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Employment Opportunities

Information & Project Support Attorney

Information & Project Support Section - Full-Time; Anchorage
(position 21-IPS-01; open until filled)

Job description

The Information and Project Support section is recruiting for a full-time attorney to serve in the Anchorage office. The attorney will advise and represent agencies in connection with the communication, retention, protection, and disclosure of information—e.g., in connection with responding to Alaska Public Records Act requests, conducting electronic discovery, and using collaboration tools, social media, and agency websites. The attorney will litigate; propose legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures; testify before legislative committees; and interact with the public.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a strong knowledge of general legal principles and practices. The applicant should be knowledgeable about the application of technology to the practice of law; litigation, including discovery, trials, and administrative proceedings; and administrative law. The applicant must possess strong writing and speaking skills.

Contact

For additional information, contact Alan Birnbaum, Supervising Attorney for the Information and Project Support Section, at alan.birnbaum@alaska.gov.

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.