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Employment Opportunities

Tort Attorney

Torts & Workers’ Compensation Section - Full-Time; Anchorage or Juneau
(position 20-TWC-01; open until filled)

Job description

The attorney assigned to the Torts workgroup will handle all aspects of civil litigation defense in both state and federal court, including investigation, discovery, motion practice, trial, and appellate work.  The attorney will also provide legal counsel to state agencies on risk management and tort liability issues.  Travel both in Alaska and out of state may be required.

Qualifications

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and have a strong knowledge of general legal principles and practices. Qualified applicants must have precise analytical skills, excellent writing ability, strong oral advocacy skills, time management skills, and good judgment.  They should enjoy all aspects of the litigation process including trial and appellate work.  Three years of litigation practice as an attorney responsible for his/her own caseload is preferred.  Trial experience as either lead counsel or second chair is also preferred.  Applicants should be highly motivated and able to work as a member of a litigation team with minimum supervision.

Contact

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Patti Shake, Supervising Attorney for the Torts and Workers’ Compensation section, at (907) 269-5100; email patti.shake@alaska.gov.

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 one of these positions 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 civil.recruit@alaska.gov (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.