MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY II (MJACA)

Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Salary
See Position Description
Posted
Jun 18, 2022
Closes
Jul 23, 2022
Ref
9602-22C-CWA-HQ
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
Arlington County's Commonwealth's Attorney's Office is seeking a Multi-Jurisdictional Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney to prosecute insurance fraud cases throughout the Northern Virginia area. The employee works primarily with agents of the Virginia State Police to screen, develop, and charge cases involving insurance fraud and related crimes.

Specific duties include:
  • Making appearances in the General District and Circuit Courts of Arlington County, City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County to prosecute felony and misdemeanor insurance fraud related crimes;
  • Serving as liaison among the Northern Virginia Commonwealth's Attorney's Offices and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) on insurance fraud investigations and prosecutions;
  • Advising BCI agents on issues arising during insurance fraud investigations;
  • Managing an assigned caseload and overseeing all aspects of the criminal prosecution, including interviewing and subpoenaing witnesses, researching relevant statutes and case law, reviewing pertinent police and forensic reports, considering alternative and/or additional charges, arguing pre-trial motions, and negotiating plea agreements;
  • Drafting pleadings, indictments, briefs, and memoranda; and
  • Conducting insurance fraud investigations through the Northern Virginia Multi-Jurisdictional Grand Jury where appropriate.

The position also requires strong interpersonal skills; the ability to organize, interpret, and apply legal principles, and to analyze and address complex legal problems using sound professional judgment, as well as excellent research and writing skills.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Completion of the requirements for graduation with a Juris Doctor from an accredited school of law plus three years of progressively responsible experience as a practicing trial lawyer, including complex felony trial experience. Must be an active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar.

Desirable:
  • Experience prosecuting insurance fraud and/or financial crimes;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • Familiarity with Prosecutor by Karpel case-management software; and/or
  • Familiarity with the local procedures and practices in Northern Virginia courts

Special Requirements
A background check will be conducted on all candidates who are finalists for the position. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit check and may require signing a release authorizing the County to obtain this information. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record and criminal history.

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