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Employment Opportunities

Special Assistant

Office of the Attorney General - Full-Time; Anchorage
(position 20-AG-01; open until filled)

Job description

The Office of the Attorney General is recruiting for one full-time attorney to serve as a special assistant to the Attorney General. The attorney in this position will conduct legal research and analysis; draft legal memoranda and opinions; handle special projects; and conduct legal work needed by the Attorney General and other members of the Department’s upper management.  For some projects, the attorney will work with other attorneys in the Department and with employees of the Governor’s office and other executive branch agencies.


This position is open to attorneys who have graduated from an accredited law school. Candidates must either be a member of the Alaska Bar or must become a member within ten months and be able to practice in accordance with Alaska Bar Rule 44(3)(c). The successful applicant must possess superior legal research, analytical, and writing ability. Applicants must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision, be able to manage competing deadlines at once, and have excellent judgment. Applicants should enjoy being part of a team environment and have an interest in public policy issues and current events. 

Attorneys who applied for this position in response to the June 2020 recruitment notices will automatically be considered for this vacancy and need not resubmit an application.


Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Joanne Grace, Director, Civil Division, at (907) 269-5151; email

Application Instructions

Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. The State provides a comprehensive state benefits package to regular, full-time, partially exempt 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 this 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 by using the job number indicated on the recruitment announcement. Applications can be either emailed to (with the subject line titled “application for current attorney recruitment”) or mailed or hand-delivered to:

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

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.