Assistant District Attorney
District Attorney's Office – Full-Time; Fairbanks Office
The Fairbanks District Attorney’s Office is seeking a highly-motivated, energetic attorney to prosecute cases in Fairbanks where we are filling a full-time assistant district attorney position. Applicants should have strong oral advocacy skills. Prior prosecutorial experience is a plus, but is not required. Motivation to become a skilled Alaska prosecutor is a requirement, regardless of skill level.
The Fairbanks office consists of 13 attorneys and 13 support staff. We prosecute violations of criminal law in interior and northern Alaska, which includes frequent trials, significant pre-trial motion practice, daily court hearings and some post-conviction and appellate work. In addition to the three district and six superior court judges in Fairbanks, this office also covers the Utqiagvik, Tok, Galena, Delta Junction, Nenana and Fort Yukon courts and offers occasional opportunity to travel to these locations.
Fairbanks is a modern, but small, community with about 100,000 people in the greater Fairbanks North Star Borough. The University of Alaska, Fairbanks, with its large campus and course offerings, is located here and there are two military in the vicinity that add to our diverse population. We have the large stores (Walmart, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Lowes, Home Depot, and Costco in November) and local stores with the interior Alaska touch. We have a movie theater, several gyms, including Planet Fitness and Alaska Club, and an international airport with direct connections to many locations in the “lower 48.” There are many outdoor opportunities here both in the summer (hiking trails, fishing, 2.5 hours from Denali National Park) and winter (cross country skiing reigns supreme).
Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $66,000 - $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 retirement annuity plan that takes the place of the federal Social Security Plan, in which the state provides a 6.13% match of your gross pay; a separate retirement investment portfolio 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.
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. If applying for multiple positions, the cover letter should specify which of the positions the applicant wishes to be considered for, but only one set of application materials is necessary.
Individuals who would like more information may contact District Attorney Gregg Olson at (907) 451-5970, or by email at Gregg.Olson@alaska.gov.
Preferably applications should be submitted electronically to: CriminalLawRecruit@alaska.gov
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.