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Employment Opportunities

Assistant Attorney General

Transportation Section - Full-Time; Anchorage
(position 19-TR-01; open until filled)

Job description

The Transportation Section is recruiting for a full-time attorney in Anchorage. The attorney filling a transportation section position will serve as counsel to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and other state agencies regarding a broad range of transportation and construction related issues.  A significant portion of attorney’s time will be devoted to representation of the state in administrative and judicial hearings and appeals.  The attorney will also advise client agencies on issues relating to governmental procurements; construction and intergovernmental contracts; real property acquisition, leasing and other public land issues; federal regulatory and funding issues related to both highways and airports; environmental permitting issues, contaminated site cleanup; and drafting regulations and legislation.

Qualifications

Experience in civil litigation is required.  Experience in one or more of the areas of law discussed above is preferred, but not required. The attorney must be able to work independently on complex matters and possess superior case management, writing, and oral communication skills.  Three or more full years of licensed experience is preferred.

Contact

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Jeff Stark at (907) 269-5160 or by e-mail at jeff.stark@alaska.gov.

Application Instructions

Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. The State provides a comprehensive state benefits package to regular, full-time, partially-exempt (PX) positions. 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 this position must submit a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience and identifies at least three professional employment references. Candidates also must submit a comprehensive professional writing sample. A cover letter should specify the position for which the applicant is applying by using the job number indicated on the recruitment announcement. Applications can be either emailed to civil.recruit@alaska.gov (with the subject line titled “application for current attorney recruitment”) or mailed or hand-delivered to:

Office of the Attorney General
1031 W 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

All interested and qualified applicants will be considered, but not every applicant will be interviewed.

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 call Melanie Ferguson at the department’s Anchorage office (907) 269-5102 or Relay Alaska at 1-800-770-8973.