Employment Opportunities

Assistant Attorney General

Transportation Section - Full-Time; Fairbanks or Juneau Office

The State of Alaska, Department of Law is recruiting for two attorneys to serve in the Transportation 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 January 20, 2017. To be assured of consideration for this position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on January 20, 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 Transportation section is recruiting for two full-time attorney positions: one in Fairbanks and the other in Juneau. Experience in civil litigation and one or more of the areas of law discussed below is preferred, but not required. Experience in construction litigation is most desirable, but environmental law experience is also highly preferred.

The attorney filling a transportation section position will serve as counsel to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and other state agencies regarding a broad range of transportation and construction related issues. A significant portion of attorney’s time will be devoted to representation of the state in administrative and judicial hearings and appeals. The attorney will also advise client agencies on issues relating to governmental procurements; construction and intergovernmental contracts; real property acquisition, leasing, and other public land issues; federal regulatory and funding issues related to both highways and airports; environmental issues, including hazardous wastes, contaminated site cleanup, and permitting issues; and drafting regulations and legislation.

The attorney must be able to work independently on complex matters and possess superior writing and oral communication skills. It is preferred that applicants have a minimum of five full years of licensed experience.

Attorneys who applied for this position in response to the November 2016 recruitment notice will automatically be considered for these vacancies and need not resubmit an application.

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Jeff Stark at (907) 269-5160 or by e-mail at jeff.stark@alaska.gov.

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 January 20, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if the positions remain available.

Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to:

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 department’s Anchorage office (907) 269-5102 or Relay Alaska at 1-800-770-8973.