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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

Assistant District Attorney

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

If you are looking for a fulfilling career in public service look no further than the Alaska Department of Law, Criminal Division. The Kodiak District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill a full-time assistant district attorney position to prosecute criminal cases on behalf of the State of Alaska. This is a two-attorney office with support from a victim-witness paralegal and a law office assistant. Kodiak has one superior court judge and one magistrate judge. Due to the size of the office, the experience you would receive in this location will be varied and provide you with a well-rounded knowledge of the criminal justice system which can positively impact your suitability for other opportunities within the department. This position provides an immediate opportunity to gain trial experience and to independently manage a caseload of misdemeanor and felony offenses.

The office serves all of the communities on Kodiak Island. Kodiak is often referred to as Alaska’s Emerald Isle because of its beauty. Whether you enjoy world-class fishing, hunting for the largest land carnivore on the North American continent, sea kayaking through protected waters in the archipelago, or hiking to the top of Mount Pyramid to experience unmatched scenic vistas, consider applying to be the Assistant District Attorney in Kodiak, Alaska. 

To be a good fit for the job, you will need the ability to think critically and logically; the ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously.  Prior criminal law experience is preferred, but is not required. Membership in the Alaska Bar or the ability to become licensed in Alaska is also preferred. If you believe you have the right qualities for the job, we would like to hear from you.

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate but can range between approximately $71,000 - $100,000. 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.

Individuals who would like more information may contact District Attorney Gustaf Olson at (907)486-5744, 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. 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:

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.