Assistant Attorney General, Cyber Crime Prosecutor
Office of Special Prosecutions – Full-Time; Anchorage Office
The Department of Law, Office of Special Prosecutions, is recruiting for a full time attorney specialized in the prosecution of cyber crimes. This position will prosecute computer aided crimes, primarily including computer aided exploitation of children, criminal use of a computer, and consumer protection. This is a statewide position where the attorney will have a trial caseload and will provide advice and training to local law enforcement and other prosecutors on a statewide level.
The attorney will be expected to develop policies and procedures in cooperation with law enforcement to effectively investigate and prosecute cyber crimes. The attorney will assist others prosecuting these crimes with such things as introducing digital evidence at trial, obtaining search warrants for computer devices, and presenting computer forensic experts to a jury. Applicants must have strong skills as a prosecutor along with strong computer and investigative skills. They must also be able to interact sensitively and effectively with young witnesses who have been sexually exploited. The applicant must be willing to travel throughout the state, including rural areas, to present these cases.
The ideal candidate will have significant practical experience working with criminal investigators concerning the preservation of internet-based digital evidence, forensic examination of computers and other digital devices and a clear understanding of internet protocols and on-line file sharing programs. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be familiar with the current trends in Fifth Amendment precedent throughout the United States concerning the applicability of administrative subpoenas, the limits being applied regarding the search of digital devices and the various jurisdictional challenges that are faced when prosecuting an internet-based offense. These topics should be addressed in the applicant’s cover letter.
Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $89,000 - $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 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.
Candidates who are interested in applying for this position should submit a cover letter and a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience.
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
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.