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Date:  Jul 3, 2024

Canton, IL, US, 61520

Job Requisition ID:  39492

 Agency :  Department of Natural Resources 
Closing Date/Time: 07/25/2024 
Salary:   $ 19.56 per hour  
Job Type:   Hourly 
County:   Fulton  
Number of Vacancies:   2  
Plan/BU: None   




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.


Posting Identification Number  12-32-39492 

Essential Functions

1. Under general supervision and on a temporary basis not to exceed six months, performs routine maintenance and janitorial duties of site buildings and public use areas:

  • Mows grass, cuts weeds and brush
  • Rakes lawns, trims, cuts and waters trees and shrubbery, sweeps sidewalks
  • Paints signs and picnic tables
  • Cleans and disinfects restrooms and buildings/offices
  • Sweeps and mops floors
  • Washes windows
  • Loads and unloads trucks
  • Collects and hauls trash
  • Picks up and disposes of litter and debris
  • Cuts and hauls firewood

2. Assists in area preparation and operation for the various hunting seasons:

  • Clears and/or maintains hunting and fishing access points
  • Assists in placement of hunt stake location (dove and waterfowl)
  • Places information, maps, and sign in sheets for hunting seasons at various sign-in location
  • Works various hunter check stations based on season as needed
  • Maintains and prepares site for programs
  • Assists in planting and care of various cover crops and food plots
  • Assists with waterfowl impoundment preparations such as pumping, de-watering, water control structures if required by site.

3. Operates and performs routine maintenance on equipment and vehicles:

  • Maintains tools and equipment, including cleaning and repairing hand tools
  • Paints and repairs facility and equipment
  • Changes oil, fluids, filters, spark plugs, and belts
  • Washes vehicles and equipment
  • Transports equipment

4. Assists in the inspection of public use areas for public safety and hazards:

  • Makes periodic rounds to check for safe site usage, fires or other causes which might endanger or result in loss or damage to property
  • Reports findings to supervisor or appropriate authorities
  • Makes minor repairs to structures
  • Digs post holes and repairs fences
  • Clears and maintains trails and pathways
  • Assists with maintaining site boundaries
  • Installs and maintains site specific signage

5. Explains site rules and regulations to users:

  • Assists site visitors
  • Directs traffic when needed

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

Minimum Qualification

1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of eight years of elementary school

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. The State of Illinois complies with federal and state disability laws and will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities:

  1. Ability to pass background check
  2. Must be at least 17 years of age with a valid driver’s license
  3. Elementary knowledge of materials, tools, and equipment essential to grounds and building maintenance
  4. Ability to operate and maintain tools, equipment and trucks
  5. Must be able to carry up to 60 pounds and walk over rough, broken terrain

Agency and Division Statements

DNR Agency Statement

Charged with preserving, protecting and promoting Illinois’ natural and cultural resources, 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, vision health and dental insurance; a retirement plan and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; as well as pre-tax benefit programs.

Office of Land Management

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.

Work Hours:  Variable  
Work Location: Rice Lake, 19721 N US Highway 24, Canton, Illinois, 61520  
Agency Contact: 

Kristy Parrish
(217) 558-6619

Posting Group:  Environmental & Natural Resources  


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



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