Employment Opportunities

Legal Editor (Associate Attorney II)

Legislation and Regulations Section - Full-Time; Juneau Office

The Department of Law, Civil Division, Juneau, is recruiting for the position of Legal Editor (Associate Attorney II) in the Legislation and Regulations Section.

Position Discription

The duties of this position are:

  • Legislation: Assist in the preparation, distribution, and tracking of legislation-drafting files; legal editing of appropriation and other bills; assist in the production of draft and final legislation, including amendments; assist with the departmentís bill-tracking system; assist in the preparation, distribution, and tracking of bill review files; review and edit bill review letters; prepare legislative drafting training material and provide legislative drafting training for department attorneys and support staff; and respond to questions regarding legislation preparation and procedure.
  • General editing duties: Assist with the sectionís production of manuals and presentation of training classes for legislation and regulations; review and edit draft administrative orders; and other duties as assigned.
  • Regulations: Assist in review of adopted regulation packages for adequate paperwork and assist with the tracking system for regulations packages; substantive review of regulation packages, including bookproofing, editing, and review of agency process; and respond to regulations-related questions.

The Associate Attorney II position (Range 19) is a non-attorney position in the partially exempt service. Beginning salary for the position is $5,635 per month DOE and includes a comprehensive state benefits package for regular, full-time partially-exempt (PX) positions. The successful candidate will need to work independently with minimal supervision. Job duties occasionally require some evening or weekend work during the legislative session. This position is located in Juneau.

Relevant and helpful work experience includes experience in drafting legislation and legislative amendments, knowledge of the legislative process, the Alaska Statutes, the Alaska State Legislature Uniform Rules, the Manual of Legislative Drafting, and the regulation-adoption process. The successful candidate should have strong written and oral communication, should be proficient in correct grammar and punctuation usage, and be comfortable using Microsoft Word to prepare documents.

Application Instructions

Candidates must submit a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience and identifies three professional references. Submit the application package to Melanie Ferguson, Attorney Generalís Office, 1031 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 200, Anchorage, AK 99501, or via email to melanie.ferguson@alaska.gov. Application deadline is Monday, July 31, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Questions regarding the position can be sent via e-mail to susan.pollard@alaska.gov

The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer and complies with Title I of the ADA. Individuals who require accommodation to apply may call (907) 269-5100 (v) or (907) 258-9161 (TTY).