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.

Senior Deputy City Attorney

The incumbent will perform a wide range of difficult and/or highly complex professional legal work in the service of all City departments, City Council, and various commissions and boards; perform related duties as required and assist the City Attorney in the administration of the Development/Finance Team matters as assigned. Senior Deputy City Attorneys lead the office of the City Attorney in the absence of the City Attorney and provide supervision to administrative and lower level attorney staff. Key qualifications include a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school with a minimum of eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience in government/municipal legal practice, or equivalent private practice. Incumbent must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be an active member in good standing in the Virginia State Bar. This position requires tact, good judgment and discretion in dealing with other staff, the public and elected/appointed officials. Incumbents must maintain the confidentiality of all information. Continuing legal education in subjects affecting municipal law is required. Considerable research and analysis, trial preparation and often requires hours beyond the normal workweek and some evening meetings are also required. Applicants must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license and must have a satisfactory driver's record based on the City of Hampton criteria. Any person offered employment in the position shall be subject to a criminal history background check. For more information or to apply, please visit www.hampton.gov/hire. A cover letter, resume and writing sample must be attached to an on-line application for consideration and must be received by June 5, 2015. This is a full-time position with benefits and an annual salary of $95,483. EOE.

Assistant County Attorney

Chesterfield County is seeking an Attorney to provide legal counsel to County officials and employees; to be responsible for a variety of legal matters; to represent the County and its officials and employees in litigation, both as part of litigation teams and individually; and to perform other work as required. Candidates must be licensed members of the Virginia State Bar in good standing and must demonstrate considerable knowledge of state and federal civil law principles and practices, as well as the procedures governing proceedings before state and federal courts, boards, commissions and administrative agencies. Attorneys with considerable progressively responsible experience practicing civil law litigation will be preferred but such experience is not mandatory and an attorney with superior potential may be chosen over a candidate with experience. Candidates will be judged, in significant part, by the quality of their legal writing and candidates must provide writing samples to the County Attorney's Office at time of applying. Good driving record and pre-employment drug testing and FBI criminal background check required. A Chesterfield County application is required and must be submitted online by deadline. Visit www.careers.chesterfield.gov to view instructions and to complete and submit an application. Legal writing samples and a resume are required and must be submitted on-line as attachments to the on-line application, which must be received by 5 p.m. on June 4, 2015. Salary is negotiable. EOE

County Attorney

The Louisa County Attorney is the Chief Legal Officer and Counsel to the County of Louisa. The Louisa County Attorney reports directly to, and is responsible to, the Louisa County Board of Supervisors. The Louisa County Attorney represents the County by providing timely legal services and advice to the Board of Supervisors, constitutional officers, and department heads, as well as to the various boards, authorities, and commissions in and for Louisa County. The Louisa County Attorney performs complex legal work, including the management and trial of complex civil litigation; works with insurance counsel and outside counsel; and reviews and prepares legal documents, including ordinances, legal opinions, and contracts. The Louisa County Attorney is the primary risk management officer for the County and works daily with leadership, staff, and citizens to resolve problems. For complete details for the position of County Attorney, please visit our website at www.louisacounty.com. To be considered, candidates must complete a Louisa County Employment Application. EOE

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.