Assistant Public Defender (Attorney 1-4, PCN 02-DOA131)

State of Alaska

Alaska, AK

Alaska, AK
30+ days ago


The Department of Administration, Public Defender Agency (PDA) is recruiting for full-time Attorney I-IV positions statewide
The Alaska Public Defender Agency (Agency) is currently accepting applications to fill attorney positions in multiple locations. The Agency’s mission is to provide constitutionally mandated legal representation to indigent clients appointed by the court. The Agency hires new lawyers and experienced attorneys to handle civil (Child in Need of Aid and commitment), appellate, and criminal matters. Positions are available in both urban and rural locations. The Agency has thirteen offices statewide, located in Anchorage, Barrow, Bethel, Dillingham, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome, Palmer and Sitka.
Salary will depend upon the legal experience, location of position, and background of the selected candidate. The State provides a comprehensive state benefits package, which includes health insurance, generous leave accrual, 11 paid holidays, and a variety of retirement plans. Additionally, employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Public Loan Forgiveness Program.  State attorneys are in the partially-exempt service and serve at will, at the pleasure of the Public Defender.