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.

Assistant City Attorney

The Hampton City Attorney's Office is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant City Attorney. The position will be primarily responsible for prosecuting misdemeanors and handling the appeal of misdemeanor convictions. The position undertakes other assignments as needed and as directed by the City Attorney and Senior Deputy City Attorney. The successful candidate will have graduated from an accredited law school with a JD degree and must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A minimum of one year of professional legal experience desired, preferably in municipal government. Trial experience and some knowledge of statutes, ordinances, or court decisions relating to municipal entities is also a plus. Excellent communication skills - oral and in writing, 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. Please submit a City application, resume, and writing sample in order to be considered for this position. Salary is $60,171 annually, plus benefits. Applications close on December 23, 2014. For the full job description and to apply online please visit www.hampton.gov/hire. EOE.

Deputy County Attorney

Stafford County seeks to hire a full-time Deputy County Attorney with a starting salary range of $99,320-$153,940 (actual starting salary DOE/DOQ), plus excellent benefits. The Deputy County Attorney will assist the County Attorney in supervising the other attorneys and support staff in the office as well as providing written and oral advice to the Board of Supervisors, the County Administrator and County staff, Constitutional Officers, and boards, commissions, and committees appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Virginia local government legal experience is strongly preferred, including drafting and reviewing the following: resolutions and ordinances for local governing body consideration, deeds of conveyance and easement, and leases, contracts, and other agreements. Knowledge of and experience with some or all of the following areas of Virginia law is highly desirable: condemnation/eminent domain, local taxation, FOIA, COIA, bankruptcy, real estate, construction, public water and sewer, employment and personnel, public procurement, and land use. All applicants must be a current member of the Virginia State Bar, apply through the County website at http://stafford.va.us, and submit a resume in addition to completing the online County application. Applications and all required materials are due by close of business on December 19, 2014. The County Attorney's Office may begin reviewing applications, interviewing applicants, and fill the position prior to the due date.

City Attorney

The City Attorney directs and provides legal counsel to the City Council and staff and serves as its legal representative. Among other things, the City Attorney manages the legal staff; drafts and reviews contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and policies; investigates complaints/claims by or against the City; attends Council meetings and work sessions; prepares and reviews legal documents required for City business; and prepares and supports legislation in the General Assembly. The position requires a J.D. from an accredited law school; membership in good standing with the Virginia State Bar; the ability to establish residency in the City of Hopewell within six months of employment; and a minimum of 5 years experience as a practicing attorney. Experience in legal research, litigation, contract development, real estate negotiations, and knowledge of Robert's Rules of Order are also required; managerial and local-government experience are preferred. Applications may be filed online at http://www.hopewellva.gov/jobs. For more information, please call 804/541-2211. The City is an EEO/AA employer.

Town Attorney

The Town of Herndon, population 23,570, located in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, seeks a Town Attorney to represent the Town in all legal matters. The Town Attorney advises and renders legal opinions to the Town Council, Mayor, Town Manager, and other town bodies (including boards, commissions, and departments) on legal matters affecting the Town and its operation, policies, and procedures. The position requires a JD from an accredited law school and extensive experience as a practicing attorney in Virginia; familiarity with, and the previous practice of, local government law is preferred. For more information, please visit the town website at www.herndon-va.gov. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Department of Human Resources, Town of Herndon, P.O. Box 427, Herndon, VA 20172. Applications must submitted by January 26, 2015.