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MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hiring park managers and park rangers at some of Wisconsin’s premier natural properties across the state. These roles are a great entry point for people looking to start or advance their careers in the popular and rewarding field of outdoor recreation.

The DNR is currently hiring park rangers at the following properties:

  • Governor Dodge State Park (multiple openings)
  • Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit

The DNR is currently hiring park managers at the following properties:

  • Amnicon Falls State Park
  • Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit
  • Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit
  • Richard Bong State Recreational Area

To apply, visit Wisc.Jobs and search “Park.”

Park rangers are the face of the Wisconsin state parks, forests and recreation areas. They are primarily responsible for customer service, facility and grounds maintenance, and education within state-designated parks, forests, trails and recreation areas. Park rangers are often the first employees visitors to these properties see and are integral in helping the public foster a lifelong appreciation for outdoor recreation, nature and conservation.

Park managers provide direction, oversight and hands-on management of some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. The DNR looks to park managers to direct staff, maintain safe, welcoming properties, and meet a wide variety of customer expectations.

Park managers and rangers are both key in helping create inclusive, welcoming places for a diverse population of visitors to safely enjoy and study nature. Successful employees in these positions enjoy promotional opportunities to further their careers and create meaningful experiences for millions of annual visitors.

Both types of positions are full-time employment and will have access to an excellent comprehensive benefit and compensation package that includes paid time off. In addition, employees who work full-time in a public service job like these roles may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

The DNR anticipates numerous additional openings across the state and this recruitment effort will be used to fill those vacancies in the next six to twelve months.

Wisconsin is home to 50 state parks, 15 state forests, 44 state trails, 84,000 miles of rivers and streams, roughly 15,000 lakes, and so much more. Learn more about Wisconsin’s state properties on the DNR website.

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