Employment Opportunities

Assistant Attorney General

Child Protection Section - Full-Time; Palmer Office

The State of Alaska, Department of Law is recruiting for an attorney to serve in the Child Protection section of the Civil Division.

Interested candidates must submit a complete resume package as described in this announcement. The Department will begin evaluating and hiring for this position on February 10, 2017. To be assured of consideration for this position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on February 10, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if the position remains available. Applicants who have questions about the positions should contact the section supervisors identified below. For general information, please see our website: www.law.alaska.gov.

The Child Protection section in the Palmer Attorney Generalís Office is recruiting for a full-time attorney. The primary responsibility of the attorney in this position is to handle child-in-need-of-aid cases in Palmer and surrounding areas. The case load is heavy and litigation focused. Frequent appearances in Superior Court and extensive trial work are required. The position requires a significant amount of written motion practice and preparation of court orders. Opportunity to work on child welfare policy and participate in special projects aimed at improving the child welfare system in Alaska may be available. Some travel within Alaska will be necessary.

Attorneys in this section must produce a high volume of work on a daily basis. At least two years trial experience and experience in child abuse or neglect law is highly desired. General criminal and family law experience will also be considered. Candidates must have strong litigation and case management skills as well as strong time management skills. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate effective and appropriate consensus building as well as the willingness and ability to be flexible. The attorney in this position must be a creative thinker, be able to think on his or her feet, be able to work independently and work well under frequent pressure. The successful candidate will be committed to the child welfare field and be able to work with a variety of people, including the client agency, the general public and witnesses.

Attorneys who applied for this position in response to the January 2017 recruitment notice will automatically be considered for these vacancies and need not resubmit an application.

For additional information about this position, contact Carla Erickson at (907) 269-5140.

Application Instructions

Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided for regular, full-time, partially-exempt (PX) positions. State attorneys are in the partially-exempt service and serve at-will at the pleasure of the Attorney General.

Candidates who are interested in applying for the position must submit a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience and identifies at least three professional employment references. Candidates also must submit a comprehensive professional writing sample. A cover letter should specify the position for which the applicant is applying. Additionally, you should specify the position you wish to be considered for in your cover letter, but only one set of application materials is necessary. To be assured of consideration for the position, applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on February 10, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if the positions remain available.

Office of the Attorney General
1031 W 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

or emailed to:


(Those applying via email should title the subject line "application for current attorney recruitment.")

All interested and qualified applicants will be considered, but not every applicant will be interviewed.

The Department of Law is an equal opportunity employer and complies with Title I of the American with Disabilities Act. Applicants who need accommodation to apply may call Melanie Ferguson at the departmentís Anchorage office (907) 269-5102 or Relay Alaska at 1-800-770-8973.