Stratton Lock and Dam maintains restricted hours due to personnel shortage
A personnel shortage at Stratton Lock and Dam in Nunda Township is keeping the facility on restricted hours, according to a recent release from Rep. Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry).
Althoff previously said the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) expected to fill the position by early May, but that didn't happen.
“I have since spoken with the hiring personnel and they are making it their top priority to fill the vacancies, but it is taking longer than expected,” Althoff wrote in a post on her website. “In my recent conversations, I was told that human resources is struggling to find qualified candidates for the job.”
The IDNR lost two workers from the Stratton Lock and Dam in mid-April, leaving the facility short-staffed and unable to maintain typical hours. Althoff’s initial report on the matter made it clear that the restricted hours were not the result of budgetary deficiencies.
Since April, the IDNR has been working to fill three open positions. The department applied for a waiver of requirements that the positions be posted internally. It received that waiver, potentially saving weeks in the hiring process, but is still seeking applications.
Interested applicants can contact Terry Gillam at (215) 782-5578.