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Conservation Worker Program 


The Office of Land Management utilizes Conservation Workers to supplement it’s existing work force. The majority of these workers are hired in early spring and summer to provide assistance with “de-winterizing” our parks. They assist with the maintenance of buildings and grounds, cleaning of public toilets and shower buildings, picking up litter, mowing, cutting weeds, removing brush, patching concrete and asphalt road surfaces, issuing camping permits and registering campers. Additionally, they assist in trail building, maintenance of tools and equipment, painting and repairing equipment, making periodic security patrols watching for prowlers, fires or other causes which may endanger park visitors or result in the loss of property. At our three game farms they assist in the care and propagation of birds, clean bird pens, transport game to laying houses or breeding areas. Workers hired in late summer and fall primarily operate our hunter check stations as well as performing many of the duties associated with the maintenance of buildings and grounds as identified above.

For availability of positions, please see our site listing. This list contains the start and ending dates of each position as well as the site's phone number. You may access below the dates these positions which will be posted at each site as well as on the CMS posting system. During the dates posted, please complete the Conservation Worker Application and indicate the site name and the PI# from the Job Opportunity Posting Notice. You must mail or deliver your application to the site along with a copy of your valid driver's license and; if male, ensure you complete the space for Selective Service # on the job application. If you have not registered with Selective Service, please access the website contained on the application and apply on-line. Applicants who do not have a valid driver's license or Selective Service # will be disqualified from employment consideration.

If you have additional questions, please contact 217-785-7705 and ask to speak with the Conservation Worker Program Manager.



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