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.

County Attorney

Join a dedicated team of principled public servants that are committed to the high performance organization model and achieving excellence through the practice of our core values of integrity, innovation, learning, and stewardship. The County Attorney is appointed directly by the Board of Supervisors to manage the Office of the County Attorney and to provide counsel and legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, School Board, County Executive, School Superintendent and all departments, agencies and officials of the County in all areas of local government, including land use and development, intergovernmental relations, real estate, contracts, employment, public safety, social services, financial management, legislation and litigation. All candidates must have graduated from a law school of recognized standing and have a minimum of 10 years' experience as a practicing attorney, a considerable amount of which shall have been in the practice of local government law in Virginia. The salary range for this position is $111,317 to $181,706 with excellent benefits including vacation and sick leave, health insurance options and VRS pension. For more information on Albemarle County and the position of County Attorney, please click on the following hyperlink: County Attorney Position Profile. Apply through Albemarle County's online application system at www.albemarle.org/jobs by March 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Faxed and mailed applications will not be considered. Anticipated Start Date June 1, 2016. EEO/EOE.


County Attorney

Smyth County is seeking a full-time County Attorney to provide legal services and advice to the Board of Supervisors and County Administrator. Work is performed with a wide degree of latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and action. Problems encountered range from routine to extremely complex in nature. Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate degree; be admitted to the Virginia State Bar; have appropriate authorization to practice law before the Virginia State Supreme Court, and in Federal, District, and Appeals courts; have demonstrated knowledge of legal practices and the Code of Virginia as pertaining to County government in Virginia; and the ability to plan, organize and present legal positions in a timely manner. Candidates preferably will have an undergraduate degree in business administration, personnel, or related field; administrative, advisory, and governmental or business experience. The successful candidate must agree to work exclusively for the County, with no formal private practice, and to reside in Smyth County within six months of taking the position. The County Attorney directly supervises an administrative assistant, will have full county benefits, and a salary commensurate with their experience. Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 12, 2016 by the Human Resource Manager, Smyth County Administrator's Office, Suite 100, 121 Bagley Circle, Marion, VA 24354.

Assistant City Attorney III

The City of Chesapeake seeks qualified candidates for an Assistant City Attorney III position. This position will require first-chair litigation of civil matters in state and federal court as well as other duties as assigned. Three years of experience is required, the ideal candidate will have 6-8 years of progressively more complex litigation experience in the areas of personal injury defense, civil litigation, and administrative law. For information or to apply, please go to https://www.jobs.cityofchesapeake.net/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Searc... and click on the Assistant City Attorney III position. This posting closes on Friday, February 12, 2016.

Assistant City Attorney

The City Attorney's Office is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant City Attorney in its Litigation Section. Job responsibilities include providing legal advice; preparing legal documents; and representing City departments in connection with matters involving, general civil litigation, workers' compensation and contract review. Candidates must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with court officials, city officials, and the general public; ability to present complex ideas effectively both orally and in writing; and must be licensed to practice law in the State of Virginia. Applicants should have prior experience, strong advocacy skills, and research and writing skills for representation of the City and its employees in federal and state courts and administrative hearings. Experience in personal injury defense, contract and real property litigation, and worker's compensation hearings is preferred. All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies. To apply, submit a city application, resume, writing sample, and law school transcripts at www.vbgov.com no later than Friday, February 12, 2016. For more details, click here. EOE.

Deputy/Senior Assistant County Attorney

The County Attorney's Office seeks an energetic Deputy/Senior Assistant County Attorney who enjoys the varied challenges of a fast paced, high volume local government practice. We offer an excellent benefits package, including membership in the Virginia Retirement System. The successful candidate will be responsible for pursuit/defense of complex civil litigation, including but not limited to erroneous assessment cases, transportation and construction contract claims; s/he will also perform legal research and prepare legal opinions and briefs; review bonds, contracts, and planning documents; and provide legal advice to various county departments. The ideal applicant will have at least seven to ten years of local government experience, including experience litigating matters at both state and federal court levels. Experience handling complex land use matters, as well as employment law issues and tax-related litigation preferred. A valid Virginia law license and good standing with the Virginia State Bar is required. Salary range is $90,000 to $138,999, depending on qualifications. Submit an on-line County employment application, resume, writing sample, case information highlighting litigation experience, and law school transcripts at www.spotsylvania.va.us. Spotsylvania County is an equal opportunity employer. The position will remain open until filled.