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Employment Opportunities

Labor, Military & Veterens Affairs Attorney

Labor & State Affairs Section - Full-Time; Anchorage or Juneau
(position 21-LSA-01; open until filled)

Job description

The Labor and State Affairs section is recruiting for a full-time attorney to represent the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. This position offers a good balance of litigation (about 50%) and agency advice (about 50%) and provides exposure to the core areas of public service legal practice, including legislation, regulations, public records, open meetings, and assisting governmental agencies in timely responding to interesting issues. The attorney selected for this position will primarily represent and advise the following Divisions at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development: Labor Standards and Safety; Employment and Training Services; and Vocational Rehabilitation. This attorney in this position will represent the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in advising the Alaska Military Youth Academy, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management; Veterans’ Affairs; and the Commissioner’s Office on issues ranging from disaster declarations, COVID-19, public records, contracts, and employment. Additionally, the attorney will help with a range of other matters handled by the section, such as labor relations, employment, and general advice to the Department of Administration.

Qualifications

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school. A minimum of three years of experience practicing law as a licensed attorney is strongly preferred. Applicants must be able to work independently, have excellent judgment and strong client relation skills, and be able to manage competing deadlines. Applicants should be able to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with public agencies, state officials, the public, and their colleagues, and enjoy being part of a team. Applicants will be expected to handle all phases of administrative litigation, including discovery, motion practice, and appeals. The successful applicant must possess superior analytical and writing skills and must have an interest in drafting, editing, and testifying on legislation.

Contact

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Rachel Witty, Supervising Attorney for Labor and State Affairs at (907) 269-5100; email rachel.witty@alaska.gov.

Application Instructions

Salary will depend upon the legal experience of the selected candidate. The State provides a comprehensive state benefits package to regular, full-time, partially exempt 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 any 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 Kelly West at the department’s Anchorage office (907) 269-5101 or Relay Alaska at 1-800-770-8973.