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Lincoln's ChalleNGe Academy Maintenance Assistant II

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 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:  Aug 4, 2022

Rantoul, IL, US, 61866-3740

Job Requisition ID:  17836





BID NOTICE #:   17836


Agency:  Department of Military Affairs 
Closing Date/Time: 08/25/2022 
Salary:  $3,334-$3,650 monthly  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Champaign  
Number of Vacancies:  1  
Plan/BU:  Excluded - Federally Funded 000  


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 17836





Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Military Affairs  must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.



COVID Requirements:

All Applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing for the COVID-19 virus to be considered for employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or failure to receive weekly testing will terminate your Personal Service Contract immediately.




Under the immediate supervision of the Facilities Supervisor, assists in performing operational and maintenance functions on state and federal property assigned to the Lincoln’s Challenge Academy.  Performs routine and/or general building maintenance projects, repairs, and modifications.  Responsible for routine maintenance and minor repairs of LCA facilities, grounds, machinery, equipment, and vehicles.

Job Responsibilities

1.   Receives facility workorder requests approved by the Facilities Supervisor identifying maintenance requirements. Updates Facilities Manager upon completion of job. Interprets blueprints of facilities and operational systems. Performs routine ground maintenance of facility; mows lawns with push and/or riding mower, trims trees and rakes leaves, trims weeds and cares for landscaping, sweeps and cleans walks and parking lots, pick up and hauls away litter and debris, removes snow from walks and parking lots with shovel, snow blower and/or snow plow, and generally keeps the outside premises neat and orderly. 

2.  Performs routine interior maintenance of facility; repairs leaking faucets, shower heads, clogged toilets and other small plumbing tasks; repairs, paints and refinishes furniture, fixtures and performs other small painting tasks; replaces light bulbs, as needed and performs other small electrical tasks, i.e., repairs ballasts, switches, receptacles, appliance cords, and motor fans; repairs and replaces broken window screens, doors, roofs, gutters and other small carpenter tasks. 

3.  Load and unloads trucks; moves office furniture; carries moderate to heavy items on a recurring basis; assists in transporting vehicles to state repair facility when required. Repairs roadways, and sidewalks; performs road construction and fill operations.

4.  Stores and keeps inventory of supplies and equipment. Notifies supervisor when inventory is low; aids in preventive maintenance tasks including painting, carpentry, repairing doors/locks, and installing miscellaneous hardware.  Performs minor plumbing repairs, troubleshoots electrical problems, and performs minor electrical repairs.  Operates government motor vehicle to transport maintenance supplies and equipment to various on-site locations.

5.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above. Ensure doors are locked after hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The ability to follow written and oral instructions in a timely manner.  The ability to work independently with minimum to no supervision.  General knowledge of hand and power tool equipment and their operation.  General knowledge of military protocol for vehicle preventive maintenance checks.  Requires ability to interpret vehicle and equipment service manuals.  General knowledge and ability to perform routine building maintenance, heating and ventilation/air-conditioning system maintenance, and minor electrical/plumbing repairs.  The ability to lift and carry 80 pounds, i.e., heavy boxes, supplies, etc., ability to move heavy furniture and equipment; tolerate heights and machinery noise, and exposure to a variety of fumes and chemical agents.  Requires being on feet for long periods of time.  Ability to climb stairs and ladders to change light bulbs, paint, etc.; being on hands and knees for extended periods of time to perform maintenance and landscaping duties. Withstand extreme temperature changes to shovel and/or plow snow, mow lawns, and perform external maintenance duties.  The ability to work on roofs that are four stories high. The ability to learn how to drive and operate a fork lift and scissor lift. A Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) with (P) Passenger Transport Endorsement is desirable but not required.

Physical Requirements

Requires ability to lift heavy, bulky boxes and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.


Employment Conditions

Maintain emotional control under stress. 

Work with students individually or in group settings

Ability to use email and office equipment effectively.

Ability to communicate and instruct cadets. 

Working knowledge of classroom procedures and how to instruct cadets. 

Elementary knowledge of behavior patterns and modification techniques of cadets.  A background in reading or mathematics is highly preferred. 

Requires a valid Illinois driver’s license.


Requires the knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of high school. One year of experience in performing a variety of semi-skilled manual tasks in the maintenance of vehicles, buildings, and/or grounds is desirable.

Work Hours:  (Can Vary based on Mission Requirements)(1/2 hr paid lunch)  
Work Location: 212 W Borman Dr Rantoul, IL 61866-3740  
Agency Contact:



Phone #:217-761-1302

Job Function:  Public Safety  


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





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