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Employment Opportunities

Statewide Drug Prosecutor

Office of Special Prosecutions – Full-Time; Anchorage

Would you like to make a difference in communities across Alaska by fighting to reduce drug crimes? The Office of Special Prosecutions is recruiting for an attorney who would operate as a statewide narcotic prosecutor. In this position you would work in conjunction with federal, state, and local law enforcement to create a unified local-state-federal approach to combating drugs in Alaska.

The specific activities that will contribute to this goal are: 1) Providing advice and guidance to attorneys on drug cases being prosecuted at the local level; 2) Providing advice and guidance to investigators at an early stage in drug investigations; 3) Prosecuting violations of state drug laws from grand jury through sentencing and sentence appeals; 4) Providing police training in narcotics laws and legal procedures; 5) Providing overall direction and consultation with other prosecuting offices on drug cases; 6) Working with federal prosecutors in an effort to best utilize federal laws and procedures.

Prior prosecution experience is required for this position, along with familiarity of Alaska’s criminal justice system. The incumbent must be eligible to obtain cross-designation as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for federal prosecution of drug trafficking in federal court. This position is located in Anchorage but will prosecute cases statewide. Occasional travel throughout the state will be required. 

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $71,000 - $92,000. Promotions are provided as certain experience levels are reached. Regular salary increases are provided every 1-2 years. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided, including health, dental, vision and life insurance; a generous retirement account in which the state matches pre-tax contributions of up to 5% of your gross eligible salary; a Supplemental Benefits System (SBS) in which the state provides a 6.13% match of your gross pay (this system takes the place of social security with State of Alaska employment); options for deferred compensation; 21 days of personal leave for new employees that can be cashed out and increases over time; and often 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. 

Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Please send them 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.