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Assistant District Attorney

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

The Bethel District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill a full-time assistant district attorney position.  This lively office is responsible for prosecution of criminal cases in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Interior Alaska.  The position requires frequent court appearances in the superior and district courts at Bethel and often telephonic appearances in more rural village courts.  There is significant trial work, including pre-trial motion practice. There are opportunities for travel to some of the 64 communities in the area, and some travel may be required in connection with trial work in other court locations. 

The Bethel office provides ample opportunity to acquire experience in a wide variety of criminal prosecutions, both misdemeanor and felony, in a short period of time. Assistant District Attorneys who fulfill a two year commitment in a rural location are given a preference when being considered to fill vacancies in other district attorney offices in the state.  A rural commitment is a great way to acquire a variety of experience that is highly valued within the division.

The Bethel Office is an excellent placement for a person who enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, boating and camping.  Bethel is also a fantastic place for those interested in indigenous cultures, or one who seeks a culturally diverse environment.  The Yukon Kuskokwim Delta is comprised of the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers and empties into the Bering Sea on the west coast of Alaska.  At approximately 50,000 square miles, this is one of the largest deltas in the world.

Interested candidates who would like additional information about this position may contact Assistant Attorney General Andrew Peterson at (907) 269-6292, or by e-mail at

Application Instructions

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate and will range from $96,000 to $135,000, which includes a salary differential increase of 50% for this location.  A comprehensive state benefits package is provided, including 21 days of personal leave for new employees, a generous Supplemental Benefits System (SBS) in which the state matches 6.13% of gross pay, a PERS account in which the state matches pre-tax contributions of up to 5% of gross eligible PERS salary, health, dental and vision insurance, and assistance with moving expenses.  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.  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. This recruitment will remain open until filled; however, applicants will begin to be considered as they are received.

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.