Fisheries Research
2020 Summer Position with the
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

1 Position: Seasonal State Worker

Wage: State worker hourly pay rates are $10.39 for first-time workers or those with less than 400 hours of previous MDNR experience; $11.14 with 400+ hours of MDNR experience in 2019, and $11.87 with 400+ hours of MDNR experience in each of 2018 and 2019.

Location:  Marquette Fisheries Research Station; Marquette

Duration:  Part time (up to 40 hrs. per week) for up to 24 weeks, Spring and Summer (start dates are flexible – between mid-April and early May).  Daily work hours can also be flexible.

Duties:  Principal duties are to assist with field sampling and laboratory work for fisheries assessment surveys, including the collection of angler, fish, and habitat information. Candidate may also assist with fish rearing and stocking, equipment and facility maintenance, computer data entry, and data quality assurance/quality control. Candidate will learn field skills related to fish collections and use organizational, data management, and interpersonal skills. Other related work duties may be assigned.

Qualifications: Applicants should be self-starting, highly-motivated individuals interested in performing fisheries-related fieldwork that often involves strenuous physical labor. Candidate must be able to lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs. and work outdoors in all types of weather. Small boat handling and trailering skills are preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with prior fisheries field experience, general knowledge of fish identification, and knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010. Academic coursework, work experience, and other skills is also preferred. Applicant must be at least 18 years old by starting date of employment. Work schedule will include various shifts and some weekends. Travel expenses will be provided for any out-of-area travel.

Application:  1) Employment Application (PR 7123 – available at DNR offices or at
2) resume, and 3) names and phone numbers of three references.  Please submit application to address below.

Closing date: February 7th, 2020

Ed Baker
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Marquette Fisheries Research Station
484 Cherry Creek Road
Marquette, MI  49855
906-249-1611 x309
906-249-3190 (FAX)
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