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Date:  Nov 24, 2021

Lacon, IL, US, 61540-8910

Job Requisition ID:  7995

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources 
Posting Start Date:  11/24/2021

Posting Closing Date: 12/10/2021 
Salary:  $5,734 to $8,370 per month  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Marshall  
Number of Vacancies:  1  
Plan/BU:  RC056  

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

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Posting Identification Number 12-32-7995

Position Statement

The Office of Land Management is seeking qualified candidates who, under general direction, will manage the operation of Marshall State Fish & Wildlife Area and Spring Bay Fen (site evaluation rating of 4.018), along with Woodford State Fish & Wildlife Area and the Illinois River State Fish & Wildlife Area.  He/she will supervise a moderately small subordinate staff size organization engaged in site operations and maintenance activities.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Supervises, through a subordinate Site Assistant Superindentent, staff engaged in the operation and maintenance of the site; schedules assignments and establishes priorities; evaluates performance; provides training, guidance, counseling and discipline to staff. 
  2. Supervises and participates in the preparation/maintenance of site operations and financial records/reports; prepares, submits and monitors operating and capital improvement budgets, as well as annual plans of work; and exercises budgetary controls to ensure fiscal integrity.
  3. Supervises and participates in the maintenance of site grounds, facilities and equipment; inspects facilities for preventive maintenance planning; monitors/implements site security/safety programs, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  4. Plans, coordinates and implements site activities and programs compatible with the natural/cultural resource base; reviews, analyzes, and incorporates proposals of natural/cultural resource specialists and others concerning short/long-range plans for site management; supervises and conducts research related to site restoration, interpretation and development. 
  5. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the media and interested groups or individuals; develops/implements public information materials and programs; promotes Department programs, activities and philosophies; serves as a Department representative at various meetings; recruits and/or oversees the activities of volunteers and others engaged in site activities. 
  6. Explains agency policies, rules and regulations to site visitors and assures compliance with same; responds to oral and written inquiries concerning Department programs and policies; appears at public hearings as required.
  7. From the on-site home, report and/or respond to emergency situations like fires, flooding, visitor accidents, icy/snow covered roads, vehicle accidents, severe storms/tornadoes, and police/fire department assistance.  Provide additional security to the service building, water plant, office/headquarters, check station, campground, overnight campers/fishermen, hunters, trail/day users and sightseers.  Respond to operational needs of the site when notified or directed by supervisor such as snow plowing, visitor inquires and campground disturbance; equipment malfunctions in water/sewage/heating systems and electric utility.
  8. 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 four (4) years of college, preferably with courses in business or public administration; and prior experience in conservation.
  2. Requires three (3) years of supervisory experience affording training in various facets of managing an outdoor recreational park, or natural public area, or a cultural historic site or museum.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Working knowledge of the principle and practices of site administration, including site interpretation, natural and/or cultural resources conservation, structural grounds maintenance, public relations and personnel administration.
  2. Ability to assign and supervise the work of assistants and staff members.
  3. Ability to apply appropriate levels of knowledge in problem solving situations encountered in the performance of the duties and responsibilities.
  4. Ability to apply to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Employment Conditions

  1. Requires the ability to pass background check.
  2. Requires valid Driver's License.
  3. Requires ability to travel.
  4. Requires physical ability to operation and maintain tools, equipment and materials utilized in the maintenance, repair and care of site resources, buildings and grounds.
  5. Requires ability to work under adverse environmental conditions on a year-round basis.
  6. Requires ability to lift and transport loads which may exceed sixty pounds.
  7. Requires ability to walk over rough and broken terrain.

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:  1/1 to 10/15: M-F 7am-3pm; 10/16-12/31: Sun-TH 4:30am-12:30pm  
Work Location: 236 State Route 26 Lacon, IL 61540-8910  
Agency Contact:

Vicky Fowler

Email: vicky.fowler@illinois.gov

Phone #:217-785-4587

Job Function:  Administration/Management; Sciences and Natural Resources  


This position does contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).





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