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CONSERVATION EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE - 0930000

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Jun 9, 2021
Location: 

Collinsville, IL, US, 62234-7617

Job Requisition ID:  4165

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources  
Posting Start Date:  06/09/2021

Closing Date:  06/22/2021 
Salary:  $2,464.00 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Madison 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Under direction, develops, executes, and presents programs, activities, and events to the general public, school groups, and special interest groups at Illinois state parks, state fish and wildlife areas, conservation areas, state natural areas, and state recreation areas.  Employment is estimated to run from July 1, 2021 for no more than 6 months.  Work schedule:  Wednesday through Sunday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 1 hour lunch, Monday/Tuesday off.  NOTE:  Schedule subject to change due to operational needs.  This position is a Seasonal/Temporary position that shall not exceed six months.  It is not a permanent State of Illinois position and therefore, is not eligible for most State of Illinois benefits.

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process.

This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #12-35-6171 

Position Statement

The Office of Land Management is seeking a qualified individual with a background in journalism, English or public speaking with an interest in the outdoors. The successful candidate will be involved in and present programs, activities and events to the general public, school groups and special interest groups. The ideal candidate must be able to be engaging with the public and effectively communicate in both person and social media. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. 

Job Responsibilities

1.  Presents programs, activities and events to the general public, school groups, and special interest groups at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

  • Copies, prepares and delivers educational information designed to instill appreciation and understanding of conservation ethics.
  • Gathers information to give to park visitors about environmental awareness.

2. Becomes familiar with department rules, regulations, and park history.

  • Develops working knowledge of park history, park geologic features and trail system by training pamphlets and exploring the state ground.
  • Answers questions to the public regarding historical, ecological and recreational aspects of the park and surrounding area.
  • Interprets departmental rules and regulations regarding hunting, camping and fishing.

3. Develops and implements the natural or outdoor recreational site's interpretive program plan.

  • Interprets trail conditions by walking park grounds.
  • Plans evening and daytime visitor activities, which include foot, aquatic and automotive tours.
  • Prepares press releases for use by the local or area news media.
  • Organizes and schedules interpretive programming efforts with area educators in order to maximize benefits for visiting school groups.
  • Plants trees and/or prairie grass with school groups.
  • Plans and constructs temporary exhibits and displays for the site's interpretive center and makes alterations and improvements to the center.
  • Maintains and updates social media outlets.
  • Travels throughout the state.

4. Trains park volunteers for ongoing needs or special events.

  • Organizes and schedules volunteers for events throughout the park.
  • Provides guidance and instruction to volunteers on proposed projects.
  • Monitors projects to ensure volunteers have required equipment.

5. 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 four years of college, with courses in journalism, English or public speaking.
  2. Prefers courses in parks & recreation, historic preservation, wildlife resources, related biological or environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, biology or ecology.
  3. Prefers two years professional experience in a public education and information program in a public or private agency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Requires elementary knowledge of the principles and materials of conservation education.
  2. Requires elementary knowledge of the methods and techniques of disseminating conservation educational materials to the public.
  3. Requires ability to present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires possession of a valid driver's license.
  2. Requires 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 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:  Wed.-Sun. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; 1 hr. lunch, Mon/Tues off  
Work Location: 30 Ramey Dr Collinsville, IL 62234-7617  
Agency Contact:

Lori Belknap

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

30 Ramey St.

Collinsville, IL  62234

Email: lori.belknap@illinois.gov

Phone #:  618-346-5164

Job Function:  Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.  Please submit application via instructions below

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.