Heads-up if you're looking for a new gig - the Michigan DNR has multiple open positions.

Michigan DNR Hiring for Multiple Positions

The DNR says they're seeking "hands-on thinkers and doers who care about the outdoors, enjoy varied job duties and can operate trucks or heavy machinery". The department is currently hiring foresters, forest technicians, and full-time and part-time firefighters.

DNR Forest Resources Division Chief Jeff Stampfly said in a release.

Successful, science-based forest management is serious business, and we are excited to add to the ranks of our dedicated, creative staff. Everything we do is geared toward making sure that Michigan's forests are thriving, now and for future generations. This isn't just a chance to get a job, it's an opportunity to launch a career that gives back to the outdoors.

What are Foresters?

Foresters and forest technicians sustainably manage forests, develop forest treatment plans, mark timber, prepare bid packages, evaluate proposals and inspect sites in a mix of outdoor and office settings.


Pay rate for foresters is $22.69 - $38.24.

Pay rate for forest techs is $18.68 - $30.53.

Michigan DNR Firefighters

Firefighters suppress wildland fires, conduct prescribed burns, operate heavy machinery, maintain equipment and assist with forest management activities. Applicants must pass a fitness test to qualify.


For fulltime and temporary firefighters pay begins at $21.43/hour.

Find out more about open positions with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources here.

Additional jobs with the state of Michigan can be found here.

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