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Ade’ ndadz dengit’a?
(Deg Xinag)
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Employment Opportunities

Assistant Attorney General

Transportation Section - Full-Time; Anchorage 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.

Job description

The attorney filling a transportation section position will serve as counsel to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and other state agencies regarding a broad range of transportation and construction related issues.  A significant portion of attorney’s time will be devoted to representation of the state in administrative and judicial hearings and appeals.  The attorney will also advise client agencies on issues relating to governmental procurements; construction and intergovernmental contracts; real property acquisition, leasing and other public land issues; federal regulatory and funding issues related to both highways and airports; environmental issues, including hazardous wastes and contaminated site cleanup; and drafting regulations and legislation.

Qualifications

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school.  Experience in civil litigation and one or more of the areas of law discussed above is preferred, but not required. A strong knowledge of general legal principles and practices, excellent communication skills, superior analytical and writing skills, good judgment, and the ability to work in a team environment while under minimum supervision are essential.

Contact

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Jeff Stark at (907) 269-5160 or by e-mail at jeff.stark@alaska.gov.

Application Instructions

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 civil.recruit@alaska.gov (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.