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CONSERVATION GRANT ADMINISTRATOR I - 0931100

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 CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov 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:  Jan 12, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  10882

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources  
Posting Start Date:  01/13/2022

Closing Date:  01/27/2022 
Salary:  $4,793 to $7,089 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

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 #12-12-10882 

Position Overview

The Conservation Grant Administrator I will participate in managing projects under the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development program; assists with reviewing appraisals for land acquisition projects; performs other  administrative duties within the division, as needed.

Job Responsibilities

1.    Participates in managing grant projects under the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development and other grant programs in northern and western Illinois:

  • Reviews, examines, approves and inspects grant applications from local government agencies that are eligible to receive competitive Open Space Land Acquisition and Development and Land and Water Conservation Fund program grants in northern and western Illinois.
  • Assists in the review of grant applications for accuracy, completeness and compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Provides general assistance to local grant recipients.
  • Assists with preparation of contracts and CODs.
  • Assists in inspection of completed projects for contract compliance.
  • Assists in the completion of reimbursement documents by reviewing and reconciling receipts, etc.
  • Assists with applying for incoming LWCF federal funds.

2.    Provides general assistance to local sponsors of the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development Program (OSLAD):

  • Answers routine correspondence form local sponsors and Department personnel to solve specific compliance problems.
  • Assists In review of appraisals for land acquisition projects.
  • Performs on-site inspections and submits amendments and billings for approval and action.
  • Travels to various locations throughout the state, specifically northern and western Illinois and northern Chicago suburbs .

3.    Performs administrative duties for the Office:

  • Maintains administrative files on assigned grant projects and progress.
  • Prepares periodic status reports on assigns grant programs.

4.    Drafts responses to oral and written grant inquiries from local officials, professional staff, consultants, and legislators regarding various grant programs.

5.    Participates in the review, examination, approval and inspection of other state and federal grant projects:

  • Provides reports regarding the findings from the reviews of grant projects.

6.    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 completion of four years of college with course work in public administration.
  2. Requires one year professional experience in an organization of, or, in the grants administration field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of computer applications including database management and word processing.

Employment Conditions

  • Ability to pass background check.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to travel, with occasional overnight stay required.

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 Grant Management and Assistance is responsible for managing and coordinating the Department's various Recreational Grant In Aid programs to local government entities. These programs provide federal and state funds to enhance and improve recreational amenities through a competitive selection process. The programs include the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Program. This funds projects which will provide new recreational facilities such as parks and playgrounds. The Bikeway's Program provides for bike trail enhancement and development. The Boat Access program provides for new and improved boat accesses. The Snowmobile Access & Development program provides for new and improved snowmobile trails and trail access.

 

Work Hours:  Mon.-Fri., 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 1 hr. lunch, Sat-Sun off  
Work Location: One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1813  
Agency Contact:

Gary Eicken

Dept. of Natural Resources

Office of Grant Management & Assistance

One Natural Resources Way

Springfield, IL  62702

Email: gary.eicken@illinois.gov

Phone #:  217-785-3884

Job Function:  Fiscal/Finance/Business  

 

Revolving Door Language:

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.

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.  Please submit the appropriate application (see instructions below) to the Agency Contact listed above.

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

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.

 

 


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