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  Job posted:   Mon Apr 16, 2018
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# Position Information

Job Description
The Commonwealth of Virginia has an opening for a Magistrate position in Magisterial Region 2. A Magistrate is an independent judicial officer appointed by the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Magisterial Region 2 is comprised of the Counties of Alleghany, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Franklin, Henry, Highland, Nelson, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Roanoke, Rockbridge; and the Cities of Buena Vista, Covington, Danville, Lexington, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton, and Waynesboro. The Magistrate may be required to work throughout the region. The Magistrate's primary assignment will be in the Roanoke/Salem area of the 23rd Judicial District. The Magistrate must possess a fundamental working knowledge of Virginia ordinances and laws, and have a demonstrated ability to impartially and efficiently apply that knowledge in the resolution of legal issues.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-- Conducting neutral and impartial hearings relating to searches, arrests, bail, temporary detentions, and civil issues
-- Conducting legal research and analysis
-- Ascertaining facts and applying them to relevant legal principles
-- Maintaining order and decorum in highly charged, sensitive circumstances
-- Receiving and accounting for money
## Minimum Qualifications
-- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
-- Excellent English speaking, listening, and writing skills
-- Strong interpersonal skills
-- Computer proficiency
-- Preference for prior legal system experience
## Special Instructions to Applicants
A fundamental knowledge of Virginia civil and criminal law and the judicial system is essential. Therefore, relevant legal experience, training, or education, including membership in the Virginia State Bar, is a plus.
The successful candidate must be a citizen of the United States and either be or become a resident of Virginia prior to appointment. Candidates must meet all of the qualifications of a magistrate under Va. Code 19.2-37. The Canons of Conduct for Virginia Magistrates applies to this position. See
If not currently certified as a magistrate, the successful candidate must attend an intensive four-week training course and successfully pass a certification process that includes a written examination and extensive on-the-job training. The successful candidate will be required to sign a training repayment agreement, which will require the magistrate to reimburse, pro-rata, the Office of the Executive Secretary for the cost of providing training in the event that the magistrate leaves employment during training or within two years of completing training.
This is a full-time position. The work schedule has rotating shifts that include weekends and holidays. This position offers a competitive benefits package, which includes vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, retirement benefits, life insurance, deferred compensation, and short-term and long-term disability.
State application, resume, and cover letter required.
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
Jewel Jefferson
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## Email
We do not accept documents via mail or email; you must apply online in order to be considered.
*Working Title:* Magistrate
*Role Title:* Non-Classified
*Job Open Date:* 04/13/2018
*Job Close Date:* 04/27/2018
*Open Until Filled:* No
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Hiring Range:* Commensurate with experience.
*Agency:* Magistrate System (103)
*Agency Website:*
*Location:* Roanoke County - 161
*Position Number:* 13975
*Job Posting Number:* 1036759
*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

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