Company: State of Illinois

Job description: Agency: Department of Natural Resources

Closing Date/Time: 07/01/2022

Salary: Anticipated Starting Range: $7,500 – $10,000/per month

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Sangamon

Number of Vacancies: 1

Plan/BU: Federally Funded Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000


Posting Requisition #: 12-74-17130

Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application.

Please note that the Department of Natural Resources must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

The Division Manager, under general supervision, will organize, plan, execute, control, and evaluate the Land Reclamation Division (LRD) for the Office of Mines and Minerals. The LRD has oversight for all coal mining effected properties and facilities active or inactive post 1977. The Division Manager will interface with the federal Office of Surface Mining, U. S. Department of the Interior. The LRD is responsible for the issuance of permits related to all coal mining activities and ensuring all such activities are in compliance with state and federal regulations.

Job Responsibilities

1. Subject to administrative approval by the Director of the Office of Mines and Minerals and in accordance with the overall policies and procedures of the Department of Natural Resources, plans, organizes, and manages the Land Reclamation Division:

  • Serves as the Division of Land Reclamation Manager by organizing the goals and objectives of the division to provide a comprehensive Land Reclamation management program for the Agency.
  • Directs the establishment, implementation, revision and direction of program policies, procedures, rules, regulations, program objectives, and long-range plans for the

Division. * Directs the development of annual plans of work.

  • Prepares, manages and administers the division budget and federal grants.
  • Monitors program expenditures and provides input to the Office Director for the annual Budget.

2. Serves as full-line supervisor:

  • Assigns and reviews work
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff
  • Counsels staff regarding work performance
  • Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives
  • Approves time off
  • Adjusts first level grievances
  • Effectively recommends and imposes discipline up to and including discharge
  • Prepares and signs performance evaluations
  • Determines and recommends staffing needs

3. Provides oversight of programs to ensure compliance and consistency with the Surface Coal Mining Land Conservation and Reclamation Act and Title V of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, as amended:

  • Implements and enforces the regulatory programs.
  • Coordinates activities of the division with federal and other state agencies in the various agreements and regulations.

4. Serves as the division’s liaison with the Office of Surface Mining, U. S. Department of the Interior on all issues pertaining to Title V of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act:

  • Attends national meetings to assure compliance with the same.
  • Travels to attend meetings.
  • Represents the Office Director at assigned meetings.
  • Serves on various committees and attends meetings concerned with IDNR programs, projects, policies, and procedures.
  • Possesses authority to speak on behalf of the Office Director to commit and bind the agency to a plan of action.

5. Confers and advises the Office Director on matters concerning the division’s regulatory programs:

  • Advises elected officials, the regulated industry and interested citizens on matters concerning state regulatory policies and procedures.

6. Performs other duties required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college.
  • Requires prior experience equivalent to four (4) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefers three (3) years of experience of the Surface Coal Mining Land Conservation and Reclamation Act, its regulations at 62 Ill Administrative Code 1700-1850 and Title V of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, as amended.
  • Prefers two (2) years of working knowledge of the Office of Surface Mining policies and procedures.
  • Prefers two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Prefers two (2) years of working knowledge with budgeting.
  • Prefers two (2) years of working knowledge with grants management.

Employment Conditions

  • Ability to pass background check.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel, as needed.

All applicants must be able to meet the Conditions of Employment, with or without reasonable accommodation, to be considered for this position.

Agency Statement

Charged with preserving, protecting, and promoting Illinois’ natural resources, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) employees oversee water, wildlife, wetlands and oil wells, parks, historic sites – and everything in between. Employment opportunities vary greatly, often providing employees the chance to work indoors and out in a dynamic yet relaxed environment. Working for the State of Illinois, IDNR employees receive excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; as well as pre-tax benefit programs.

The Office of Mines and Minerals (OMM) is comprised of four divisions: Land Reclamation, Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation, Mine Safety and Training, and Blasting, Explosives and Aggregate Reclamation. Within these divisions, the office:

  • regulates the mining industry throughout the State of Illinois,
  • regulates the possession, use, and storage of explosives,
  • and enforces various acts which govern the mining industry.

In addition, the office is charged with ensuring the health and safety of the thousands of mine workers through the Mine Safety and Training Division, and through administering the Abandoned Mined Land Reclamation program, provides reclamation ensuring public and environmental safety from abandoned mine sites.

Work Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Sat/Sun off, 1 hr. lunch

Work Location: One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1813

Agency Contact:

Ronnie Huff

Dept. of Natural Resources

Office of Mines & Minerals

Email: [email protected]

Phone #: 217-782-7456

Job Family: Administration/Management

Revolving Door:

Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position. As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.

Term Appointment:

Candidates hired into a term position shall be appointed for a term of 4 years and are subject to a probationary period. The term may be renewed for successive four-year terms at the Director of the Department of Natural Resources’s discretion.

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

Expected salary: $7500 – 10000 per month

Location: Springfield, IL

Job date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 22:01:45 GMT

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