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ProfileAssistant Commonwealth's Attorney I Duties: The candidate prepares and prosecutes cases primarily in all local trial courts. Generally, works independently with supervision as needed. Work consists of case law research, preparation of legal briefs and motions, interviewing and preparing witnesses, and providing legal advice and expertise to law enforcement and other agencies during investigations. Completes work within the framework and mandates of any grant funding this position. Work involves considerable public contact. Employee must exercise independent judgment, initiative, tact and courtesy in various phases of work. Serves as prosecutor for the Commonwealth; gathers and analyzes evidence in cases and reviews pertinent decisions, policies, regulations, and other legal matters pertaining to case; interviews and prepares witnesses; appears against accused in court of law and presents evidence before judge, jury, or other judiciary. Performs legal research to support cases being prosecuted; prepares legal briefs and opinions. Establishes and maintains case files and other documentation to include any necessary grant related documentation that may fund and / or supplement this position. Prepares legal briefs and motions. Provides advice and guidance to law enforcement and other agencies. Responds to inquiries from members of the community. Performs other duties as assigned. Maintains all policies and procedures set forth by the Commonwealth's Attorney including, to, a Statement of Appointment, Policy of Confidentiality and Social Media Policy.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification: The candidate should have Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited school of law. Must have 6 months to 3+ years of legal experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Qualifications include 6 months to 3 years experience in the practice of law with a concentration in civil, criminal, administrative or governmental law; or recent law school graduate; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is considered. 3+ years experience as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney with completion of specialized training in addition to maintaining is required. Must be an active member, in good standing, of the Virginia State Bar.
Deadline: 30 June, 2018
The hiring date for this position is July 1, 2018.
Position #088,085-052018-01 Send resume, cover letter, resume and current writing sample.
Robert D. Hicks
Gloucester County Commonwealth Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 456,
6489 Main Street, Courts and Office Building, Room 129
Gloucester, VA 23061