Child Support Attorney - Juneau, Anchorage or Seattle

Office of the President · ., Alaska
Department Office of the President
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $80,494 - $115,557 DOE


Child Support Attorney


Job Class: Legal Professional

Department: Office of the President/General Counsel

Type of Position: Exempt

Location of Work: Juneau, AK, Anchorage, AK or Seattle, WA

Salary Grade(s): 13-14

Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time


The Child Support Attorney will provide legal services and representation to Tlingit & Haida in child support cases and related matters.  Incumbent will work closely with the Tribal Child Support Unit (TCSU).


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, and forms
  • Review cases to determine jurisdiction and compliance with Tribal and federal law
  • Review cases and file necessary petitions and motions with the court
  • Draft revisions to statutes (esp. Title 10 – Family Responsibility) 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 U.S. Justice Department
  • Provide counsel regarding matters involving the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement
  • Compile and maintain data as necessary for reporting
  • Conduct research and interpret statutes, rules, and regulations
  • Provide legal training and technical assistance to staff as needed
  • Support coordination of services among Tlingit & Haida program, especially including the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program


Spending Authority: N/A

Other Authority: N/A


  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interpret and apply Tribal, federal and state child support laws and requirements
  • Advanced skills in researching, referencing, and analyzing data from a variety of sources
  • Ability to perceive problems or challenges and identify multiple approaches and solutions
  • Ability to assess the environment and make judgments appropriate to that environment
  • Excellent computer skills including those related to the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and other electronic databases related to legal research and record retention
  • Familiarity with Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • A member, or the ability to become a member, of the State Bar of Alaska

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

  • Two years previous experience and/or equivalent training involving child support enforcement


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 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
    ., Alaska
  • Department
    Office of the President
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $80,494 - $115,557 DOE