA, and ADA. Past experience in representing public safety agencies is desirable.

Excellent writing skills, sharp analytical skills and strong research abilities are essential. Must be able to work collaboratively in a team setting and must possess a sincere interest in serving a municipality. The qualified candidate must be licensed in all Virginia courts and admitted, or eligible for admittance, to federal courts and must be an active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar. Please submit a City application, resume, and writing sample in order to be considered for this position.

Salary range is: $75,796.00 -$123,655.00. Applications close on September 26, 2014. For the full job description and to apply online please visit www.hampton.gov/hire. EOE.

Assistant County Attorney I

The Hanover County Attorney's Office seeks to hire an entry level, full-time attorney with a strong academic background and excellent research and writing skills to assist in providing a full range of legal services to County agencies, boards and officials. Responsibilities include performing legal research, providing oral and written opinions on legal matters as requested, drafting and reviewing contracts, ordinances, resolutions and legal opinions and preparing reports and making presentations as necessary. Additionally, under the supervision of a deputy county attorney or senior assistant county attorney, the incumbent will prepare for and try court cases, including appeals to state and federal courts. The individual will represent the County, School Board, Constitutional Officers, and other Boards and Commissions before administrative agencies and tribunals, such as the Virginia Employment Commission. In addition, this individual will assist senior level attorneys with the preparation and advocacy of the Board of Supervisors' and School Boards legislative agendas. A demonstrated interest and experience in local government and/or environmental law is preferred. Graduation from an accredited School of Law is required. Applicants must be a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar within two months of the time of application. Hiring range is $60,730 to $81,995 annually plus excellent benefits. All applicants must apply www.hanovercountyjobs.com and all applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, and an authentic writing sample which is 3-10 pages long. EOE/MFDV.

Assistant County Attorney

Isle of Wight County is seeking a full-time Assistant County Attorney to be responsible for providing professional legal advice and related work in support of County governmental operations. Emphasis of the work is on representation of designated County departments to include, but not limited to, Animal Control, Code Enforcement and Social Services, along with legal research, development of legal opinions and ensuring County policies and procedures comply with applicable law. Work may also include the resolution of routine complaints and inquiries of a legal nature from department management personnel and the general public. Requires a J.D., LLM, or Ph.D, and at least two years of related experience. Must possess a valid license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The position has an annual salary range of $69,069 to $107,057 and will remain open until filled. If you have any questions, please visit the Human Resources page of the County's website at http://www.co.isle-of-wight.va.us/human-resources/.

County Attorney

Loudoun County is seeking an experienced attorney, with a demonstrated track record in leading and managing legal staff, to be the new County Attorney. The County Attorney advises all county boards, commissions, agencies, and officials; represents the County in all judicial proceedings and before administrative agencies; interacts frequently with attorneys from the Loudoun County Public Schools and the towns within the county; provides legal services in transactions involving the County, including but not limited to, contracts, financings, real estate transactions, bonds, and preparation and review of ordinances and regulations. Requirements include a JD degree, Virginia Bar membership, and at least 10 years' experience practicing law, including supervisory experience. Preferred qualifications include legal expertise in land use, employment, litigation, legislation, and public finance. Residency within the county after acceptance of the position is strongly desired. The salary range for County Attorney is $185,000 to $200,000, plus an excellent benefits package. The position is open until filled, with a first review of applications scheduled for July 1, 2014. For more information, including how to apply or to whom to direct any questions about the position, please visit http://thenovakconsultinggroup.com/county-attorney-loudoun-county-virginia.

Assistant City Attorney I

The City of Richmond seeks to hire a full-time Assistant City Attorney, with a salary range of $56,101 to $92,149. Although no minimum experience is required for the position, four years of experience is preferred. The attorney's primary responsibilities may involve handling significant cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts. Significant experience handling complex civil litigation, especially significant trial experience in federal courts, is preferred. Alternatively, the position may involve providing advice and representation to city agencies in such areas as audit, finance, tax, retirement, and other assignments as needed. The position will remain open until filled. An online application must be completed at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/richmond/default.cfm. Please attach a resume and writing sample to the online application, or mail these documents to Allen L. Jackson, City Attorney, 900 East Broad Street, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23210. Applications submitted without all requested items will be considered incomplete. EEO/AA.