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  • Deputy or Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney (Full-Time) 

    [NEW as of 1/8/23 until filled]

    • Department:                    Sussex County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office
      Employment Status:        Regular, Full Time, Non-Exempt
      Salary:                              $85,000 to 94,276 plus excellent benefits
      Start Date:                        January, 2024


      The purpose of this position is to assist the office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in the prosecution of criminal cases for Sussex County.



      • Assist the Commonwealth’s Attorney as directed and with personnel issues;
      • Maintain and direct the office in the absence of the Commonwealth’s Attorney;
      • Manage grand jury;
      • Review and prepare indictments, motions, and pleadings;
      • Educate and advise law enforcement;
      • Prosecute criminal defendants;
      • Prepare and present legal briefs;
      • Review body-worn camera video, jail calls, and all other electronic social media information;
      • Prepare and respond to discovery orders;
      • Make, receive, and evaluate plea offers; prepare and present witnesses for trial; and
      • Interview investigators, victims, and other witnesses regarding criminal activity. 



      Candidates need skills in interpreting statutes and rules, applying criminal law to facts and determining the significance of testimony or other items of evidence. The analysis also consists of assessing the credibility of witnesses based on factors such as bias or inconsistency in statements. Possess critical thinking and problem-solving skills and abilities. Eligible candidates must have prior criminal litigation experience.



      Minimum: Must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be in good standing with the Virginia State Bar.  Must possess professional ethics, persuasive and organizational skills and abilities.


      SUBMISSIONS: Provide via email: 1) Cover letter; 2) Resume; and 3) References (3 at a minimum – 2 professional & 1 personal)


      CONTACT: Please send resume, cover letter & references to Regina Sykes at:

  • Secretary I/Receptionist

    • The County of Sussex is accepting applications for the position of Secretary I/Receptionist.

      Duties include: Administration Office receptionist; answering telephones and dispatching messages; maintaining appointment calendars, scheduling appointments, responding to invitations and scheduling meetings as directed. Composes correspondence and agenda materials from minutes and/or notes independently; takes and/or transcribes recordings, correspondence, memoranda, reports and other materials as needed; Types from rough draft, copy, recording, marginal notes or verbal instruction; Maintains department/division files and records; screens and routes materials according to content. Checks and reviews a variety of data for accuracy, completeness and conformance to established standards and policies; greets and directs visitors; collects and prepares data, reports and surveys. Undertakes special projects as directed, and operates standard office, word processing and data entry equipment.

      Serves as support for the Assistant to the County Administrator; coordinates maintenance and service calls for phone System, postage meter and copiers. Provides clerical support to the Public Safety Coordinator and Department Heads as needed; schedules use of County facilities and performs related duties as required.

      Requirements: General knowledge of office administration High school graduate or GED equivalent with 3 or more years of clerical/office experience; must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Windows; able to type a minimum of 45 words per minute; recording and preparing minutes of meetings; thorough knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment and office assistance techniques; thorough knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic; ability to type and transcribe dictation accurately and at a reasonable rate of speed; ability to make mathematical calculations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public; ability to follow oral and written instructions; skill in the operation of standard office, word processing and data entry equipment; For The Record (FTR) is experience preferred. Salary DOE/DOQ.
      Submit cover letter, resume and a Commonwealth of Virginia State Application (DHRM Form 10-012) to Sussex County Administration: Attention: Shilton R. Butts, Post Office Box 1397, 20135 Princeton Road, Sussex VA 23884, or e-mail to: The deadline to submit application is 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2023. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

      Sussex County is an equal-opportunity employer.
      EOE/ADA/Drug-Free Workplace.

  • Solid Waste Convenience Center Site Attendants

    • Job Duties: Provide assistance to residents as needed. Monitor items to be discarded to ensure compliance with Waste Management regulations. Open and close the sites and keep the grounds clean. Maintain a clean work environment. Other duties as assigned.

      Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Ability to life 50 lbs. Dependable transportation. The ability to operate small blowers. Keep accurate and legible records. This position requires a background check.

      How to apply: Applications are available at Convenience sites throughout the County and at the County Administration Office. Applications can also be found online at the County website. Return completed applications to the County Administration Office at 20135 Princeton Road, Sussex, VA. 23884. Attention Jeff Gary.

      This job is open for continuous recruitment. For more information contact Jeff Gary at 434-246-4392.

  • PT Animal Services Attendant - [NEW as of 7/2023 until filled]

    • The County of Sussex is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Animal Services 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 mailed or emailed to you. If mailing or hand delivering documents, please mark the sealed envelope “CONFIDENTIAL” and place in the box outside the County Administration Building office door.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


       The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • Executive Director for the Crater Planning District Commission (CPDC)

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      Interested applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter and salary requirements to: 

      Mary Martin Selby, Director of Human Resources
      Chesterfield County Human Resources
      P.O. Box 40
      Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
      (804) 748-1551

      Electronic Responses are preferred and should be directed to:

      Job Openings in Sussex County, Virginia

      Last Updated: December 20, 2022

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  • [NEW] Accounts Payable Clerk

    • The County of Sussex is accepting applications for the position of Accounts Payable Clerk. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Receive, process, and verify invoices and purchase orders; Reconcile general ledger accounts; Reconcile credit account statements; Prepare and maintain Excel spreadsheets and financial reports; Process and record payments to suppliers and vendors; Resolve billing discrepancies; Process accounts payable checks and ACH’s to include final corrections and adjustments; Post correcting journal entries in General Ledger; Process Juror payments; Process Employee Travel Reimbursements; Maintain Vendor Files & W-9 Schedule; Compile Monthly Expenditure Reports for the Board meeting; Prepare and distribute monthly expenditure reports to departments; Prepare annual tax reporting forms e.g. 1099’s; Research and verify financial data; Draft correspondence/reports when needed; Performs clerical and office assistant duties as required by supervisor.

      Requirements: General knowledge of finance with experience in accounting and/or bookkeeping; considerable experience with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and AS400 accounting software; general knowledge of standard office procedures, practices and equipment; High School graduate with a minimum of three years or more experience in finance and experience in local government finance preferred. Salary range: $39,500-$58,400 DOE/DOQ.

    • Submit Confidential VA State Applications Form (DHRM10-012), cover letter, and resume to: Kelly W. Moore, Director of Finance at Post Office Box 1397, 20135 Princeton Road, Sussex, Virginia 23884 or e-mail Call (434)-246-1006 or email to request that the application be emailed to you. Position is open until filled. If mailing or hand-delivering documents, please mark the sealed envelope “CONFIDENTIAL”.

    • The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      EOE / ADA / Drug-Free Workplace

  • Public Safety Director/Coordinator

    • Department: Public Safety
      December 19, 2022
      Deadline: Closed

    • The County of Sussex is accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Director/Coordinator. Under the direction of the County Administrator and as a member of the County’s management team, the Public Safety Director/Coordinator performs difficult professional and administrative duties under the following core areas: 1) the County’s emergency management program; 2) volunteer fire department and rescue squad coordination related to facilities, vehicles, equipment, and other needs; 3) oversight of private provider EMS contracted services; and 4) public safety radio system. Requires a working knowledge of and experience in fire services, EMS, and/or emergency management, including experience in developing and managing a budget. Experience as a paid or volunteer firefighter, preferably in a leadership role, is a plus, as well as public speaking experience and a demonstrated ability to build consensus among diverse stakeholders.

    • To Apply

      To apply, submit a letter of interest, detailed resume, and professional references to Shilton R. Butts, Assistant to the County Administrator, County of Sussex, Post Office Box 1397, Sussex VA 23884 or via email to A state employment application will be required to be completed if selected for an interview. The deadline to submit all documents is 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2023. If mailing or hand-delivering your documents, please note “CONFIDENTIAL” TO BE OPENED BY ADDRESSEE ONLY on the envelope.
      The position requires a criminal background check, drug screening, and a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. Salary Range: DOE/DOQ
      The County of Sussex is an equal-opportunity employer.


    • The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      EOE / ADA / Drug-Free Workplace

  • Building Inspector (CD)

    • Department: Building Inspections
      January 31, 2022
      Deadline: Closed

    • The Counties of Surry and Sussex are seeking a Building Inspector to perform technical work
      under the supervision of the Building Official. Work includes inspecting and performing plan
      reviews for residential, commercial, and multi-family structures for compliance with all applicable
      building codes, issuing permits, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, issuing
      permits, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as assigned by the
      Building Official. Job is part of a carrier development ladder.

    • Essential Job Functions:

    • Performs field inspections and re-inspections of buildings and facilities for compliance
      with building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes;
      • Receives complaints in regard to defective construction and handles enforcement problems;
      • Reviews and files engineering letters and details, surveys and correspondence;
      • Inspects for unpermitted work; follows-up to ensure compliance; writes notices of violation when non-permitted work is evident;
      • Where construction is not being made in compliance with regulations as to methods and/or materials, issues warnings and notices of violations;
      • Coordinates inspections with other agencies, inspectors or departments (Utilities, Zoning, Health department, VDOT);
      • Answers questions from citizens, contractors, sub-contractors and builders on code matters in person and by telephone;
      • Testifies in court on code violation cases;
      • Makes reports and keeps records regarding inspections;
      • Participates in emergency response operations as required in a declared emergency by Board officials;
      • Performs related tasks as required and assigned by the Building Official.

    • Minimum Qualifications To Perform Work:

    • • High School Diploma or equivalent;
      • Three (3) years of experience in building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes enforcement and inspections work;
      • Or equivalent training, education and/or experience;
      • Possession of state certification in building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and residential inspections. Must obtain first certification within 18 months of appointment and other required certifications with 3 years; and
      • Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • • Working knowledge of all types of building construction practices, materials and methods, and of stages of construction.
      • General knowledge of the Virginia Statewide Building Code and related codes and laws and ordinances;
      • Ability to detect poor workmanship, inferior materials, and hazards of fire and collapse; ability to read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints accurately and to compare them with construction in process;
      • Ability to perform physically demanding work without choice or variety; to work in adverse weather conditions; ability to contact building owners, contractors and the public and effect satisfactory working relationships;
      • Firmness and tact in enforcing building codes.

    • Physical Demands:

    • This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires
      balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, hearing, kneeling, reaching, repetitive motion,
      speaking, standing, stooping, talking, walking and visual acuity.

    • Work Environment:

    • Work environment requires making decisions that could lead to major community or
      organizational consequences upon failure to make the appropriate decision at the time.

    • To Apply

      To apply, submit a letter of interest, detailed resume, Virginia State application (Form DPT
      Form 10-012, Rev.10/99) and professional references to Shilton R. Butts, Assistant to the
      County Administrator, County of Sussex, Post Office Box 1397, Sussex VA 23884 or via email


    • The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      EOE / ADA / Drug-Free Workplace

  • Office Administrative Assistant

    • Department: Commonwealth's Attorney
      January 6, 2022
      Deadline: Open Until Filled

    • The Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney for Sussex County is accepting application for the position of Administrative Assistant.

    • Duties include:

    • - Assist the office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney by performing office clerical
      work, including but not limited to, filing, processing and maintaining circuit court files,
      certificates, records and related documents and things;
      - Reviewing and composing legal correspondence and documents;
      - Maintaining office calendars to include scheduling meetings, motions, hearings, trials and appointments;
      - Managing telephonic and electronic 

    • Requirements:

    • Knowledge

    • - Broad knowledge of office administration; 
      - Some college preferred;
      - Three or more years of clerical/office experience;
      - Familiarity with the criminal justice system, court processes, procedures and basic administration of justice;
      - Thorough knowledge of business correspondence, court filings, dockets, schedules and motions.

    • Skills

    • - Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows applications and database technologies;
      - Be able to type a minimum of 45 words per minute;
      - Thorough knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, office equipment;
      - Proficient in oral and written communication.

    • Abilities

    • - Ability to type and transcribe dictation accurately and at a reasonable rate of speed; ability to make mathematical calculations;
      - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public;
      - Ability to complete oral and written instructions and tasks;
      - Skill in the operation of standard office, word processing and data entry equipment and maintain a hard copy/electronic filing system.

    • Others

    • - Must be a U.S. citizen and possess experience working with sensitive information;
      - Be able to pass a criminal background check.

    • To Apply

      Please send resumes to:


    • The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      EOE / ADA / Drug-Free Workplace

The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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How to Apply

The Virginia Employment Application (DPT Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99) is commonly referenced as a requirement for applying to positions listed on this page.

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The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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