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Employment Opportunities

Assistant Attorney General

Office of Special Prosecutions – Full-Time; Anchorage

The Office of Special Prosecutions is offering a unique opportunity to make a real impact serving rural Alaskan communities. A Rural Prosecution Unit has recently been created and we are recruiting to fill an attorney position to focus on domestic violence and sexual assault cases. The position is located in Anchorage; however you will assist rural district attorney offices statewide by filling in when an office is short staffed or when an office needs assistance on high-profile or complex cases. Assistance will be provided on-site in rural communities when needed and remotely from Anchorage when possible.

In addition to prosecuting rural cases, you will also provide advice to law enforcement, mentor less experienced attorneys, and conduct training. Your expertise will be utilized in developing policy specifically intended to more effectively deliver service to rural Alaska. You would collaborate with local law enforcement, tribal governments, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, local government and human advocates to develop cohesive and effective practices.

To be successful in this position you will need to have trial experience and a history of handling complex criminal prosecutions. There will be opportunity for travel throughout the state. You will be cross-designated as a Special Assistant US Attorney and will work closely with our counterparts in the U.S. Attorney’s Office to achieve the best possible outcome under state or federal law.  

This is a federal grant funded position that will last at least two and up to three years. There may be opportunity to extend the grant and therefore the position. If an opportunity to extend is not available, you would be highly considered for other vacant positions in the division at the end of the grant period if you have had good performance. The type of experience you will get in this position is very valuable within the Criminal Division as well as outside of the Department of Law.

Salaries are determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with an expected starting range between approximately $78,000 - $106,000. 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 health, dental, vision and life insurance; a retirement account in which the state matches pre-tax contributions of up to 5% of your gross eligible salary; a generous Supplemental Benefits System in which the state provides a 6.13% match of your gross pay (this system takes the place of social security with State of Alaska employment); options for deferred compensation; 21 days of personal leave for new employees, which increases over time; 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.  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.

Preferably applications may be submitted electronically to: CriminalLawRecruit@alaska.gov

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 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.