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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I (GDC/CC)

Company: County of York
Location: Yorktown
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Description Position available in the York-Poquoson Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. Performs professional work representing the Commonwealth of Virginia in court. Prepares and prosecutes cases on behalf of York County and the City of Poquoson. Prosecutes cases primarily in the lower courts; prosecutes more complex felony cases, with closer supervision, as needed. Performs legal research; analyzes evidence and documents; and reviews pertinent decisions, policies, regulations, and other legal matters pertaining to cases. Interviews witnesses; determines whether or not to charge a defendant, whether to offer plea agreements, and determines how to try the case; appears against accused in court; and presents evidence and argument. Provides legal advice to law enforcement personnel regarding investigations.
Minimum Qualifications Graduation from an accredited school of law and some legal experience. Depending on the functional assignment, other specialized training and experience may be required.

Must be an active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar.


Supplemental Information Position is subject to being on-call 24 hours per day, seven days per week to respond to calls from law enforcement officers.
Physical Demands Must be physically able to operate tools such as pens, pencils, telephone and standard office equipment. There is some walking, climbing of stairs, bending and stooping when retrieving files, and standing in court. Work performed in the office is normally while seated at a desk or in front of a computer.

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The County of York offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees to include medical and dental insurance, health savings accounts, VRS retirement, group life insurance, deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and paid leave.

Are you currently licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia? Yes

Were you encouraged to apply for this particular position by a current York County government employee? If so, please write their full name and the department or division they work in below. Otherwise, write N/A.

Are you a current York County government employee? (This does not include the employment with the Offices of General District Court, York-Poquoson Social Services, Colonial Behavioral Health, or York County Schools) Yes

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Keywords: County of York, Newport News , Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I (GDC/CC), Legal , Yorktown, Virginia

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