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Employment Opportunities

Sexual Assault Prosecutor

District Attorney's Office – Full-Time; Bethel

We welcome you to join us as a sex crimes prosecutor at the Bethel District Attorney’s Office.  This position offers a unique opportunity for a highly specialized caseload in a challenging and rewarding area of prosecution. 

The caseload consists of sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor cases and you will serve as a regional expert on the topic. In addition to prosecuting the most serious and high profile cases, you will also provide advice and assistance to law enforcement agencies and mentor other prosecutors. The expertise you will share includes:

  • a victim-centered approach
  • obtaining search warrants
  • effective seizure of evidence
  • presenting scientific evidence at trial

You may also serve on multidisciplinary teams developing guidelines and suggestions designed to increase successful investigation and prosecution of perpetrators while minimizing trauma to victims.  
This position requires you to be familiar with Alaska’s criminal justice system and laws, have extensive trial experience, a history of handling complex criminal prosecutions, and a demonstrated commitment to working with victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse. Some travel within the region is required, including for trials that may last several weeks.

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

Application Instructions

Candidates who are interested in applying for this position should submit a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience and identifies at least three professional employment references. Other items that should be included are a legal writing sample and a cover letter that specifies which position the applicant is applying for. 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.

Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Please send them to: CriminalLawRecruit@alaska.gov

or via hard copy to:

Department of Law
Criminal Division Central Office
P.O. Box 110300
Juneau, AK 99811-0300

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 Relay Alaska at (800) 770-8973 or the Criminal Division Central Office at (907) 465-3600.

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.