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Current Job Openings

Welcome to the Michigan Department of Attorney General (DAG), where we work tirelessly to protect and serve the people of Michigan.

Our department handles a wide range of legal matters, from civil and criminal cases to providing legal counsel to state agencies and officers to advocating for crime victims.

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Learn More About Student Intern & Externships

 

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

The DEI section of the Executive Team is responsible for not only ensuring a diverse work environment, but also an environment that is inclusive. As a result, DEI initiatives are being implemented in every area of the Department with an emphasis on Human Resources.

This section creates, initiates, and implements department-wide DEI initiatives. The DEI section keeps staff informed of national and statewide recognitions that affect various groups. The section also oversees employee resource groups and trainings to continue the Department’s DEI initiatives.

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Full-Time Positions

We are currently seeking candidates to fill these high-demand positions.

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Attorney

Pay range: $31 - $75.76

Complete a variety of professional, legal assignments on behalf of various state agencies whose legal interests are represented by the Department of Attorney General.

Attorney Job Specification
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Attorney General Investigator

Pay range: $24.37 - $41.39

Perform investigative assignments in an area of the state. The employee, as a trained law enforcement officer, certified through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), investigates alleged criminal violations involving state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Investigator Job Specification
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Department Analyst

Pay range: $23.90 - $40.44

Complete or oversee a variety of professional research and analysis assignments for the purpose of evaluation, assessment, planning, development, and implementation of various departmental programs or services.

Analyst Job Specification
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Department Technician

Pay range: $21.48 - $32.88

Perform a variety of technician assignments in support of departmental programs, services, and activities. Work is performed through the application of a body of knowledge related to the methods, practices, procedures, policies, regulations, and laws of this field.

Technician Job Specification
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Legal Assistant

Pay range: $25.68 - $37.46

Performs research and analysis of routine legal problems and issues. Assists in the preparation of legal contracts, deeds, leases, and other legal papers of a routine nature. 

Legal Assistant Job Specification
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Legal Secretary

Pay range: $21.47 - $30.92

Perform a variety of legal secretarial duties such as scheduling hearings, preparing legal documents and correspondence, docketing cases and maintaining court dockets and diaries, and providing information and direction to others. The work requires knowledge of legal, secretarial, office practices.

Secretary Job Specification
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Paralegal

Pay range: $22.57 - $38.53

Perform a variety of paralegal activities related to assisting Attorneys and Administrative Law Examiners in various aspects of legal work, including researching laws, investigating facts, and preparing legal documents. 

Paralegal Job Specification
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Word Processing Assistant

Pay range: $18.82 - $27.91

Perform and oversee a variety of assignments to produce a wide variety of media including letters, memoranda, brochures, charts, graphs, forms, scientific or technical material, numerical data, and tabular information.

Word Processing Assistant Job Specification

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

If you are employed by a government organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.

Learn More About PSLF

Benefits

DAG employees receive much more than a job, it's a career! The following are some of the benefits available for eligible employees. Learn more about the benefits of working for the State of Michigan. *Alternate and remote/hybrid schedules not available for all positions.

Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

Tax-advantage child care and health savings accounts

*Alternate and remote work schedules

Professional development, tuition discounts, loan forgiveness, and more

15-35 paid vacation days each year

Up to 14 paid holidays each year

13 paid sick leave days each year

12 weeks paid leave for birth or adoption

8 paid hours each year for community service or school service

Bonus and longevity pay with accrual of 5 or more years of service

401(k) and 457 enrollments with generous match

Promotes the personal and professional development of all staff. There are currently four groups: LGBTQ+; New & Recent Staff; Parents/Caregivers of Children with Special Needs; and Shades of Color.

Student Intern & Externships

As the largest public law firm in the state, this Department has a long history of providing both law interns/externs with a meaningful environment in which to learn about the practice of law.

Over the years, this relationship has proven beneficial to both students and this office, in terms of providing students with real-world opportunities to increase their knowledge of the law, while at the same time allowing this office to give back to the academic community by training the next generation of lawyers/civil servants in the finest traditions of the law.

The Department is actively committed to its law and non-law student intern/extern programs.

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Application Process

Applications are accepted year-round with assignments beginning in August, January, and May, corresponding with the school semester calendar.  Email the application and required documents all together in a single PDF attachment to the Training & Student Coordinator. Once received, applications are posted internally. The Divisions directly contact students they select to interview. Not all students submitting materials will be contacted, nor are students guaranteed a placement.

Download Student Application  Submit Your Application Packet 

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.