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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

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Sponsorship for Employment

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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:  Apr 6, 2021

Lincoln, IL, US, 62656-5086

Job Requisition ID:  2245

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources 
Closing Date/Time:  04/20/2021 
Salary:  $ 11.00 
Job Type:  Hourly Part Time 

Site: James C. Helfrich GPC
County:  Logan 
Number of Vacancies:  4 

PI# 4611, PI# 4612, PI# 4613, and PI# 4614




You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not the IDNR Seasonal Conservation Worker Application.


Please visit  ( http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/outreach/EmploymentOpportunities/Documents/ConservationWorkerEmploymentApp.pdf ) for the IDNR Seasonal Conservation Worker 

Please visit ( http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/outreach/EmploymentOpportunities/Documents/ConservationWorkerStatePoliceForm.pdf ) for the CMS 284A Authorization for Release of Criminal Information and the CMS 284B Self-Disclosure of Criminal History form.  


*NOTE: Incomplete applications and/or failure to include selective service number and legible copy of valid driver's license will disqualify applicant for employment consideration.



Agency 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, performs routine manual labor in maintaining the safety and visual aspects of the site.

Job Responsibilities

Assists in the maintenance of building and grounds by cutting grass, weeds and brush; cleaning culverts; loading and loading trucks and cars;

Applies patches to concrete and asphalt to road surfaces; rakes lawns, and shovels snow; digs post holes; repairs fences.

Assists in servicing equipment; cleans repairs and erects signs; cuts and hauls firewood; paints and repairs equipment.

Makes periodic rounds of the site for fires, prowlers, etc.; may issue camping permits and assign camping spaces.

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Responsibilities

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

Requires possession of an appropriate and valid Illinois driver's license;

Requires ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions;

Requires ability to operate simple equipment, machinery and tools .

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

Employment Conditions

Ability to work outside for long periods of time

Ability to pass a background check

Must have a valid and current driver's license 

Must at least be 18 years old or older to apply

State law requires that as a condition of employment: Every male less than 27 years old must be registered with the Federal Selective Service System (20 ILCS 415/8d.1) 

Work Hours:  Variable Hours 
Work Location: 1019 1310th St Lincoln, IL 62656-5086 
Agency Contact:  Kristy.Parrish@illinois.gov 
Job Function: Sciences and Natural Resources