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January 11, 2019
Anchorage, Alaska
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Job Description

The Department of Law, Office of the Attorney General, Child Protection Section, is recruiting for a Paralegal I/II position in the Anchorage office.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Organizing, indexing, reviewing, purging, summarizing, and controlling large collections of documents and exhibits used in complex litigation;
  • Factual, historical, and legislative research;
  • Preparing various written documents including research summaries, document analyses, and investigation results;
  • Drafting or preparing legal pleadings and documents including routine discovery and affidavits;
  • Legal research;
  • Assisting with investigations including location of witnesses and conducting informal interviews; and
  • Assisting attorneys in trial and administrative proceedings.

The department is recruiting for candidates who qualify at both the entry and full working level of the job class (Paralegal I or II). The actual appointment level will depend upon the background and experience level of the successful candidate. Successful candidates may be eligible for promotion to the higher level upon completion of the training period.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Familiarity with litigation requirements and processes;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, time management, and computer skills; and
  • Experience as a paralegal or work in document management, civil litigation, or a related field is desired.

For more information on the Civil Division and our mission,

Minimum Qualifications

Paralegal I (Monthly Salary $3,611.00):

Three years of clerical or technical experience in a law enforcement or law office environment. Experience should have included performance of case research and/or preparation of routine legal documents. The required experience includes such work as Law Office Assistant I or Criminal Justice Technician with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.
Certification from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved state paralegal training and education program.
Graduation from an Associate of Arts program in paralegal, criminal justice or legal studies.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and certification in paralegal studies from a recognized program.
Three years in any combination of post secondary education from an accredited college, and clerical or technical experience in a law enforcement or law office environment. Experience should have included performance of case research and/or preparation of routine legal documents. The required experience includes such work as Law Office Assistant I or Criminal Justice Technician with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equal 1 month of experience).

Paralegal II (Monthly Salary $4,148.00):

One year of experience as a Paralegal I, Victim/Witness Paralegal I, or Criminal Justice Technician II with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.
One year of study at an accredited school of law.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in paralegal, criminal justice, or legal studies.

Additional Required Information

A cover letter is required for this position. The cover letter should highlight any applicable education, work experience required to meet the minimum qualifications, and address the demonstrated strengths listed in the posting. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax it to the contact number provided in the job posting. Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

Information at time of interview:

  1. Three professional references with current phone numbers (at least one of the references must be a current or former supervisor).
  2. The two most recent evaluations, if available, or two letters of reference from a current or former employer.
  3. A writing sample.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the '' domains. For information on allowing emails from the '' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information


Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to [email protected]

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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name: Melanie Ferguson
Title: Administrative Operations Manager
Phone: 907-269-5100
Fax: 907-276-3697
Email: [email protected]

Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits

  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
  • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
    • General Government
    • Labor, Trades and Crafts
    • Public Safety Employees Association
    • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
  • Optional Insurance Benefits
    • Group-based insurance premiums for
      • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
      • Long-term and short-term disability
      • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
      • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
      • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses
  • Retirement Benefits

    • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
    • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
    • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
    • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
    • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
    • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
    See for additional information

    Paid Leave & Other Benefits

    • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
    • Eleven paid holidays a year
    • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

    See for additional information

    Have you carefully read the minimum qualifications for this position, and do you certify that you possess the required education and/or experience to meet the minimum qualifications as stated?

    • Yes
    • No
    Have you attached a professionally written cover letter that highlights your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the required minimum qualifications and job responsibilities listed in the job description?

    • Yes
    • No
    Please indicate what level (Paralegal I or Paralegal II) you are applying for. You must meet the minimum qualifications for that level to be considered.

    • Paralegal I
    • Paralegal II
    • Paralegal I & II
    Please articulate how you feel you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If referencing your work experience, please indicate what business or position you are referring to. If you are using education as a substitution for work experience, please attach a college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to your application.

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