Salary : $72,032.27 - $120,054.06 Annually
Closing: 6/26/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
The Assistant County Attorney (ACA) II will be assigned a combination of cases to include misdemeanor offenses in the General District Court level and felony cases at the Circuit Court level. Depending on level of experience, assignments generally include the prosecution of misdemeanor cases in General District Court (DUI, traffic offenses, and simple drug possession), and the prosecution of less serious felony cases to include non-violent crimes (property crimes, petit and grand larceny, forgery and uttering, etc.). The ACA II will prepare and prosecute misdemeanor cases and felony cases, conduct legal research and argument for hearings, compose appellate briefs, advise local law enforcement agencies, and work closely with victim/witness advocates. Due to the high caseload, the attorney must be organized, work efficiently, be flexible, and be able to think in his or her feet in busy and time-pressured situations. As experience, knowledge, and skills are obtained and developed, the ACA II will be exposed to increasing responsibility, including more difficult and complex cases.
This advertisement maybe used to fill multiple positions.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Must be an active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar.Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to: Graduation from an accredited law school; plus one year of experience as a practicing attorney.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
License to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The ability to communicate effectively and professionally with law enforcement personnel, expert witnesses, and lay witnesses, effectively address, with sensitivity, the needs of victims of crime, work proficiently in a collaborative, team environment, engage people of various social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds, maintain a fast-paced workload/docket while keeping case files and workplace organized, prepare and present cases before a trial court in a short period of time, and establish and maintain constructive, effective and professional relationships with fellow attorneys, public officials, judicial officers and the public.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee(s) is required to have a criminal criminal background check and credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Duties are generally sedentary, performed in a normal office environment.
NOTE: The appointee(s) of the position(s) have a one (1) year probationary period. Employment is at-will – serving at the pleasure of the Fairfax Commonwealth's Attorney.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.