Would you like to get a summer job with the Department of Natural Resources? Work at Starved Rock and Matthiessen state parks this year to enhance your resume and network within the conservation community.
Job Title: CONSERVATION EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE 0930000
Agency: Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Closing Date/Time: 05/03/2021 Salary: $2464.00
Job Type: TEMPORARY POSITION
County: LaSalle Number of Vacancies: 1
Work Location: Starved Rock State Park 2678 North Rt. 178 Utica, IL 61373, PO Box 509, Routes 178 & 71 Utica IL 61373
Agency Contact: Lisa Sons, Natural Resource Coordinator PHONE: 815-667-5356 or Alvin Harper, Superintendent PHONE: 815-667-5355
Plan/BU: RC-062 TEMPORARY POSITION
Under direction, develops, executes, and presents programs, activities, and events to the general public, school groups, and special interest groups at Illinois state parks, state fish and wildlife areas, conservation areas, state natural areas, and state recreation areas.
Employment estimated to run from May 16, 2021 through November 15, 2021.
Work schedule: Thursday through Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 1/2 hour lunch, and Tuesday/Wednesday Off. NOTE: Schedule subject to change due to operational needs.
About the Agency: 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.
Job Responsibilities: under direction, develops, executes, and presents programs, activities and events to the general public, school groups, and special interest groups at Starved Rock State Park. Prepares and delivers educational information designed to instill appreciation and understanding of conservation ethics, as well as ingrain an environmental awareness into park visitors. Develops a familiarity with department rules and regulations; develops working knowledge of park history, park geologic features, and trail system in order to answer questions regarding the historical, ecological, and recreational aspects of the park, and surrounding area. Assists in the development and implementation of the natural or outdoor recreational site’s interpretive program plan; plans evening and daytime visitor activities; plans and implements foot, aquatic, and automotive tours, inspects trail conditions; assists in preparing press releases for use by the local or area news media, organizes and schedules interpretive programming efforts with area educators in order to maximize benefits for visiting school groups; plants trees and/or prairie grass with school groups; assists in planning and constructing temporary exhibits and displays for the site’s interpretive center in making appropriate alterations and improvements to the center, maintain and update social media outlets; travels throughout the site.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, with courses in journalism, English or public speaking, park recreation, forestry, ecology, biology, geology, or related fields; prefer two years professional experience in a public education and information program in a public or private agency; requires elementary knowledge of methods and techniques of disseminating information to the public. Requires possession of a valid Illinois Class D driver’s license.
Please submit application via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.
Please click on link below and download the CMS 100 form, then print off and either mail in to agency listed above, email to email@example.com, or drop off at the Starved Rock Visitor Center before May 3rd, 2021.