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AGRICULTURE LAND AND WATER RESOURCE SPECIALIST I

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:  Jan 10, 2022
Location: 

DeKalb, IL, US, 60115-5302

Job Requisition ID:  8523

Agency:  Department of Agriculture  
Closing Date/Time:  01/25/2022 
Salary:  $4,006-$5,755/anticipated monthly starting salary 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  DeKalb 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

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 # 8523

 

Position Overview

The Bureau of Land and Water Resources is looking to hire a Land and Water Resource Specialist I to bring exceptional conservation and technical knowledge, assist in budget allocation tracking and execute efficient operational support. This position will support the Bureau Chief, bureau personnel and the states soil and water conservation districts. The Land and Water Resource Specialist I role offers an opportunity to become a trusted partner and colleague to the bureau, other state agencies and private partners. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and enjoy working on multiple projects and engaging the public on all aspects of conservation. This candidate will work in conjunction with Illinois' Soil and Water I Conservation Districts to help develop and administer programs that provides financial, technical and educational assistance.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Collaborates with and assists in the Department of Agriculture administration of the soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) programs.
  2. Organizes, plans, executes and completes assignments of limites scope, involving soil and water conservation district programs/projects.
  3. Establishes and maintains active and continuing public relations with representatives of state agencies, federal agencies, municipalities, county government, schools and industries to gain their cooperation in planning long-range natural resource programs. Travels in performance of these duties.
  4. 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 course work in agriculture, natural resource management, conservation, agricultural economics, land use planning, geography, public/business administration and rural sociology.
  2. Work-related experience such as local SWCD technician or Natural Resource Conservation Service Technician may be substitutable for college coursework on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires elementary knowledge of the organizational structure and functions of SWCDs.
  2. Requires elementary knowledge of watershed topography as it relates to agriculture, conservation and other potential areas of watershed problems.
  3. Requires elementary knowledge of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts Act.
  4. Requires elementary knowledge of the Natural Resource Conservation Service's conservation practice standards.
  5. Requires elementary knowledge of Illinois Department of Agriculture's Partners for Conservation fund program.
  6. Requires elementary knowledge of soil testing, soil typing, fertilization and adaptable crop and pasture plants.
  7. Requires working knowledge of proper record keeping and reporting procedures.
  8. Requires ability to analyze activities of SWCDs against written guidelines preparatory to recommending acceptance or rejection of their request for financial aid.
  9. Requires ability to conduct procedural and routine recordkeeping audits of SWCD operations.
  10. Requires ability to express self effectively orally and in writing.
  11. Requires ability to interpret and explain department policies and procedures.
  12. Requires ability to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Pass a background check
  2. Possess a valid state driver's license
  3. Ability to travel
  4. Quarterly overnight travel

 

Work Hours:  8:00am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri  
Work Location: 2280 Bethany Rd DeKalb, IL 60115-5302  
Agency Contact:

Bureau of Human Resources

Email: AGR.HumanResources@illinois.gov

Phone: 217-785-5099

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 email to: AGR.HumanResources@Illinois.gov

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.