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Legal Secretary / Administrative Assistant (Commonwealth's Attorney)

Provides clerical, legal and administrative support to the Commonwealth’s Attorney on a day-to-day basis.


  • Performs duties under the direct supervision of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
  • Prepares and revises legal documents, correspondence, memoranda;
  • ensures the timely filing of court documents with the appropriate courts
  • assembles documents and exhibits for court hearings, maintains case files;
  • complete other duties as assigned.

Requires exercise of initiative, some independent judgment and critical thinking in such matters drafting/reviewing legal documents; management of case files and completion of special projects. The ability to handle sensitive and confidential issues with maturity, professionalism and diplomacy is essential. Work environment requires extensive contact and interaction with the general public, county employees, elected officials, court officials and other members of the legal community.


High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certification or relevant experience preferred. Must be detailed oriented; possess excellent organizational and staffing skills; must possess skills working office equipment; computer literacy with Windows based programs; typing speed +45 wpm. Salary range $35 – 41k.  Please send resume to

Deputy Sheriff - Jail (Corrections Division)

1 Position Available, April 1, 2020 - Applicants must be 21 years of age; have a high school diploma or equivalent; be of good character; be in good health and physical condition and pass a physical examination; posses a Virginia driver's license and have a good driving record; must not have a criminal record or DWI conviction; be willing to submit to a background investigation; most posses keyboarding / computer skills; and complete the basic training within one year of hire date.

Please note that Deputy Sheriffs assigned to the Jail and E911 Dispatcher will be cross-trained in both areas.

Starting salary rage from $36,000 to $38,500

Salary consideration will be given to applicants who are DCJS certified in Virginia.

Interested persons should send a cover letter and completed Virginia State Application DPT Form 10-012, available online or may be obtained from any Commonwealth of Virginia employer.

Send applications to Sussex County Sheriff's Office, P.O. Box 1326, Sussex, VA 23884

Closing date for this postion will be April 16, 2020.

Phone: 434-246-5000

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Director of Environmental Inspections

March 4, 2020 - The County of Sussex Virginia is accepting applications for the position of Director of Environmental Inspections. Work involves managing and coordinating operation of the landfill, convenience centers, refuse collection, disposal program and recycling activities; overseeing the closure and post closure care requirements and activities to monitor and maintain the closed landfills; ensuring landfill operations are in compliance with state and federal requirements; reviewing and/or preparing various reports and records such as daily operation and recycling information; serving as liaison with any firm operating or otherwise involved with the County landfill; assessing equipment needs and making recommendations on equipment purchases; attending seminars and technical training to maintain knowledge and certification of solid waste regulations; promoting and ensuring proper employee training and compliance with County safety program and departmental safety procedures; ensuring that all equipment, materials and work conditions are adequately maintained to prevent accidents; reviewing monthly invoices and statements for solid waste operations for accuracy and approving for payment; directing and supervising employees within assigned areas of responsibility; evaluating personnel; overseeing the preparation and submission of departmental overall budget, monitoring and controlling
expenditures within budget parameters; assisting the County Administrator in implementing initiatives and directives of the Board of Supervisors; assisting the County Administrator in establishing policies and procedures for assigned areas of responsibility; participating on staff management teams and committees as appointed by the County Administrator; planning, developing and executing long range solid waste and recycling programs according to anticipated growth, future interest and needs; preparing detailed monthly reports for the Board of Supervisors and County Administrator; responding to citizens’ questions and complaints as needed; performing code enforcement for the County’s Solid Waste Ordinance; developing, maintaining and administering County Solid Waste Management Plan, Conditional Use Permit and Contract and Ground Lease Agreement; must attend Board of Supervisors meetings.

Bachelor’s degree (preferably in civil engineering, environmental science, biology, chemistry or related field) supplemented by technical training in solid waste disposal, landfill management or related fields; extensive experience in the management of solid waste operations which shall have included supervisory experience; at least five (5) years of related experience or any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience providing the knowledge, abilities and skills cited above. Other duties as assigned.

Possession of a valid and appropriate driver’s licenses issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia; must possess state registration as a “Certified Manager of Landfill Operations” or obtain Class I certification within 6 months.

Annual Salary Range: $45,000.00 to $70,000.00

Submit completed Virginia state application (DPT Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99), cover letter, detailed resume, salary history and work related references to: Shilton R. Butts, Assistant to the County Administrator at Post Office Box 1397, 20135 Princeton Road, Sussex, Virginia 23884 or e-mail State applications can be downloaded at or by calling (434) 246-1000 to request that the application be emailed to you. If mailing or hand delivering documents, please mark the sealed envelope “CONFIDENTIAL”. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

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Closed - No Longer Available:

Executive Director, The Crater Planning District Commission (Closed)

Crater Planning District CommissionFebruary 6, 2020 - The Crater Planning District Commission is seeking a dynamic, highly energetic and entrepreneurial spirited individual to serve as Executive Director and lead the agency toward increased regional cooperation and policy development.

To view the recruitment profile and application instructions please visit  Executive Director CPDC.

The deadline to apply is February 29, 2020.

The Crater Planning District Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Animal Pound Attendant (Part-time) (Closed)

08/30/19 - The County of Sussex is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Animal Pound Attendant. Work involves maintaining the Sussex County Animal Pound, cleaning kennels and cages, cleaning the office area, feeding and providing water for the animals at the pound, answering the phones, greeting the public and other duties as assigned. This position includes cleaning the animal shelter on the weekends and other time as needed

Minimum training and experience: Any combination and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.

Special requirements: Some knowledge of small animal care and behavior; skill in handling animals (dogs and cats); skill in cleaning and maintaining facilities; skill in dealing with the public. Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and must meet and maintain all county and state training and education requirements for the position.

Salary: $13.39 per hour / 20 – 28 hours/week

Submit completed Virginia state application (DPT Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99), cover letter, detailed resume, salary history and work related references to: Shilton R. Butts, Assistant to the County Administrator at Post Office Box 1397, 20135 Princeton Road, Sussex, Virginia 23884 or e-mail State applications can be downloaded at or by calling (434) 246 1000 to request that the application be emailed to you. Deadline for submission of application and pertinent documents: 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2019. If mailing or hand delivering documents, please mark the sealed envelope “CONFIDENTIAL”.

The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Human Services Assistant II (Closed)

07/19/19 - Sussex DSS has an exciting opportunity for an applicant who loves working with people and enjoy assisting in a front desk environment. This position serves as the initial point of contact for clients seeking benefits and/or services The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, be a critical thinker and a team player.

Responsibilities are to assist clients with applications and explain basic information about programs and how to apply online. Answer agency switchboard. Issue EBT cards. Research information, using a variety of databases to obtain and/or verify information needed to allow processing of applications. Maintain confidential logs of client documentation received. Responds to routine questions in person, e-mail or by telephone. Scan documents into the states document imaging system (DIMIS). Provides direct administrative support to staff such as, typing, retrieving files, ordering supplies, and creating forms. Maintain printer and copier supplies, Order state forms, update staff listing, order office supplies.

Responsible for scheduling the use of the Boardroom for DSS and county departments. Assemble Board packages. Responsible for managing vehicle work requests and other work order requests for the agency. Open and sort mail, distribute mail and pick up mail from county administration. Operate postage machine and deliver mail to post office. Manage pouch system. Responsible for management of copier and fax machines. Perform other related duties.

The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Administrative Services Manager (Closed)

07/19/19 - Are you a strong Administrative Professional with great interpersonal skills? Do you enjoy leadership responsibilities and change management? If so, this is the perfect position for you! In this role of Administrative Services Manager, you will serve as confidential assistant to the Director to assist in implementing change management. This important work includes Human Resources, Administrative Board management, Fiscal and Finance, Facility and Procurement responsibilities. You will supervise an administrative team.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work with the Director to develop policy and practice and to ensure the agency runs smoothly. This candidate will exercise the use of sound judgment, foresight and planning in recommendations to Director. This is a working management position.

Tasks include support of an Administrative Board to include minute preparation and maintaining the official Board Minutes and Board terms. Ability to work collaboratively with community partners and members of the management team; Planning and directing administrative, clerical and fiscal activities and programs; preparing policies and procedures; determining staffing and training needs; maintaining records and files; preparing reports. Prepares agency budgets, controls and monitors expenditures and revenue; analyzes financial status. Approves budget expenditures and ensures expenditures reflect the correct budget lines. Oversees purchasing and leasing and determines needs for equipment and supplies; procures bids as needed. Serves as liaison with state and local government staff concerning budget and funding. Provides orientation for new employees; Responsible for Human Resources activities, RMS and LETS. Performs monthly certification of staff salary and timely employment changes using state’s system. Keeps updated personnel records on each employee; completes performance evaluations for administrative staff. Prepares and implements internal operating policies and procedures for agency; Develops performance standards; establishes goals and objectives; Oversight of agency leave, payroll and timesheets. Approves statistical reports; Prepares a variety of reports, documents, etc. Responsible for facility and fleet management. Performs related tasks as required.

The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Building Official Job Posting (Closed)

Sussex County is accepting applications for the position of Building Official. Under the direction of the Director of Community Development, the Building Official performs complex supervisory and technical work managing the Building Inspections Office by administering and enforcing the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) and the Commercial and Residential International Building Codes (IBC). Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree along with certification as a Building Official through the International Code Council and certification as a Building Official through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is required. Extensive (at least five years) experience as a licensed professional engineer or architect, building, fire or trade inspector, contractor or housing inspector is required.

Certification as an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Reviewer or Combined Administrator is preferred or must be obtained within one year of employment.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, detailed resume, Virginia State application (Form DPT Form 10-012, Rev.10/99) and professional references to Mrs. Shilton R. Butts, Assistant to the County Administrator, County of Sussex, Post Office Box 1397, Sussex VA 23884 or via email to: If mailing or hand delivering your documents, please note “CONFIDENTIAL” TO BE OPENED BY ADDRESSEE ONLY on the envelope.

The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides an excellent benefit package. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Position requires a criminal background check and valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. Hiring Salary Range: DOE/DOQ.

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