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At the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, we are passionate about protecting human health and Michigan’s air, land, water, and energy resources.  We are equally passionate about creating a positive, professional, and supportive work environment where we value our differences and are committed to being open and respectful of all our employees and the public we serve.  Our unique backgrounds and experiences make us better equipped to equitably deliver impactful environmental outcomes in the interest of all of Michigan’s residents.

We work in the office and in the field. Our work spans research, monitoring, regulation, education, and community engagement. Our job is hard, but our mission is simple: to protect Michigan’s environment and public health by managing air, water, land, and energy resources.

Have you or a member of your household served in the military? If you are a military veteran, EGLE is an ideal career journey. We are recognized as a Silver Level, Veteran Friendly Employer, and value the unique skills you bring which can be a launchpad to success. Veterans bring outstanding work ethics and a solid foundation of principles to our workspace. We support our veterans, and their families, and salute you in appreciation for your service and sacrifice to our country.

Why choose a career at EGLE?

The State of Michigan offers a competitive benefits package for all career employees that include medical, dental and vision coverage, along with paid parental leave, flexible spending accounts, retirement, potential for student loan forgiveness through federal loan forgiveness programs, retirement and much more.

EGLE staff are committed to our work to protect Michigan's environment and public health. We're also committed to fostering a positive, professional, and supportive work environment.

EGLE encourages growth and staff success through a focus on professional development. Staff are encouraged and supported in identifying and completing training to enhance their professional skills and advance their work.

Open Positions

Career, Student Assistant, and Internship openings are posted on the State of Michigan’s job openings page. Check the website frequently as vacancy postings are added often.

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Careers in Water

No matter your skills or interests, there is a career for you in water. It takes a variety of positions to help ensure Michiganders have clean water, and there is a substantial and immediate demand for workers in these fields. Careers in water operations are stable and offer competitive salaries and opportunities for growth.

Learn about positions in drinking water and wastewater

Internships and Student Assistants

EGLE offers internship opportunities to students interested in learning more about environmental positions at the state level while gaining meaningful professional experiences. We also offer paid, longer-term Student Assistant positions as they become available.

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Getting Started

Submitting an Application

Applicants must apply through NeoGov, the State of Michigan's online career platform. Learn how to create an account, search for jobs, apply, and track an application.

How to apply for State of Michigan positions online

Job Specifications

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Job Alerts

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Michigan Civil Service Commission

The Michigan Civil Service Commission's Office of Career Services offers a variety of resources, information, and tools to help you find the State of Michigan career right for you.

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