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Date:  Nov 22, 2022

Benton, IL, US, 62812-4417

Job Requisition ID:  21419

Agency :  Department of Natural Resources 
Closing Date/Time: 12/08/2022
Salary:   $3,579 - $4,929 per month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Franklin  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC014  


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


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


Posting Identification Number  12-81-21419

Position Overview

This position will serve in the Office of Law Enforcement South Zone and have responsibilities including auditing and processing invoices/vouchers, as well as, timekeeping duties for the districts for accuracy and completeness. 

Job Responsibilities

1.    Under general supervision of the Region 5 Captain, serves as Region 5 Office fiscal and accounting officer, independently performs a variety of accounting and fiscal duties for Region 5:

  • Performs technical accounting work in maintaining a complex set of books for funds and operating lines in Region 5 Law Enforcement.
  • Posts expense information to these books and reconciles on a monthly or daily basis.
  • Inputs data via computer and related programs.


2.    Verifies and/or prepares complex financial documents of districts and regions including invoices, travel vouchers, petty cash and purchase requisitions:

  • Provides assistance and guidance to law enforcement personnel in districts on computerized accounting program.
  • Prepares all required financial documents and any other forms or reports required.
  • Reviews, examines and takes corrective action or recommends corrective action to law enforcement personnel preparing the above documents.
  • Contacts vendors if there is a problem with the invoice received.


3.    Prepares and assists with the execution of the operating budget for Region 5, including at the district level:

  • Monitors budget and makes recommendations concerning operating levels, transfers and expenditures.
  • Prepares monthly statistical analysis of regional budget.
  • Closes records and prepares/distributes reconciliation reports and forms to Springfield office.
  • Prepares vendor payments for the Region 5 Office expenses .

4.    Functions as Timekeeper for Region 5 personnel:

  • Maintains overtime balances and reports.
  • Compiles and distributes employee available benefit time monthly.
  • Prepares overtime variant pay forms for officers.


5.    Provides clerical support for the Region Office:

  • Answers telephone.


6.    Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of two years of college and completion of an approved training course or three years of related clerical bookkeeping experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. One (1) year of working knowledge of accounting techniques.
  2. One (1) year of working knowledge of state or non-state accounting procedures.
  3. One (1) year of working knowledge of office methods and procedures.
  4. One (1) year of experience in the ability to apply established accounting techniques.

Employment Conditions

All applicants must be able to meet the following Conditions of Employment, with or without reasonable accommodation, to be considered for this position.

  1. Ability to pass background check.

Agency Statement

Charged with preserving, protecting, and promoting Illinois’ natural resources, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) employees oversee water, wildlife, wetlands and oil wells, parks, historic sites – and everything in between. Employment opportunities vary greatly, often providing employees the chance to work indoors and out in a dynamic yet relaxed environment. Working for the State of Illinois, IDNR employees receive excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; as well as pre-tax benefit programs.


The Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) supports the Department's programs designed to protect Illinois' natural and recreational resources through enforcement of those portions of the Illinois Compiled Statutes enacted for that purpose. Conservation Police Officers are vested with full state-wide police authority and are trained to the highest standards for law enforcement professionals in Illinois.  


In addition to these enforcement responsibilities, Conservation Police Officers serve as an important link between the Department and its various constituencies (civic groups, sportsmen's groups, sport shows, etc.). These officers are called upon to assist outside agencies in emergency situations or rescue operations. They participate in the instruction of conservation related statutes to outside agencies, law enforcement organizations, or educational institutions upon request.

Work Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:30AM-5:00PM, 1 hour lunch  
Work Location: 11731 State Highway 37 Benton, IL 62812-4417  
Agency Contact:

Vicky Fowler


Phone #:217-785-5387

Job Family:  Fiscal/Finance/Business  


This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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