Employment Opportunities

Assistant Attorney General

Child Protection - Full-Time; Bethel Office

The State of Alaska, Department of Law is recruiting for an attorney to serve in the Child Protection 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 these positions on August 11, 2014. To be assured of consideration for the positions, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on August 11, 2014. Applications received after that date will be considered if the positions remain available. Applicants who have questions about the positions should contact the section supervisors identified below. For general information, please see our website: www.law.alaska.gov.

Position Description

The Child Protection Section in the Bethel Attorney Generalís Office is recruiting for a full-time attorney. The primary responsibility of the attorney in this position is to handle child-in-need-of-aid cases in Bethel, Alaska. Frequent appearances in Superior Court and extensive trial work are required. The position also requires a significant amount of written motion practice and preparation of court orders. Some travel within Alaska will be necessary.

Attorneys in this section must produce a high volume of work on a daily basis. At least two years trial experience and experience in abuse or neglect law is highly desired. General criminal and family law experience will also be considered. Candidates must be able to demonstrate effective and appropriate consensus building as well as the willingness and ability to be flexible. Candidates must be creative thinkers, be able to think on his or her feet and work well under pressure. The attorney in this position must have the ability to work independently. The successful candidate will be committed to the child welfare field and be able to work with variety of people, including the client, the general public and witnesses.

For additional information about this position, contact Carla Erickson at (907) 269-5140.

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 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. Candidates also must submit a comprehensive professional writing sample. A cover letter should specify the position for which the applicant is applying. Additionally, if applying for multiple positions, you should specify the positions you wish to be considered for in your cover letter, but only one set of application materials is necessary. To be assured of consideration for a position, applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on August 11, 2014. Applications received after that date will be considered if the positions remain available. Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to:

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

or e-mailed to:


(If applicant materials are sent via e-mail, applicants are encouraged to title the subject line "application for current 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.