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BUILDING/GROUNDS LABORER - 0559800

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Date:  Jun 16, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1507

Job Requisition ID:  16909

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources  
Closing Date/Time:  07/01/2022 
Salary:  $3,569 to $4,947 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC042 

 

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 #12-35-16909 

Position Overview

Under immediate supervision of the Site Superintendent of the State Historic Sites, the Building & Grounds Laborer will perform non-skilled cleaning tasks and manual grounds and building labor, including, but not limited to, scrubbing, waxing, polishing floors; cleaning/maintaining restrooms; maintaining lawns; snow remove; trash removal; conducting rounds of various sites to ensure facility safety; and assisting in the upkeep of the Agency's vehicle fleet.  Tasks will be performed at various IDNR Historic Sites in Springfield IL.

Job Responsibilities

1,  Maintains interior cleanliness of facilities:

  • Dusts, washes, and polishes furniture and fixtures.
  • Cleans and disinfects restrooms.
  • Mops floors and washes mirrors and windows.
  • Replaces towels and tissue paper and other supplies.
  • Scrubs fixtures.
  • Refills liquid soap containers.

 

2.  Cleans exhibit areas and stairways open to the public:

  • Sweeps, shampoos and vacuums carpets.
  • Removes stains from carpets using spot remover.
  • Mops, strips, waxes and polishes floors in exhibit areas.
  • Dusts exhibits.

 

3.  Performs exterior maintenance of facilities:

  • Seeds and mows grounds and roadsides at times operating a zero-radius mower.
  • Plants and trims trees, shrubs, and hedges.
  • Rakes leaves.
  • Sweeps walkways and entrances.
  • Plants and tends flowers.
  • Shovels snow or operates garden tractor with snowplow to remove snow and ice from walkways.
  • Fills holes in lawn.
  •  Applies insecticides and herbicides.
  • Operates tractor lacking backhoe, end loader, and tree spade attachments.
  • Painting projects.
  • Collects and hauls trash and debris from buildings and grounds to appropriate trash receptacles.

 

4.  Participates in setting up and taking down tables and chairs for meetings, events, and receptions:

  • Assists in the clean-up duties after evening, weekend and holiday meetings, events and receptions. 
  • Loads and unloads trucks.

 

(Job Responsibilities continued)

5.  Wipes tables in meeting rooms, break rooms, and common areas:

  • Dusts tables and windowsills.
  • Picks up debris throughout the property.
  • Empties ashtrays and trash containers.
  • Mops up spills.

 

6.  Assists in the relocation, disassembly, and/or assembly of office furniture and accoutrements:

  • Moves furniture or exhibits to new locations.
  • Assembles modular office furniture or simple display cases.

 

7.  Conducts rounds of various sites:

  • Checks for broken .or burned out lights.
  • Ensures windows are closed and properly fastened.
  • Inspects doors to ensure they are locked and there are no signs of forcible entry.
  • Checks for fire hazards.
  • Inspects fire equipment to ensure it is in proper working order.
  • Reports prowlers and breaches of security to local police.

 

8.  Performs upkeep on Agency vehicles to keep them clean of debris:

  • Washes and waxes vehicle.
  • Takes vehicles to garage for repairs and maintenance.
  • Replaces windshield wipers and headlights.
  • Rotates tires and makes other minor adjustments and/or repairs to vehicle.

 

9.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Requirements

1.  Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of High School.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Elementary knowledge of the use and care of janitorial cleaning equipment (e.g., buffing machine, mop, broom).
  2. Elementary knowledge of grounds maintenance equipment (e.g., tractor lawn mower, string trimmer, shovel) use and maintenance.
  3. Elementary knowledge of grounds/building maintenance and building cleaning methods.
  4. Ability to understand and communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
  5. Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions.

 

Employment Conditions

  1. Ability to pass background check.
  2. Ability to obtain certification in applying insecticides and herbicides.
  3. Possession of an appropriate valid driver's license.
  4. Ability to work overtime.

 

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:  Wed-Sun 8:30am-5pm, 1 hr. lunch, Mon-Tues off  
Work Location: 1 Old State Capitol Plz Springfield, IL 62701-1507  
Agency Contact:

Justin Blandford

Dept. of Natural Resources

Old State Capitol

One Old State Capitol Plaza

Springfield, IL  62701

Email:  justin.blandford@illinois.gov

Phone #:  217-524-3971

Job Family:  Facility/Fleet Management; 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 the appropriate application (see below) via email to the Agency Contact listed above.  

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.