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SITE TECHNICIAN II (UPWARD MOBILITY) - 4113200

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Date:  Jun 16, 2022
Location: 

Franklin Grove, IL, US, 61031-9316

Job Requisition ID:  16925

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources  
Posting Closing Date:  07/01/2022 
Salary:  $3,709 to $5,199 per month
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Lee 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC028 

 

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.

 

Qualifying state employees in the Upward Mobility Program should follow the Upward Mobility Policy Guidelines when applying for this title.

 

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Posting Identification #12-32-16925

Position Statement

Under direct supervision, engages in semi-skilled activities in the care, maintenance and improvement of site grounds, structures, outdoor recreational and natural programs offered at Franklin Creek State Natural Area. 

Job Responsibilities

1.  Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of equipment used in the operation of the site and program support tasks:

  • Mows site grounds and clears vegetation utilizing tractors, bush hogs, sickle bar mowers, riding and push mowers, chain saw and weed eater:
  • Repairs roads and parking areas utilizing tractors equipped with end loaders and rear blade
  • Operates air-driven and electrical power tools
  • Assists in other turf maintenance such as mowing, weed eating, etc.
  • Applies herbicides and pesticides around posts, parking areas, mill pond, etc

 

2.  Performs overall general maintenance of the grounds internal and external throughout the site:

  • Collects and disposes of garbage and litter:
  • Cleans and disinfects restrooms
  • Performs off-season maintenance which entails repairs throughout the site.

 

3.  Performs routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment:

  • Schedules the maintenance of equipment.
  • Assists in the inventory controls and record maintenance.
  • Makes routine repairs such as engine overhauls
  • Changes starters, alternators, etc.
  • Welds broken equipment
  • Repairs and sharpens blades and chain saws

 

4.  Provides leadership and direction to volunteer crews i.e. Franklin Creek Conservation Association. Franklin Center FFA, and Rock River Trail & Horseman's Association.

 

5.  Designs and constructs signs:

  • Installs and paints signs
  • Reroofs shelters and pit privies
  • Repairs trail stairways and bridges
  • Builds and repairs picnic tables

 

6.  Informs visitors of site rules and regulations:

  • Advises appropriate authorities of non-compliance.

 

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

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires education and experience equivalent to completion of high school.
  2. Requires two (2) year's maintenance or farming experience preferably associated with the building trades and/or the operation of heavy equipment and machinery.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires working knowledge of equipment and tools used in the trades and/or the operation of heavy equipment, farm machinery and implements and/or warehousing.
  • Requires ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Requires ability to inform visitors of site facilities, programs, rules and regulations.
  • May require ability to read and diagram blueprints.
  • Requires physical ability to operate and maintain tools, equipment and materials utilized in the maintenance, repair and care of site resources, artifacts, buildings and grounds. 

Physical Requirements

  • Requires ability to withstand exposure to the elements and work under adverse conditions on a year round basis.
  • Requires ability to lift, carry, and transport loads which may exceed sixty (60) pounds.
  • Requires ability to walk over rough and broken terrain.

Employment Conditions

  • Requires possession of a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Ability to obtain a pesticide operator's license within 6 months of employment.

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:  Nov.-April: Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:30pm (Sat/Sun off); May-Oct: Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:30pm, with rotating weekend shifts (Thurs-Fri off on weekends worked).

Work Location: Franklin Creek, 1872 Twist Rd Franklin Grove, IL 61031-9316  
Agency Contact:

Matt Hoogerwerf

White Pines State Park

6712 W. Pines Rd.

Mount Morris, IL  61054

Email:  matt.hoogerwerf@illinois.gov 

Phone #:  815-946-3717

Job Function:  Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.  Please submit appropriate application via instructions below to the Agency Contact listed above.

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

 

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.