Why work for us

Fisheries staff with fish

Become a part of an organization that not only values the state’s natural resources but values the personnel resources it takes to sustain the natural beauty Minnesota has to offer.

By joining our team:

Whether you are a recent college graduate, a professional looking for a new challenge or a retiree interested in working for a part of the year, the DNR could be a perfect fit. We have a variety of permanent, seasonal, full-time and part-time positions around the state. You can work indoors or outdoors.

We value diversity in nature. We value diversity in the workplace.


"This job has provided many unique experiences, from examining diets of thousands of fish in Mille Lacs, to studying cisco (or tullibee) populations in Lake Superior and Minnesota’s inland lakes." — Tyler | fisheries research biologist

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