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Michigan Department of Transportation
Lansing, MI, United States
6 days ago
Michigan Department of Transportation
Lansing, Michigan, United States
6 days ago


The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is a diverse, innovative agency of approximately 2,800 employees serving Michigan citizens in offices throughout the state. Using cutting-edge technology and multi-disciplinary partnerships, MDOT oversees the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance for over 9,600 miles of I, US and M routes that are the backbone of the state's economy. From aviation, intercity passenger services, rail freight and local public transit services, MDOT is involved in all modes of transportation. Through numerous employee engagement programs and mentoring opportunities, employees are provided opportunities to thrive in their careers and in doing so, improve the lives of Michigan residents and visitors.

As the recognized resource, this position functions as litigation coordinator for the division’s litigation and for damage claims over $10,000. The position also serves as a paralegal to the division’s litigation attorneys. The position requires one to, inter alia, research and develop responses to discovery requests in the course of litigation; draft documents for completion by the attorneys, including authorizations, releases, FOIA requests, subpoenas, and motions; identify and retain expert witnesses; organize and perform document management services related to large and high profile cases; and assist in the preparation of hearings, administrative proceedings, mediation, case evaluation, trials, and appeals. This position also
monitors, advises, investigates, and recommends legally appropriate dispositions of reported damage claims to State highway structures. The position will also advise MDOT regions how claims submitted to MDOT for less than $1,000 should be handled by MDOT and will advise the Division Chief whether to accept or reject MDOT’s recommendations when such
claims are appealed to the State Administrative Board. The position regularly handles complex and difficult assignments.

Based on operational needs, remote work and alternate work schedule requests for this position may be considered beginning July 12, 2021.  

The health and safety of our employees is top priority for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). To learn more about how MDOT employees are achieving the Department’s mission while abiding by COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit these sites MDOT website  and Worker Personal Protective Products and Precautions


osition Description (Download PDF reader)

Required Education and Experience

Possession of an associate's degree in a paralegal or legal assistant program.

Three years of experience equivalent to a Paralegal, including one year equivalent to a Paralegal E10.

Alternate Education and Experience

Graduation from any paralegal or legal assistant program approved by the American Bar Association may be substituted for the education requirement.

Additional Requirements and Information

View the entire job specification at: (Download PDF reader)

All newly hired state employees are required to submit and pass a pre-employment drug test and physical (if applicable) prior to their actual appointment.   Criminal and driving records will also be checked if applicable.  Any position offer will be conditional until results of the drug test, physical, criminal background, and driving records indicate eligibility for employment.

The department reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department for further consideration.  Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.
If you have questions related to this posting please contact Kelley Schmitt at

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57841800
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan, United States
  • Position Title: MDOT - Paralegal - Office of Attorney General
  • Company Name: Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Job Function: Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Salary: $24.14 - $34.91 (Hourly Wage)

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