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.

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.

Assistant County Attorney I

The Henrico County Attorney's Office seeks to hire a full-time attorney with a strong academic background and excellent research and writing skills to assist in providing a full range of legal services to County agencies, boards and officials. Responsibilities include performing legal research, reviewing and drafting contracts, ordinances, resolutions and legal opinions, client counseling, and litigation before state and federal courts and administrative tribunals. Breadth of responsibilities may include all matters related to Virginia local government law, with a strong focus on matters related to social services and juvenile court work. A demonstrated interest and experience in local government and/or social services law is preferred but is not a requirement. Applicants must have a Juris Doctor degree and must be a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar at the time of application. The pay range for this entry-level position is $62,616-$112,517. 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. Deadline for completion of an online Henrico County application form is December 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted only via Henrico County's online job site at www.henricojobs.com. EOE.

Town Attorney

The Town of Leesburg is a customer service oriented organization that values teamwork, leadership, technology and performance excellence. The Town Attorney is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Town Council; advises the Council and all Town boards, commissions, agencies and officials; represents the Town in all judicial proceedings and before administrative agencies; interacts frequently with the attorneys from Loudoun County and the towns within the County; provides legal services in transactions involving the Town, including but not limited to contracts, financing, real estate transactions, bonds and dedications with land applications, prepares and review ordinances and regulations. The successful candidate must have a Juris Doctor degree; be licensed to practice law in Virginia; be a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar; and have a minimum of 7 years experience practicing law (including supervisory experience). The ideal candidate will have local government and/or litigation experience; legal expertise in land use, employment, and public finance; and be bilingual in English and Spanish. The Town offers a competitive salary and benefit package depending upon qualifications, and includes fringe benefits that are competitive with retirement as allowed under the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). To apply, please fill out an on-line application and submit a detailed resume and salary history at www.leesburgva.gov. For more information please call 703/771-2707. EEO/ADA.