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Date:  Jun 25, 2022

Vandalia, IL, US, 62471-4407

Job Requisition ID:  15836

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources 

Work Site:  Carlyle Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

County:  Fayette 

Job Type:  Hourly Part Time 
Closing Date/Time:  06/06/2022 
Salary:  $ 12.50 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
PI# 4701



****This position only accepts IDNR SEASONAL CONSERVATION WORKER APPLICATIONS which can be found at the link below. (CMS100, CMS100b, or any other documents are not accepted).


***If you are new to this website, you will first need to create a profile to able to upload the required documents which are listed below.

Please visit the IDNR website at

 to complete all required documentation. These should be saved to your computer to be uploaded when you apply for this posting.

You will then need to click the APPLY button below where you will be able to attach the documents.

A completed application MUST include:

 -IDNR Seasonal Conservation Worker Application- whichever option is appropriate

(Selective Service Number must be included on application if male under the age of 27 years)

-Release of Criminal History Information Form

-Self-Disclosure of Criminal History Form

-Legible copy of VALID Driver’s License

**Note:  Incomplete applications and/or failure to include selective service number and legible copy of Driver’s License will disqualify applicant for employment consideration.

Agency Mission Statement

Charged with preserving, protecting, and promoting Illinois’ natural resources, 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.


The Office of Land Management (OLM) oversees nearly 400 individual parcels of land and institutes a wide variety of programs and activities advocating outdoor recreation through sustainable use, conservation and preservation.  The Historic Sites Division of the Office of Land Management oversees over 57 Historic Sites, Monuments, and Memorials.  OLM facilitates activities from small group interpretive programming at Historical Sites, to hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, and camping.


The Office of Land Management is seeking individuals with a desire to aid the DNR with the maintenance and cleanliness of the state's parks and historic sites.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.



Short Description

Under direct supervision, performs routine and unskilled manual labor in the implementation of wildlife habitat management activities.

Job Responsibilities

Performs routine and unskilled manual labor in the installation of wildlife habitat improvement practices on private

and public lands including, but not limited to, tree and shrub plantings, prescribed burns, grass and legume plantings.


Operates tractors, farming equipment and trucks; performs routine maintenance of motor vehicles and agriculture

equipment such as changes oil, fluids, filters, spark plugs and belts.


Maintains appropriate simple records and activity reports as specified.


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

Knowledge, Skills & Responsibilities

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

Requires possession of a valid Class D Illinois driver's license;

Requires elementary knowledge of the materials, tools, equipment and practices essential to ground and building maintenance;

Requires ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions;

Requires ability to operate simple equipment, machinery, and tools

Requires physical ability to operate and maintain tools, equipment and materials utilized in the maintenance, repair and care of site resources,

buildings and grounds

Requires the ability to work under adverse conditions on a year round basis

Requires ability to lift, carrry and transport loads which may exceed sixty pounds.

Requies ability to walk over rough and broken terrain





Work Hours:  Variable Hours 

Work Location: 712 N 300 St Vandalia, IL 62471-4407 
Agency Contact: 
Job Function: Sciences and Natural Resources