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Crime Commission Seeking Applicants for Staff Attorney Position

The Virginia State Crime Commission is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of staff attorney. This position requires strong legal research skills, ability to deliver effective presentations to legislators, draft legal memos, legislation and public research reports, and answer questions quickly, clearly and concisely in front of committees. Candidates for this position must be able to demonstrate teamwork, collaboration, time management skills and the ability to work within strict time deadlines. Thorough knowledge of criminal law and procedure is required. Policy analysis experience and knowledge of Virginia’s legislative process is strongly preferred.

Minimum qualifications:

Candidates must have graduated from an accredited law school and be a member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing.


Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Commission offers state benefits 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. The Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A background investigation is conducted on final candidates as a condition of employment. The Commission uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

The information you submit must clearly demonstrate your experience and qualifications as they relate to this position. Applications, including a resume and writing sample, can be submitted via mail, e-mail, or fax to the attention of Kristen Howard.

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