Environmental Crimes Prosecutor

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

As an Environmental Crimes Prosecutor you will work with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and be responsible for prosecuting cases statewide that are referred by the Environmental Crimes Unit (ECU), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Alaska State Troopers for violations of state laws regulating hazardous waste disposal, oil spills, air and water pollution, mining, forestry, water use, seafood processing, and other environmental and human-health related issues. The Environmental Crimes Prosecutor is also responsible for animal welfare cases referred by the State Veterinarian and serves as the criminal division advisor to the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry.   The cases typically involve complex regulatory schemes and large amounts of business-related evidence and documents.

This individual works closely with the division’s counterparts in the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The Environmental Crimes Prosecutor also represents the Attorney General’s Office on the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force, an interagency federal-state task force dedicated to environmental crimes enforcement. The position also serves as the criminal representative for the State of Alaska for the Western States Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the environmental programs of its members, consisting of Western U.S. states and Canadian provinces. For more information about the Environmental Crimes Unit, please visit the Alaska Department of Law, Criminal Division website.

A Fish & Game Prosecutor is responsible for prosecuting those individuals who violate state laws and regulations designed to protect and manage the State’s fish and game resources. Cases include issues such as commercial fisheries and big game violations, unlawful harvest and sales of wild-stocks, illegal sport-fish activities, and illegal guiding activities. This prosecutor works closely with more than 100 state fish and wildlife officers, various state boards, and several federal law enforcement agencies to protect wildlife across the state. In doing so, you will help protect the very culture of Alaska.

This position is typically involved in cases from the outset of the investigation, providing legal advice to the lead investigative agencies. The position is responsible for screening cases and making charging decisions, presenting cases to the grand jury, motion practice, trial prosecution, responding to post-conviction relief applications, sentence appeals, and petitions to revoke probation. The prosecutor in this position may also be called on to provide legal guidance to DEC’s regulatory programs on matters of criminal enforcement and case development.

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