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.
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Employment opportunities are posted as they are received. If there are no postings, check back at a later date.
CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
Chief Deputy City Attorney
Responsible for providing professional legal services to the City on difficult and complex matters, and assists the City Attorney in the management of the office; assists the City Attorney in a lead capacity in the training and supervision of other attorneys and administrative staff; and performs the duties and responsibilities of the City Attorney in his or her absence from the office. Requires ten years' experience in local government law and eligibility to practice in Virginia. Hiring range $58,760 to $107,994. Apply at www.charlottesville.org/jobs by 5pm June 14. EOE.
CITY OF ALEXANDRIA
Assistant City Attorney I
The Alexandria City Attorney's Office seeks qualified applicants for the position of Assistant City Attorney I, an entry-level professional position in the City Attorney's office. An Assistant City Attorney I is expected to perform legal research, draft opinions and ordinances, and assist in representing the City in minor litigation. As experience, knowledge, and skill are obtained, the incumbent is expected to assume increasing responsibility. The employees in this class work under the close supervision of the City Attorney or an Assistant City Attorney V.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Assists in defending suits against the City, City Council, or City boards and commissions, and in interviewing witnesses, conducting discovery, preparing pleadings, motions, memoranda and briefs, and participating in oral arguments and trials;
- Responds to inquiries on questions of law from City employees;
- Assists in the drafting of ordinances and resolutions for consideration/enactment by City Council;
- Represents the City and City employees in civil lawsuits, this includes planning strategy, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery (interrogatories, document production, depositions), arguing motions, meeting with witnesses, conducting trials and handling appellate work;
- Performs research and prepares opinions on various legal issues facing the City, which usually involve questions of City and State statutory law, and Federal and State constitutional law;
- Renders legal advice to and discusses City Code, City ordinances, and related legal issues with various departments and offices of the City and with citizens;
- Reviews and occasionally prepares draft contracts, leases and other legal documents;
- Attends, on occasion, meetings of boards and commissions and advises on legal issues;
- Responds to inquiries from, and provides legal advice and guidance to, members of City Council;
- Responds to citizen inquiries regarding the City Code, the City Zoning Ordinance and the City Charter;
- May assign work to Law Clerks and administrative personnel; performs related work as required.
MINIMUM & ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from a law school of recognized standing with a Juris Doctor degree; eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, or the ability to become so authorized within eight months of appointment.
Admission to the bar in Virginia; admission, or eligibility for admission, to practice in Federal courts in Virginia; experience in one or more substantive areas of Virginia or Federal law; experience in conducting legal research; excellent legal writing skills; experience in drafting legal opinions, court pleadings, local ordinances and persuasive legal writing; trial experience in State and Federal courts, and/or administrative agencies; appellate experience, or knowledge of appellate procedures; experience in dealing with inquiries from members of the public and local governing bodies.
NOTE: This position requires the successful completion of Education/Certifications pre-employment checks.
CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH
Associate Public Education Attorney
The Virginia Beach City Attorney's Office seeks qualified applicants for the position of Associate 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 will 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 strongly preferred. Salary range is $77,508 - $85,000; starting salary DOQ, with benefits and retirement. 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. EOE.
Louisa County, with an approximate population of 33,000 and over 500 square miles, located between Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, and Richmond, is seeking to hire an attorney to serve as Chief Legal Officer and Counsel to the County. The County Attorney reports directly to the Louisa County Board of Supervisors and represents the County by providing timely legal services and advice to the Board of Supervisors, Constitutional Officers and Department Heads. The County Attorney also provides legal advice and consultation to all of the various Boards, Authorities, and commissions in and for Louisa. The County Attorney performs complex legal work including the management and trials; work with insurance counsel and outside counsel, review and preparation of legal documents including ordinances, legal opinions, and contracts. The County Attorney is the primary risk management officer for the County and works daily with leadership, staff and citizens to solve problems. For complete details for the position of County Attorney, please visit our website at www.louisacounty.com. To be considered, a completed Louisa County Employment Application is required. EOE.
DEPUTY/SENIOR ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY
The County Attorney's Office seeks an energetic Deputy County Attorney who enjoys the varied challenges of a fast paced, high volume local government practice. We offer an excellent benefits package, including membership in the Virginia Retirement System. The Deputy County Attorney will 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 yrs. of local government exp., including exp. 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. Valid VA law license and good standing with the VA State Bar required. Salary range is $95,648 to $134,925, depending on qualifications. Position may be filled as a Senior Assistant County Attorney. Submit an on-line County employment application, resume, writing sample, and law school transcripts at www.spotsylvania.va.us. Spotsylvania County is an equal opportunity employer. Continuous recruitment.