Employment Opportunities

Assistant Attorney General

Environmental - Full-Time; Anchorage 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 Environmental Section in the Anchorage Attorney General’s Office is recruiting for a full-time attorney. The attorney will represent the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation on a variety of transactional, administrative, and litigation matters relating to the agency’s Divisions of Air Quality, Water, Environmental Health, and Spill Prevention and Response. The caseload would likely include agency advice, contaminated sites, oil spills, cost recovery, project permitting, permit compliance, oil spill contingency plans, and appeals of agency decisions. The attorney may also advise and represent the Department of Natural Resources on various administrative law and litigation matters. The attorney may also assist state agencies in the development of regulations and legislation and with responses to requests for public records.

Two full years of licensed practice and experience in civil litigation or administrative law are preferred. Strong writing skills are important.

For additional information about this position, contact Steve Mulder at (907) 269-5274 or by e-mail at steve.mulder@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 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.