Assistant Attorney General

Anchorage, AK
Full Time
06-11-2019
Job #: 19-CP-02 Exp.: 2+ Years
Description:
The Civil Division of the Department of Law is the State of Alaska’s chief legal office in civil matters. The Civil Division has thirteen sections in offices throughout the state and is considered the “largest law firm” in Alaska. The Department is looking for multiple 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 begin evaluating and hiring for these positions on the closing dates listed in each job opening. Applications received after that date will be considered if the position remains available. 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.

Working and Living in Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage is Alaska's largest city. The city is a gateway to nearby wilderness areas and mountains. It's a great community to live and work in. National Geographic Traveler named it one of the "Best of the World" destinations in 2017. The city offers a wide array of social, cultural, athletic, and professional opportunities for individuals and families. There are 250 miles of trail inside the city to explore—many just minutes from downtown and spectacular mountains and glaciers nearby for hiking, biking, running, and skiing. The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, an 11-mile coastal trail that begins in downtown Anchorage, begins only blocks from the Department of Law. Anchorage is also home to Alaska’s largest university and enjoys multiple performing arts centers, extensive shopping and nightlife; and a growing culinary scene to enjoy.

Job description
The primary responsibility of the attorney in this position is to handle child-in-need-of-aid cases in the Anchorage office. The case load is heavy and focused on litigation. This position requires extensive superior court trial work and a significant amount of written motion practice. In addition, the attorney will practice before the Office of Administrative Hearings on appeals of substantiated reports of harm. The attorney may also have the opportunity to work on child welfare policy and participate in special projects aimed at improving the child welfare system in Alaska. Some travel within Alaska will be necessary.

Qualifications
Attorneys in this section produce a high volume of work on a daily basis. At least two years of trial experience and experience in child abuse or neglect law is highly desired. General criminal and family law experience will also be considered. Candidates must have strong litigation, case management, and time management skills. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate effective and appropriate consensus building and a willingness to be flexible. This position requires a creative thinker who is able to think and make decisions quickly and to work independently and well under pressure. The successful candidate should be committed to the child welfare field and able to work with a variety of people, including the client agency, the general public, and witnesses.

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Carla Erickson at (907) 269-5140.

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