Jason S. Miyares
Attorney General of Virginia

The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking a qualified attorney to serve as a prosecutor within its Criminal Justice and Public Safety Division. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, a professional team environment, and competitive salaries and benefits.




Major Crimes and Emerging Threats Section

DUTIES: The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Division (“CJ&PSD”) is the primary prosecutorial arm of the Office of the Attorney General. This cross-designated position, located in the Norfolk division of the United States Attorney’s Office (“USAO”), will report to both the Chief of the Major Crimes and Emerging Threats (“MCET”) Section of the Virginia Office of the Attorney General and to the Deputy Criminal Chief of the Violent Crime Section at the USAO’s Norfolk division.  The position, which will be both an Assistant Attorney General and a Special Assistant United States Attorney, is responsible for violent crime prosecutions handled by the CJ&PSD and the USAO.  The position requires extensive knowledge of the state and federal criminal justice systems and state government. Prosecutions will primarily focus on violent crime and firearm offenses, and may include drug trafficking, sex-trafficking, and money-laundering. Historically, this position has also been responsible for providing legal advice to the Office of the Inspector General, Virginia State Police, Department of Criminal Justice Services, Department of Forensic Science, and the Bureau of Enforcement of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The position requires the ability to analyze and provide concise, appropriate, practical, and accurate advice on legal issues. The position handles other assignments, as needed. Additionally, the position is responsible for assisting in the review and drafting of official advisory opinions of the Attorney General and reviewing legislation during sessions of the Virginia General Assembly. This is a restricted position. The expected duration of this position is 2 years. Continued employment is contingent upon the availability of funding.


QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of five years of relevant experience, including prosecutorial experience in Virginia and/or in federal courts. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and good judgment are required as well as excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to analyze and manage complex cases. Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants must be have graduated from an accredited law school, be admitted to the Virginia State Bar or be eligible for admission. Criminal background check will be completed on the successful candidate.


SALARY: Commensurate with experience


TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.virginia.gov/. Application materials should include a discussion of all relevant experience, résumé, a writing sample, and law school transcript (required for candidates with less than 5 years practice experience).  Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Applications for this position will be accepted until September 6, 2022.