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Date:  Sep 13, 2022

Petersburg, IL, US, 62675-6010

Job Requisition ID:  18751

Agency :  Department of Natural Resources 
Closing Date/Time: 09/27/2022
Salary:   $3,856-$5,404 per month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Menard  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC028  


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


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Posting Identification Number  12-35-18751

Position Overview

Under direct supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled duties associated with various building trades and historic skilled crafts; operated and maintains such heavy equipment as tractors, bat wing mowers.; provides leadership and direction to seasonal employees and volunteers. 

Job Responsibilities

1.    Performs building maintenance duties associated with various building trades and historic skilled crafts:

  •     Performs basic carpentry, painting, electrical
  •     Cuts and places forms for concrete
  •     Makes minor repairs to plumbing and heating/air conditioning equipment
  •     Reroofs buildings
  •     Restores, renovates, or reconstructs period or other site buildings, fences, furniture, and artifacts
  •     Monitors and maintains buildings
  •     Makes structural repairs
  •     Makes minor repairs to signs, picnic tables, and other site objects
  •     Assists site manager in coordinating plans for execution of projects

2.    Performs all types of grounds maintenance:

  •     Mows, trims, plants, rakes, weeds, applies pesticides and herbicides
  •     Shovels snow from sidewalks and public use areas
  •     Tree trimming and removal
  •     Hauls trash
  •     Maintains and operates equipment, heavy and otherwise, vehicles used to maintain the appearance and conservation of site facilities
  •    Performs equipment and vehicle maintenance and makes routine adjustments and repairs to mechanical equipment and tools
  •    Applies herbicides/pesticides .

3.    Performs a variety of tasks of a semi-skilled nature requiring normal use of tools and mechanical aptitude:

  •    Using manual or automated yard equipment including, but not limited to tractors, batwing mowers, front end loaders, dump trucks, snow plows, bulldozers, backhoes, tree spades, road graders, farming machinery of 80hp or greater and semi-tractor trailers with a GCWR of 26,001 or more pounds with air brakes for site construction and other projects, road repairs, or hauling and delivering materials and supplies


Minimum Requirements

1.    Requires education and experience equivalent to high school graduation.
2.    Requires two years maintenance or farming experience preferably associated with the building trades and/or the operation of heavy equipment and machinery.

Preferred Qualifications

1.    Two (2) years of working knowledge of tools and equipment used in the trades and/or operation of heavy equipment or farm machinery and implements and/or warehousing.
2.    Two (2) years of experience in the ability to follow written and oral instructions.
3.    One (1) year of experience in the ability to inform visitors of site facilities, programs, rules, and regulations.
4.    One (1) year of experience in outdoor recreation.
5.    One (1) year of experience in groundskeeping.


Employment Conditions

1.    Ability to pass background check.
2.    A valid and current Class A Commercial Driver's license with airbrakes designation.
3.    Ability to obtain pesticide operators license within 6 months of employment.
4.    Requires ability to withstand exposure to the elements on a year round basis.
5.    Requires physical ability to operate and maintain tools, equipment, and materials utilized in the maintenance, repair, and care of site resources, buildings, and grounds.
6.    Requires ability to lift, carry, and transport loads exceeding sixty pounds.
7.    Requires ability to walk over rough and broken terrain.
All applicants must be able to meet the following Conditions of Employment, with or without reasonable accommodation, to be considered for this position.


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 7-3 (May-Oct) Mon-Fri 7-3 and work every 5th weekend (Nov-Apr)  
Work Location: 15588 History Ln Petersburg, IL 62675-6010  
Agency Contact:

Vicky Fowler


Phone #:217-785-5387

Job Family:  Sciences and Natural Resources  


This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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