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Employment Opportunities

Procurement Attorney

Labor & State Affairs Section - Full-Time; Anchorage or Juneau
(position 21-LSA-02; open until filled)

Job description

The Labor and State Affairs section is recruiting for a full-time attorney to represent the Department of Administration and all state agencies in contracting and procurement of supplies and professional services. This work involves advising state agencies in the acquisition process, reviewing contracts, and representing state agencies in bid protests, appeals, contract negotiations and disputes. The attorney in this position will provide daily advice to agencies on discrete legal questions, drafting and reviewing solicitation documents and contract terms, and representing clients in administrative and court proceedings on contract disputes and bid protests for virtually all departments and agencies of the state. Additionally, the attorney will help with a range of other matters handled by the section, such as labor relations, employment, and general advice to the Department of Administration.

Qualifications

Applicants must be able to work independently, have excellent judgment and strong client relation skills, and be able to manage competing deadlines. Applicants should be able to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with public agencies, state officials, the public, and their colleagues, and enjoy being part of a team. Applicants will be expected to handle all phases of administrative litigation, including discovery, motion practice, and appeals. The successful applicant must possess superior analytical and writing skills and must have an interest in drafting, editing, and testifying on legislation.

Contact

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Rachel Witty, Supervising Attorney for Labor and State Affairs at (907) 269-5100; email rachel.witty@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.