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SEASONAL DU QUOIN STATE FAIR ADMINISTRATION CONSERVATION/HISTORIC PRESERVATION WORKER - 0931700 1

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 4, 2021
Location: 

Du Quoin, IL, US, 62832-3850

Job Requisition ID:  2553

Agency:  Department of Agriculture  
Closing Date/Time:  September 3, 2021
Salary:  $11.00 - $15.00/Hour 
Job Type:  Hourly Full Time 
County:  Perry 
Number of Vacancies:  Varies

 

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**

 

Illinois Department of Agriculture 2021 Seasonal Hire Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

Any applications received prior to the date of this posting will not be considered or returned. Please resubmit using the current application.

 

Posting Identification #

  2553 

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals, for temporary employment not to exceed 6 months, for the Illinois State Fair summer season. Temporary employees are needed for the following areas: Maintenance, State Fair customer service, Cashier, Ticket Sales, Grandstand Ticket Takers and Security.  This is an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to work in a constantly changing fast paced environment.  Successful candidates will be individuals who can work promptly and efficiently in order to maintain that the Illinois State Fair, as well as non-fair events, run effectively.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early as offers for positions will be made on a first come first serve basis.

Job Responsibilities

20%  1. Maintains clean, safe and attractive public use areas.

  • Cuts grass, weeds, brush and rakes lawns.
  • Trims, cuts and waters trees and shrubbery.
  • Maintains tools and equipment including cleaning and repairing hand tools.

20%  2. Performs a variety of routine clerical duties.

20%  3. Makes periodic rounds of buildings and grounds for protection against fire, theft or other losses.

20%  4. Sweeps, scrubs and polishes floors for maintenance of the buildings and grounds on the Illinois State Fairground.

10%  5. Moves heavy equipment and office equipment including chairs, desks, file cabinets, and transports machinery to garage for major repairs.

05%  6. Picks up and hauls garbage and manure.

05%  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above for a period not to exceed 6 months.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of eight years of elementary school.
  2. Requires no previous experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires elementary knowledge of the materials, tools, equipment and practices essential to ground and building maintenance.
  • Requires ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions.
  • Requires ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Requires ability to operate simple equipment, machinery and tools.
  • May require good physical condition to perform strenuous manual labor tasks.
  • May require possession of an appropriate valid driver's license.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requies the ability to work overtime.
  • May require good physical condition to perform strenuous manual labor tasks for 6.5 hours or more.
  • May require the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • May require the ability to stand for 6-8 hours.
  • May require the ability to utilize Microsoft Office products.
  • May require the ability to receive payments from customers.

Rates of Pay

$10.00/hour Day Shift

$11.00/hour Day Shift Lead Worker (7/1-8/23)

$10.50/hour Afternoon Shift (8/10-8/23)

$14.00/hour Afternoon Shift Lead Worker (8/10-8/23)

$10.50/hour Night Shift (8/10-8/23)

Work Shifts

June 1-August 9             7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch)          Day Shift
August 10-August 23     7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch)          Day Shift during Fair
August 10-August 23     4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. (1/2 hour lunch)          Afternoon Shift during Fair
August 10-August 23     5:30 p.m. - 3:30 a.m. (1/2 hour lunch)          Night Shift during Fair

Work Hours:  Varies  
Work Location: 655 Executive Drive, Du Quoin, IL 62832  
Agency Contact:

Bureau of Human Resources

Email: AGR.SeasonalHR@illinois.gov

Phone #:217-785-5099

Job Function:  Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

Please submit application via email to: AGR.SeasonalHires@illinois.gov  (Paper Applictions may be dropped off at 801 E. Sangamon Avenue Springfield, IL 62702, inside Gate 11 of the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Applications may also be mailed to the same address listed at the top of the application.)

 

Submit a Illinois Department of Agriculture 2021 Seasonal Hire Employment Application (version dated April 2021) to the Agency Contact address listed above. Failure to complete and submit the new application version (dated April 2021) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 

We are looking to fill positions in the following areas.  Applicants may apply for all by completing the appropriate section on the application.

If interested in these positions, please complete the State Fair Customer Service portion of the application:

  • Competitive Events  -  data entry of all competitive event applications and interaction with applicants to these events.
  • PIO/Press Office - working in the media tent for the Illinois State Fair; assisting department PIO officer with media related issues for the fair.
  • Grandstand Ticket Taker – Duties include scanning tickets and guiding event goers to their seats.
  • Grandstand Backstage Runner - assisting at each event behind the scenes; working with fair staff and entertainment to ensure needs are met. Must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver's license.
  • Special Events - assisting with all special events that are taking place on the grounds throughout the day during the entire fair.

If interested in these positions, please complete the State Fair Cashier/Clerk/Ticket Sales portion of the application:

  • Credentials/Golf Cars - working with the Credentials Office and private vendor to track and ensure accuracy of golf car rentals during the fair. Must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver's license.
  • Grandstand Ticket Sales - will provide service to fair goers for each event held in the grandstand during the Illinois State Fair.  Processes ticket orders and sells grandstand event tickets.

If interested in these positions, please complete the State Fair Security portion of the application:

  • Security - This position will be responsible for securing a designated area on the grounds in an effort to assist Illinois State Police to ensure the safety of fair goers and exhibits. Must be at least 18 years old.

If interested in these positions, please complete the DuQuoin State Fair Parking and DuQuoin Tram Opreators portion of the application:

  • DuQuoin State Fair Parking - Direct parking and sell parking passes
  • DuQuoin Tram Operator - Drive tractor trams to transport guests around the grounds.

 

 

The following are hire dates and application deadline dates*:
June 16, 2021    4 hires/competitive events    Must apply by June 4, 2021
June 16, 2021    1 hire/special events             Must apply by June 4, 2021

July 6, 2021        2 hires/space rental              Must apply by June 4, 2021

July 6, 2021        1 hire/credentials                  Must apply by June 4, 2021

August 2, 2021   1 hire/competitive events      Must apply by June 30, 2021
August 17, 2021 1 hire/campground                Must apply by July 17, 2021

August 23, 2021 1 hire/backstage manager    Must apply by July 17, 2021

August 26, 2021  3 hire/T-Shirt Security Supervisor Must apply by July 17, 2021 ($11.75/hour)

August 26, 2021  46 hires/T-Shirt Security      Must apply by July 17, 2021

August 26, 2021  1 hire/Parking Coordinator   Must apply by July 17, 2021 ($11.75/hour)

August 26, 2021  1 hire/Photographer             Must apply by July 17, 2021

August 27, 2021  1 hire/Trams Leadworker     Must apply by July 17, 2021 ($11.75/hour)

August 27, 2021  1 hire/Admin Office              Must apply by July 17, 2021

August 27, 2021  1 hire/Grandstand Ticket Office Must apply by July 17, 2021

August 28, 2021  16 hires/Tram Driver            Must apply by July 17, 2021

 



Applications will be scored and ranked from highest to lowest score.  Applicants will be offered employment in score order. Applicants scoring 1 or less will only be contacted if necessary to fill any vacant positions.

All applications received July 1, 2020 through August 23, 2020 will be considered as necessary to fill any vacant positions. 

All qualified applicants may be considered for Lead Worker positions.  Lead Workers will be selected based on job performance and will take effect the following dates