Employment Opportunities

Assistant Attorney General

Human Services - Full-Time; Juneau Office

The State of Alaska, Department of Law is recruiting for an attorney to serve in the Human Services 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 Human Services Section in the Juneau Attorney Generalís Office is recruiting for a full-time attorney. This position may provide day-to-day advice to state agencies, including the Division of Public Health, the Division of Public Assistance, the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services, the Division of Health Care Services, the Pioneer Homes and/or Finance and Management Services. The position may also be called upon to represent the state in court hearings related to involuntary mental commitments, guardianships and conservatorships, appear in administrative hearings related to public assistance/Medicaid benefits, as well as handle litigation and appeals in the Alaska trial courts related to any of the above programs. The position requires an extensive amount of trial work and frequent appearances in the state trial courts and administrative hearing practice before the Office of Administrative Hearings. A significant amount of written motion practice is involved. Some travel within Alaska may be necessary.

It is preferred that applicants have prior litigation experience and are able to handle all phases of administrative and court proceedings, including appeals. The successful applicant must excel at legal research, and writing. Good organizational skills, strong oral communication, and the ability to work cooperatively on a team are also important. Candidates must be able to work under deadline and demonstrate the willingness and ability to be flexible. Attorneys in the section must produce a high volume of work on a daily basis and be effective in building consensus and in working with the client, the public, and witnesses.

For additional information about this position, contact Stacie Kraly at (907) 465- 3600 or by email at stacie.kraly@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.