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Assistant Attorney General

Natural Resources Section - Full-Time; Anchorage Office

The State of Alaska, Department of Law is recruiting for a full-time attorney assigned to the Natural Resources 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 October 13, 2017. To be assured of consideration for this position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on October 13, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if the position remains available. Applicants who have questions about the position should contact the people identified below. For general information about the Department of Law, please see our website:

Position Description

The Natural Resources section is recruiting for an attorney with at least three years prior legal experience to serve as a full-time Assistant Attorney General in Anchorage.

This position will represent and advise the State of Alaska in both litigation and transactional work concerning natural resource and tax matters that involve significant state revenues and interests.  The attorney primarily will represent and advise the Department of Revenue and the Department of Natural Resources on a diverse range of legal matters, including oil and gas property and production tax, corporate income tax, oil and gas leasing, permitting, and royalties, and state land and water issues, and also will be responsible for drafting state statutes and regulations.  The selected candidate will practice in the state and federal courts, including both trial and appellate courts, and before administrative agencies. Some travel may be necessary.

At least three years of experience in tax and natural resources issues and transactions, including state and federal litigation or administrative proceedings, is strongly preferred. Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills, good organizational skills, and an interest in working on complex cases.

Attorneys who applied for this position in response to the July 2017 recruitment notice will automatically be considered for these vacancies and need not resubmit an application.

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Colleen Moore or Martin Schultz at (907) 269-5100 or by e-mail at or

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 must submit a cover letter and resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience and identifies at least three professional employment references. Candidates also must submit two comprehensive professional writing samples. To be assured of consideration for the position, applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on October 13, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if the position remains available.

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 “[LAST NAME] application for 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.