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 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/.

Assistant County Attorney III

The County Attorney's Office seeks a full-time Assistant County Attorney III (but may be underfilled as an Assistant County Attorney I or II) to render legal services to the Board of County Supervisors and various departments and agencies of the County in litigation and provision of legal advice involving a variety of tasks related to local government law. This position may assist in preparation of court pleadings, briefs, and opinions as well as attend meetings with and handle litigation on various local government issues. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Deputy County Attorney or the County Attorney. The incumbent will exercise independent professional judgment and discretion with respect to County's goals and objectives in legal matters and may have supervisory duties over subordinate professional, para-professional, and clerical assistants. The position requires a Juris Doctor from a College or University School of Law, a license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and 3-5 years of experience as a practicing attorney, with local government law including litigation experience. For more information, please visit the Employment Opportunities page of the County's website, http://agency.governmentjobs.com/pwcgov/default.cfm. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2014.

Assistant County Attorney

Stafford County, Virginia, seeks to hire a full-time Assistant County Attorney with a starting salary range of $80,683.20 - $125,112.00 (actual starting salary DOE/DOQ), plus excellent benefits. The Assistant County Attorney will assist the County Attorney in 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. The Assistant will be expected to attend all Board of Supervisors meetings and some Board committee meetings, which are generally held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Board meetings generally begin at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM and committee meetings at 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM.

Virginia local government legal experience is strongly preferred, and knowledge of and experience with the following areas of Virginia law is highly desirable: condemnation/eminent domain, local taxation, FOIA, bankruptcy, real estate, construction, public water and sewer, code enforcement, employment/personnel, public procurement, and land use. Civil litigation experience in state and/or federal courts is strongly preferred and will be given serious consideration.

All applicants must be a current member of the Virginia State Bar, apply through the County website at www.stafford.va.us, and submit a resume in addition to completing the online County application. A law school transcript and two writing samples are also required for any applicant with less than a total of five years of professional experience as a licensed, practicing attorney and/or as a full-time state or federal judicial clerk. The applicant must have been primarily responsible for the writing sample and it must be at least three, but no more than fifteen, pages in length.

Applications and all required materials are due by COB on August 15, 2014. The County Attorney's Office may begin reviewing applications, interviewing applicants, and fill the position prior to the due date.

Assistant County Attorney

Remember why you decided to became a lawyer in the first place? The Spotsylvania County Attorney's Office seeks an energetic attorney who enjoys the varied challenges of local government practice. We offer excellent benefits (including membership in the Virginia Retirement System) and the opportunity to reap the rewards of representing a dynamic, growing community. Our office also offers an opportunity to form a healthy work/life balance. The Assistant County Attorney will litigate cases in all state and federal courts, perform legal research; prepare legal opinions and briefs; review bonds and contracts; review planning documents; and provide legal advice to various County Departments. The position requires the ability to communicate well both orally and in writing. Experience in zoning, animal control and general code compliance cases preferred. License to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Juris Doctor required; two to five years of legal experience is desirable. Previous government experience helpful. Please submit a resume, transcript and writing sample with a County employment application at www.spotsylvania.va.us. Starting Salary Range: $75,047 to $97,561 depending on qualifications. Application Deadline: Continuous. For questions, please call 540/507-7290. EOE.

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.