Assistant Attorney General
Labor and State Affairs Section - Full-Time; Juneau Office
The State of Alaska, Department of Law is recruiting for an attorney to serve in the Labor and State Affairs section of the Civil Division.
Interested candidates must submit a complete resume package as described in this announcement. The Department will begin evaluating and hiring for these positions on February 4, 2013. To be assured of consideration for the positions, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on February 4, 2013. Applications received after that date will be considered if the positions remain available. Applicants who have questions about the positions should contact the section supervisor identified below. For general information, please see our website: www.law.alaska.gov.
The Labor and State Affairs section of the Juneau Attorney General's Office is recruiting for a full-time attorney to represent the state primarily in retirement and benefits and employment matters. The position will advise state agencies on retirement and benefits and employment issues and represent their interests in litigation, appeals, and administrative proceedings. As necessary, the position may also provide advice and represent state agencies in various other matters involving, for example, constitutional claims, the open meetings act, the public records act, and contracts.
The position requires a minimum of two full years of licensed practice of law. A background in retirement and benefits law and employment law is preferred, but not required. Experience with state and federal anti-discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act is desirable. Applicants must be able to handle all phases of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, administrative hearings, trials, and appeals. Prior litigation experience is preferred. The successful applicant must possess precise analytical skills, excellent writing ability, and confidence in oral advocacy.
For additional information about this position, contact Margie Vandor at (907) 465-3600 or by e mail at email@example.com.
Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided for 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 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. Candidates also must submit a comprehensive professional writing sample. A cover letter should specify the position for which the applicant is applying. Additionally, if applying for multiple positions, you should specify the positions you wish to be considered for in your cover letter, but only one set of application materials is necessary. To be assured of consideration for a position, applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on February 4, 2013. Applications received after that date will be considered if the positions remain available. Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to:
Office of the Attorney General
1031 W 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501
or e-mailed to:
(If applicant materials are sent via e-mail, applicants are encouraged to title the subject line "application for current attorney recruitment.")
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.