Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

If interested in the following positions, please mail resume and application to the Rend Lake Conservancy District, P.O. Box 907, Benton, IL  62812 or email to accounting@rendlake.org.

Part-time Maintenance

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is seeking a part-time maintenance employee who will perform outdoor work involving the use of hand tools and mechanical equipment. Mechanical equipment may include weed eaters, lawn mowers, tractors, chainsaws, etc. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate bush hogs, lawn mowers, tractors, chainsaws, weed eaters, and other hand tools to cut grass, clear brush, and remove down trees.
  • Mow, trim shrubs, rake leaves, and perform a variety of other groundskeeping tasks.
  • Use grinders, wire wheels, or other tools to prep surfaces for painting.
  • Perform light construction work.
  • Remove trash and debris.
  • Maintain mowing equipment fuel and oil levels to keep them in operational condition.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • High school education
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to understand and implement verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate and maintain equipment used.
  • Working knowledge and use of hand and power tools.

Director of Resort Operations & Expansion

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is seeking a Director of Resort Operations & Expansion who will lead the District’s recreational expansion, oversee the management of the Rend Lake Resort Complex that includes but may not be limited to a golf course, lodging, restaurant, and shooting complex; while ensuring that all staff work together as an effective team; and making sure that the departments adhere to the budget.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Explore, investigate, and create new recreational expansion opportunities for the District
  • Oversee golf and lodging operation managers
  • Oversee lease holders for all leases of the District
  • Oversee and manage park assets including bike trails, hiking trails, boat ramps, parking areas, fishing areas, and hunting areas
  • Oversee, plan, and coordinate festivals and special events
  • Lead marketing efforts for all parks and recreation functions
  • Develop and promote marketing strategies to increase overall business of RLCD
  • Analyze trends and results in the related recreation fields
  • Assist department managers with all facets of the budget and ensure budget compliance
  • Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas of improvement
  • Assist in the oversite of contractors and provide project assistance to managers
  • Make suggestions and recommendation for improvement of the District’s recreation operations to the General Manager and Board of Trustees
  • Make presentation to groups, promoting RLCD and Southern Illinois tourism
  • Act as liaison between RLCD and area clubs and organizations
  • Evaluate needs for recreational and leisure time activities by analyzing trends
  • Formulate and recommend long-term and short-term expansion opportunities such as a water park splash pad, etc. on District land and recreation facilities
  • Responsible for building a remarkable resort experience

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in recreation management, tourism, marketing, or a related field
  • Resort expansion experience
  • 5+ years of appropriate related experience 
  • Proven experience with events coordination and planning
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Energetic, flexible, and a strategic thinker
  • Team and management skills
  • Knowledge of the management and operation of recreation facilities and equipment
  • Prior responsibility in management and budget oversight

Entry-Level Engineer

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is seeking an entry-level civil engineer to perform engineering evaluations, designs, and project management at the Rend Lake Intercity Water Treatment Plant and the Rend Lake Sewer Treatment Plant.

Job Duties for the Position:

  • Perform engineering studies
  • Design and manage water/sewer plant improvement projects
  • Develop and implement environmental plans
  • Perform construction oversight

Desirable Education and Experience:

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university
  • Interest and understanding of modern water treatment systems
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • 0-2 years of related practical work experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications and CAD software


  • Salary shall commensurate with education and experience


General Labor Positions

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is accepting applications for seasonal positions for the Rend Lake Golf Course, Season’s Lodge & Condominiums, and the general maintenance office.  The seasonal positions include golf course seasonal maintenance, golf course cart attendant, Season’s Lodge & Condominiums front desk,  housekeeping and RLCD general labor.  Applications are available at the Rend Lake Conservancy District Administration Office, 11231 Marcum Branch Rd., Benton, IL  62812.  


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