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Child Support Attorney

Tribal Child Support Unit – Juneau, Alaska
Department Tribal Child Support Unit
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $70,180 - $98,444


Tribal Child Support Attorney


Job Class: Legal Professional
Class Status: Active
Department: Tribal Child Support Unit                                         
Type of Position: Exempt 
Location of Work: Juneau, AK
Covered Position: Yes
Salary Grade(s): 13-15
Prepared by: M. Soboleff Levy/J. Wise
Hours of Work: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Approved by: 
Employment Category: Regular Full-Time
Effective Date: 12.1.2018


The Incumbent will provide legal services and representation to the Tlingit & Haida Tribal Child Support (TCS) department. 


Reports To: General Counsel 
Supervises: N/A
Liaison To: N/A


Prepare legal documents, maintain court schedule, arrange service by publication, appear in court (Tribal and State), and assist caseworkers in preparing legal documents for all child support cases

Maintain, update, and assist in drafting policy and procedures, standard letters, forms, and legal forms for TCS and incorporate the documents into the agency's internal database system

Review cases, in consultation with the TCS Manager, to determine jurisdiction and compliance with Tribal and Federal law 

Review cases with TCS manager and file necessary motions with the court

Draft revisions in the child support statutes (Title 10) as necessary

Provide legal and technical assistance on specialized child support cases such as bankruptcy, probate matters, enlistment in the armed forces, inter-tribal enforcement and referrals to the Justice Department

Assist with the preparation of the direct Federal funding application to Office of Child Support Enforcement and assist with the drafting and negotiation of the Child Support Service Agreement with the State

Assist TCS Manager in compiling and maintaining data as necessary for reporting

Conduct research on child support legal matters and interpret statutes, rules and regulations

Provide legal training and technical assistance to child support staff as needed


Spending Authority: N/A
Other Authority: N/A


Excellent negotiation skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to interpret and apply the Tribal, Federal and State child support laws and requirements

Advanced skills in researching, referencing, and analyzing data from a variety of sources

Ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions involving planning and directing of interrelated activities or multiple departments

Ability to utilize concrete and abstract variables in working out approaches to major problems

Excellent judgment, decisiveness and creativity skills in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable

Excellent computer skills including MS office programs and other databases

Familiarity with Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

Juris Doctorate degree

A member of the State Bar of Alaska in good standing to practice law in Alaska

Four years’ professional experience 


Two years of direct child support legal experience may be substituted for Alaska State Bar membership

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

Two years previous experience and/or equivalent training involving Child Support Law


The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs. Travel on small aircraft or ferry to program sites may be required.


All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”.  This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.

Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace.  All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.

Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Tribal Child Support Unit
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $70,180 - $98,444
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