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 Employee

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is accepting applications for an experienced maintenance employee.  General inside and outside maintenance and construction experience is required. Electrical and plumbing knowledge is a plus. Approximately 28 hours per week Monday – Friday.  Hourly pay shall commensurate with experience and knowledge.

 

Parks & Recreation Executive Director

The Parks & Recreation Executive Director will lead and oversee the District’s vision and strategic plan to become a premiere tourist attraction in Southern Illinois; and includes the management of the golf course, lodging, restaurant, and shooting complex.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Explore, investigate, and create new recreational expansion opportunities for the District
  • Oversee golf and lodging operations managers
  • Oversee lease holders for all leases of the District (restaurant, shooting complex, farms, etc.)
  • Oversee and manage park assets including bike trails, hiking trails, boat ramps, parking areas, fishing areas, and hunting areas
  • Oversee festivals and public events
  • Plan, organize, and market 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 oversight of contractors and provide project assistance to managers
  • Make suggestions and recommendations for improvement of the District’s recreation operations to the General Manager and Board of Trustees
  • Act as liaison between RLCD and area clubs and organizations
  • Make presentations to groups, promoting RLCD and Southern Illinois tourism
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Desirable Education and Experience:

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in recreation management, marketing, or a related field
  • 5+ years of appropriate experience required
  • Proven experience in managing or assisting in the operation of a successful tourist attraction
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Visionary and strategic thinker
  • Team and management skills
  • Proficient computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Prior responsibility in management and budget oversight

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  •  Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, extreme weather conditions, and/or loud noises
  • Moderate physical activity.  May require some heavy physical work; lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects in excess of 50 pounds. 
  • Must be physically and mentally able to thoroughly complete the required tasks, in a timely and competent manner.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Salary: Salary shall commensurate with experience.

 

Engineering Technician

 The Rend Lake Conservancy District is seeking an engineering technician to perform drafting, mapping, surveying, and a wide variety of office and field related work for the District’s engineering staff. These activities will be performed in support of existing water and sewer utility operations and in support of new capital projects.

Job Duties for the Position:

  • AutoCAD drafting (Computer-Aided Design)
  • GIS mapping
  • Field data collection
  • Easement research
  • Assist in surveying activities
  • Assist in engineering studies and designs
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of environmental and safety plans
  • Perform construction oversight

 Desirable Education and Experience:

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • AutoCAD drafting experience
  • Good computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Capable of demanding physical activity
  • Interest and understanding of modern water and sewer utilities
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • 2 or more years of related practical work experience
  • Associate degree in a related field or other technical certifications

 Salary:

  • Salary shall commensurate with education and experience

Entry-Level Engineer

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is seeking an entry-level civil engineer or recent engineering graduate 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:

  • 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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