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Assistant District Attorney

District Attorney's Office - Full-Time; Anchorage Office

The Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill a full-time prosecutor position. Anchorage is the largest office in the Criminal Division. The office is divided into trial teams where each team is assigned to a specific courtroom on a rotating basis. The position requires frequent court appearances in the superior and district courts. There is significant trial work, including pre-trial motion practice. There are opportunities for travel in connection with trial work in other court locations, such as Unalaska, Naknek, and Sand Point. 

This is a good location to spend your entire career, or to start out and receive some basic training before transferring to one of the rural offices. Applicants should have strong oral advocacy skills. Prior trial experience and experience in the practice of criminal law is a plus, but is not required.

Application Instructions

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided. 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 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. Applications for this position will be accepted through November 19, 2017.

Preferably, applications should 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 American with Disabilities Act. Applicants who need 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.