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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT - 2314500

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:  Sep 13, 2021
Location: 

Oregon, IL, US, 61061-9577

Job Requisition ID:  5414

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources  
Posting Open Date:  09/13/2021

Posting Closing Date:  09/24/2021 
Salary:  $5,940 to $8,960 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Ogle 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC063 

 

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 #12-23-6189 

Position Overview

Under general direction, serves as Chief Landscape Architect for Region1.  Provides preliminary planning (concept and schematic plans) to guide funded capital projects. Provides design and planning services for site developments e.g., roads, parking signs, utilities, in order to ensure the quality of facilities and protection of resources.  Analyzes resource management and outdoor recreation issues and develops recommendations for their resolution.  Carries out feasibility studies, land use plans and special projects to guide acquisition, development, and management of Department area and for other initiatives.  Evaluates the suitability of lands for conservation and recreation programs.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Prepares annual Regional Capital budget proposals.  Provides preliminary planning (concept and schematic plans) to guide funded capital projects.  Coordinates regional reviews on all capital projects and initiates threatened and endangered species and cultural resource reviews and sign-offs.  Reviews AE plans and specifications to ensure compliance with Departmental objectives.  Travels to inspect construction, especially grading, site work and landscaping.
  2. Provides design and planning services for site developments e.g., roads, parking signs, and utilities, in order to ensure the quality of facilities and protection of resources.
  3. Analyzes resource management and outdoor recreation issues and develops recommendations for their resolution; resolves interagency conflicts and explores opportunities.  Makes recommendations on easements, rights-of-way encroachments to ensure minimal impact to Department lands.
  4. Carries out feasibility studies, land use plans and special projects to guide acquisition, development, and management of Department area and for other initiatives.  Chairs task force to address these issues.
  5. Develops Department recommendation on land acquisition proposals and land offerings; evaluates the suitability of lands for conservation and recreation programs.
  6. Participates as a member of multi-disciplinary task forces in the preparation of comprehensive plans and special studies.  Provides landscape architectural technical and research services.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture supplemented by two years of progressively responsible professional experience in landscape architecture work.
  • Requires possession of a valid Illinois certificate as a registered landscape architect.
  • Requires ability to travel. 
  • Requires thorough knowledge of methods and procedures used in the analysis of land, water, soil, vegetation and climate for land use planning purposes.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of methods, procedures and techniques utilized in conducting on-site inspections of agency properties.
  • Requires ability to determine environmental impact of landscape projects.
  • Requires ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.
  • Requires ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with agency personnel. 

Employment Conditions

  • Requires possession of a valid Illinois certificate as a registered landscape architect.
  • Requires ability to travel. 

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 Realty & Capital Planning incorporates a wide variety of functions for the Department by providing support services through short and long-range planning, realty and land acquisition, engineering, design and project management, concession and lease management, and regulatory elements including environmental and cultural assessments and consultations related to capital improvements.  The Office also manages the Capital budget development, coordination with Governor’s Office of Management & Budget (GOMB), and the Capital Development Board (CDB) on capital funding and project execution.  The Office also acts as the primary contact with the US Army Corps of Engineers (COE) for all activities occurring between the agencies and coordinates all post-disaster reconstruction management at IDNR sites.  The Office functions through three divisions: the Division of Statewide Operations; the Division of Field Operations; and the Division of Real Estate Services & Consultation.

 

Work Hours:  Mon.-Fri., 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, 1 hr. lunch, Sat-Sun off  
Work Location: IDNR Region 1 Office, 1365 W Castle Rd Oregon, IL 61061-9577  
Agency Contact:

Bob Appleman

Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources

One Natural Resources Way

Springfield, IL  62702

Email:  bob.appleman@illinois.gov

Phone #:  217-785-4828

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 (below) to the Agency Contact listed.

 

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.