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Employment Opportunities

Assistant Attorney General

Office of Criminal Appeals – Full-Time; Anchorage

The Office of Criminal Appeals in Anchorage is seeking an appellate attorney. Lawyers in this section represent the state in most felony, and some misdemeanor, appeals of criminal convictions and in all appeals of post-conviction relief actions before the Alaska Court of Appeals and Alaska Supreme Court. They also represent the state in federal habeas corpus actions in the federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The primary duties for this position include researching legal issues, drafting appellate briefs, petitions, and memorandums, and presenting oral arguments.

This position provides an opportunity to engage in the development of legal principles in a collaborative and intellectually stimulating environment. Qualified candidates should have excellent writing, legal research, and oral advocacy skills. Prior prosecutorial or trial court experience is preferred, but is not required. If you have an intellectual curiosity about criminal law and its evolution, this is the place for you. We grapple with the important issues facing our criminal justice system today and this is your opportunity to be a part of that conversation.

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. 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 life, health, dental and vision insurance; a retirement annuity plan that takes the place of the federal Social Security Plan in which the state provides a 6.13% match of your gross pay; a separate retirement investment portfolio in which the state matches pre-tax contributions of up to 5% of your gross eligible salary; options for deferred compensation; 21 days of personal leave for new employees, which increases over time; and assistance with moving expenses.

Questions about the position may be sent to Office Chief Tamara DeLucia at:

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: March 5, 2021

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. Please also include a professional writing sample. 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.

Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Please send them to:

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 Americans 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.

All interested and qualified applicants will be considered, but not every applicant will be interviewed.  A preference will be given to applicants with the ability to fluently speak another language that is commonly used in the geographic locations related to this position.