Idaho Attorney General’s Office & Idaho State Police Forensic Services – Special Deputy Attorney General (SDAG)


Hourly rate, depending on experience




Job Posted On:

February 8, 2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled


The Idaho Attorney General’s Office and Idaho State Police Forensic Services is announcing a Special Deputy Attorney General (SDAG) appointment for a part time attorney. The SDAG will provide legal advice to the Idaho State Police Forensic Services (ISPFS), under the Bureau of Justice Assistance Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Grant.  The SAKI grant 3-year grant with two purpose areas: 1) to work with local law enforcement agencies in Idaho on cold cases using advanced DNA technology, and 2) on the collection of lawfully owed DNA.  Specifically, the SAKI team will be mapping the process of lawfully owed DNA collection in all Idaho Counties, ensuring no gaps exist in the process, and collecting any lawfully owed samples that have not yet been collected in Idaho.

Each of the two focus areas will have at least three investigators assigned.  It is anticipated that one member of each team will exist in Eastern Idaho, Northern Idaho, and at ISP HQ in Meridian.  This team will interact with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies on this project.  Investigator positions will be deputized by the ISP Colonel to have state-wide law enforcement jurisdiction while working in conjunction with local law enforcement.

Job Description:

The SDAG will advise the SAKI investigation team and ISPFS administrators on legal aspects of the grant including but not limited to drafting contracts and memorandums of understanding, foundational documents for the SAKI team, interpretations of state law regarding lawfully owed DNA collections, legal handling of issues related to molecular genealogy, grant adjustment modifications, and other legal services identified by the SAKI team.

It is anticipated that the attorney will work on each purpose area for up to 10 hours per week (up to 20 hours total per week, depending on the needs of the team).  The SDAG may also advise the SAKI steering committee on various aspects of grant administration and provide other operational legal counsel to the group.



  • Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Idaho
  • Prosecutorial experience preferred

How To Apply:

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Alana Minton, Lead Deputy Attorney General, Idaho State Police at [email protected]