Employment Opportunities

District Attorney

Bethel District Attorney’s Office - Full-Time

If you are looking for a fulfilling career in public service look no further than the Alaska Department of Law, Criminal Division. The Division is recruiting to fill the position of District Attorney in the Bethel District Attorney’s Office. This office is responsible for prosecution of criminal cases in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Interior Alaska which includes the Bethel, Emmonak, Hooper Bay, and Aniak courts.

The Bethel District Attorney supervises six attorneys, three victim witness paralegals, and three other support staff. The District Attorney is responsible for assigning the workload, establishing office procedures and protocols, and setting the tone for the office’s relationship with law enforcement, courts and the general public. The DA also handles a caseload of the most significant or high profile cases in addition to administrative and supervisory responsibilities.

The District Attorney position requires the ability think critically and reason logically; the ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing; the ability to lead legal professionals in a supportive team environment; the ability to manage both the legal and administrative functions of the office; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously.

The work is exciting and challenging. There would be opportunities for travel to experience many of the 64 village communities in the area. Salary is dependent upon your level of experience; however, the starting salary for a District Attorney in Bethel is $144,096. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided. State attorneys are in the partially-exempt service and serve at-will at the pleasure of the Attorney General.

Application Instructions

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. This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

Applications may be submitted electronically 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.