Looking for a Summer Job? This State’s DNR is Hiring and Wants You

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is executing a round of hiring.

Ever had an interest in working at a fishery, a state game area, or becoming a "Wildlife Technician?" Then there are a few new summer job postings you should check out.

You could get your start, like many full-time employees of wildlife and natural resources agencies, with a seasonal job through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, which is currently hiring.

As the season spreads into the Spring and then Summer arrives, more and more activity occurs in the state of Michigan's parks, and the DNR is asking for help with wildlife habitat maintenance.

Though anyone would be considered, the Michigan DNR says these types of positions are perfect for entry-level college students or those looking to re-enter the workforce, as well as older community members who may have recently retired. Anyone looking for a rewarding job that's spent outside, for the most part, should at least check out the requirements for the open DNR jobs and learn a bit about the hiring process.

It's mostly state parks and campsites that have the proverbial Help Wanted signs hanging, but there are a few specific positions like a Fisheries Assistant in Waterford and a Wildlife technician at Grass Lake that seem particularly interesting.

You can find Wildlife Division Seasonal Position information at the DNR's webpage here, and other job openings here. These are the types of job opportunities that can lead to wildlife management positions, park ranger, and conservation officer roles in the Great Lakes State.