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Assistant Borough Attorney

at North Slope Borough

Pay: up to $110327.10/year
Salary : $4,243.35/BiWeekly
Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2018314
Keywords: office

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Assistant Borough Attorney
Opening Date/Time: Mon. 07/16/18 12:00 AM Alaska Time
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/18/19 5:00 PM Alaska Time
Job Type:Full time
Location:Barrow, Alaska

Investigate legal issues; prepare and present legal responses; perform a wide variety of legal and administrative tasks for the Borough.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification.  Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of   the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Represents the Borough in reviewing, approving and negotiating contracts and legal issues; manages assigned issues and assures that they are resolved within office policy guidelines.

Confers with, and offers advice and counsel to Borough officials and employees; applies legal expertise in a variety of legal fields including administrative, contract, tort, personnel, environmental, regulatory, and other fields of law which apply to municipalities.

Manages assigned legal issues; confers with participants; negotiates agreements with opposing parties.

Conducts legal research; gathers and compiles legal instruments and documents; identifies and evaluates witnesses, records and other information required to present the case; prepares and presents legal documents and analyses as required.

Review pertinent decisions, policies, regulations and other legal matters pertaining to the Borough.

Draft resolutions and ordinances for presentation by the Mayor to the Assembly.

Represents the Borough at hearings; brings cases before Hearing Boards; examines witnesses and argues facts of the case in relation to points of law, case law and legal precedent.

Monitor and review trends in legal issues and civil justice.

Perform other duties as assigned.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of Borough policies and procedures.

Knowledge of State of Alaska statutes, rules, administrative orders, policies and procedures, applicable Federal rules and regulations.

Knowledge of legal research methods, techniques, sources, databases and other research tools.

Knowledge of the principles and protocols for the evidentiary gathering of information, documents, financial records and other data that may be used in court and legal hearings.

Skill in researching and identifying precedence in case law.

Skill in negotiating contracts and agreements.

Skill in reviewing and assessing legal issues and documents.

Skill in utilizing and evaluating electronic legal research and on-line systems.

 Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required:

Juris Doctorate (JD) degree;

Two years legal experience;

Must be licensed by the Bar to practice law in the State of Alaska, remain active with all Alaska Bar annual requirements,

Maintain a clear criminal record.


This Job Description reflects North Slope Borough's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.  This is not intended to be a contract.