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Assistant District Attorney

District Attorney's Office – Full-Time; Anchorage Office

The Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill a full-time prosecutor position. Anchorage is the largest office in the Criminal Division. The office is divided into trial teams where each team is assigned to a specific courtroom on a rotating basis. The position requires frequent court appearances in the superior and district courts. There is significant trial work, including pre-trial motion practice. There are opportunities for travel in connection with trial work in other court locations, such as Unalaska, Naknek, and Sand Point. 

This is a good location to spend your entire career, or to start out and receive some basic training before transferring to one of the rural offices. Applicants should have strong oral advocacy skills. Prior trial experience and experience in the practice of criminal law is a plus, but is not required.

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $73,000 - $96,000. Promotions are provided as certain experience levels are reached. Regular salary increases are provided every 1-2 years. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided, including 21 days of personal leave for new employees, which increases over time; a generous Supplemental Benefits System (SBS) in which the state provides a 6.13% match of your gross pay (this system takes the place of social security in Alaska); a PERS retirement account in which the state matches pre-tax contributions of up to 5% of gross eligible salary; options for deferred compensation; life, health, dental and vision insurance; and assistance with moving expenses.

Application Instructions

Candidates who are interested in applying for a position must submit a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience and identifies at least three professional employment references.  Please also include a professional writing sample.  A cover letter should specify the position for which the applicant is applying. Applications for this position will be accepted through August 19, 2018. 

Preferably applications should be submitted electronically to:

or you may send a hard copy to:

Department of Law
Criminal Division Central Office
P.O. Box 110300
Juneau, AK 99811

The Department of Law is an equal opportunity employer and complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Applicants needing accommodation to apply may contact the Criminal Division Central Office at (907) 465-3600 or Relay Alaska at (800) 770-8973.

All interested and qualified applicants will be considered, but not every applicant will be interviewed.  A preference will be given to applicants with the ability to fluently speak another language that is commonly used in the geographic locations related to this position.