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Date:  May 18, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  27408

Agency :  Department of Agriculture 
Closing Date/Time: 06/06/2023
Salary:   $4,514-6,393/anticipated starting monthly salary  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Henry; Knox; Mercer  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC029  


This position serves in a regional capacity. Persons serving in this role are required to assume residency in the county identified under the Conditions of Employment section which includes Henry, Knox, or Mercer County and will be required to work from their home location as a base of daily operational headquarters to service their designated worksites. 


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com 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  # 27408

Position Overview

The Warehouse Examiner position serves as a frontline regulator in the Bureau of Warehouse and performs examinations of Illinois licensed Grain Companies to ensure compliance with the Illinois Grain Code and maintain financial solvency, so Illinois farmers receive payment for grain sold or stored with Illinois licensed Grain Companies.  The ideal candidate will have basic knowledge of grain warehouses, basic accounting principles, aptitude to use a laptop computer, and the ability to work with many different personalities within the Illinois Grain Industry.  This position offers excellent beginning salary and benefits.  We welcome interested applicants to assist us in providing effective regulation within the Illinois Grain Industry.

Job Responsibilities

1. Conducts professional field examinations of grain warehouses and grain dealers.

2. Prepares examinations reports and inspection sheets.

3. Examines grain warehouses for storage capacity and condition of grain.

4. Receives additional on-the-job training.

5. Provides support as it relates to insolvent licensees.

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 completion of four years of college with coursework in fields related to accounting, auditing, business, and agriculture.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prefers elementary knowledge of agricultural economics.
  2. Prefers elementary knowledge of grain warehouse financial records and reports.
  3. Prefers elementary knowledge of the methods and procedures used in the conduct of warehouse examinations.
  4. Prefers elementary knowledge of the rules, regulations, codes, and laws relative to warehouses.
  5. Prefers experience conducting warehouse examinations.
  6. Prefers experience communicating in oral and written form.
  7. Prefers experience testifying at administrative or judicial proceedings.
  8. Prefers experience gathering data and information to be utilized at administrative and judicial proceedings.
  9. Prefers experience using notebook computer and relevant software.
  10. Prefers experience safely operating electric, hydraulic and/or rope man lifts.
  11. Prefers experience properly utilizing required personal protective equipment and observing established safety standards.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel when required.
  2. Requires ability to successfully pass a background check.
  3. Requires the ability to pass a pre-employment physical, including a drug and alcohol screening, 
  4. Requires ability and agility to safely climb a ladder to work at heights up to 120 feet.
  5. Requires ability and physical agility to reach above shoulder level, bend, stoop and/or twist as it relates to the collecting, examining, and measuring of grain inventories.
  6. Requires ability to lift and carry job related tools, equipment and materials weighing up to 100 pounds.
  7.  Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time.
  8. Requires ability to walk and/or crawl through stored grain.
  9. Required to assume residency in Henry, Knox, or Mercer County and will be required to work from their home location as a base of daily operational headquarters to service their designated worksites.

About the Agency

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) Bureau of Warehouses administers the Illinois Grain Code. The Illinois Grain Insurance Fund was established in 1983 to protect depositors of grain against losses associated with failed grain dealers and warehouses. This is a critical regulatory function with a budget of over $2.0 million. When an insolvency occurs, the IDOA protects the interests of grain producers and depositors. 

Work Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m./M-F (work hours may vary)  
Work Location: 801 E Sangamon Ave Springfield, IL 62702-1813  
Agency Contact:

Bureau of Human Resources

Email: AGR.HumanResources@illinois.gov

Phone #: 217-785-5099

Job Family:  Legal, Audit & Compliance  


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.


The Illinois Department of Agriculture (AGR) administers an annual budget of more than $100 million and employs more than 300 people statewide, with several hundred more temporary employees hired during the Illinois State Fair and Du Quoin State Fair.  Separate bureaus administer programs and services directed at conserving the state's land and water resources; protecting the health and welfare of livestock and companion animals; overseeing state and county fairs; regulating seed, feed and fertilizer products; ensuring the financial stability of grain dealers and warehouses; promoting Illinois food and agricultural products; and operating the state's horse racing program.  


AGR values employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents.  


AGR offers a robust benefit package including; 

  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules in many program areas
  • Health, life, vision, and dental insurance
  • 10 Weeks paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Pension Plan
  • Deferred Compensation, and other pre-tax benefit programs
  • Employees earn twelve (12) paid sick days annually
  • Ten to twenty-five (10-25) paid vacation days based on years of service
  • Employees earn three (3) paid personal days pro-rated based on start date
  • Thirteen - Fourteen (13-14) paid state holidays annually


If this opportunity appeals to you, please apply today!


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



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