wildlife seasonal workers

Seasonal positions in the Wildlife Division

Wildlife Division Non-Career workers banding ducksLooking for a summer job within Michigan's great outdoors? Join our Wildlife Team!

The Wildlife Division hires more than 55 seasonal employees during the spring/summer season to work at the various locations throughout the state, including State Field Offices, DNR Customer Service Centers, and the State Game Areas. These positions are perfect for college students, those looking to re-enter the workforce and seniors or retirees looking to be involved in the outdoors. Seasonal staff help in several areas, such as:

  • Assisting with wildlife habitat maintenance and improvement, which may include cutting clearings and adjusting water levels.
  • Mowing, landscaping and facility maintenance duties.
  • Handling tasks related to wildlife surveys, nuisance animal control and equipment operation and maintenance.

DNR-Wildlife seasonal employee categories and basic information 
 

Non-Career Wildlife AssistantsWildlife Division employee on a bulldozer

  • paid $17.93 an hour
  • may work up to 719 hours in a calendar year
  • must be 18 and older
  • must be willing to work weekends and evenings
  • required to pass a pre-employment drug test

Non-Career State Worker 4

  • paid a minimum of $11.50 an hour
  • may work up to 1,040 hours in a calendar year
  • should be 18 and older
  • must be willing to work weekends and evenings
  • required to pass a pre-employment drug test

Learn more and apply to seasonal positions in the Wildlife Division

 

UPPER PENINSULA POSITIONS - APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

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Contact: Kari Diffenderfer, 906-789-8201

NORTHEAST LOWER PENINSULA POSITIONS - APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

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Contact: Laurie Abel, 989-732-3541 x5901

NORTHWEST LOWER PENINSULA POSITIONS - APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

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Contact: Dawn Willman, 231-922-6063

SOUTHEAST LOWER PENINSULA POSITIONS - APPLICATION PERIOD IS OPEN

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Contact: Vickie Nagy, 989-686-3621

SOUTHWEST LOWER PENINSULA POSITIONS - APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

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Contact: Cindy McQueer, 269-685-9074

LANSING AREA POSITIONS - APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

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Contact: Don Avers, 517-927-8059