Location: Anchorage, AK
The Alaska Department of Law, Office of Special Prosecutions, is recruiting for a full time attorney specializing in the area of alcohol interdiction. This position will prosecute alcohol-related offenses. Alcohol abuse has been found to be a significant contributing factor to domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the state. Several Alaskan communities have elected to restrict alcohol possession or consumption in various ways – up to and included outlawing it completely. To help these communities achieve their goals, this prosecutor works in a coordinated effort with the Department of Public Safety, the U.S. Postal Service and federal law enforcement agencies to focus on interdicting illegal alcohol before it reaches these local option communities.
This prosecutor position is located in Anchorage and handles interdiction prosecution cases and appeals in the Anchorage, Nome, and Kotzebue areas. The position requires frequent travel to both Nome and Kotzebue for grand jury, evidentiary hearings, and trial, amongst other reasons.
The ideal candidate will possess two to three years of criminal prosecution experience, be highly self-motivated, be willing to aggressively charge alcohol related cases, and be able to motivate and manage criminal investigators including actively participating in all stages of an ongoing investigation from initiation to prosecution. Although the unit is seeking an attorney with some relevant experience in the field, all interested attorneys are encouraged to apply for consideration. The applicant’s relevant legal experience and interest in the position should be addressed in the cover letter.
Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $71,000 – $89,000. A full benefit package is provided. More information and application instructions may be found on our website at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.