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Employment Opportunities

Transportation Attorney

Transportation Section - Full-Time; Anchorage
(position 21-TR-01; open until filled)

Job description

The Transportation Section is currently hiring two attorney positions to serve as counsel to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and other state agencies on a broad range of transportation and construction related issues. A significant portion of the attorney’s time will be devoted to representation of the state in administrative and judicial hearings and appeals. The attorneys will also advise client agencies on issues relating to governmental procurements; construction and intergovernmental contracts; real property acquisition, leasing and other public land issues; federal regulatory and funding issues related to both highways and airports; contaminated site cleanup; and drafting regulations and legislation.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a strong knowledge of general legal principles and practices. Experience in civil litigation or administrative hearings is required. Experience in one or more of the areas of law discussed above is preferred, but not required. The attorney must be able to work independently on complex matters and possess superior case management, writing, and oral communication skills. Three or more full years of licensed experience is preferred.

Contact

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Max Garner, Supervising Attorney for the Transportation section, at (907) 269-5160 or by e-mail at max.garner@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.