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Employment Opportunities

Child-in-Need-of-Aid Attorney

Child Protection Section - Full-Time; Fairbanks
(positions 21-CP-03; open until filled)

Job description

The Child Protection section is recruiting for two full time attorney positions to handle child-in-need-of-aid cases in the Fairbanks office. The caseload offers the opportunity to gain extensive experience in trial work and written motion practice. The attorney in these positions may be called upon to handle civil commitment hearings and adult guardianship proceedings. These attorneys may also have the opportunity to work on child welfare policy and participate in special projects aimed at improving the child welfare system in Alaska. Some travel within Alaska will be necessary.

Qualifications

At least two years of trial experience and experience in child abuse or neglect law is highly desired but is not required. General criminal and family law experience will also be considered. Candidates must have strong litigation, case management, and time management skills. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate effective and appropriate consensus building and a willingness to be flexible. These positions require an attorney who is a creative thinker, able to think and make decisions quickly, and able to work independently and well under pressure. The successful candidate should be able to work with a variety of people, including the client agency, the public, and witnesses.

Applicants who are interested in working part-time or less than a standard workweek will be considered. If you are interested in part-time options, please contact Kelly West at Kelly.west@alaska.gov

Contact

For additional information about this position, contact Carla Erickson at (907) 269-5140.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will depend upon the legal experience of the selected candidate. Attorneys offered positions requiring relocation may be eligible for up to $6,000 in moving reimbursement.  The State provides a comprehensive state benefits package, which includes health insurance, generous leave accrual, 11 paid holidays, and a variety of retirement plans. Additionally, employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Public Loan Forgiveness Program.  Attorneys work a standard 37.5-hour workweek and after an initial training period are eligible for part-time teleworking, alternate workweek, or a flex schedule allowing for a work life balance.

Application Instructions

Candidates who are interested in applying for any of these positions 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 civil.recruit@alaska.gov (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 Kelly West at the department’s Anchorage office (907) 269-5101 or Relay Alaska at 1-800-770-8973.