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Date:  Jun 9, 2021

Golconda, IL, US, 62938-4007

Job Requisition ID:  3123

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources 

Work Site:  Dixon Springs State Park

County:  Pope 

Job Type:  Hourly Part Time 
Closing Date/Time:  05/21/2021 
Salary:  $ 11.00 
Number of Vacancies:  2 
PI# 5607 and PI# 5608



****This position only accepts IDNR SEASONAL CONSERVATION WORKER APPLICATIONS which can be found at the link below. (CMS100, CMS100b, or any other documents are not accepted).


***If you are new to this website, you will first need to create a profile to able to upload the required documents which are listed below.

Please visit the IDNR website at https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/outreach/EmploymentOpportunities/Pages/DNRJobPostings.aspx

 to complete all required documentation. These should be saved to your computer to be uploaded when you apply for this posting.

You will then need to click the APPLY button below where you will be able to attach the documents.

A completed application MUST include:

 -IDNR Seasonal Conservation Worker Application- whichever option is appropriate

(Selective Service Number must be included on application if male under the age of 27 years)

-Release of Criminal History Information Form

-Self-Disclosure of Criminal History Form

-Legible copy of VALID Driver’s License

**Note:  Incomplete applications and/or failure to include selective service number and legible copy of Driver’s License will disqualify applicant for employment consideration.

Agency Mission Statement

Charged with preserving, protecting, and promoting Illinois’ natural 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.


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 over 57 Historic Sites, Monuments, and Memorials.  OLM facilitates activities from small group interpretive programming at Historical Sites, to hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, and camping.


The Office of Land Management is seeking individuals with a desire to aid the DNR with the maintenance and cleanliness of the state's parks and historic sites.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.



Short Description

Under immediate supervision, and on a temporary basis for a period not to exceed 6 months, performs a variety of unskilled manual labor duties in connection with the maintenance and operation of Dixon Springs State park.

Job Responsibilities

Mows grass; cuts weeds and brush; cleans culverts; loads and unloads trucks and cars; applies patches to concrete and asphalt road surfaces; cuts and hauls firewood; paints fences, picnic tables, etc.

Maintains tools and equipment, including cleaning and repairing hand tools, painting and repairing equipment, and transporting machinery to garage for major repairs

Digs post holes; repairs fences; repairs picnic tables

Rakes lawns; shovels snow; unloads coal; cleans and disinfects shower buildings

Issues camping permits; assigns camping spaces.

Makes periodic rounds of the park watching for prowlers, fires, or other causes which might endanger, or result in, loss or damage to property; reports incidents to supervisor; directs traffic 

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

Knowledge, Skills & Responsibilities

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

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 operate simple equipment, machinery and tools

Work Hours:  Variable Hours 

Work Location: 24 Park Rd Golconda, IL 62938-4007 
Agency Contact:  Kristy.Parrish@illinois.gov 
Job Function: Sciences and Natural Resources