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Employment Opportunities

Communications & Public Relations Special Assistant

Alaska Attorney General's Office - Full-Time; Anchorage or Juneau

What you will be doing

You would be the lead public information officer for the Department of Law, covering both the Civil and Criminal Divisions. In this role, you would interact with the press on inquiries and press releases, strategize and plan public relations initiatives the department should engage in, coordinate with other states and other entities that align with the State of Alaska on legal matters, and take on special projects relating to communications and external affairs. This role would also assist in messaging for an initiative to combat the high rates of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska.

Our Organization, Mission, and Culture

The Department of Law serves as the legal advisor for the governor and other state officers, prosecutes all violations of state criminal law, and enforces the consumer protection and unfair trade practices laws. The public information officer would work as part of a team with the attorney general, deputies, assistant attorneys general and others to ensure good communications within and outside of the agency.

Where you will work

The position can be located in either Anchorage or Juneau at the department’s offices. Travel will be required both in and out of state depending on the needs of the Department.

Who we are looking for

To be successful in this position you will need to possess the following competencies:

  • Preparing visual materials for television, web sites, and presentations before a range of audiences.
  • Ability to write articles, newsletters, news releases, radio scripts and speaking notes adapted to the needs and interests of various audiences served by the agency's information and education programs.
  • Digesting, editing, abstracting, and condensing legal documents
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and implement information and education programs.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other attorneys’ general offices and other agencies on public relations.
  • Ability to use originality in presentations and public information campaigns.
  • Knowledge of technical photographic and digital image materials and equipment, reference sources, and research procedures.
  • Knowledge of type, content, form, and style of articles required for publication by newspapers, magazines, trade journals, radio and television.

Compensation

The Special Assistant position is a non-attorney position in the partially exempt service.  The salary begins at $83,889 for an Anchorage based position or $88,081 for a Juneau based position and comes with a full benefit package. 

Application Requirements

A resume, cover letter, and three professional references are required to apply. Each applicant should also submit an originally authored press release and a second writing sample such as a communication plan, newsletter, or other publication. You can submit your application packet via email to ninia.dizon@alaska.gov. The application deadline is Monday, August 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.  For questions regarding the position, contact Deputy Attorney General Cori Mills via e-mail, cori.mills@alaska.gov or Deputy Attorney General John Skidmore via e-mail, john.skidmore@alaska.gov.

The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer and complies with Title I of the ADA. Individuals who require accommodation to apply may call (907) 269-5100 (v) or (907) 258-9161 (TTY).