Oil and Gas Attorney - Assistant Attorney General - State of Alaska
Alaska Department of Law
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Juris Doctor
Salary: Experience Dependent
Salary will depend on the legal experience of the selected candidate. Benefits include: a 37.5 hour workweek; generous leave accrual; 11 paid holidays; potential eligibility for student loan forgiveness through the Public Loan Forgiveness Program; eligibility for part-time teleworking and flexible schedule after an initial training period, a variety of retirement plans; and health benefits, life insurance and voluntary supplemental benefits.
Internal Number: 22-OG-01
The State of Alaska has significant interests in oil and gas through its unique status as a major lessor, regulator, taxing authority, and sovereign. The Oil and Gas Section attorneys represent state client agencies to ensure that the State's vast oil, gas, and geothermal resources are responsibly managed and revenues from royalties and taxes received. The attorney hired for this position primarily will advise on upstream and midstream oil and gas issues including exploration, leasing, unitization, royalties, pipeline right-of-way leasing, and tariff protests. The attorney may also represent the Department of Revenue in state tax matters including oil and gas production tax, corporate income tax, oil and gas property tax, and various state excise taxes. In addition to transactional work, the attorney will represent client agencies in state and federal courts, including trial and appellate courts, and before administrative agencies. The attorney will assist client agencies in review and drafting of state statutes and regulations as well as comments and litigation on federal statutes and regulations. Some travel may be required. Flexible schedules and work from home arrangements may be available. Attorneys in the Juneau and Anchorage offices enjoy stunning views of mountains and oceans. If you enjoy dramatic scenery, outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, kayaking, and abundant wildlife, then Alaska is the place for you.
This job opportunity is available in several locations: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Palmer, Kenai, or Juneau.
To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional employment references, and a writing sample to email@example.com.
More more information or to see even more job opportunities, please visit: https://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs/0122-OG-01.html and https://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs/why_law.html
Applicants with experience in the oil and gas industry or energy sector or state tax litigation are strongly preferred. Experience in bankruptcy is also highly desired. Applicants must have strong communication, oral advocacy, writing, and time management skills; must demonstrate excellent professional judgment; and must exhibit an interest in working on complex matters. Applicants should be highly motivated and able to work as a member of a team with minimal supervision.
Unlicensed attorneys working for the Department may have temporary bar privileges for up to 10 months before obtaining formal admission to the Alaska Bar (AS 08.08.210(d)).
The Department of Law is part of the executive branch of Alaska state government. The attorney general is the principal executive officer of the department, and is appointed by the governor of Alaska. The attorney general serves as the legal advisor for the governor and other state officers, prosecutes all violations of state criminal law, and enforces the consumer protection and unfair trade practices laws. The duties and powers of the attorney general are found in AS 44.23.020.
The Attorney General's Office supports the attorney general as legal advisor to the governor and chief administrator of the three divisions of the Department of Law.