Seasonal / Part Time Jobs

Charlevoix Fisheries Research Station/Tribal Coordination Unit is hiring seasonal positions (Michigan)

Positions: Short-term State Workers (Fisheries) located at the Charlevoix Fisheries Research Station; 96 Grant St., Charlevoix, Michigan  49720 and on the Research Vessel Steelhead.

Wage: State worker hourly pay rates are $10.19 for first-time workers or those with less than 400 hours of previous MDNR experience; $10.92 with 400+ hours of MDNR experience in 2018, and $11.64 with 400+ hours of MDNR experience in each of 2017 and 2018.

Duration: Eighteen weeks (719 hours). Starting date is flexible between March and early May. There is also a possible extension for a total term of 1040 hours.

Duties: Perform field and laboratory sampling and analysis for studies of walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, muskellunge, lake trout, and whitefish.  Learn laboratory skills involving image analysis, fish aging, and data management and summary skills.  Assist with other Station and Management Unit activities such as trawling, walleye ponds, stream electrofishing, lake surveys and SCUBA diving (for those certified). Workers will gain experience relevant to MDNR fisheries technician and fisheries biologist positions. Work time will be split approximately 50:50 between lab and field work.  Some traveling to field sites will be required. Additional information about the Charlevoix Fisheries Research Station is available at:,1607,7-153-10364_10951_11301—,00.html

Application: Send resume, contact information for three references, cover letter, and the application form ( to:

Eric Crissman ([email protected])


Click HERE for more information.  Closing date is 22 January 2019.

MN Pollution Control Agency – Seasonal Biological Monitoring Positions

Six positions are open for 2019 in both St. Paul and Brainerd, Minnesota.  See links below:


Crew Leader – Brainerd

Technician – Brainerd

Student Worker – Brainerd


Crew Leader – St Paul

Technician – St. Paul

Student Worker – St. Paul


Please apply by 20 January 2019

Michigan DNR Seasonal Fisheries Position, Alpena, MI

Duties: Principal duties are to assist station personnel with field sampling for vessel-based fisheries assessment surveys using gillnets, trawls, side-scan sonar, and underwater video.  The successful candidate will also assist with general laboratory work, net mending and construction, computer data entry, and some facility maintenance.  The candidate will learn field skills related to fish collections and use organizational, data management, and interpersonal skills.  Other duties may be assigned.  The position will be stationed at the Alpena Fisheries Research Station.  Some traveling to field sites will be required, and transportation will be provided for such travel.  Additional information about the Alpena Fisheries Research Station is available at:,4570,7-350-79136_79236_80537_80701—,00.html .


Click HERE for all the info you need.  Deadline to apply is 1 Feb 2019