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Berm Technician I - Personal Services Contract

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Date:  Sep 14, 2022

Sparta, IL, US, 62286-3042

Job Requisition ID:  14921

Agency :  Department of Natural Resources 
Closing Date/Time: 09/27/2022
Salary:   $14-$16 per hour/depending upon experience  
Job Type:   Hourly Part Time, mostly weekend work
County:   Randolph  
Number of Vacancies:  Up to 2



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Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  12-04-14921

Position Overview

The Berm Technician I for the World Shooting and Recreation Complex will be responsible to assist with set up and tear down of shooting stages; assist with major events; assist with range maintenance (ex: garbage/debris collection, lawn mowing and trimming, berm and bay maintenance, etc.); perform other duties as assigned. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Set up and tear down stages and set targets for open range participants.

  2. Upkeep of pistol/rifle range (garbage/debris collection, lawn mowing, etc.)

  3. Inform public of safety procedures.

  4. Assist in repair of shooting props and targets.


Minimum Requirements:

  1. Requires knowledge, skills, and mental development equivalent to completion of eight (8) years of school.


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ability to follow simple written and oral instructions.
  2. Ability to operate farm equipment (lawn mowers, small tractors, etc.) in a method following all safety protocols.
  3. Willingness to learn basic competition format.
  4. Ability to operate basic construction tools (drills, saws, etc.).
  5. Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, difference in firearms and calibers.
  6. Ability to lift, carry and transport heavy transport loads (60 +/- pounds) for events, as needed, with or without assistance.

Employment Conditions

  1. Requires ability to pass background check.
  2. Possession of valid Drivers License. 
  3. Minimum of 17 years of age.
  4. Consistent reliable transportation to get to work.
  5. Must be legally eligible to be around firearms.
  6. Requires the ability to work during inclement weather.
  7. Requires ability to work outside, most weekends, with occasional evening, and some long shift up to 9 hours.

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. 


The State of Illinois and the Department of Natural Resources are proud to bring you the premiere 1,600 acre World Shooting and Recreational Complex (WSRC). This unique site is located in scenic Southern Illinois near the City of Sparta, close to three airports and less than 50 miles from three metropolitan area including St. Louis, MO. Visitors will have access to a variety of amenities from quaint local restaurants and shops to the bustling activities of the St. Louis area.  The WSRC is open for public use and organized events.

Work Hours:  Variable:  Part time, schedules will normally be 7-9 hr. shifts, Wed.-Sun., with occasional evening shift.
Work Location: World Shooting and Recreation Complex, 1 Main Event Ln Sparta, IL 62286-3042  
Agency Contact:

Vicky Fowler


Phone #:  217-785-5387

Job Function:  Sciences and Natural Resources  


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



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