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Date:  May 26, 2023

Macomb, IL, US, 61455

Job Requisition ID:  25816

Agency:  Department of Military Affairs  
Salary:  $3,856.00-$5,404.00 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  McDonough 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC042 

Department:  Facilities

Schedule:  7.5 daily, M-F

Hours: 7am-3pm (1/2 hr paid lunch)(Can Vary based on Mission Requirements)

Date Posted: 05/26/2023

Last Day to Apply: 6/16/2023

BID NOTICE #:   25816 

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website.


State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.


Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.




Job Responsibilities

  • Under direct supervision, regularly performs a variety of semi-skilled labor or building mechanical work below the journeyman level and may directly assist skilled craftsmen; or operates heavy equipment, as required, in the maintenance of the facility and grounds.
  • As part of a Maintenance Team performs routine ground maintenance of facility; mows lawns with push and/or riding mower, fertilizes lawns, trims trees and hedges, rakes leaves, trims weeds and cares for landscaping, sweeps and cleans walks and parking lots, picks up and hauls away litter and debris, removes snow from walks and parking lots with shovel, snow blower and/or snowplow, and generally keeps the outside premises neat and orderly.
  • Performs routine interior maintenance of facility; repairs leaking faucets, shower heads, clogged toilets, and other small plumbing tasks; repairs, paints and refinishes furniture, fixtures and performs other small painting tasks; replaces light bulbs, as needed and performs other small electrical tasks, i. e., repairs ballasts, switches, receptacles, appliance cords, and motor fans; repairs and replaces broken window screens, doors, roofs, gutters, and other small carpenter tasks.
  • Repairs fences, roadways, bridges, sidewalks, etc.; performs road construction and fill operations using forklifts, trucks, dozers, backhoes, and enloaders.
  • Maintains interior cleanliness of facility; scrubs, mops, waxes and polishes floors; dusts and polishes furniture; vacuums and spot cleans carpeting; collects trash and hauls from building to trash receptacle; washes windows and woodwork; cleans restroom including toilets and fixtures and fills towel, soap, and tissue dispensers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs preventative maintenance and repairs lawn care equipment, i.e., push and/or riding lawn mowers, tractors, weed eaters, sprayers and other power equipment.
  • Assists in the firing of a low pressure boiler, cleaning flues and keeping boiler room clean; performs visual check of boiler hot water tank and pipes to ensure insulation is sound and report incidents of damaged loose or fallen insulation material; monitors boiler checking for leaks, checking operating water level, boiler blow down and maintains adequate levels of boiler chemical in make up water. 
  • Loads and unloads trucks; sets up and takes down tables, chairs, etc., moves office furniture; carries moderate to heavy items on a recurring basis.
  • Performs building security duties such as checking for fires and prowlers, checks windows and doors.
  • Performs additional duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of high school plus one year of maintenance work experience preferably associated with the building/mechanical trades and/or heavy equipment operation.
  • Requires working knowledge of construction and maintenance tools, equipment and materials.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of one or more of the building and mechanical trades.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions including blueprints and other diagrams.
  • Prefers the ability to use power tools, operate heavy equipment and perform semi-skilled manual work in a safe manner.


Conditions of Employment

  • Requires the ability to pass a DoD background investigation and obtain a DoD Common Access Card (CAC) prior to hire or transfer.
  • Requires state wide travel as part of a Maintenance Team within the normal workday hours. 
  • Requires the ability to lift and carry 80 pounds, il e., heavy boxes, supplies, etc.; ability to move heavy furniture and equipment.
  • Requires being on feet for long periods of time; the ability to climb stairs and ladders.
  • Requires being on hands and knees for extended periods of time.
  • Requires the ability to withstand extreme temperature changes.
  • Requires exposure to a variety of chemical cleaning agents.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license in the appropriate classification as required by law.


  • The Department of Military Affairs works with the members of the Illinois Air and Army National Guard.

Agency Contact:  Debra Singer


Phone #:217-761-3786


  • Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.
  • If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 
  • State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the homepage in the blue ribbon. 
  • Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.
  • If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:
  • State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid
  • Non-State employees: on – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

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*NOTE:  The Department of Military Affairs does not discriminate against any individual because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or unfavorable discharge from military service in connection with employment, real estate transactions, access to financial credit, and the availability of public accommodations in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Constitution, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Acts, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the U.S. Constitution.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Office is responsible for compliance and may be reached at 217/557-5667.

Nearest Major Market: Macomb