Non-Career Wildlife Assistants (NCWA's) are hired during the autumn primarily to assist with the collection of biological data from hunter-harvested deer. The purpose of this work is to monitor for diseases and assess physical condition and age structure of the deer harvest. Sampling goals for chronic wasting disease (CWD) necessitate additional help at DNR check stations to handle the extra workload. NCWA's will age harvested deer, measure antler size, and collect deer heads for testing. They will record information on sample tags and by using mobile devices. An important component of the work is to answer hunter questions and provide accurate information on CWD. Much of this work will occur at DNR offices but some time may be spent at meat processors, taxidermists, or drop box locations. During lulls in deer check activity, NCWA's may work with permanent staff on facility and equipment maintenance or other wildlife population management functions.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Housing will not be provided, employees are expected to figure out housing on their own. Applicants interested in applying for more than one location will need to submit an application for each location they are interested in.
Required Education and Experience
Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school.
Wildlife Assistant 6
No specific type or amount is required.
Wildlife Assistant 7
One year of experience in the construction trades or equivalent to a Wildlife Assistant 6.
Wildlife Assistant E8
Two years of experience equivalent to a Wildlife Assistant, including one year equivalent to a Wildlife Assistant 7.
Alternate Education and Experience
Wildlife Assistant 6, 7
Completion of vocational training that included practical experience in the operation of heavy equipment may be substituted for six months of experience at the Wildlife Assistant 6 or 7 levels.
Additional Requirements and Information
Please attach a cover letter, resume, and official college transcripts (if applicable) to your application.
For a copy of the position description, click HERE. (Download PDF reader)
Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.
If applicable, you must attach an electronic and/or scanned copy of your official college/university transcripts. For our purposes, "Official Transcripts" must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar's signature and/or seal.
Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.
Certain positions may require a criminal history background check.
Some positions within this class series are assigned job duties that may require possession of the commercial driver's license issued by the Secretary of State as required by Public Act 346 of 1988 to operate a designated state vehicle.
Some positions within this class series are assigned job duties that may require possession of a commercial Pesticide Applicators license.
View the the job specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/WildlifeAssistant_12985_7.pdf (Download PDF reader)