California Department of Justice

About California Department of Justice

The California Constitution establishes the Attorney General as the state's chief law officer, responsible for ensuring that the laws of the state are uniformly and adequately enforced. The Attorney General is vested with broad powers and carries out these important responsibilities through the California Department of Justice.

The Department of Justice is committed to fostering and maintaining an engaged and inclusive organizational culture that celebrates shared values and diversity, which are integral to excellence. Diversity is defined as the combination of characteristics that make each person unique and valuable. A commitment to diversity means creating a work environment that respects the differences, talents, and abilities of all employees and fosters a culture where everyone has the opportunity to excel.

The Department of Justice includes over 4,500 employees who are engaged in a variety of law enforcement and legal services. The department's main offices are in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Oakland and Fresno.

The Attorney General and Department of Justice employees take seriously the mission to serve our state and work honorably every day to fulfill California's promise. We invite you to learn more about the exciting opportunities that await you as a employee with the Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice.

In order to apply for any job with the California Department of Justice, you must take and pass the corresponding exam for the job. Also, please create a CalCareer account on This account allows you to submit an application via online and take exams, plus much more!


Press Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Sacramento, CA
“I enjoyed the opportunity to work with and meet attorneys in the California Department of Justice who were able to give me great advice and provide me with something to aspire to. I am also grateful to have had the opportunity to write press releases for the office. ”

student aid

June 2017 Sacramento, CA
“I liked the freedom my supervisor gave me in her tasks such as helping in the reorganization of multiple bureaus by keeping inventory of all transferred assets including computers, file cabinets, software licensing, and regular office supplies. ”
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