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Date:  Jun 16, 2022
Location: 

Newton, IL, US, 62448-3613

Job Requisition ID:  16861

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources  
Closing Date/Time:  07/01/2022 
Salary:  $3,846 to $5,454 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Jasper 
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 #12-32-16861

Position Overview

The Office of Land Management is seeking a professional to serve at Sam Parr State Park as a Ranger, under supervision of the Site Asst. Superintendent I, to complete responsibilities associated with operations of the park grounds including grounds, building, and equipment maintenance; report preparation; and providing oversite for Site Technician and seasonal workers. 

Job Responsibilities

1.  Oversees and participates in the area maintenance of the park grounds:

  • Rakes leaves, mows, cuts bushes and trees throughout campground area
  • Participates in clean up of road shoulders, trails, fire breaks
  • Repair and resurfacing of roads, cleaning of litter and storm debris
  • Applies pesticides and herbicides for vegetation control

 

2.  Oversees and participates in the maintenance and coordination of area buildings, vehicles, and equipment:

  • Performs and directs the activities of staff engaged in the collection of trash/garbage, cleaning and disinfection of restrooms
  • Assigns tools and vehicles to employees at the park
  • Inspects public use areas for hazards such as fallen trees, erosion, broken picnic tables, and broken playground equipment
  • Verifies buildings and gates are properly locked

 

3.  Prepares reports for the site:

  • Keeps maintenance and repair records of all park equipment
  • Maintains gas and oil reports, vouchers, warehouse orders, operation of auto, hunting and fishing and all W-76-D reports
  • Keeps track of site attendance reports
  • Prepares farm leases for site and farm lease reports
  • Speaks to groups and civic organizations
  • Operates hunter check stations

 

4.  Serves as working Supervisor:

  • Assigns and reviews work
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff
  • Counsels staff regarding work performance
  • Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives
  • Approves time off
  • Prepares and signs performance evaluations

 

5.  Prepares and maintains maintenance schedules:

  • Periodically reviews status of area projects and progress
  • Recommends and implements possible solutions for problem areas

 

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

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires education and experience equivalent to an associate degree with courses in life science or parks and recreation supplemented by one year of maintenance or interpretive experience.
  2. Experience may be substituted for some education, but completion of high school or possession of G.E.D certificate is a minimum educational requirement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Requires elementary knowledge of outdoor recreational and natural program administration.
  2. Ability to prepare and maintain operating records and reports.
  3. Working knowledge of tools and equipment used in the performance of non-skilled and semiskilled maintenance.
  4. Working knowledge of departmental rules and regulations pertaining to outdoor recreational and natural programs.
  5. Ability to assign, review and control the work of subordinate staff.
  6. Ability to provide information, direction, and assistance to sports enthusiast and the general public.

Employment Conditions

  1. Ability to pass background check.
  2. Possession of a valid Drivers License.
  3. Ability to obtain pesticide/herbicide license within 6 months of employment.
  4. Ability to work under adverse environmental conditions.
  5. Ability to walk over rough and broken terrain.
  6. Ability to withstand exposure to the elements on a year round basis.
  7. Carry and transport loads which may exceed sixty pounds.

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:  Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, 1/2 hr. lunch, Sat/Sun off, rotating schedule every third weekend with Thurs/Fri off that week.  
Work Location:  Sam Parr State Park, 13225 E State Highway 33 Newton, IL 62448-3613  
Agency Contact:

Jim Gillespie

Sam Parr State Park

13225 E. State Hwy. 33

Newton, IL  62448

Email:  jim.gillespie@illinois.gov

Phone #:  618-783-2661

Job Family:  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 (see below) via email 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.