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OrganizationCity of Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineNovember 21, 2023
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary RangeThe preferred hiring range for this position is between $129,186.00 - $164,711.57  Annually
Phone(434) 970-3104


Application Deadline: 11/21/2023 by 5:00pm EST.

TO APPLY: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time. Click here to apply online!

The City Attorney’s Office is seeking candidates to be considered for the position of Chief Deputy City Attorney who are highly motivated and who strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville’s Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence.

Remember Why You Became a Lawyer in the First Place?
Our belief in public service is strengthened by our conviction that the law is a powerful tool to promote justice and enhance the quality of life in Charlottesville. Our active general practice offers our lawyers an engaging work environment. At the City Attorney’s Office, we have the opportunity to undertake significant legal work in a city that is renowned for its rich cultural resources and highly educated and engaged population. Charlottesville has a history of surpassing expectations, and we are proud to be part of this tradition.

The preferred hiring range for this position is between $129,186.00 – $164,711.57  Annually. Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position which provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City’s retirement options, gym membership reimbursement (up to $34 a month), tuition reimbursement (up to $3,000 per fiscal year), and continuing education/training opportunities.

  • For a general summary of benefits offered by the City, please click the ‘benefits’ tab on this posting, or visit
  • The City of Charlottesville manages its own retirement system and does not participate in VRS, however the City has a Portability Agreement with VRS and there are certain provisions that must be met. For questions pertaining to the Portability Agreement, please contact the City’s Benefits Administrator at 434-970-3462.

This position is responsible for providing professional legal services to the City on difficult and complex matters and assists the City Attorney in the management of the office; assists the City Attorney in a lead capacity in the training and supervision of other attorneys and administrative staff; and performs the duties and responsibilities of the City Attorney in their absence from the office. Primarily and most frequently the work done here is performed independently in diverse functional areas that require specialization and ability to train others. Work is performed independently and with considerable autonomy; does related work as required.

To view a downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government, and the position, please go to:
Please include with your online application submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three (3) professional references.

Minimum Qualification: 

  • Graduation from an accredited law school.
  • Considerable experience in the practice of law, with at least eight (8) years of experience in local government law.
  • Eligibility to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Experience in land use, real estate and/or litigation is preferred.
  • Some experience assisting in the management of a law office is helpful, but not required.

The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.