Non-Career Wildlife Assistant (NCWA): Michigan

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Brief Job Description
• This position requires the ability to work up to 40 hours per week and varied shifts that may include weekends, early mornings or evenings. This position requires the ability to work independently. Job duties may include posting boundaries, clearing brush, cutting trees, mowing, farming, assisting with dike and channel construction, equipment maintenance, parking lot maintenance, building maintenance, pesticide application, wetland and upland maintenance, banding waterfowl, and other duties as assigned. Employees will be required to keep daily work records.
Selection Criteria:
• Education: Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
• Experience: No specific amount of type is required.
• Possess a valid driver’s license.
• May be assigned duties that require the application of pesticides, which may require certification or registration as a pesticide applicator in compliance with the Pesticide Control Act of 1976.
• May require possession of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) issued by the Secretary of State as required by Public Act 346 of 1988 to operate a designated state vehicle.
• May be required to have a medical examiner’s certification (health card) as an employee that will operate a vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight rating (GVWr) of 10,001 pounds or more, or a combination vehicle with a Gross Combination weight rating (GCWr) or 10,001 pounds or more. The cost of the medical examination will be covered by the State of Michigan

• Education: Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate
Possession of or working towards a degree in Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biologist, or a related field.
• Flexibility to work various hours and dates, up to 40 hours per week, including some weekends.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to communicate well with co-workers and the public.
• Knowledge and experience using hand and power tools.
• Knowledge or experience relating to wildlife or DNR programs.
• Knowledge and experience operating agriculture and construction equipment.
• Ability to accurately read a map.
• General office work, including basic computer knowledge, photocopying, answering telephones, etc.

Screening Criteria:
• Possession of a valid driver’s License.
• Experience working for any wildlife related agency.
• Experience working with waterfowl.
• Ability to work as a team or independently.
• Experience with general lawn or landscaping equipment.
• Experience working on farm tractors/construction equipment.

How to Apply
Submit a resume and completed DNR application form (Form PR-7123e) to one of the listed offices or can be mailed to the Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division, 3580 State Park Drive, Bay City, MI 48706 no later than March 24, 2017.

DNR applications can be found by linking to the following web site:

Note: Civil Service Rule 2-7 requires that all newly hired state employees submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test prior to their actual start. The Department of Natural Resources is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Person
Vickie Nagy
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