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The following is a greeting given in one of the 20 indigenous languages recognized by the State of Alaska.

Ade’ ndadz dengit’a?
(Deg Xinag)
"Hello, how are you?"
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Employment Opportunities

Supervising Assistant District Attorney

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

The Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill a full-time supervising 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. This position would supervise one of these teams. In this position, you would be responsible for assigning the workload, establishing procedures, and setting the tone for the team’s relationship with the court. This position also handles a caseload, in addition to administrative and supervisory responsibilities. 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 division experience before transferring to one of the other district attorney offices. This position requires the ability think critically and reason logically; the ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing; the ability to lead legal professionals in a supportive team environment; the ability to manage both the legal and administrative functions; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously.

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $73,000 - $106,000. 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. 

Individuals who would like more information may contact District Attorney Richard Allen at (907) 269-6300, or by email at

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.

Preferably applications may be submitted electronically to:

or via 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.