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Seasonal wildlife positions

Seasonal positions in the Wildlife Division

Looking for a seasonal job in Michigan's great outdoors? Join our Wildlife Team!

The Wildlife Division hires many seasonal employees in the spring and summer, and fall and winter months to work at the various locations throughout the state, including State Field Offices, DNR Customer Service Centers, and the State Game Areas. Seasonal staff help in several areas, such as:

  • Spring/Summer
    • 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.
  • Fall
    • Assisting with chronic wasting disease surveillance and collection of bio data for the deer season.
    • Pre-registering waterfowl hunters and conducting drawings for waterfowl hunting areas.
    • Entering database information and assisting hunters with questions.

DNR-Wildlife seasonal employee categories and basic information 

Non-Career Wildlife Assistants

  • paid $18.47 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 1040 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

  • APPLICATION PERIOD - CLOSED
    Contact: Kari Diffenderfer, 906-789-8201


  • APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED
    Contact: Dawn Willman, 231-922-6063  
  • APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED
    Contact: Laurie Abel, 989-732-3541 x5901

  • APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED
    Contact: Cindy McQueer, 269-762-1762

  • APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED
    Contact: Vickie Nagy, 989-686-3621

    • APPLICATION PERIOD - CLOSED
      Contact: Don Avers, 517-927-8059