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RANGER - 3772500

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

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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:  Oct 8, 2021
Location: 

Metropolis, IL, US, 62960-2380

Job Requisition ID:  8247

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources  
Posting Start Date:  10/11/2021

Posting Closing Date:  10/25/2021 
Salary:  $3,846 to $5,454 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Massac 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC028 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process.

This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #12-32-8247

Position Overview

The Office of Lands Management is seeking a Ranger to serve at Fort Massac State Park.  Under general supervision, serves as lead worker, engages in maintenance, development, and operations projects at Fort Massac State Park.

 

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.

Job Responsibilities

1.  Serves as lead worker to assign work, provides guidance and training to assigned staff, and advises immediate supervisor regarding performance of staff.

2.  Coordinates projects related to the ongoing maintenance, development, and operation of outdoor recreational and natural programs, including:

  • Assigns tools and vehicles to employees at the park.
  • Performs and directs the activities of staff engaged in the collection of trash/garbage, cleaning and disinfection of restrooms.
  • Inspects public use areas for hazars such as fallen trees, erosion, broken picnic tables, and broken playground equipment.
  • Informs visitors of rules and regulations.

3.  Oversees and participates in the maintenance of the park grounds:

  • Rakes leaves, mows, cuts bushes and trees.
  • Plants trees, shrubs, flowers and grass.
  • Patches roads.
  • Repairs and paints picnic tables, stoves, and grills.
  • Designs, constructs, and installs signs throughout the park.
  • Operates vehicles with a GCWR of 26,001 or more pounds.

4.  Assures safety and security 

  • Directs traffic and advises site users of rules and regulations.
  • Notifies appropriate authorities in the event of emergencies, disturbances, or criminal activities.

5.  Assists in the set up of the historical interpretive programs and special events:

  • Constructs A-frame, stage, and sound systems that are used during annual encampment.
  • Responsible for the set-up of living history weekend at the ole type Christmas display.

6.  Works with volunteers and non-paid state employees who do labor intense work at the park including Green Thumb workers, public service workers and boot camp inmates.

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires education and experience equivalent to an associates degree with courses in life sciences or parks and recreation; supplemented by one (1) year of maintenance and interpretive experience.
  • Experience may be substituted for some education, but completion of HS or possessio of GED certificate is a minimum requirement.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires elementary knowledge of outdoor recreational and natural program administration.
  • Requires ability to prepare and maintain operating records and reports.
  • Requires working knowledge of tools and equipment used in the performance of non-skilled and semi-skilled maintenance.
  • Required working knowledge of departmental rules and regulatios pertaining to outdoor recreational and natural programs.
  • Requires ability to assign, review, and control the work of subordinate staff.
  • Requires ability to provide information, direction, and assistance to sports enthusiasts and the general public.
  • Requires ability to work under adverse environmental conditions. 

Physical Requirements

  • Requires ability to lift, carry and transport loads which exceed sixty (60) pounds.
  • Requires ability to walk over rough and broken terrain.
  • Requires ability to work under adverse weather conditions on a year-round basis.

Employment Conditions

  • Requires possession of a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with Air Brakes.
  • Requires ability to pass background check.

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.

 

Work Hours:  Thurs.-Mon., 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 1/2 hr. lunch, Tues-Wed off  
Work Location: Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E 5th St Metropolis, IL 62960-2380  
Agency Contact:

Chris McGinness

Fort Massac State Park

1308 E. 5th St.

Metropolis, IL  62960

Email:  chris.mcginness@illinois.gov

Phone #:  618-524-4712

Job Function:  Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.  Please submit appropriate application via instructions below to the Agency Contact listed above.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.