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Date:  Apr 6, 2021

McHenry, IL, US, 60051-9217

Job Requisition ID:  2226

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

Site: Moraine Hills
County:  McHenry 
Number of Vacancies:  1 

PI# 2635




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 and on a temporary basis not to exceed six months, provides
assistance to interpretive staff in the interpretation of historic, cultural and natural resources at the
site; performs maintenance and janitorial duties.

Job Responsibilities

Assists site staff in the maintenance of grounds; maintains clean, safe and attractive public use areas.

Cuts grass, weeds and brush, rakes lawns, trims, cuts and waters trees and shrubbery; sweeps sidewalks.

Applies patches to concrete and asphalt road surfaces; maintains tools and equipment, including cleaning and repairing hand tools, painting and repairing
equipment and transporting machinery to garage for major repairs.

Makes periodic rounds to check for prowlers, fires or other causes which might endanger or resuIt in loss or damage of
property; directs traffic; operates vehicles on site.

Assists Site Interpreters in delivering the Site's interpretive programs; greets visitors, conducts
foot tours; helps set up and maintain site exhibits and special events; distributes literature;
responds to questions from the public; helps set up tables, chairs, displays and equipment for
special events and craft demonstrations.

Performs routine housekeeping and janitorial duties such as dusting, vacuuming, trash pickup,
window washing; cleans exhibits and displays; cleans and disinfects restrooms and replaces
supplies; mops and cleans floors.

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 equivalent to the completion of eight years of
elementary school. High school diploma preferred. Requires ability to understand and follow simple oral
and written instructions; requires ability to answer questions in a tactful manner, to read, understand and
interpret significant aspects of the Historic Preservation site; requires ability to maintain satisfactory
working relationships with other employees and the general public; requires ability to communicate
effectively with groups, and to meet the public courteously and answer questions in a tactful manner;
requires elementary knowledge of site interpretive techniques and methodology and tolerance for
repetitive speeches and responses; requires ability to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs or
ladders, stoop, bend, kneel and lift up to 75 lbs.; requires a valid Illinois driver's license, ability to operate
riding mower, use lawn and grounds maintenance equipment including but not limited to weed trimmers,
edgers, clippers, pruners, push mowers, snow blowers, small chain saws and other power tools.
Requires knowledge of materials, tools and techniques of grounds and building maintenance; requires
ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays and in a primitive environment or outdoors in all weather
conditions. Requires willingness to wear period clothing and present living history.  Requires no 
previous experience.  

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: 1510 S River Rd McHenry, IL 60051-9217 
Agency Contact:  Kristy.Parrish@illinois.gov 
Job Function: Sciences and Natural Resources