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Employment Opportunities

Assistant District Attorney

District Attorney's Office – Full-Time; Sitka

The Department of Law, Criminal Division is recruiting for a prosecutor who would like to live in beautiful Sitka, Alaska. The Sitka District Attorney’s Office is operated by one full-time assistant district attorney, one paralegal, and one law office assistant and is supervised by the Juneau District Attorney's Office. This position requires frequent court appearances in the superior and district courts. There is significant trial work, pre-trial motion practice, daily court hearings and some post-conviction and appellate work. As the sole attorney for the office, this position provides ample opportunity to acquire experience in a wide variety of criminal prosecutions, both misdemeanor and felony. There are also opportunities for travel in connection with trial work in other court locations in Southeast Alaska, such as Petersburg and Kake.  

Applicants should have strong oral advocacy skills. This position requires the ability to think critically and reason logically; the ability to communicate clearly 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. This position will work predominately independently so prior trial experience and experience in the practice of criminal law would be beneficial but is not required. If you believe you have the right qualities for the job we would like to hear from you.

Sitka is home to 9,061 people whose colorful past is a blend of native Tlingit culture and Russian history. Sitka’s incredible scenery is framed by glacial carved mountains and island-studded waters facing the Pacific Ocean. If you enjoy dramatic scenery, fishing, hiking, and abundant wildlife then Sitka is the place for you. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Juneau District Attorney Angie Kemp at (907) 465-3620 or

Application Instructions

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate and will range from approximately $77,000 to $100,000, which includes a salary differential increase of 5% for this location. Salary increases are received every 1-2 years. A comprehensive benefits package is provided, including 21 days of personal leave for new employees, which increases over time; a generous Supplemental Benefits System (SBS) in which the state matches 6.13% of gross pay (this is in place of Social Security); a PERS retirement account in which the state matches pre-tax contributions of up to 5% of gross eligible salary; options for deferred compensation; health, dental, vision and life insurance; and some assistance with moving expenses.  

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 may 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.