Employment Opportunities

Assistant Attorney General

Torts & Workers’ Compensation Section - Full-Time; Anchorage Office

The State of Alaska, Department of Law is recruiting for one attorney to serve in the Torts & Workers’ Compensation Section of the Civil Division.

Interested candidates must submit a complete resume package as described in this announcement. The Department will begin evaluating and hiring for this position on June 20, 2017. To be assured of consideration for this position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on June 20, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if the position remains available. Applicants who have questions about the position should contact the people identified below. For general information about the Department of Law, please see our website: www.law.alaska.gov.

Position Description

The Department of Law is recruiting for an experienced full-time trial attorney to handle tort cases in the Anchorage office. The attorney’s duties incorporate all aspects of civil litigation defense in both state and federal court, including investigation, discovery, motion practice, trial, and appellate work. In addition to cases filed in Anchorage, the attorney may handle cases filed in other parts of the state including Kenai, Palmer, Fairbanks, and Bethel. The attorney will also provide legal counsel to state agencies on risk management and tort liability issues. Travel both in Alaska and out of state may be required.

To be considered for this position, candidates must meet a minimum qualification of at least three years of litigation practice as an attorney responsible for her/his own caseload, as well as having trial experience as either lead counsel or second chair. Qualified applicants must have precise analytical skills, excellent writing ability, and strong oral advocacy skills. They should enjoy all aspects of the litigation process, including trial. Candidates must be highly motivated and able to work well as a member of a litigation team.

For further information, contact Susan Cox at (907) 465-3600 or by e mail at Susan.Cox@alaska.gov.

Application Instructions

Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided for regular, full-time, partially-exempt (PX) positions. State attorneys are in the partially-exempt service and serve at will, at the pleasure of the Attorney General.

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience and identifies at least three professional employment references. Candidates also must submit two comprehensive professional writing samples. To be assured of consideration for the position, applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on June 20, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if the position remains available.

Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Office of the Attorney General
1031 W 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

or emailed to:


(Those applying via email should title the subject line “application for attorney recruitment.”)

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 Melanie Ferguson at the department’s Anchorage office (907) 269-5102 or Relay Alaska at 1-800-770-8973.