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Do you like the outdoors? How about a job with the DNR?

If you have ever wanted to work for the Department of Natural Resources, they are currently looking for seasonal workers.

Seasonal employees

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A great way to decide if you want to work for a company is to get an internship with them or take on a seasonal job.

The Department of Natural Resources offers many part-time work opportunities in pure Michigan. If you love nature and want to work outdoors and feel like you’re a people person, this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

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MRN – Facebook page

Before you make a decision on where to go to school or what to major in and you’re interested in becoming a DRN officer, biologist or scientist, taking on a seasonal job could give you a glimpse into your future and help you to make this decision.

How many jobs does the DNR offer?

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The DNR usually hires 1,300 seasonal workers and is currently 450 short of its target.

There are plenty of jobs in metropolitan parks, county parks, national parks, and campgrounds. You have the opportunity to help take care of our state’s trails, state park harbors and boating access sites. Most people who go on vacation are in a good mood and just looking to have fun, so you’ll be in contact with a lot of great people.

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FOX 17 reported, Michigan DNR rep Rob Olsen said, “It’s a lot of fun. There’s a ton of cool people coming and going and lots of excitement and activity, but it can also provide a career path.”

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I did internships and took part-time jobs that led to a career in broadcasting. Without those early experiences, I might not have gotten a full-time job so quickly, not to mention the experience I gained from taking the risk. It could work for you too.

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There are excellent opportunities for young candidates to become lifeguards, maintenance workers and recreation workers working in boat rentals and aquatic facilities.

What do DNR seasonal jobs pay?

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What are the pay and benefits of working seasonally for DNR? You can be outside and enjoy the summer while you get paid for it. The starting salary 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, a $1,200 bonus awaits you. If you’ve already planned a vacation or need a day off, no worries, these jobs include paid time off even if they’re part-time.

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MRN – Facebook page

Who knows, after a seasonal job at the DNR, you might want to make it your career and one day become a full-time officer. If you are looking to apply for a job, you can click here.

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