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Date:  Oct 1, 2021

Benton, IL, US, 62812-4417

Job Requisition ID:  7231

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources 
Posting Open Date: 10/04/2021

Posting Closing Date:  10/18/2021 
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary: $65,000 - $75,0000/year 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Franklin 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Supervisory Exclusion 014 


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Job Responsibilities

Under direction, serves as working supervisor of the Hot Shot Crew and/or site staff.  Supervises all assigned projects; building maintenance and repair, construction of pole buildings, wiring of campgrounds, laying out of foundations, remodeling of offices and wiring of same, addition to homes, construction of cabinets and storage facilities.  Supervises and participates in the overhaul and repair of equipment used - tractors, mowers, saws, pumps, compressors, and small equipment.  Travels to other parks in various regions throughout the state.  Supervises, schedules and monitors the coordination of transporting the specialized heavy equipment that includes the three spade, brush chipper, stump cutter, backhoe, crawler tractor and other various equipment used in preparation for the hot shot crew construction and maintenance projects.  Designs, routes and constructs signs used on DNR property.  Maintains automotive records, equipment repair reports, fuel consumption records, work scheduling and time records.  Assists with setting up and working of Special Events; supervises and participates in suppression of grass and wood fires; operation of fire suppression equipment on division property.  Serves as working supervisor by assigning and reviewing work; providing guidance and training to assigned staff; completes and signs performance evaluations; establishes annual goals and objectives; counsels staff regarding work performance; approves time off; reassigns staff to meet operating needs.  Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to four years of HS with coursework in advanced mathematics, blueprint reading, and surveying.
  • Required two years of supervisory experience in the construction of roadways, park or other related public works projects, including the operation of specialized or heavy equipment.
  • Requires ability to organize and supervise groups of laborers, site staff and equipment operators.
  • Requires ability to prepare estimates of materials, equipment and staff for future construction or maintenance projects and to prepare and maintain records and reports of current projects.
  • Requires ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other trades, subcontractors, professionals and the general public.
  • Requires ability to have overnight travel.

Physical Requirements

  • Requires physical ability to lift, carry, transport and utilize heavy materials and tools.
  • Requires ability to work under physically demanding conditions on a daily and continuing basis.

Employment Conditions

  • Requires a valid appropriate Driver's License.

Work Hours:  Mon-Wed 7AM-5PM, Thurs 7AM-4:30PM, 1/2 lunches 
Work Location: IDNR Region V Office, 11731 State Highway 37 Benton, IL 62812-4417 
Agency Contact:  Vicky.Fowler@illinois.gov 
Job Function: Facility/Fleet Management; Sciences and Natural Resources 


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 Land Management (OLM) oversees nearly 400 individual parcels of land and institutes a wide variety of programs and activities advocating outdoor recreation through sustainable use, conservation, and preservation.  The Historic Sites Division of the Office of Land Management oversees 57 Historic Sites, Monuments, and Memorials.  OLM facilitates activities from small group interpretive programming at Historical Sites, to hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, and camping.