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DNR hiring for summer jobs

MARQUETTE — Each year, the DNR Parks and Recreation Division looks to hire roughly 1,200 seasonal park workers and more than 50 seasonal park rangers to help deliver memory-making outdoor experiences at state parks, state forest campgrounds, harbors and other DNR-managed recreation facilities throughout spring, summer and fall. The push for the 2021 season is on now.

Seasonal park workers are key employees who provide customer service and perform important park duties like answering visitor questions, registering campers, cleaning park buildings and mowing grass. Workers earn between $10 and $11.60 an hour and may qualify for academic/internship credit.

Seasonal park rangers (commissioned and noncommissioned) are frontline staff carrying out day-to-day operations and maintenance and other essential duties. They help train and direct seasonal staff and volunteers and maintain grounds, infrastructure and equipment. Park rangers receive state employment benefits and are paid between $17.75 and $24.95 an hour.

“If you love the outdoors, these positions could be your calling,” said Michael Desnoyer, PRD administrative services section chief. “Not only do you get to spend your workday alongside campers, hikers and boaters, but these jobs can lead to greater opportunity. Many DNR parks and recreation employees started out in seasonal roles and then transitioned to park supervisors, accountants, trail coordinators and many other positions.”

Learn more about these opportunities – and other openings throughout the department – at Michigan.gov/DNRJobs. Applicants are asked to select the work location(s) in which they are most interested.

Questions? Contact Michael Desnoyer at 517-242-2194.

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