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Assistant Attorney General

Office of Special Prosecutions - Full-Time; Anchorage Office

The position will operate as a statewide narcotic prosecutor working in conjunction with federal, state, and local law enforcement to create a unified local-state-federal approach to combating drugs in Alaska.

The specific activities that will contribute to this goal are: 1) Providing advice and guidance to attorneys in other prosecution offices; 2) Providing advice and guidance to investigators at an early stage in drug investigations; 3) Prosecuting violations of state drug laws from grand jury through sentencing and sentence appeals; 4) Providing police training in narcotics laws and legal procedures; 5) Taking an active role in the investigation and prosecution of burglary, homicide and other serious violent crimes that are committed by drug traffickers or directly related to drug trafficking; 6) Provide overall direction and consultation with other prosecuting offices; 7) Continue to work with federal prosecutors in an effort to best utilize federal laws and procedures.

Prior prosecution experience is required for this position, along with familiarity of Alaska’s criminal justice system. The incumbent must be eligible to obtain cross-designation as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for federal prosecution of drug trafficking in federal court. Occasional travel throughout the state will be required.

Application Instructions

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate.  A comprehensive state benefits package is provided.  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.  Please also include a professional writing sample.  A cover letter should specify the position for which the applicant is applying. Applications for this position will be accepted through November 17, 2017.

Preferably, applications should 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.