Assistant Attorney General
Human Services Section - Full-Time; Juneau Office (position closes 09/24/18)
The Civil Division of the Department of Law is the State of Alaska’s chief legal office in civil matters. The Civil Division has thirteen sections in offices throughout the state and is considered the “largest law firm” in Alaska. The Department is looking for multiple talented, energetic, and hard-working full-time attorneys to become members of our dynamic legal team. If you want to be a part of a collegial, collaborative and professionally inspiring workplace, we hope you will consider joining us. The Department will begin evaluating and hiring for these positions on the closing dates listed next to each job opening. Applications received after that date will be considered if the position remains available. Applicants who have questions about the position should contact the section supervisor identified below. For more information about the Department of Law, please visit our website at www.law.alaska.gov.
The attorney in this position will provide day-to-day advice to the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services. The attorney may also appear in administrative hearings related to Medicaid benefits and provider enrollment and certification, as well as handle any litigation and appeals in the Alaska trial courts. The position requires an extensive amount of trial work and frequent appearances in the state trial courts and administrative hearing practice before the Office of Administrative Hearings. A significant amount of written motion practice is involved. Some travel within Alaska may be necessary. This attorney may be called upon to represent the state in court hearings related to involuntary mental commitments, guardianships and conservatorships, as well as to advise and/or represent other divisions within the Department of Health and Social Services as necessary
It is preferred that applicants have prior litigation experience and are able to handle all phases of administrative and court proceedings, including appeals. The successful applicant must excel at legal research, and writing. Good organizational skills, strong oral communication, and the ability to work cooperatively on a team also are important. Candidates must be able to work under deadline and demonstrate the willingness and ability to be flexible. Attorneys in the section must produce a high volume of work on a daily basis and be effective in building consensus and in working with the client, the public, and witnesses.
Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Stacie Kraly at (907) 465-3600 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. The State provides a comprehensive state benefits package to 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 who are interested in applying for these positions must submit a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience and identifies at least three professional employment references. Candidates also must submit a comprehensive professional writing sample. A cover letter should specify the position(s) for which the applicant is applying. Applications can be either emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (with the subject line titled “application for current attorney recruitment”) or mailed or hand-delivered to:
Office of the Attorney General
1031 W 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501
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.