Assistant Attorney General
Legislation and Regulations Section - Full-Time; Juneau Office (position closes 09/19/18)
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 Legislation and Regulations section provides advice and representation to most executive branch agencies, including the Office of the Governor. The section’s attorneys are responsible for preparing legislation and amendments, monitoring state and federal legislation, and coordinating the department’s testimony before the state legislature on bills. The section supervisor is the regulations attorney; accordingly the section attorneys provide legal advice to executive branch agencies in all stages of regulations, from initial notice to final review. Attorneys in the section also provide advice on parliamentary and constitutional questions on legislative procedures. The section is responsible for preparing the Drafting Manual for Administrative Regulations.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school. It is preferred that applicants have a minimum of three years of licensed practice that included significant responsibility for drafting legislation and amendments, taking into account form, style, and legal issues. Desirable qualifications include an understanding of the State of Alaska’s organizational structure, and legislative and budgeting process. While not required, experience in drafting or reviewing regulations is also desirable. The successful candidate must be willing to draft legislation in a variety of subject areas. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional writing and analytical skills, strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to offer solution-oriented options for complex issues. The applicant should be able to work comfortably and cooperatively in a team environment, sometimes on an expedited basis.
Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Susan Pollard at (907) 465-2168 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Attorneys who applied for this position in response to the July 2018 recruitment notice will automatically be considered for this vacancy and need not resubmit an application.
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.