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/Assistant City Attorney

The Chesapeake City Attorney is accepting applications for a full-time position of Deputy City Attorney or Assistant City Attorney IV, with a salary range of $85,550-$120,000. The Deputy City Attorney position requires six or more years of legal experience, including five years of litigation experience preferably in the areas of liability/personal injury, worker's compensation, land use, and employment law. The City Attorney may fill the position at the Assistant City Attorney IV level. The position requires the ability to perform difficult professional and administrative work in the rendering of legal services for the City of Chesapeake. Duties of the position include: assisting the City Attorney in overseeing departmental operations and responsible for staff supervision; serving as leader of the Litigation Team; providing legal advice to all city departments, boards, and commissions; preparing legal documents; analyzing policy issues, and managing cases for trial. Requires combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited law school. Must have experience in handling complex trial and appellate litigation; thorough knowledge of legal office procedures and practices; 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. Please submit a City application, resumé, a list of three professional references, salary requirements, and Virginia State Bar number by 5 p.m. on August 20, 2015 at www.jobs@cityofchesapeake.net. EOE.

Assistant County Attorney II

The Henrico County Attorney's Office is seeking to hire a full-time attorney with a strong academic background, litigation experience, interest in local government, and excellent research and writing skills to assist in providing a full range of legal services to County agencies, departments, boards and officials. The primary responsibility will be litigation before state and federal courts and administrative tribunals. Other duties will include client counseling, performing legal research, and reviewing and drafting documents, including formal legal opinions. The work includes a wide variety of legal matters with an emphasis on tort defense, civil rights, general litigation, and agency representation. Applicants must have a Juris Doctor degree, be a member of the Virginia State Bar, have at least four years of experience in the practice of law, and be proficient in the use of Windows software. The pay range for this position is $72,074-$129,511. Actual starting salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful applicant and is expected to be at the low end of the pay range. Deadline for completion of an online Henrico County application form is July 27, 2015. Applications will be accepted only via Henrico County's online job site at www.henricojobs.com. EOE.

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.

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.