The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is seeking an Assistant Borough Attorney to join our team of legal professionals. The Borough’s legal team assists the Borough Attorney in counseling, advising, and advocating on behalf of the Borough’s elected officials, administration, and duly constituted boards and commissions. The employee occupying this position will need to be comfortable working with many departments (Administration, Human Resources, the Port, Animal Care and Regulation, Purchasing, Planning, Information Technology, Finance, Operations and Maintenance, Land Management, and Emergency Services), as well as serving as the Borough’s legal counsel in administrative appeals, civil litigation, and minor offense criminal proceedings. We are looking for a diplomatic problem-solver that is excited about serving government, and capable of working independently and on a team. If you are looking for a job with a wide variety of unique and novel legal issues, this is the job for you.
Salary is $95,574.96 annually, with a comprehensive benefits package.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough (often referred to as the Mat-Su Borough) is a borough located in the U.S. state of Alaska and is a local government with geography nearly the size of Scotland. The Mat-Su Borough has long been the fastest growing community in Alaska. The Mat-Su Borough is so designated because it contains the entirety of both the Matanuska and the Susitna rivers. These rivers empty into Cook Inlet, which is the southern border of the Mat-Su Borough. This area is one of the few agricultural areas of Alaska.
The Borough has some 854 employees including part-time, full time, and temporary employees with specialties in emergency response, mapping, internet technology, communications, human resources, land management, engineering and construction, recreation, among many more. The tremendous construction projects were recently completed including $100 million in road projects, $214 million in school bond projects and a few public safety buildings. Such work leads to new jobs, often in the private sector. Such infrastructure development is not happening anywhere else in the state.