• Assistant Borough Attorney

    Posted: 02/03/2023

    Assistant Borough Attorney
    Fairbanks, AK
    $DOE and excellent benefits
    Our client:  Working for the local Fairbanks community, the Borough provides variety with competitive wages and benefits. If you’d like to strengthen your community, or you love the amenities of a lively downtown scene in close proximity to pristine waterways, mountains and a peaceful lifestyle, take a closer look!
    Would you like to:
    • Provide legal advice to the Borough Mayor, Assembly, boards and commissions on a regular or as-needed basis, including attendance at evening meetings
    • Direct client counseling of Borough and School District staff, to solve a range of operational legal issues
    • Draft legislation to be introduced before Borough Assembly
    • Be required to occasionally act as Borough Attorney
    • Prepare and review contract, leases and other Borough documents
    • Prepare legal opinions concerning correct procedures, statutory interpretation and status of the law; submits opinions to Borough Attorney
    • Prepare research memoranda for Borough Attorney, addressing complex legal questions
    • Represent Borough and School District in a variety of adversarial proceedings and litigation, prepare pleadings, briefs, interview witnesses, investigate claims, appear as trial attorney, prepare motions, negotiate settlements etc.
    Ideally you have:
    • JD from accredited law school, membership in good standing in the Alaska Bar Association. Candidates eligible for admission in Alaska whether by waiver or reciprocity, may be considered. Candidates eligible for a supervised practitioner permit may be considered if membership is obtained within 90 days of employment
    • Must be available for after-hours work and meetings
    • Experience in trials, litigation, appeals, municipal law and/or administrative law preferred
    • Demonstrated knowledge of legal research techniques, skill in preparation of briefs and formal legal opinions
    • Ability to prepare and present sound legal positions during litigation
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing             
    • Ability to deal harmoniously and effectively with clients, co-workers, government officials, the public, the bench and Bar
    • Current driver’s license and clean driving record
    • Clean criminal background check
    If you meet the qualifications, please email your resume and legal writing sample of at least 5 pages to jobs@peopleak.com
    Making it worth your while:
    • Competitive compensation – affordable medical, dental and vision insurance
    • Optional Flex-Spending account
    • Retirement benefits via PERS
    • 13 paid holidays
    • Minimum 24 personal leave days per year for full-time employees
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