Ever wanted to work with the DNR? Now is a great time to apply!

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is now looking to fill 70 summertime positions in its wildlife division.

DNR spokesperson Jennifer Schafer said in a release,

These positions are perfect for college students, anyone looking to re-enter the workforce, and seniors or retirees who want to be more involved in the outdoors."

They're looking for people to work with staff at DNR field offices, customer service centers and state game areas. These seasonal employees help in a bunch of ways, including:

  • 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.

Positions start at $17.50 per hour, allowing you to work up to 719 hours for that calendar year. You have to be at least 18 years of age to apply, with a schedule open to working weekends and evenings.

Additional information can be found on the DNR's website.