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.


The Rend Lake Conservancy District is seeking a qualified individual to fill the full-time Water Operator – Control Room position within the Water Department. The position is responsible for performing work relating to the daily monitoring and operation of the distribution system and monitoring of the water plant.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor control system and maintain proper pressure.
  • Start and stop pumps in the distribution system as needed to maintain adequate tank levels and flows.
  • Adjust ground storage tanks in the system to maintain adequate levels and flows.
  • Record all readings and settings every hour onto control room log, noting any changes in operations.
  • Double check all settings made by the lab operator and maintain them.
  • Assist the lab operator with anything he needs in the plant, or in any emergency, being sure to follow proper procedures and safety rules.
  • Immediately inform the superintendent of any significant changes in plant or distribution system.
  • Work shift work as assigned, including weekends and holidays, and fill in whenever necessary. Be prepared to work a double shift if needed.
  • Perform any other job related duties as required.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent educations.
  • Ability to obtain Illinois EPA Class “C” or “D” certificate of competency preferred.
  • Working knowledge of in-plant and water distribution system operations.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to work well with others is mandatory.
  • An understanding of the need and agreement to work weekends and holidays as required.
  • Ability to utilize computer SCADA system for water plant and distribution system operation.
  • Ability to understand and implement verbal and written communications and instructions.

Salary: $23.32 – $33.31 Hourly DOQ

General Labor/Maintenance Positions

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is accepting applications for general labor/maintenance.  The position would include mowing, weed eating, painting, cleaning, and general maintenance around the District.  Applications are available at the Rend Lake Conservancy District Administration Office, 11231 Marcum Branch Rd., Benton, IL  62812.  

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 shall be commensurate with education and experience


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