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Assistant Counsel

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The successful applicant will begin work for the Commission on January 2, 2018. The Commission’s offices are in Richmond; Assistant Counsel must be willing to travel within Virginia as necessary. Assistant Counsel serves at the pleasure of the Commission. 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 Assistant Counsel
Role Title Non-Classified
Job Open Date 07/14/2017
Job Close Date 09/05/2017
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 commensurate with the current salary of a district court judge.
Agency Judicial Inquiry And Rev Comm (112)
Agency Website www.courts.state.va.us
Location Richmond (City) - 760
Sublocation
Position Number 13688
Job Posting Number 1026942
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 & Review Commission of Virginia is an independent agency created by the Constitution of Virginia to investigate charges of judicial misconduct or serious mental or physical disability. The Commission is composed of seven members elected by the General Assembly and employs a staff to assist in the investigation of complaints of misconduct against all state court judges, members of the State Corporation Commission, and members of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. Assistant Counsel provides support for Commission Counsel in serving as the Commission’s attorney.

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:

Assistant Counsel will assist Commission Counsel. Specific duties include screening, investigating and evaluating complaints of ethical violations by Virginia judges; providing ethics advice to judges upon request; and conducting ethics presentations at judicial conferences. The position requires skill in interacting with the public and officials in all branches of state government.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be members in good standing with the Virginia State Bar, with at least 10 years’ experience. Significant trial and appellate experience is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements
Special Instructions to Applicants

The successful applicant will begin work for the Commission on January 2, 2018. The Commission’s offices are in Richmond; Assistant Counsel must be willing to travel within Virginia as necessary. Assistant Counsel serves at the pleasure of the Commission.

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@vacourts.gov
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