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Date:  Sep 16, 2022

Marseilles, IL, US, 61341-9766

Job Requisition ID:  18888

Agency :  Department of Natural Resources 
Closing Date/Time: 09/29/2022
Salary:   $3,856-$5,404 per month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   LaSalle  
Number of Vacancies:   2  
Plan/BU:   RC028  


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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Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  12-35-18888

Position Overview

Under direct supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of site buildings, furniture, fixtures, equipment, mechanical systems, water and wastewater treatment and distribution systems associated with site operations; serves as a lead worker to lower level site workers engaged in site maintenance and operational activities for Illini State Park and LaSalle Lake.

Job Responsibilities

1.    Perform daily site maintenance duties at Illini SP and LaSalle Lake as assigned:

  •     Clean shower building
  •     Clean vault toilets
  •     Pick up roadside litter
  •     Clean shelters
  •     Clean cabin
  •     Maintain campsite and shelter grills
  •     Clean and polish floors
  •     Disinfect washrooms and fixtures

2.    Perform landscaping and groundskeeping duties at Illini SP and LaSalle Lake:

  •     Mow and trim grass
  •     Prune shrubs and trees
  •     Identify and remove approved hazardous trees
  •     Spray herbicide around trees, posts, signs, along roadways, cam pg round pads and parking lots
  •     Picks up litter and garbage.
  •     Hauls trash
  •     Plows snow
  •     Patches road
  •     Spreads gravel and wood chips
  •     Marks and maintains trails

3.    Performs semi-skilled work associated with the building trades:

  •     Makes plumbing and electrical repairs
  •     Reroofs buildings
  •     Cuts and places forms for concrete
  •     Pours and finishes concrete
  •     Makes minor repairs to plumbing/heating/air conditioning equipment
  •     Maintains and operates electrical and water distribution systems associated with the site operation including repairing and maintaining shower facilities, concession stands, toilet facilities, and all other site facilities
  •     Operates site water and wastewater facilities
  •     Maintains plant equipment to include cleaning, lubricating, repacking bearings, replacing parts
  •     Collects and forwards monthly test samples to appropriate agencies and adjusts chemical dosages
  •     Maintains daily and monthly operational records and reports
  •     Repairs picnic tables and other wood working needs
  •     Constructs and maintains site interpretive and directional signs

4.    Operates heavy equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, tree spades, stump cutters, wood chippers, boom trucks, road graders, farm machinery of 80hp or greater, and other equipment:

  •     Completes construction projects,
  •     Makes road repairs
  •     Performs site maintenance and repair projects
  •     Hauls and/or delivers materials and supplies
  •     Operates site vehicle, tractors, light and heavy equipment
  •     Operates vehicles with a total GCWR of 26,001 pounds or more with Airbrakes
  •     Maintains weekly checklist and maintenance program log to assure all equipment is maintained to specifications
  •     Makes equipment repairs
  •     Uses equipment and assist in curbing abuse and neglect
  •     Operates sites' boats to perform maintenance and improvement projects on the site waterways
  •     Repairs dock, signs, and pier
  •     Repairs and replaces buoys

(Job Responsibilities continued)

5.    Assists in implementing safety and security programs at the sites:

  •     Inspects public use areas for hazards such as flooding, fallen trees and erosion
  •     Locks buildings and gates for sat ety and security
  •     Informs visitors of rules and regulations
  •     Assists in the rescue of injured and stranded site visitors
  •     Contacts proper authorities in the event of emergencies or disturbances
  •     Performs first aid and CPR

6.    Performs routine tasks related to outdoor recreational programs:

  •     Sells hunting permits
  •     Registers hunters
  •     Tends hunter check stations
  •     Assists with hunting and farming programs
  •     Sells camping permits
  •     Provides information and assistance to visitors
  •     Directs traffic
  •     Makes daily traffic count

7.    On intermittent or seasonal basis, serves as lead worker to less than six lower level site workers:

  •     Assigns and reviews work
  •     Provides guidance and training to assigned staff
  •     Advises immediate supervisor regarding performance of staff
  •    Confers with supervisor concerning work performance of subordinate staff

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


Minimum Requirements

1.    Requires education and experience equivalent to high school graduation.
2.    Requires two years maintenance or farming experience preferably associated with the building trades and/or the operation of heavy equipment and machinery.

Preferred Qualifications

1.    Two (2) years of working knowledge of tools and equipment used in the trades and/or operation of heavy equipment or farm machinery and implements and/or warehousing.
2.    Two (2) years of experience in the ability to follow written and oral instructions.
3.    One (1) year of experience in the ability to inform visitors of site facilities, programs, rules, and regulations.
4.    One (1) year of experience in outdoor recreation.
5.    One (1) year of experience in groundskeeping.


Employment Conditions

1.    Requires ability to pass a background check.
2.    Requires a valid driver's license.
3.    Requires ability to obtain herbicide/pesticide operator's license within 6 months of hire.
4.    Requires ability to lift, carry and transport loads exceeding sixty (60) pounds.
5.    Requires ability to walk over rough and broken terrain.

All applicants must be able to meet the following Conditions of Employment, with or without reasonable accommodation, to be considered for this position. 

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:  Position #1: 3/15-10/15 Tue-Thurs 8am-4pm, Fri/Sat 5:30am-1:30pm; 10/16-3/14 Tues-Sat 8am-4pm (Sun/Mon Off)

                         Position #2: 3/15-10/15, Sun/Mon 5:30am-1:30pm, Tue-Th 8am-4pm; 10/16-3/14 Sun.-Thurs. 8am-4pm (Fri/Sat Off)
Work Location: 2660 E 2350th Rd Marseilles, IL 61341-9766  
Agency Contact:

Vicky Fowler


Phone #:217-785-5387

Job Family:  Sciences and Natural Resources  


This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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