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Employment Opportunities

Assistant Attorney General, Child Support Enforcement Prosecutor

Office of Special Prosecutions – Full-Time; Anchorage

The Department of Law, Office of Special Prosecutions, is recruiting for a full time permanent Assistant Attorney General to prosecute child support enforcement matters.  The person would be responsible for assisting law enforcement agencies and the Child Support Services Division (CSSD) by supervising their investigations and handling prosecutions at the trial level in the area of child support enforcement.  The person would also assist in appellate matters pending before the appellate courts involving child support enforcement prosecutions, provide CSSD with on-going legal advice, and training in the development of child support enforcement cases, and assist in the development of uniform policies and procedures pertaining to statewide child support enforcement efforts.  
The ideal candidate will possess two to three years of criminal prosecution experience, be highly self-motivated, be willing to aggressively charge CSSD cases, and be able to motivate and manage criminal investigators including actively participating in all stages of an ongoing investigation from initiation to prosecution.   

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $75,000 - $89,000. 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.

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.  A comprehensive professional writing sample should also be included.  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. 

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 99811-0300

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 Relay Alaska at (800) 770-8973 or the Criminal Division Central Office at (907) 465-3600.
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.