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.

Golf Course and Season’s Lodge 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 mowing crew, golf course pro shop, golf course cart attendant, golf course marshal, Season’s Lodge & Condominiums front desk and night auditor, Season’s Lodge & Condominiums housekeeping attendant, and RLCD general labor positions.  Applications are available at the Rend Lake Conservancy District Administration Office, 11231 Marcum Branch Rd., Benton, IL  62812.  

Water Plant Operator – Control Room

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor control system and maintain proper pressure.
  2. Start and stop pumps in the distribution system as needed to maintain adequate tank levels and flows.
  3. Adjust ground storage tanks in the system to maintain adequate levels and flows.
  4. Record all readings and settings every hour onto control room log, noting any changes in operations.
  5. Double check all settings made by the lab operator and maintain them.
  6. Address all alarms for the reason it occurred and inform the superintendent if needed.
  7. Inform the lab operator of all in-plant alarms.
  8. Monitor the security system, informing the lab operator of any problems. If breech in security occurs, call Water Superintendent and 911 if needed.
  9. Answer entrance gate call boxes, making sure all entries are identified before opening the gate. Inform Water Superintendent or proper personnel of entry and ensure all entrants are logged on the appropriate form.
  10. Answer all telephone calls, logging them in on the appropriate form, and transferring the call to the proper person. If that person is not available, take a detailed message and call back number.  Employee home or cell phone numbers are not to be given out.
  11. Communicate on intercom system in the plant, by radio system to mobile units, or via cell phone to personnel in the field.
  12. Take all JULIE locate request printouts and inform the proper personnel or Water Superintendent. Call back and clear where we have no water lines in the area.
  13. Assist the lab operator with anything he needs in the plant, or in any emergency, being sure to follow proper procedures and safety rules.
  14. Immediately inform the superintendent of any significant changes in plant or distribution system.
  15. Work shift work as assigned, including weekends and holidays, and fill-in whenever necessary. Be prepared to work a double shift if needed.
  16. Perform any other job related duties as required.

 Minimum Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent education
  • Ability to obtain Illinois EPA class “C” or “D” certificate of competency preferred 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Working knowledge of in-plant and water distribution system operations.
  • Ability to understand and implement verbal and written communications and instructions.
  • 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.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Minimal physical activity is required.
  • 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.

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.

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


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