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Magistrate - Culpeper

  • 494398
  • 18505 CROSSROAD PKWY CULPEPER CSC, CULPEPER, Virginia, United States, 22701
  • Magistrate System
  • Administrative Services
  • Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Closing at: Feb 17 2023 at 23:55 EST
  • Supreme Court

Title: Magistrate - Culpeper

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience

Agency: Supreme Court


Agency Website: www.vacourts.gov

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Commonwealth of Virginia has one opening for a magistrate position in Magisterial Region IV. A magistrate is an independent judicial officer appointed by the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Magisterial Region IV is comprised of the Counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren, Fauquier, Loudoun and Rappahannock, and the Cities of Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and Winchester. The magistrate will be required to conduct hearings throughout Magisterial Region IV. The magistrate appointed to this position will serve primarily in the 16th Judicial District. The magistrate must possess a fundamental working knowledge of Virginia civil and criminal law and demonstrate an 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, temporary detentions, civil issues and bail
-- Conducting legal research and analysis
-- Ascertaining and applying facts 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 institute of higher learning
-- Excellent English speaking, listening, and writing skills
-- Strong interpersonal skills
-- Computer proficiency
-- Preference for prior legal system experience

Preferred Qualifications:

This is a full-time position with a work schedule that consists of rotating shifts including weekends and holidays. A fundamental knowledge of civil and criminal law and the judicial system is essential. The successful candidate must be a citizen of the United States, and either be or become a resident of Virginia once appointed. If not currently certified as a magistrate, the successful candidate must attend an intensive four-week training course and successfully pass a certification examination within nine months of appointment. The successful candidate will be required to sign a training repayment agreement. This agreement will require the magistrate to reimburse the Office of the Executive Secretary for training related costs in the event that they leave employment within 2 years from their date of certification as a magistrate.

This position offers a competitive benefits package, which includes vacation and sick leave, 13 paid holidays, health insurance, retirement, life insurance, deferred compensation and short- and long-term disability.

Special Instructions: 

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

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: Curt Crostic


Email: humanresources@vacourts.gov


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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