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The Virginia State Crime Commission is accepting applications for a Staff Attorney position.  Detailed instructions on how to apply are located below.

Staff Attorney


The Virginia State Crime Commission is seeking a qualified individual to fill a full-time salaried position of staff attorney. This position requires strong legal research skills, ability to deliver effective presentations to Commission members and legislators, draft legal memos and reports, policy analysis, and the ability to review and analyze legislation. Candidates for this position must be able to work within strict time deadlines, produce high quality work, and demonstrate the following skills: teamwork, time management, attention to detail, and effective communication.

Minimum qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited law school 

Member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing

Preferred qualifications:

Understanding of Virginia's criminal justice system

Knowledge of Virginia’s legislative process

Strong writing and research skills


Employment Benefits:

The Crime Commission offers a competitive salary commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience. The Commission offers a full state benefit package, including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, leave programs, and paid holidays. Employees participate in a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. The state also funds a short and long term disability program. This position is eligible for telework options.

The Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Commission uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Hiring range $73,500+ commensurate with experience


How To Apply:

To be considered for this position, candidates must submit the following three documents: 

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Writing Sample

This material must clearly demonstrate your experience and qualifications for the position.

Submit all of these documents to the attention of Kristen Howard by August 31st at:  

Applications must be emailed. Mailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications will not be accepted. 

A background investigation is conducted on final candidates as a condition of employment.

More information can be found here: