Conservation/Historic Pres. Worker - Illinois State Fair Buildings and Grounds

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Date:  Jul 7, 2024

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  36125

Agency:  Department of Agriculture  Closing Date/Time:  August 10, 2024
Salary:  $18.81/hour 
Job Type:  Seasonal/Temporary
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  See Below
Plan/BU:  None


The Illinois Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals, for temporary employment not to exceed 6 months, for the Illinois State Fair summer season. Temporary employees are needed for the following area: Buildings and Grounds.  This is an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to work in a constantly changing fast paced environment.  Successful candidates will be individuals who can work promptly and efficiently in order to maintain that the Illinois State Fair, as well as non-fair events, run effectively.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early as offers for positions will be made on a first come first serve basis.


Illinois Department of Agriculture 2024 Seasonal Hire Employment Application Process


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

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


Posting Identification Number  36125


The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:


Essential Functions

  1. Maintains clean, safe and attractive public use areas.
  2. Performs a variety of routine clerical duties.
  3. Makes periodic rounds of buildings and grounds for protection against fire, theft or other losses.
  4. Sweeps, scrubs and polishes floors for maintenance of the buildings and grounds on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. 
  5. Moves heavy equipment and office equipment including chairs, desks, file cabinets, and transports machinery to garage for major repairs.
  6. Picks up garbage and hauls manure. 
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skills and mental development equivalent to the completion of eight years of elementary school. 
  2. Requires no previous experience. 

Employment Conditions

  1. May require possession of an appropriate valid driver's license.
  2. May require good physical condition to perform strenuous manual labor tasks for 6.5 hours or more.
  3. May require ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  4. May require the ability to stand for 6-8 hours.
  5. May require the ability to use Microsoft Office products.
  6. May require the ability to receive payments from customers. 

Work Hours:  Varies  Work Location: 801 E Sangamon Ave, Springfield, Illinois, 62702 
Agency Contact:  or (217)557-0994

Job Family: Building, Fleet & Institutional Support 


We are looking to fill positions in the area outlined below:


  • Buildings & Grounds  - Maintains clean, safe and attractive public use areas. 


Applications will be scored and ranked from highest to lowest score.  Applicants will be offered employment in score order. Applicants scoring 1 or less will only be contacted if necessary to fill any vacant positions. Submit applications as early as possible as offers of employment will begin on June 1, 2024, and will continue to be made to qualified applicants in ranking order until all positions for the entire season are filled.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield