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Assistant Attorney General

Environmental Section - Full-Time; Anchorage Office

The State of Alaska, Department of Law is recruiting for an attorney to serve in the Environmental Section of the Civil Division.

Interested candidates must submit a complete resume package as described in this announcement. The Department will begin evaluating and hiring for this position on September 29, 2017. To be assured of consideration for this position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on September 29, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if the position remains available. Applicants who have questions about the positions should contact the section supervisors identified below. For general information, please see our website:

Position Description

The Environmental Section is recruiting for a full-time attorney position located in Anchorage. The attorney will represent the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation on a variety of transactional, administrative, and litigation matters relating primarily to the agency’s Division of Spill Prevention and Response, Division of Air Quality and Division of Water. The caseload would likely include agency advice, contaminated sites, oil spills, cost recovery, project permitting, permit compliance, oil spill contingency plans, and appeals of agency decisions. The attorney may also assist in the development of regulations and legislation and with responses to requests for public records. Two full years of licensed practice and experience in civil litigation or administrative law are preferred. Strong writing skills are important.

Attorneys who applied for this position in response to the May 2017 recruitment notices will automatically be considered for this vacancy and need not resubmit an application.

For additional information about this position, contact Steve Mulder at (907) 269-5274 or by email at

Application Instructions

Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided for regular, full-time, partially-exempt (PX) positions. State attorneys are in the partially-exempt service and serve at-will at the pleasure of the Attorney General.

Candidates who are interested in applying for the position 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. Additionally, you should specify the position you wish to be considered for in your cover letter, but only one set of application materials is necessary. To be assured of consideration for the position, applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on September 29, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if the positions remain available.

Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Office of the Attorney General
1031 W 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

or emailed to:

(Those applying via email should title the subject line “application for current attorney recruitment.”)

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 Melanie Ferguson at the department’s Anchorage office (907) 269-5102 or Relay Alaska at 1-800-770-8973.