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

Frederick County seeks a full-time Assistant County Attorney. Essential functions of the position include rendering general advice on County legal matters, preparing proposed ordinances, representing the County in litigation matters, including tax collection matters and misdemeanor proceedings involving County Code violations, reviewing/advising on land use actions, preparing, reviewing, and advising on contracts, monitoring and advising on proposed federal/state legislation, attending meetings of and advising County boards, commissions, and agencies, and performing related tasks involving the County's legal affairs. The position requires a Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school and 0-3 years practice experience in Virginia, with admission to practice or ability to gain admission to practice in Virginia within 6 months of employment. Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a criminal background check. Salary range: $65,800-$105,400. The starting salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful applicant and is expected to be at the low end of the pay range. Position will remain open until filled. To apply, go to http://www.fcva.us/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/1319/31. Completion of a Frederick County employment application and the submission of a resume is required.

Assistant or Deputy City Attorney

The City of Norfolk seeks applicants for a position as a civil litigator in the City Attorney's Office. The successful applicant will handle cases in both state and federal courts, primarily involving liability claims against the City or its employees. Typical litigation cases will involve police activities, civil rights matters, premises liability, automobile accidents, and worker's compensation, and may also administrative proceedings, claims adjustment, and preparation of legal opinions for the City. Jury trial experience is preferred. Admission to Virginia State Bar required, plus admission or eligibility for admission to bar of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The position will be filled as either an Assistant City Attorney or a Deputy City Attorney. Salary commensurate with experience, plus a generous benefits package. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Heather Mullen, Deputy City Attorney, 810 Union Street, Suite 900, Norfolk, VA 23510 (email: Heather.Mullen@norfolk.gov). Position will remain open until filled.

Public Education Attorney

The Virginia Beach City Attorney's Office seeks qualified applicants for the position of Public Education Attorney to handle matters involving human resources, special education, student records, student rights and discipline, contract review, and administrative hearings. The successful applicant should have experience with one or more of the following: administrative and judicial hearings; juvenile and domestic relations or general district court matters; or administrative law matters such as FOIA, COIA, and procurement. Public Education Law experience preferred. Starting salary range is $70,325 to $85,584, DOQ. Candidates must be active members in good standing of the Virginia State Bar. Submit City application, resume, writing sample, and law school transcripts at www.vbgov.com. Applications must be submitted no later than June 5. If you have any questions about this position, contact Deputy City Attorney Kamala Lannetti at KLannett@vbgov.com. EOE.

County Attorney

The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors seeks a skilled and experienced Attorney to lead the County Attorney's Office in meeting the varied challenges of a fast-paced, high-volume local government practice in a growing community. Spotsylvania County (400+ sq. mi., +/- 125,000 citizens) is located on the I-95 corridor just south of the Rappahannock River, equidistant between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. The County Attorney will lead an office of attorneys and paralegals that perform legal research, prepare legal opinions and briefs, conduct litigation, review bonds, contracts and planning documents; and provide legal advice to various County departments. The successful applicant will be a contract employee, serving at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors. Candidates considered should have at least 10 years of local government exp., including litigation in both state and federal courts. Experience managing an office, participating in Board meetings, handling complex land use matters, as well as employment law issues and tax-related litigation is preferred. Valid VA law license and good standing with the VA State Bar required. The County offers an excellent benefits package, including membership in the Virginia Retirement System. Submit an online County employment application, resume, and writing sample at www.spotsylvania.va.us. Salary is $150,000+ commensurate with qualifications. Spotsylvania County is an equal opportunity employer. This position shall remain open until filled.

Senior Assistant County Attorney

The County Attorney's Office seeks an energetic Senior Assistant County Attorney who enjoys the varied challenges of a fast paced, high volume local government practice. The Senior Assistant County Attorney will be responsible for pursuit/defense of complex civil litigation, including but not limited to erroneous assessment cases, transportation/construction contract claims; perform legal research; prepare legal opinions and briefs; review bonds, contracts, and planning documents; and provide legal advice to various County departments, including acting as counsel for the Planning Commission. The successful applicant will have at least 5 years of local government experience, including 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 required. Salary range is expected to be $90,000 to $120,075, depending on qualifications and the County offers an excellent benefits package, including membership in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). Submit an on-line county employment application, resume, writing sample, and a list of cases that highlight relevant litigation experience at www.spotsylvania.va.us. Spotsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. This position shall remain open until filled.


The County of Albemarle is seeking an attorney to join the County Attorney's Office. Applicants for the Deputy County Attorney should have: (1) a degree from an accredited law school and Virginia State Bar membership; (2) a minimum of ten years of experience as a practicing attorney; (3) considerable experience or demonstrated knowledge in one or more areas in the practice of local government law; and (4) experience or demonstrated competency in conducting civil litigation. Significant experience in land use law, litigation, and representing public bodies preferred. Applications may also be considered for a Senior Assistant County Attorney Position. Senior Assistant applicants should meet qualifications 1, 3 and 4 above and have a minimum of six years of experience. These positions afford substantial client agency responsibility under the general direction of the County Attorney and an excellent professional working environment in downtown Charlottesville. The hiring salary range for the Deputy County Attorney is $83,985-$110,537 and for the Senior Assistant County Attorney is $78,276-$103,025. DEADLINE: May 31, 2016. On-line application and complete job description at www.albemarle.org/jobs; Faxed and mailed applications will not be considered. EOE/Reasonable Accommodation on Request.

County Attorney

Warren County (est. pop. 38,829), covering 219 sq. miles located in the northern Shenandoah Valley, is seeking highly motivated and skilled candidates with extensive experience to fill the position of County Attorney. Appointed by and under the general direction of the Board of Supervisors, this full-time position performs complex professional and administrative work in overseeing the legal affairs of the County.

The successful candidate must (1) possess the ability to establish and maintain productive and harmonious relationships with County officials, associates, and citizens; (2) be a graduate of an accredited law school and a member of the Virginia State Bar [preferably at least 5 years of experience in the practice of law, particularly in local government work and civil litigation]; (3) have a comprehensive knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and court decisions affecting municipalities, as well as torts, contracts, civil rights, administrative process, and real property; thorough knowledge of standard office procedures; and (4) the ability to present complex ideas effectively orally and in writing.

Salary DOQ with an excellent benefits package. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on June 1, 2016. For employment application, including a full job description, please visit our website at www.warrencountyva.net, or contact the Warren County Administrator's Office by calling 540/636-4600. EOE.