If you know someone who is looking for a job, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is seeking applicants for seasonal conservation workers at state parks and historic sites around the state. Conservation workers are on the ground at state sites during the busy summer seasons and are expected to be the eyes and ears of the IDNR. These temporary positions are not expected to exceed six months.
Conservation workers will perform routine maintenance and custodial duties including mowing, landscaping, painting, cleaning, loading and unloading vehicles, cutting firewood, and more. Conservation workers make periodic rounds at sites to check for safety, clear and maintain trails and pathways, install signage, and more.
IDNR currently has openings at Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area in Ramsey, Sangchris Lake State Park in Rochester, Eagle Creek State Park in Findlay, and Hidden Springs State Forest in Strasburg. To see a full list of job openings and to apply, visit https://bit.ly/IDNRjobs. The applicant should look for positions titled, “conservation/historic preservation worker.” Other openings will be posting soon on the website.