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Assistant Attorney General

Office of Special Prosecutions - Full-Time; Anchorage Office

The Office of Special Prosecutions is recruiting to fill an Assistant Attorney General vacancy. This position is located in Anchorage; however it 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.  This position is also meant to provide advice, mentor newer attorneys, conduct training, and work on other projects as needed. Other assignments may include, but are not limited to conducting reviews of officer involved shooting cases or responding to requests for immunity.

Prior prosecution experience is required for this position, along with familiarity of Alaska’s criminal justice system.  Extensive trial experience and a history of handling complex criminal prosecutions are required.  Travel throughout the state will be required.

If you would like more information about this position, you may contact Chief Assistant Attorney General Andrew Peterson at 269-6250 or 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.

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. Applications for this position will be accepted through November 17, 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 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.