Employment Opportunities

Assistant Attorney General

Torts and Workers’ Compensation Section - Full-Time; Anchorage Office

The State of Alaska, Department of Law is recruiting for one attorney to serve in the Torts and Workers’ Compensation 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 this position on August 15, 2017. To be assured of consideration for this position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on August 15, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if the position remains available. Applicants who have questions about the position should contact the section supervisor identified below. For general information, please see our website: www.law.alaska.gov.

The Department of Law is recruiting for a full-time attorney to work in the Torts & Workers’ Compensation Section in the Anchorage office. The attorney’s primary duties involve representation of the state as the employer in workers’ compensation matters involving state employees. The attorney will routinely handle litigation in administrative proceedings before the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board, including investigation, discovery, motion practice, and hearings, as well as appellate matters before the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission and the Alaska Supreme Court. The attorney will also provide legal counsel to state agency employers, the state Division of Risk Management, and the state’s independent adjusters on workers’ compensation issues, and may advise on proposed legislation. Travel both in Alaska and out of state may be required

Administrative law experience, including a background in workers’ compensation law, is preferred but not required. Litigation experience in any forum, as either lead counsel or second chair, is also preferred. Qualified applicants must have strong writing skills and oral advocacy skills. They must be highly motivated, able to work well as a member of a team, and demonstrate effective consensus building and a willingness to be flexible. The position requires an attorney who is able to handle a high volume of cases, think and make decisions quickly, and work independently and well under pressure.

For further information, contact Susan Cox at (907) 465-3600 or by email at susan.cox@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 August 15, 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:

(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.