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Employment Opportunities

Assistant District Attorney

District Attorney's Office – Full-Time; Bethel

The Bethel District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill a full-time assistant district attorney position. This lively office is responsible for prosecution of criminal cases in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Interior Alaska. The position requires frequent court appearances in the superior and district courts at Bethel and often telephonic appearances in more rural village courts. There is significant trial work, including pre-trial motion practice. There are opportunities for travel to some of the 64 communities in the area, and some travel may be required in connection with trial work in other court locations.

The Bethel office provides ample opportunity to acquire experience in a wide variety of criminal prosecutions, both misdemeanor and felony, in a short period of time. Assistant District Attorneys who fulfill a two year commitment in a rural location are given a preference when being considered to fill vacancies in other district attorney offices in the state. A rural commitment is a great way to acquire a variety of experience that is highly valued within the Department of Law.

The Bethel Office is an excellent placement for a person who enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, boating and camping. Bethel is also a fantastic place for those interested in indigenous cultures, or one who seeks a culturally diverse environment. The Yukon Kuskokwim Delta is comprised of the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers and empties into the Bering Sea on the west coast of Alaska. At approximately 50,000 square miles, this is one of the largest deltas in the world.

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate and will range from $96,000 to $135,000, which includes a salary differential increase of 50% for this location. Regular salary increases are provided every 1-2 years. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided, including health, dental, vision and life 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 paid personal leave for new employees that increases over time; and assistance with moving expenses.

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. If applying for multiple positions, the cover letter should specify which positions the applicant wishes to be considered for, but only one set of application materials is necessary.

Preferably, applications should be submitted electronically to: CriminalLawRecruit@alaska.gov

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 Department of Law at (907) 465-3600 or Relay Alaska at (800) 770-8973.