Magistrate System - Fairfax County, VA

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The Commonwealth of Virginia has an opening for a magistrate position in Fairfax, 19th Judicial District, 5th Magisterial Region. A magistrate assigned to this office also may be required to work in other magistrate's offices within the region on a temporary basis. The magistrate is an independent judicial officer appointed by the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Responsibilities include conducting criminal and civil hearings.

This position offers a competitive benefits package, which includes vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, retirement, life insurance, deferred compensation and short- and long-term disability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-- Conducting neutral and impartial hearings related to searches, arrests, temporary detentions, 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 (required by law)

-- Excellent English speaking, listening, and writing skills

-- Strong interpersonal skills

-- Computer proficiency

-- Preference for law degree or Virginia State Bar license

-- Preference for proficiency in a foreign language

-- Preference for criminal justice experience

Preferred Qualifications

Special Requirements