The State of Alaska’s Legislative Branch is recruiting a Victims’ Rights Advocate for the Office of Victims’ Rights. The Advocate’s primary responsibility is to perform all tasks that direct, manage and support victims and their rights in accordance with its statutory duties (AS 24.65.100). The position is located in Anchorage and is compensated on the State of Alaska Exempt salary schedule at a range 26 step A ($8,305.00 per month). The successful candidate will need to be licensed to practice law in the State of Alaska, at least 21 years of age, have significant experience in criminal law, and a resident of the State of Alaska for the last three years. In addition, the successful candidate must have been actively practicing law sometime within the last three years. It is also desirable that the successful candidate has effective managerial, budgetary, investigative, and communication skills, including the ability and desire to provide advocacy services to victims of crimes. This position is in the Exempt Service. This position serves at the pleasure of the Legislature for a five-year term, not to exceed three terms. This position is required to file disclosures with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. Applicant names for this position will be public record. The resume of the applicant selected to fill this position will be a public record at the time his or her name is forwarded to the entire Legislature for confirmation.
Applications must be submitted through the Workplace Alaska recruitment system no later than 5 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017. When applying please complete a Workplace Alaska Application, attach a complete work resume, and include a cover letter documenting qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities related to the specific duties of the position.
The Alaska State Legislature does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability. Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations please contact the Legislative Affairs Personnel Office at 907 465-3854. Please allow sufficient notice for the Agency to accommodate your needs prior to the closing date.
Minimum Qualifications are set forth in AS 24.65.030:
A person may not serve as victims’ advocate:
(1) unless the person has been a resident of the State for the three years immediately preceding the person’s appointment;
(2) unless the person has been engaged in the active practice of law for the three years immediately preceding the person’s appointment;
(3) unless the person has significant experience in criminal law;
(4) unless the person is an attorney licensed to practice law in this State;
(5) within one year of the last day on which the person served as a member of the Legislature;
(6) while the person is a candidate for or holds another national, State, or municipal office; the victims’ advocate may not become a candidate for national, State, or municipal office until one year has elapsed from the date the victims’ advocate vacates the Office of Victims’ Rights;
(7) while the person is engaged in another occupation for which the person receives compensation;
(8) unless the person is at least 21 years of age and is a qualified voter.