Military Veterans are able to attend a great event, put on by the Minnesota DNRThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as they host their third annual Veteran Employment Information Event on January 9th in St. Paul.

Many veterans who are looking to work in a natural resources environment, this is a great opportunity to get some exposure to what the DNR does and how their skills translate, according to a release from the DNR.

“If you’ve served in the military, you probably have a lot of experience relevant to many of our professional areas,” said Don Matthys, DNR management resources regional supervisor and U.S. Army retired.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required to attend the free event. Veterans can register for a time slot between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. by going HERE.


Veterans will have an opportunity to talk to the DNR staff, along with those who work in the areas of fisheries and wildlife, information technology, GIS and mapping, enforcement, engineering and more. Veterans will also learn about the types of jobs available and how their military career fits with the state's employment.

Attendees will also be able to meet with current DNR employees who are military veterans and learn resume tips for translating their skills from the military and experience to position qualifications, along with getting help with applying for DNR jobs.


Veterans will also be on hand to answer questions about how to successfully juggle military-civilian commitments. Information on DNR veteran support resources will also be available.

“I can’t imagine a more military-friendly employer,” said John Peterson, a DNR emergency planner who serves in the MN National Guard. “The DNR has always been incredibly supportive of my service in the National Guard.”

The event is free and held at the DNR headquarters in St. Paul at  500 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55101. Space is limited and registration is required. Veterans will receive a welcome packet with additional information when registration is confirmed.

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