Anchorage, Alaska

Posted Date

November 20, 2020

Division

Civil Division

Contact Information

Alan Birnbaum
alan.birnbaum@alaska.gov

The Information and Project Support Section is recruiting for a full-time attorney to serve in the Anchorage office. The attorney will advise and represent agencies in connection with the communication, retention, protection, and disclosure of information—e.g., in connection with responding to Alaska Public Records Act requests, conducting electronic discovery, and using collaboration tools, social media, and agency websites. The attorney will litigate; propose legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures; testify before legislative committees; and interact with the public.

Qualifications

The applicant should be knowledgeable about the application of technology to the practice of law; litigation, including discovery, trials, and administrative proceedings; and administrative law. The applicant must possess strong writing and speaking skills.

Application Process

Candidates who are interested in applying for any of these positions 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.

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 positions. State attorneys are in the partially exempt service and serve at will, at the pleasure of the Attorney General.

About the Organization

The Civil Division of the Department of Law is the State of Alaska’s chief legal office in civil matters. The Civil Division has fifteen sections in offices throughout the state and is considered the “largest law firm” in Alaska. The Department is looking for several talented, energetic, and hard-working full-time attorneys to become members of our dynamic legal team. If you want to be a part of a collegial, collaborative, and professionally inspiring workplace, we hope you will consider joining us. The Department will be evaluating and hiring for these positions on a rolling basis as applications are received. Applicants with questions about the position should contact the section supervisor identified below. For more information about the Department of Law, please visit our website at www.law.alaska.gov.