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Employment Opportunities

Regulatory Attorney

Regulatory Affairs & Public Advocacy Section - Full-Time; Anchorage
(positions 21-RAPA-01; open until filled)

Job description

The attorney selected for this position will do a range of work handled by the Regulatory Affairs and Public Advocacy (RAPA) Section. The RAPA section primarily performs the Attorney General’s statutory function of representing the public interest in utility and pipeline carrier matters before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. The section also provides policy analysis on related matters.  The attorney in this position would mainly assist in rate cases and other proceedings before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.  In doing so, the attorney would utilize the expert technical support of RAPA non-attorney professionals and outside professionals as witnesses who provide accounting, engineering and economic analysis for all types of regulated utilities and pipelines in pre-filed testimony and at hearing.

Qualifications

Post-graduation experience practicing law as a licensed attorney and/or clerk for a trial or appellate judge is preferred, but not required. The ability to work on a team is essential. Applicants should be comfortable learning a complex area of the law over the course of time prior to receiving first-chair assignments in major rate case proceedings. Prior experience in utilities or pipeline rate cases is not required.

Contact

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Jeff Waller at (907) 269-5187 or by e-mail at jeff.waller@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.