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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.

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Featured seasonal and temporary positions

"We're hiring seasonal park workers" on top of shoreline

Seasonal park workers

You'll answer visitor questions, register campers, clean park buildings, maintain trails, mow grass and help visitors create lifelong memories.
"We're hiring seasonal park workers" on top of sky and fall overlook

Seasonal park rangers

As key frontline staff, you'll provide customer service, carry out day-to-day operational and maintenance duties and feed your passion for the outdoors (and your pocket). 
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Seasonal park interpreters / explorers

These enthusiastic, nature-minded folks lead hikes and activities and present fun programs that shine a spotlight on each park's unique resources.

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Seasonal wildlife positions

Seeking valuable experience working in wildlife conservation? Or just an interesting job that gets you outdoors? Consider applying for a seasonal position with the DNR Wildlife Division.

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Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps / AmeriCorps positions

Gain hands-on experience in ecological restoration, forest health, horticulture or sign manufacturing. MCCC members are limited term and can serve up to two years.

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Piping plover monitors 

Help educate park visitors, protecting nest sites, daily monitoring of bird behavior, recording nesting site information, construction of nest enclosures and assisting piping plover researchers.

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Shooting range positions

Assist with range operations, facility maintenance, construction, operating small to heavy equipment and machinery, health and safety programming, emergency response, report preparation and more.

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Michigan History Center seasonal positions

Expand skills, gain experience, and work independently in a variety of public history contexts in some of Michigan’s most beautiful places.

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.

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Benefits

Working for the State of Michigan comes with some great benefits. See the potential benefits and job opportunities that await when you decide to pursue a career or seasonal job with us!

4-year degree

2-year degree

Non-degree

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.