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Employment Opportunities

Environmental Assistant Attorney General

Environmental Section - Full-Time; Anchorage
(position 20-ENV-01; open until filled)

Job description

This attorney will represent the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation on a variety of transactional, administrative, and litigation matters relating primarily to the agency’s Division of Spill Prevention and Response, Division of Air Quality and Division of Water. The caseload would likely include agency advice, contaminated sites, oil spills, cost recovery, project permitting, permit compliance, oil spill contingency plans, and appeals of agency decisions. The attorney may also assist in the development of regulations and legislation and with responses to requests for public records.


Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and have a strong knowledge of general legal principles and practices. Qualified applicants must have excellent communication, oral advocacy, writing, time management skills, and good judgment. The ability to handle a high volume of cases in a fast-paced work environment is essential. Two full years of licensed practice and experience in civil litigation or administrative law are preferred.


Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Steve Mulder, Supervising Attorney for the Environmental section, at (907) 269-5100; email

Application Instructions

Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. The State provides a comprehensive state benefits package to 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 this 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 by using the job number indicated on the recruitment announcement. Applications can be either emailed to (with the subject line titled “application for current attorney recruitment”) or mailed or hand-delivered to:

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

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.