Like The Outdoors? How About a Job Working For The DNR?
If you have ever wanted to work for the Department of Natural Resources, they are currently looking for seasonal workers.
A great way to decide if you want to work for a company is to get an internship with them or take a seasonal job.
The Department of Natural Resources has lots of great opportunities to work part-time in pure Michigan. If you have a love for nature and would like to work outdoors and feel you are a people person, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.
Before you make a decision on where to go to school or what to major in and are interested in becoming a DNR officer, biologist, or scientist, taking a seasonal job could give you a look into your future and help make that decision.
How Many Jobs Are The DNR Offering?
The DNR usually hire 1,300 seasonal workers and right now they are 450 people short of their goal.
There are a lot of jobs working in metro parks, county parks, national parks, and campgrounds. You have opportunities to help take care of our state's trails, state park harbors, and boating access sites. Most people who are vacationing are in a great mood and are just looking to have fun so you will come in contact with a lot of great people.
FOX 17 reported, a representative from the Michigan DNR Rob Olsen said, "It's a lot of fun. There's a ton of neat people that come and go and a lot of vibrance and activity, but it also can provide a career path."
I have worked internships and taken part-time jobs that have led to a career in broadcasting. Without those early experiences, I may not have gotten a full-time job so quickly not to mention the experience I obtained by taking the chance. It could work for you too.
There are some great opportunities for younger applicants to become lifeguards, maintenance workers, and rec attendants working at boat rentals and water facilities.
What Do Seasonal DNR Jobs Pay?
What are the pay and the perks of working seasonally for the DNR? You get to be outside and enjoy the summer while you get paid for it. Starting pay is just over $10 an hour. Lifeguard positions start at $13.85 an hour and if you make it to the end of the season there is a $1,200 bonus waiting for you. If you have already planned a vacation or need a day off, no worries, these jobs include paid time off even though they are part-time.
Who knows, after a seasonal job with the DNR you may want to make a career of it and become a full-time officer someday. If you are looking to apply for a job you can click here.