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Date:  May 24, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  27643

Agency Department of Natural Resources 

Office of Strategic Services - Illinois State Fair

Posting ID: 27643
Closing Date/Time: 06/08/2023
Salary:   $15.00 per Hr.  

    Temporary, not to exceed 6 months
Job Type:   Hourly Part Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   6  

PI#: 9000, PI# 9001, PI# 9002, PI# 9003, PI# 9004, PI# 9005



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Job Responsibilities

1.    Under immediate supervision, and on a temporary basis for a period not to exceed 6 months, performs a variety of routine and unskilled manual labor duties associated with maintenance, operational, and recreational programs at the Springfield Headquarters:

• Performs routine and unskilled manual labor in assisting with the maintenance of buildings and grounds
• Maintains clean, safe, and attractive public use areas
• Cuts grass, weeds, and brush
• Rakes lawns
• Trims, cuts and waters trees and shrubbery
• Sweeps sidewalks

2.     Operates simple equipment, machinery, and tools:
           • Transports equipment and machine

3.      Assists staff with the set up and clean up of Conservation World for the State Fair:

• Assists in erecting tents, portable buildings, etc.
• Operates vehicles to transport supplies

4.      Assists with upkeep of the area:
           • Cleans picnic tables
           • Picks up trash
           • Empties garbage receptacles

5.      Assists in the removal of snow, ice, etc.

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

Minimum Qualifications

  1.  Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of eight years of elementary school

Employment Conditions

All applicants must be able to meet the following Conditions of Employment, with or without reasonable accommodation, to be considered for this position.

1. Ability to pass background check

2. Must be at least 17 years of age

3. Valid driver’s license

4. Ability to travel as needed

5. Ability to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs or ladders, stoop, bend, kneel and lift up to 60 lbs

6. Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays

7. Ability to work in a primitive environment or outdoors and withstand exposure to the elements on a year-round basis

8. Ability to walk over rough or broken terrain

Agency Statement

The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) facilitates IDNR’s significant economic impact through the sale of licenses and permits for hunting, fishing, boating, and snowmobiling activities generating millions of dollars in revenue annually for conservation efforts across Illinois, while advocating good conservation and preservation efforts through responsible recreation practices. OSS also has dedicated staff to host special sporting and educational events across the state to boost tourism and educational efforts that have not only an impact at a local level but on a national scale. The Office of Strategic Services provides oversight and support for a variety of special events held year-round. Some are fun and entertaining, while others are educational: state fairs, sport shows, living history reenactments, fishing fairs – the list goes on and on. There is a special event for nearly every age and interest, including great family activities. OSS provides fleet management and administrative services for IDNR properties in districts spread throughout the state of Illinois.

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.

Work Hours:  Variable Schedule: Mon-Sun based on site needs  
Work Location: IDNR Headquarters, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1813  
Agency Contact:

Kristy Parrish


Phone #:217-558-6619

Job Family:  Environmental & Natural Resources  


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



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