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Attorney General Duties

The Attorney General is the state's top lawyer and law enforcement official, protecting and serving the people and interests of Michigan through a broad range of duties.

The Attorney General's responsibilities include safeguarding the public from violent criminals, helping victims of crimes, leading the fight against human trafficking and opioid abuse, preserving Michigan's spectacular natural resources, protecting consumers and addressing illegal business practices.

By law, the Attorney General cannot provide legal advice to private citizens.

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The Michigan Department of Attorney General employs approximately 500 persons in a wide variety of professional, clerical, and technical positions.

As classified state employees, our staff enjoys excellent fringe benefits and a common dedication to providing high quality legal representation on behalf of our client agencies, and the people of the state.

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Pursuant to section 238 of PA 166 of 2022, the Department of Attorney General posts this notice that it has adopted a hybrid policy that includes in-person, remote, and alternative work arrangements. The department or agency has the authority to assign and schedule its employees and determine their work location.  This policy also provides for work options contingent upon the operational needs of the department or agency.  Approval is at the discretion of the department or agency and can be changed or rescinded based upon operational needs.  The policy includes which positions may qualify for a work option, how to request one and the requirements necessary for approval.

We Are An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Office hiring policy is according to the Michigan Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations and, where applicable, collective bargaining agreement. 

Current vacancies are posted on the Civil Service website. Applicants may also register to receive email notification of future job postings in specific job categories.

Note: Civil Service Rule 2-7 requires that all persons newly hired into state government positions submit and pass a pre-employment drug test prior to their actual appointment to the classified service. Additionally, our department conducts a pre-employment background check.