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The Commission's office is in Richmond and Counsel must reside in the Richmond area and be willing to travel within Virginia as necessary. State application, resume and cover letter required. STATE APPLICATION MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED. Applicants must apply online. Only interviewed applicants will be notified of the filling of the position. No phone calls or e-mails regarding application status. The Virginia Judicial System is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Applicants who need accommodations for an interview should request this in advance. All candidates are subject to a criminal history background check before being offered employment.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Counsel
Role Title Non-Classified
Job Open Date 02/03/2017
Job Close Date 04/14/2017
Open Until Filled
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range Salary is that of a Virginia Circuit Court Judge and is subject to appropriations by the General Assembly.
Agency Judicial Inquiry And Rev Comm (112)
Agency Website www.courts.state.va.us
Location Richmond (City) - 760
Sublocation
Position Number 13486
Job Posting Number 1021061
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band UG
Job Description

The Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission of Virginia seeks applicants for the position of Commission Counsel. The successful applicant will begin work for the Commission on January 1, 2018, upon the retirement of current Commission Counsel. The Commission is an independent judicial branch agency composed of seven members elected by the General Assembly.

This position offers a competitive benefits package, which includes vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, retirement, life insurance, deferred compensation and short- and long-term disability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Counsel’s duties are as follows: supervising Commission staff and day-to-day office functions; screening, investigating, and evaluating complaints against Virginia judges alleging ethics violations; preparing agendas and materials for monthly Commission meetings and advising Commission members regarding the merits of such complaints; representing the Commission at Commission hearings, and before the Virginia Supreme Court and legislature; providing ethics advice to Virginia judges upon request; and making presentations at judicial conferences regarding ethics issues.

Minimum Qualifications

Counsel serves at the pleasure of the Commission and must be a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar, with at least 10 years’ experience. Significant trial and appellate experience is preferred. Counsel must have the skills needed to deal with the public and the three branches of state government.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements
Special Instructions to Applicants

The Commission’s office is in Richmond and Counsel must reside in the Richmond area and be willing to travel within Virginia as necessary.

State application, resume and cover letter required.

STATE APPLICATION MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.

Applicants must apply online. Only interviewed applicants will be notified of the filling of the position. No phone calls or e-mails regarding application status.

The Virginia Judicial System is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Applicants who need accommodations for an interview should request this in advance. All candidates are subject to a criminal history background check before being offered employment.

Contact Information

Name Sara Bochman
Phone NO PHONE CALLS OR E-MAILS REGARDING APPLICATION STATUS.
Fax
Email We do not accept documents via mail or email; you must apply online in order to be considered. sbochman@courts.state.va.us
Address

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents