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Employment Opportunities

Occupational Licensing Attorney

Commercial, Fair Business & Child Support Section - Full-Time; Anchorage
(position 20-CFBCS-02; open until filled)

Job description

The attorney hired for this position will primarily represent the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing, before various occupational boards and commissions. The attorney will be involved in preparing and presenting disciplinary actions against individuals holding occupational licenses. The boards and commissions involved include the State Medical Board, Board of Nursing, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Marital and Family Therapy, Board of Pharmacy, Real Estate Commission, State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board, Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners, State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors, Big Game Commercial Services Board, and others listed in AS 08.01.010. The work is varied and will include appearances before the Office of Administrative Hearing and in the state superior and appellate courts.

The attorney also will assist in providing legal advice to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska in all matters under its jurisdiction related to the regulation of public utilities. This work may include giving advice to the commission in public meetings and adjudications, reviewing commission's orders for compliance with legal requirements; defending RCA orders on appeal, completing the legal review of regulations adopted by the RCA; and drafting or monitoring legislation related to the RCA or public utility regulation.

In addition to these areas, the attorney selected may be called upon to assist other attorneys in the section with representation and advice to other section clients, including the Child Support Services Division, the Division of Banking Securities, and the Permanent Fund Dividend Division.


Applicants should have two years of licensed practice with experience in civil or administrative litigation. This experience should include taking cases to trial or hearing on the merits. Applicants must be willing to handle all phases of litigation including discovery, motion practice, civil trials or administrative hearings, and appeals.  Strong writing and oral advocacy skills are important.


Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Rebecca Cain at (907) 269-5100 or by e-mail at

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.