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NATURAL RESOURCES SITE MANAGER II, OPT. 2 - 2884202

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 3, 2021
Location: 

Wilmington, IL, US, 60481-9465

Job Requisition ID:  2852

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources  
Closing Date/Time:  05/17/2021 
Salary:  $5,808 - $8,531 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Will 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC056 

 

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.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

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

 

Posting Identification #12-32-6146

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 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 57 Historic Sites, Monuments, and Memorials.  OLM facilitates activities from small group interpretive programming at Historical Sites, to hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, and camping.

Job Responsibilities

Under general direction, manages the operation of the Des Plaines Game Propagation Center; evaluates and supervises a staff of moderate size engaged in site operations, maintenance and interpretive activities. 

 

  1. (35%)       Serves as full-line supervisor, assigns and reviews work; approves time off; provides guidance and training to assigned staff; adjusts first level grievances; effectively recommends and imposes discipline up to and including discharge; completes and signs performance evaluations. Establishes annual goals and objectives; counsels staff regarding work performance; reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs; determines and recommends staffing needs.
  2. (25%)       Utilizes professional expertise in the evaluation of pheasant rearing methods; implements new cultural practices; identifies disease/pest problems and initiates treatment; evaluales quality of game birds produced and effectiveness of feed rations and cultural practices. Develops and implements brooder house management techniques and sanitation/disease programs.
  3. (15%)       Prepares detailed scientific or technical reports to assess the effectiveness of new or existing game farm disease control programs; implements and directs these programs at both farms. Prepares all administrative forms and record keeping essential to the operation of the farms such as mortality reports, grain reports, weight gain and physical measurements of birds.
  4. (10%)       Prepares the annual budget for both farms and uses discretionary authority in the annual expenditure of the appropriations within the operating regulations; recommends minor or major capital improvements to ensure that maximum production is maintained in the future.
  5. (  5%)       Participates in the development, coordination and execution of inter-agency cooperative agreements, permit requirements and work talks on an intra/inter-agency basis to ensure that the annual propagation, distribution and release of pheasants and quail produced at the farm for the public lands of the State is achieved in a sound biological and efficient manner, including the Illinois Natural History Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Illinois Wildlife Federation, Illinos Game Breeders Associaiton, Illinois EPA, Illinois Dept. of Public Health, Illinois Dept. of Corrections, institutions of higher education and conservation agencies from other states.
  6. (  5%)       Prepares wildlife resource statutes and Department regulations to achieve improved statewide quail and pheasant propagation management practices; explains and interprets programs, operation and policies to the media, other agencies, conservation organizations, school groups and the general public; reviews and recommends changes in the Administration Orders for regulating the propagation, utilization or protection of the State's wildlife resources for approval by the supervisor.  Travels throughout the park.
  7. (  5%)       Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completlon of a bachelor's degree in wildlife or natural heritage resource management or in a related biological science;
  • Requires four years' progressively responsible professional experience in natural resource management.
  • Requires a valid driver's license.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of agency programs, policies and procedures; staff utilization and employee motivation; labor and employee development.
  • Ability to analyze administration problems and adopt an effective course of action to develop and maintain cooperative working relations.

Work Hours:  Jan-Oct: Mon-Fri 8AM-4PM, Sat-Sun off; Nov-Dec: Tues-Sat 8AM-4PM, Sun-Mon off; 1/2 hr. lunches  
Work Location: 30550 S Boathouse Rd Wilmington, IL 60481-9465  

 

Agency Contact:

Bob Caveny

Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources

One Natural Resources Way

Springfield, IL  62702

Email: bob.caveny@illinois.gov  

Phone #:  217-782-5719

Job Function:  Administration/Management; Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPERATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

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 Requisiton 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 Requistion 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 (if 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.