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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

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Sponsorship for Employment

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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 5, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62701

Job Requisition ID:  17794

Agency: Department of Labor

Closing Date/Time: 08/19/2022

Salary: $6,000.00- $10,500.00

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Sangamon

Number of Vacancies: 1

Plan/BU: Term Appointment Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000


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 Labor 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.


Posting Identification # 17794


The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) is one of Illinois' most important and dynamic Agencies. With an annual budget of $17 million, and an authorized staff of nearly 100 full-time employees, IDOL has the capacity and capability to provide administration and enforcement of over 25 labor and safety Laws. At IDOL, we take pride in our Agency's mission: to promote and protect the rights, wages, welfare, working conditions, safety, and health of Illinois workers through enforcement of state labor laws, and to safeguard the public through regulation of amusement rides and to ensure compliance with all other labor standards.


The Senior Public Service Administrator, Carnival Manager, position is located at our Springfield Office located at 524 S 2nd Street, Springfield, IL.  This position serves under the direction of the Director of Labor.  The ideal candidate has experience with Carnival and Amusement Ride Safety Law and a variety of other Labor statues.  If you possess the skills and experience listed above, we encourage you to apply for the Senior Public Service Administrator, Carnival Manager, position.  This unique opportunity offers an exceptional benefit package to include health insurance, including eye care and dental, Deferred Compensation, life insurance and retirement.  If you desire to become a valued member of a hard-working and respected team and up for a challenge or a change in your career, please take this opportunity to apply for this rewarding and gratifying position.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Manages, monitors, and evaluates staff responsible for the inspection of carnival and amusement rides and attractions. 

  2. Plans, directs, administers, and evaluates the state-wide operations of the Carnival and Amusement Ride Inspection Division. 

  3. Trains new staff to inspect a variety of carnival and amusement rides and attractions throughout the State to ensure compliance with established safety standards and regulations

  4. Develops and organizes policies and programs to educate and inform the public of plans and initiatives which require public acceptance and cooperation

  5. Prepares, the division’s budget; prepares reports of division activities and recommends appropriate actions to reduce operating costs and to justify improvements

  6. Coordinates the meetings of the Carnival-Amusement Safety Board and handles rulemaking for the Board.

  7. Performs other related duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college 
  2. Requires prior experience equivalent to four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in the amusement ride industry and engineering
  3. Requires licensure as Professional Engineer with the State of Illinois

Preferred Qualifications

  1.  3 years of extensive experience of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems and equipment
  2.  4 years of experience in Amusement Ride industry standards and rules
  3.  2 years of experience writing and implementing agency policies and procedures
  4.  1 year of experience in the requirements of the American Welding Society pertaining to the welding of parts
  5.  2 years of experience developing and managing a major agency program
  6.  1 year of experience working with the requirements of NFPA70, National Electrical Code, Article 525 - Carnivals, circuses, fairs, and similar events
  7.  3 years of experience estimating and budgeting for future needs and cost of personnel, space, equipment, supplies, and services
  8.  4 years of experience in the basic principles of mechanical and structural engineering
  9.  1 year of familiarity with nondestructive testing procedures

Conditions of Employment

  1. Must be able to travel throughout the State of Illinois
  2. Possess a valid driver’s license and insurance to legally drive a state issued vehicle 
  3. Requires the ability to work outside of normal business hours
  4. Requires the use of an agency supplied cell phone and laptop
  5. Must become certified through the National Associations of Amusement Ride Safety Officials, NAARSO, within 2 years of employment

Work Hours: 8:30AM-5:00PM

Work Location: 524 South 2nd Street, Suite 400, Springfield IL 62701

Agency Contact:  Craig Morrison
Phone #: 217-557-0819
Job Family: Administration/Management


Revolving Door:
Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position. As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.


Term Appointment:
Candidates hired into a term position shall be appointed for a term of 4 years and are subject to a probationary period. The term may be renewed for successive four-year terms at the Director of the Department of Labor’s discretion.


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Nearest Major Market: Springfield