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Date:  Oct 6, 2021

Oregon, IL, US, 61061-9577

Job Requisition ID:  7517

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources 
Posting Start Date:  10/07/2021

Posting Closing Date: 10/21/2021 
Salary:  $5,734 to $8,370 per month  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Ogle  
Number of Vacancies:  1  
Plan/BU:  RC056  

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through SuccessFactors.  Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

Posting Identification Number 12-32-7517

Position Statement

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.


The individual in this position will work in an environment leading, motivating, and providing guidance and direction to a team of subordinate staff; develop and implement public information about Castle Rock State Park, Lowden State Park, and Lowden Miller State Forest; use experience to monitor and prepare budget plans; and provide overall leadership in maintaining and improving park access, programs, and facilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities

1.  Manages the operation of Castle Rock State Park, Lowden State Park, and Lowden-Miller State Forest:

  • Supervises and participates in the preparation and maintenance of site operations and financial reports and records.
  • Prepares, submits and monitors operating and capital improvement budget and annual plans of work.
  • Exercises budgetary controls to ensure fiscal integrity and reallocates funds and personnel.


2.  Serves as a full-line Supervisor:

  • Assigns and reviews work.
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff.
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives.
  • Prepares and signs performance evaluations.
  • Approves time off.
  • Counsels staff regarding work performance.
  • Adjusts first level grievances.
  • Effectively recommends and imposes discipline, up to and including discharge.
  • Determines staffing needs.
  • Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day needs.


3.  Directs and participates in the maintenance of site grounds, facilities, and equipment:

  • Inspects facilities for preventive maintenance planning.
  • Monitors and implements site security and safety programs.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • Assists with turf maintenance in the areas of mowing, weed eating, etc.
  • Operates vehicles to travel throughout the park.
  • Lifts and transports loads weighing up to 60 pounds.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to a bachelor's degree in park and recreation administration, or natural resource area administration, or in museum administration, history, American studies or archeology.
  2. Requires three years of supervisory experience affording training in various facets of managing an outdoor recreational park, or natural public area, or a cultural/historic site or museum.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prefers working knowledge of the principles and practices of site administration, including site interpretation, natural and/or cultural resource conservation, structural grounds maintenance, public relations and personnel administration.
  2. Prefers working knowledge to apply appropriate levels of knowledge in problem solving situations, evaluating program effectiveness, and making recommendations on policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires ability to assign and supervise the work of assistants and staff members.
  2. Requires ability to travel within and outside of the work location.

Physical Requirements

  1. Requires ability to work under adverse environmental conditions on a year-round basis.
  2. Require ability to lift and transport loads which may exceed sixty pounds, and to walk over rough and broken terrain.

Employment Conditions

  1. Requires the ability to pass background check.
  2. Requires valid Driver's License.
  3. 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.

Work Hours:  Mon.-Fri., 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 1/2 hr. lunch, Sat-Sun off  
Work Location: 1365 W Castle Rd Oregon, IL 61061-9577  
Agency Contact:

Vicky Fowler

Email: vicky.fowler@illinois.gov

Phone #:217-785-4587

Job Function:  Administration/Management; Sciences and Natural Resources  


This position does contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).





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