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Assistant Attorney General

Commercial, Fair Business & Child Support Section - Full-Time; Anchorage Office

The State of Alaska, Department of Law is recruiting for one attorney to serve in the Commercial, Fair Business & Child Support 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 this position on November 13, 2017. To be assured of consideration for this position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on November 13, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if the position remains available. Applicants who have questions about the positions should contact the section supervisors identified below. For general information, please see our website: www.law.alaska.gov.

Position Description

The Commercial, Fair Business & Child Support Section is recruiting for a full-time attorney in Anchorage to represent the Division of Banking and Securities in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (“the division”) and the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE)/Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC). For the division, the attorney will be primarily involved in giving advice regarding legal issues, administrative proceedings, and enforcement matters involving financial institutions regulated under Title 6 of Alaska Statutes and the sale of securities under Title 45, Chapter 55 of Alaska Statutes. Regulated financial institutions include state banks and credit unions, trust companies, small loan companies, premium finance companies, BIDCOs, payday lenders, mortgage brokers, lenders, originators, and money servicers. Regulated securities entities include broker-dealers, investment advisers, securities issuers, and any person selling securities or investment advice.

The attorney will represent the division in administrative adjudications of agency enforcement matters before the Office of Administrative Hearings or in appeals of final agency decisions before the superior court or the Alaska Supreme Court. The attorney also will advise and assist the division in its investigation of proxy solicitation complaints involving Alaska Native corporations. In addition, the attorney will provide advice and drafting assistance to the division on regulations and legislation, and may be assigned to defend civil lawsuits brought against the division.

The attorney will also advise ACPE and ASLC on commission and student loan matters. The ACPE—funded by the ASLC—promotes access to and success in education and career training beyond high school.  ACPE is overseen by a fourteen-member body that represents educational bodies and the general public. This board meets quarterly to discuss key issues affecting ACPE and ASLC.  The attorney will primarily give legal advice on issues involving Alaska Statutes 14.42, 14.43, and 14.48.  In addition, the attorney will provide advice and drafting assistance on regulations and legislation.

Applicants must have a minimum of two full years of licensed practice and experience in civil litigation or administrative law. Applicants must be able to manage multiple demands and to communicate effectively in group settings. Prior experience in administrative adjudication or other experience in the regulation of financial institutions is desired but not required. Prior experience with bankruptcy matters is desired but not required. Applicants should be able to handle all phases of litigation including discovery, motion practice, administrative hearings, and appeals. Strong writing skills are important.

For further information, contact Stacy Steinberg at (907) 269-5200 or by e-mail at Stacy.Steinberg@alaska.gov.

Application Instructions

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 the 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, you should specify the position 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 the position, applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on November 13, 2017. 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 emailed to:

civil.recruit@alaska.gov

(Those applying via email should 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.