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Employment Opportunities

Assistant District Attorney

District Attorney's Office – Full-Time; Juneau

The Juneau District Attorney’s Office is seeking a highly-motivated, energetic attorney to prosecute cases in the capital city where we are filling a full-time assistant district attorney position. Applicants should have strong oral advocacy skills. Prior prosecutorial experience is a plus, but it is not required. This position requires the ability to think critically and reason logically; the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline-controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously.

The Juneau office consists of 4 attorneys and 4 support staff with a satellite office in Sitka consisting of 1 attorney and 2 support staff. We prosecute violations of criminal law, sharing the responsibility for prosecuting misdemeanor crimes committed in the City and Borough of Juneau with the city prosecutor’s office.  The prosecution of state cases requires frequent trials, pre-trial motion practice, weekly grand jury presentations, daily court hearings, and some post-conviction and appellate work. In addition to the single district and three superior court judges in Juneau, this office also covers the Haines, Hoonah, Skagway, Wrangell, and Yakutat courts and offers occasional opportunity to travel to these locations.

Juneau is a small but modern community with about 32,000 people in the greater Juneau region. We have some large stores (Fred Meyer, Safeway, Home Depot, and Costco) in addition to many local stores with the Southeast Alaska flair. We have an active arts community, movie theaters, several gyms, and an international airport with multiple daily flights direct to Anchorage and to Seattle, a major hub for accessing the “Lower 48.”

Juneau’s incredible scenery is framed by glaciers, mountains, and island-studded waters facing the Pacific Ocean.  Juneau has a temperate, oceanic climate and is home to Alaska’s largest national forest, the Tongass National Forest.  If you enjoy dramatic scenery, outdoor activities, and abundant wildlife, then Juneau is the place for you.  The physical office itself boasts stunning views of the mountains and Gastineau Channel.  Mendenhall Glacier is a fifteen-minute drive from downtown Juneau while Mount Roberts is accessible from downtown, via both trails and a tramway.  Hiking, hunting, fishing, whale watching, camping, and paddling are favorite summer activities while winter comes with the promise of opportunities for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, aurora gazing, ice climbing, and snowmachining.

Juneau sunrise from the District Attorney's Office

Sunrise out the office window 11/8/19

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $67,000 - $97,000. 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 life, health, dental and vision insurance; a retirement annuity plan that takes the place of the federal Social Security Plan in which the state provides a 6.13% match of your gross pay; a separate retirement investment portfolio in which the state matches pre-tax contributions of up to 5% of your gross eligible salary; options for deferred compensation; 21 days of personal leave for new employees, which increases over time; and assistance with moving expenses.

Individuals who would like more information about this position may contact District Attorney Angie Kemp at (907) 465-3620 or angie.kemp@alaska.gov.

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 should 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.