City of Virginia Beach Jobs

Position Description

Assistant City Attorney
Working Title Assistant City Attorney
Department/Division City Attorney - City Attorney's Office
Job Type Full Time
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Requisition ID:
Work Location:
City Attorney - Municipal Center
Pay Range:
A.16, $71,926.40 - $109,054.40
Starting Salary:
Depending upon Qualifications
Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Part Time Hours/Wk:
Application Deadline:

Job Duties:




The Virginia Beach City Attorney’s Office is seeking a civil trial attorney with experience in state and federal courts and before administrative hearing officers and tribunals.  Strong advocacy, research, and writing skills are required.  Experience with handling workers’ compensation cases is preferred.  Representative cases include personal injury defense, contract and real property litigation, cases arising under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. § 1983, appellate litigation, and workers’ compensation hearings.  Salary range for this position is $71,926 - $109,054, plus City benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.  Virginia State Bar membership required.

Working Conditions:

Minimum Requirements:

Active membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar eligible to practice law in the State of Virginia and the Federal District Court, has a third year practice certificate and becomes an active member of the Virginia State Bar within six (6) months of hire, or is a member in good standing in an out-of-state Bar and becomes an active member of the Virginia State Bar within six (6) months of hire.

All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short term department needs and/or City wide emergencies.

Additional Requirements:

DMV Transcript:  Not Required
CDL:  Not Required                                       
DOT History:  
Not Required                                                 
CPS Check:  Not Required
Physical:  Not Required    
Respirator:  Not Required
Polygraph Review:  
Not Required
Psychological Screening:  Not Required

Attachments Required:  City Application, Resume, writing sample, law school transcripts


Experience with handling workers’ compensation cases is preferred.

Special Instructions:

  • Please complete the application in its entirety. The application is the primary required document used to screen qualifications and years of experience. A resume does not replace a completed application. Fields on the application left blank, including but not limited to job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked, may cause your application to be incomplete. 
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  • Please provide a copy of any certifications or related professional licenses.


VRS Contribution:   All full-time employees are required to contribute 5% of annual salary toward their retirement account; in accordance with VRS retirement provisions. This will be handled through a pre-tax payroll deduction.  

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