Company: State of Illinois

Job description: Agency: Department of Natural Resources

Closing Date/Time: 07/11/2022

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

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Cook

Number of Vacancies: 1

Plan/BU: Term Appointment Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000


Posting Requisition #: 12-64-16979

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 Section Manager, under general supervision, will organize, plan, execute, control, and evaluate the Lake Michigan program that equitably allocates Lake Michigan water to municipalities and other users in Northeastern IL in accordance with State law and a U. S. Supreme Court decree, regulars construction in the waters and along the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Illinois, address water quantity management issues on the Great Lakes in collaboration with other Great Lakes states and Canadian Provinces.. Develops and implements statewide policies and procedures for administration of program responsibilities; prepares and executes an annual operating budget for the section; directs the development and/or revision of legislation. When approved by the Governor, this position represents Illinois on several regional, interstate, and international organizations concerned with the Great Lakes issues. Travels within the Northeastern IL metropolitan area and throughout the Great Lakes Basin.

Job Responsibilities

1. Organizes, plans, executes, controls and evaluates the Lake Michigan program:

  • Develops and implements statewide policies and procedures governing the execution of the program which includes the completion site inspections to manage the waters and shorelines of Lake Michigan in Illinois.
  • Ensures compliance with the standards established and mandated by the Illinois Rivers, Lakes and Streams Act as well as allocating Lake Michigan water to municipalities and other users in Northeastern Illinois in accordance with the State law and U.S. Supreme Court Decree.
  • Regulates the constructions in the waters and along the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Illinois.
  • Addresses water quantity management issues on the Great Lakes in collaboration with the other Great Lakes states and Canadian Provinces.
  • Directs the development and/or revision of legislation related to the program.
  • Travels within the Northeastern Illinois metropolitan area and throughout the Great Lakes Basin.

2. Develops and assembles data and evidence to develop reports on water supply and resource needs of Lake Michigan water use applications:

  • Implements effective programs for data collection to oversee water use in the six (6) county area of Northeastern Illinois.
  • Reviews and ensures Illinois’ continued compliance with the US Supreme Court Decree that limits Illinois’ allowable division of water from Lake Michigan.
  • Oversees the review of evidence submitted to the Department at formal hearings and other technical and planning information to make accurate projections of present and future population, water use and available supply.
  • Develops and equitable and economical method for the allocation of available supplies.

3. Provides the strategy for, prepares and executes the annual operating budget for the section:

  • Establishes and revises section priorities based on finalized budgetary allotments.
  • Approves all budgetary expenditures for the section.

4. 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

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college with courses in business or public administration.
  • Requires a minimum of four years of progressively responsible administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefers (2) two years of working knowledge and experience related to surface and groundwater sources.
  • Prefers (2) two years of working knowledge and experience to analyze and develop reports based on data provided.
  • Prefers (2) two years of working knowledge of lateral drift.
  • Prefers (2) two years of working knowledge and experience to motivate and manage professional staff in order to accomplish the goals of the section.

Employment Conditions

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

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 Water Resources (OWR) is the lead state agency for water resources planning, navigation, floodplain management, the National Flood Insurance Program, water supply, drought, and interstate organizations on water resources. Interagency duties include the state water plan, drought response, flood emergency reports, and the comprehensive review of Illinois water use law. OWR is responsible for construction in the shore waters of Lake Michigan, construction and operation of dams, construction in public bodies of water, and diversion of water from Lake Michigan, and withdrawal of water from three Federal lakes (Shelbyville, Carlyle, and Rend Lakes). The primary capital activity of the office is in urban flood damage reduction. The office assists units of local government with urban flood damage reduction projects through planning, design, construction, and financial assistance. The urban program also features the acquisition of flood prone homes and businesses.

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

Work Location: 160 N La Salle St Chicago, IL 60601-3130

Agency Contact:

Stephen Altman

Dept. of Natural Resources

Email: [email protected]

Phone #: 217-524-1028

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: Chicago, IL

Job date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 22:19:21 GMT

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