Arlington County, Virginia
$52,624.00 - $80,329.60 Annually
May 18, 2022
May 20, 2022
Full Time
Position Information
Please Note: This is currently a limited-term position expected to become permanent for Fiscal Year 2023.

The Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney for Arlington County and the City of Falls Church has various openings for new Prosecution Team Paralegals. These positions will work closely with attorneys by providing support that includes working with body worn camera (BWC) and other digital evidence, discovery requests, and trial preparation.

Specific duties include:

  • Preparing discovery orders and maintaining discovery logs;
  • Sending discovery to defense counsel, and pulling discovery in advance of a trial;
  • Confirming all law enforcement reports are in a case file;
  • Ensuring redaction of police and other law enforcement reports;
  • Requesting priors and conducting criminal background checks for witnesses;
  • Uploading BWC and/or other digital evidence missing from case files;
  • Preparing trial binders and exhibits; and
  • Performing other tasks as needed.
The ideal candidates will possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills to carry out their assigned tasks in a timely and complete manner as well as exceptional communication and customer service skills to work with a diverse population.

Selection Criteria

  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Completion of a paralegal certificate program recognized by the American Bar Association; and
  • One year experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, or legal secretary.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience in a legal office performing paralegal responsibilities may be substituted for the paralegal certificate program requirements.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates who have the following experience:

  • Working in a criminal justice or court system environment;
  • Docket management;
  • Using Prosecutor by Karpel (PBK) or similar case management software;
  • Using Axon software for uploading body worn camera (BWC) video; and/or
  • Using Microsoft Office Word and Outlook.

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.

An offer of employment will be contingent upon obtaining Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) and National Crime Information System (NCIS) certification within the first four months of employment.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness of all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.