Assistant Attorney General, Alcohol Interdiction Prosecutor
Office of Special Prosecutions, Anchorage
The Alaska Department of Law, Office of Special Prosecutions, is recruiting for a full time attorney specializing in the area of alcohol interdiction. This position will prosecute alcohol-related offenses, including Title 4 violations. Alcohol abuse has been found to be a significant contributing factor to domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the state. Several Alaskan communities have elected to restrict alcohol possession or consumption in various ways - up to and included outlawing it completely. To help these communities achieve their goals, this prosecutor works in a coordinated effort with the Department of Public Safety, the U.S. Postal Service and federal law enforcement agencies to focus on interdicting illegal alcohol before it reaches these local option communities.
This prosecutor position is located in Anchorage and handles interdiction prosecution cases and appeals in the Anchorage, Nome, and Kotzebue areas. The position requires frequent travel to both Nome and Kotzebue for grand jury, evidentiary hearings, and trial, amongst other reasons. This is a statewide position where the attorney will share their expertise and resources by providing advice and training for other prosecutors in the district attorney’s offices and to local law enforcement.
The ideal candidate will possess two to three years of criminal prosecution experience, be highly self-motivated, be willing to aggressively charge alcohol related cases, and be able to motivate and manage criminal investigators including actively participating in all stages of an ongoing investigation from initiation to prosecution. Although the unit is seeking an attorney with some relevant experience in the field, all interested attorneys are encouraged to apply for consideration. The applicant’s relevant legal experience and interest in the position should be addressed in the cover letter.
This position is located within the Office of Special Prosecutions which is devoted to prosecuting complex crimes including cold cases, bootlegging, cybercrimes, environmental crimes, criminal non-payment of child support, violations of state tax law, and fraud in Medicaid, Welfare, Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, and worker’s compensation. The unit also reviews all deaths resulting from police officer-involved shootings, handles conflict cases from local district attorney offices, and other matters requiring special attention from prosecutors.
Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $71,000 - $89,000. Promotions are provided as certain experience levels are reached. Regular salary increases are provided every 1-2 years. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided, including health, dental, vision and life insurance; a retirement account in which the state matches pre-tax contributions of up to 5% of your gross eligible salary; a generous Supplemental Benefits System in which the state provides a 6.13% match of your gross pay (this system takes the place of social security); options for deferred compensation; 21 days of personal leave for new employees, which increases over time and comes with a cash-out option; and assistance with moving expenses.
Candidates who are interested in applying for a position must submit a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience and identifies at least three professional employment references. A comprehensive professional writing sample should also be included. A cover letter should specify the position for which the applicant is applying. If applying for multiple positions, the cover letter should specify which of the positions the applicant wishes to be considered for, but only one set of application materials is necessary.
Preferably, applications should be submitted electronically to: CriminalLawRecruit@alaska.gov.
or via hard copy to:
Department of Law
Criminal Division Central Office
P.O. Box 110300
Juneau, AK 99811-0300
The Department of Law is an equal opportunity employer and complies with Title I of the American with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation to apply may contact the Criminal Division Central Office at (907) 465-3600 or Relay Alaska at (800) 770-8973.