The web Browser you are currently using is unsupported, and some features of this site may not work as intended. Please update to a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Edge to experience all features Michigan.gov has to offer.
DNR job opportunities
The Michigan DNR is passionate about the outdoors, wildlife, conservation, history and outdoor recreation. We are a family of passionate people who work together to connect people to the natural world and support conservation in Michigan.
Join a team of enthusiastic, nature-minded folks with a love for the outdoors, a commitment to service and a shared excitement for the future.
Featured seasonal and temporary positions
Become a conservation officer
Conservation officers are fully sworn law enforcement officers who protect Michigan’s natural resources and public health and safety through effective law enforcement and education. They conduct daily patrols using off-road vehicles, boats and snowmobiles to ensure people are following laws and recreating safely. As emergency responders, they respond to general criminal and life-threatening situations.
Pursuant to section 238 of PA 166 of 2022, the Department of Natural Resources posts this notice that it has adopted a hybrid policy that includes in-person, remote, and alternative work arrangements. The department or agency has the authority to assign and schedule its employees and determine their work location. This policy also provides for work options contingent upon the operational needs of the department or agency. Approval is at the discretion of the department or agency and can be changed or rescinded based upon operational needs. The policy includes which positions may qualify for a work option, how to request one and the requirements necessary for approval.