Job Openings

How do I apply for a vacancy?

A separate Northampton County application is required for each announced vacancy by 5 p.m. on the deadline date. Position title and department location must be written on each application. Resumes cannot substitute the Northampton County Employment Application.

  • For positions requiring a DMV driving record, a good driving record will be required for employment.
  • A Social Security card and I-9 information (Employment Eligibility) will be required at time of employment

Application can be picked up at the Northampton County Administrative Offices at 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, VA, 23347 or downloaded below.

Unless otherwise stated send all resumes and completed applications to:

Northampton County
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 66
Eastville, VA 23347

Download Employment Application (PDF)

Northampton County Sheriff's Office Application (PDF)

Northampton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities. 

Current Openings



Information Technology Technician

Northampton County is accepting applications for two full-time IT technicians in the Information Technology Department.
The essential function of these positions is to assist in the daily operations of the department, covering all county facilities. These individuals will need to be able to operate independently and be familiar with basic systems administration, network administration, and technical support.
Successful candidates should:

• Possess diagnostic and problem-solving skills
• An understanding of multiple computer systems and networks
• Knowledge of internet security and data privacy
• Ability to communicate technical concepts to varied audiences
• Strong sense of discretion and confidentiality
• Experience with WAN/LAN networks
Bachelors’ degree in an IT related field is desired. This position requires a valid Virginia drivers license and a criminal background check.
Minimum salary for this position is $44,665.

Please submit a completed County application with cover letter to Human Resources. Position open until filled. EOE

County Attorney


Northampton County, located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, seeks a full-time County Attorney.

The County Attorney is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and serves as legal advisor to the Board, the County Administrator, and County departments, and boards and commissions, and other officials of the County affecting County interests.


The County Attorney will:
• Report directly to the Board of Supervisors and work with management-level employees to guide County policies and operations from a legal perspective. 

• Conduct legal research, provide advice and/or written opinions on questions of County, state, and federal law, most frequently in the areas of land use and zoning, property; employment; public procurement, contracts, and general local government law; 

• Attend all Board of Supervisors meetings; advise the Board of Supervisors on parliamentary procedure; prepare resolutions and ordinances for consideration and action by the Board;

• Attend other commission and board meetings as requested, such as the Planning Commission and the Wetlands Board ; 

• Advise the Board of Supervisors and other boards and commissions and appropriate County employees on actual or possible litigation; represent the County in legal matters before the Courts; bring civil suits as directed by the Board of Supervisors, defend the County in suits brought against it; retain and supervise outside litigation specialists, as appropriate, for the same;

• Draft or "approve as to form" all bonds, deeds, leases, franchises, contracts or other legal instruments to which the County is a party or in which it has an interest;

• Draft documents memorializing all special use permits and maintenance agreements for subdivision approval; 

• Work with County staff or consultants to draft ordinances to be adopted by the Board;

• Collaborate with the County School Board's legal counsel, when requested, on legal matters;

• Provide representation for the County Department of Social Services;

• Perform related tasks as required.


• Juris Doctorate Degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association;

• Membership in the Virginia Bar.

• Experience as a practicing attorney in local government, with preference for experience in Virginia.

• Knowledge of municipal corporation law; comprehensive knowledge of local, State and Federal laws and court decisions affecting counties; •knowledge of legislation affecting Virginia’s coastal communities, such as the Chesapeake Bay Acts and its regulations;

• Knowledge of parliamentary rules of procedure; 

• Expertise in land use and employment law; 

• Litigation and trial experience; 

• Tact; good professional judgment and ethics; 

• Ability to speak and write effectively.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: $110,000 to $170,000 based upon the background and qualifications of the successful candidate. Northampton County has an attractive benefits package which includes: annual leave, holidays, and sick leave; health insurance, dental plan, life insurance, long-term disability insurance; Virginia Retirement System, and an employee assistance program.

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS: Applications may be obtained from the county website or in person at 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, VA. Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references and a writing sample to Charles Kolakowski, County Administrator, PO Box 66, Eastville, VA 23347 or electronically to [email protected] or in person to 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, VA.

This position is open until filled. Virtual and/or on-site interviews in Eastville, Virginia will be offered by the Board of Supervisors to those candidates named as finalists, with reference checks, background checks and academic verifications conducted after receiving candidates' permission.

Northampton County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability.


Northampton County has the following open positions in the Planning, Permitting and Enforcement Department:

Land Use Official/Zoning Administrator
Environmental Specialist
Building Inspector

See below for job descriptions. Please submit a completed County application with cover letter to Human Resources. Positions open until filled.

Land Use Official/Zoning Administrator Job Description (PDF)

Environmental Specialist Job Description (PDF)

Building Inspector Job Description (PDF)

Full-time & Part-time Opportunities Available with ESVA 9-1-1 Commission

The Eastern Shore of Virginia 9-1-1 Commission is now accepting applications for the position of 9-1-1 Communications Officer. The qualified applicant will work rotating shifts, including days, nights, weekdays, weekends, and holidays, as well as fill in shifts as needed. 9-1-1 Communications Officers are responsible for answering 9-1-1 calls, verifying the callback number and address of the emergency, determining the nature of the emergency and transferring the call or dispatching the appropriate emergency response unit as required, as well as other associated duties.

Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or equivalent, including some experience in keyboarding or typing. Applicants must be able to speak clearly and distinctly, understand and follow detailed directions, act quickly and effectively during emergencies, and operate complex telecommunications equipment. Desirable qualifications include two years’ experience in law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical services, and/or public safety dispatching. Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a background investigation and drug screening.

Applications may be obtained at the Eastern Shore of Virginia 9-1-1 Communications Center, 23201 Front St. Accomac, Va. 23301, by visiting, or by using this fillable form link: (requires a Google account).

For more information, please contact the 9-1-1 Center at 757-787-0911.

Applications are due by Friday, May 31, 2024 at 5 p.m.

The ESVA 9-1-1 Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Northampton County Circuit Court


Northampton County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is in quest of a Deputy Clerk to handle land records and general office tasks as well as helping in all areas of the office, performing duties for others during absences and assisting each department during peak times; will provide a high level of knowledge, skills and abilities in office operations and procedures. This position is primarily responsible in all areas processing court documents, records and paperwork prepared with accuracy and in accordance with appropriate policies and procedures, data entry; cash handling and accounting procedures; filing; must have ability to work with the public in person and by telephone; ability to work with little direct supervision; working under deadlines. Considerable Clerk's Office, Judicial/legal experience necessary for this position. Salary range will be discussed. Only interviewed applicants will be notified of the filling of the position. Typing test with accuracy of 50 wpm is preferred.

Deadline: July 26, 2024.
Interested persons may contact the Human Resources Department, Northampton County, P O Box 66, Eastville VA 23347

County application and resume required.


Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range: $71,469 or more, depending on experience, plus benefits
Start Date: April 1, 2024 or until filled
**Closing Date: Until filled

 Description of Job: Northampton County is seeking an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney whose responsibilities will involve extensive trial work in all courts in the prosecution of felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases, the performance of legal research, preparing and responding to motions, briefs and memorandum, and advisement of local law enforcement. The office encourages education and career development.

Special Requirements: Must be a collegial team player with solid legal skills and strong written and oral communication skills and, most importantly, a good sense of humor. Must also be dedicated to public service, committed to fighting crime and seeking justice and equally committed to fairness, compassion, and empathy. Must also be able to exercise tact, courtesy and discretion in frequent contact with crime victims, suspects, law enforcement and judicial officials, public officials, and the general public.

Applicant must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be in good standing with the Virginia State Bar.

Criminal prosecution or defense experience is desired but not a requirement.

Please submit cover letter and resume and writing sample to the email address listed below.
Contact: Jack A. Thornton, III
757 678-0455
Title: Commonwealth’s Attorney
Address: 5229 The Hornes
P.O. Box 690
Eastville, Virginia
E-mail: [email protected]

Emergency Medical Service Provider
(Intermediate or Paramedic preferred)

Northampton County is accepting applications for Fulltime and Part-time EMS Providers of all levels (Intermediate or Paramedic preferred) in the Emergency Medical
Services Department.

This position salary pays up to $59,675 for Intermediate and $63,835 for Paramedic all based on qualifications.

Applicant must at a minimum possess the following: Commonwealth of Virginia- Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician certification, CPR, valid VA. Driver’s License with good driving record, Emergency Vehicle Operators Course, and Hazardous Materials Awareness. Criminal Background check, physical and drug screening are requirements with this position. Additional information and an application can be obtained at the EMS Office or on the Northampton County EMS or County websites. or on this website.

Completed application form, cover letter, copies of current certifications, and copy of DMV driving record can be submitted to the Department of EMS, PO BOX 235 Eastville, Va. 23347.
Open until filled. Northampton County is an EOE.

Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is accepting employment applications for: 
Law Enforcement Officer

Job will require shift work, nights, weekends and some holidays.
Qualifications: over the age of 21 and have obtained high school diploma or GED.

Applications may be obtained from the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office located at 5211 The Hornes, Eastville, Va. 23347 or the County’s website.

Northampton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for:


Jail Deputy at the Eastern Shore Regional Jail

Job will require shift work, nights, weekends and some holidays
Qualifications: Over the age of 21 and must have
High School diploma or G.E.D.

Benefits include: VRS Retirement, Annual Leave, Sick leave,
Paid Holidays, and Health Insurance

Applications can be obtained from the Eastern Shore Regional Jail at
5245 The Hornes Eastville, Virginia 23347 or online at

Apply in person at the Eastern Shore Regional Jail
Northampton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Sharitah Goodwyn
Human Resources

757-678-0444 ext. 551

[email protected]