Skip to content
Back to Top

Employment Opportunities

Assistant District Attorney

District Attorney's Office - Full-Time; Fairbanks Office

The Fairbanks District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill a full-time assistant district attorney position. The attorney hired for this position will prosecute violations of criminal law in interior and northern Alaska which includes frequent trials, significant pre-trial motion practice, daily court hearings and some post-conviction and appellate work.  In addition to the district and superior courts in Fairbanks, this office also covers the Utqiagvik, Tok, Galena, Delta Junction, Nenana and Fort Yukon courts and offers occasional opportunity to travel to these locations. Applicants should have strong oral advocacy skills. Prior trial experience and experience in the practice of criminal law is a plus, but is not required.

Individuals who would like more information may contact District Attorney Gregg Olson at (907) 451-5970, or by email at

Application Instructions

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate.  A comprehensive state benefits package is provided, including 21 days of personal leave for new employees, a generous retirement package in which the state matches a percentage of gross pay, health, dental and vision insurance, and some assistance with moving expenses. 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 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. Applications for this position will be accepted through July 9, 2018.

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.