Job Postings

The following positions are currently open within the Lynchburg Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney:


Opening Date: 9/9/19
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The City of Lynchburg, Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney is seeking an energetic and well-rounded professional to join our team of 11 prosecutors.  The qualified candidate will manage a criminal caseload, prepare, research, and prosecute assigned cases, conduct follow-up investigations, and provide legal advice to law enforcement personnel regarding investigations. Work involves considerable public contact and requires independent judgment, initiative, tact and courtesy in various phases of work.

Salary: dependent upon qualifications but typically ranges between $56,000 and $61,000

Required Qualifications: Juris Doctorate Degree, licensed to practice law in the State of Virginia, must possess satisfactory results of a criminal background check
Education: Graduation from a law school of recognized standing with a J.D. Eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia by membership in the Virginia State Bar.

Desired candidate possesses 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
• Establish and maintain constructive, effective and professional relationships with fellow attorneys, public officials, judicial officers and the public

To review a detailed job description and apply on-line, go to: must attach a cover letter, current writing sample, and resume along with their completed City of Lynchburg application. The City of Lynchburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For additional information please contact Donna Nash at (434) 455-3770 or