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NATURAL RESOURCES ADVANCED SPECIALIST, OPT 4 - 2883301

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:  May 11, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  15464

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources  
Closing Date/Time:  05/25/2022 
Salary:  $5,326 to $7,964 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.

 

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CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #12-48-15464 

Position Overview

Under general direction of the Endangered Species Program Manager for the Division of Natural Heritage, assists in the development and implementation of recovery plans for state listed endangered and threatened species; coordinates management activities of professional field-based staff relative to endangered and threatened species; reviews and determines disposition of permit requests for the taking and/or possession of endangered and threatened species; conducts investigations and research on endangered and threatened species; prepares and disseminates technical information regarding the status and management of endangered and threatened species. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates implementation of recovery plans for state listed endangered and threatened species; recruits and organizes recovery team members and controls the development and dissemination of related reports.
  2. Designs and coordinates surveys and investigations for endangered and threatened species; works with regional recovery specialists and Regional Administrators to recruit and organize ORC field staff, academic institutions, conservation partners and/or other volunteers in the investigation and survey of endangered and threatened species; coordinates the compilation and dissemination of related status reports.
  3. Provides technical assistance and recommendations to the Impact Assessment Section for consultation under the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act; confers with supervisor to develop management priorities for species of special concern.
  4. Verifies element occurrence records and provides quality control for endangered and threatened species in the Natural Heritage Database. Together with the Endangered Species Program Manager, Regional Recovery Specialists, and Division Chief, develops performance targets for field-based staff to prepare and/or review existing records and perform required field validation.
  5. Develops and implements permit procedures; reviews and authorizes issuance of permits; maintains listing of all permittees.
  6. Administers endangered and threatened species projects funded by various sources; Develops project specifications, coordinates procurement of vendors and allocation of agency staff time; monitors construction or enhancement activities and processes payments.
  7. Performs other duties required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental ability equivalent to a master's degree in natural heritage resource management, or a related biological, life or natural science supplemented by two (2) years of directly related professional experience; or, requires a bachelor's degree in the field supplemented by four (4) years of directly related professional experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Ability to secure and analyze information, and to exercise sound judgment in the analysis and evaluation of technical data, reports/papers.
  2. Ability to work with other natural resource disciplines, and develop inter-disciplinary approaches to problems.
  3. Ability to prepare/present technical data, statistics and detailed natural resource management reports.
  4. Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with representatives from federal, state and local governments, conservation organizations, and the general public.
  5. Experience with spreadsheets, databases, statistical software, and GIS strongly preferred. 

Employment Conditions

  1. Must be able to pass background check.

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 Resource Conservation strives to conserve the state's wildlife, fisheries, natural lands and forest resources for future generations while providing sustainable recreational opportunities for all Illinoisans.

Work Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, 1/2 hr. luch  
Work Location: One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1813  
Agency Contact:

Joe Kath

Department of Natural Resources

One Natural Resources Way

Springfield, IL  62702

Email: joe.kath@illinois.gov

Phone #:  217-785-8764

Job Function:  Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.  Please submit appropriate application (see 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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