Employment Opportunities

District Attorney

Kodiak 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 Kodiak District Attorney’s Office. This office is a two-attorney office that serves all of the communities on Kodiak Island with the help of one paralegal and one part time support staff. In this position you would be 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 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.

Due to the size of the office, the experience you would receive in this location will be varied and provide you with a well-rounded knowledge of the criminal justice system which can positively impact your suitability for other leadership opportunities within the Department. The salary will be determined based upon your level of experience; however, the starting salary for a District Attorney in Kodiak is $106,000, which includes a geographic differential increase of 11%. 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 will be considered as they are received.

Preferably, 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.