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Date:  Jun 10, 2021

Oregon, IL, US, 61061-9577

Job Requisition ID:  2633

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources 

Work Site:  Castle Rock State Park

County:  Ogle 

Job Type:  Hourly Part Time 
Closing Date/Time:  05/13/2021 
Salary:  $ 11.00 
Number of Vacancies:  2 
PI# 1609 and PI# 1610



****This position only accepts IDNR SEASONAL CONSERVATION WORKER APPLICATIONS which can be found at the link below. (CMS100, CMS100b, or any other documents are not accepted).


***If you are new to this website, you will first need to create a profile to able to upload the required documents which are listed below.

Please visit the IDNR website at https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/outreach/EmploymentOpportunities/Pages/DNRJobPostings.aspx

 to complete all required documentation. These should be saved to your computer to be uploaded when you apply for this posting.

You will then need to click the APPLY button below where you will be able to attach the documents.

A completed application MUST include:

 -IDNR Seasonal Conservation Worker Application- whichever option is appropriate

(Selective Service Number must be included on application if male under the age of 27 years)

-Release of Criminal History Information Form

-Self-Disclosure of Criminal History Form

-Legible copy of VALID Driver’s License

**Note:  Incomplete applications and/or failure to include selective service number and legible copy of Driver’s License will disqualify applicant for employment consideration.

Agency Mission 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

Cuts grass, weeds, and brush; cleans culverts; loads and unloads trucks and cars; applies patches to concrete and asphalt to road surfaces.

Assists in servicing equipment; cleans, repairs and erects signs.

Digs post holes; repairs fences.

Rakes lawns, shovels snow, unloads coal.

Cuts and hauls firewood; paints and repairs equipment; directs traffic as required.

May issue camping permits and assign camping spaces

Makes periodic rounds of the park watching for fires, prowlers, etc.

Performs other duties as required or assigned.


Knowledge, Skills & Responsibilities

  • Requires elementary knowledge of the materials, tools, equipment and practices essential to ground and building maintenance.
  • Requires ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions.
  • Requires ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Requires ability to operate simple equipment, machinery and tools.
  • May require good physical condition to perform strenuous manual labor tasks.
  • May require ability to become knowledgeable about state and federal fish, game and hunting laws.
  • May require ability to answer questions in a tactful manner, to read, understand and interpret significant aspects of the Natural Resources or Historic Preservation site.

Work Hours:  Variable Hours 

Work Location: 1365 W Castle Rd Oregon, IL 61061-9577 
Agency Contact:  Kristy.Parrish@illinois.gov 
Job Function: Sciences and Natural Resources