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Date:  Jun 10, 2021

Collinsville, IL, US, 62234-6102

Job Requisition ID:  4187

Agency:  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time:  06/24/2021 
Salary:   $4,790 - $8,775 Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Madison 
Number of Vacancies:  2 
Plan/BU:  NR916 



Technical Applications PM1080 (rev 3/8/21) must be received by the Bureau of Personnel Management, Room 113, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL  62764 (Fax# 217/557-3134) or emailed to DOT.CO.BPM.EmploymentApplications@Illinois.gov by the closing date listed above.  Please visit https://idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index to download the Technical Application PM1080.

Please indicate IPR#44635 on the Technical Application PM1080.

Agency Mission Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire Permits and Agreements Technicians.  

The IDOT team works diligently to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity and protect our environment. We are problem solvers and leaders, constantly searching for innovations and improvements in support of our commitment to providing the best multimodal transportation system for Illinois.

Our team fosters a culture of inclusivity. We value diversity and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards as we work together for a common purpose. Team members frequently collaborate with colleagues and others outside the department to best meet customer needs. 

Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; tuition reimbursement; flexible schedules; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities.

We invite qualified applicants to apply to become part of our team. We are confident that you will take pride in serving Illinois and its residents and visitors.

Job Responsibilities

This position is accountable for reviewing requests for utility permits, assisting permit applicants, and conducting adequate research and preparation of all agreements with local agencies.

This position reports to the Project Support Engineer. No subordinates report to this position.
This position is accountable for the preparation and review of utility permits and local agency agreements within a district that is highly urbanized and experiencing rapid industrial, commercial and residential growth. This has prompted the rehabilitation of several existing highway systems within the Metro-East area requiring numerous utility permits and local agency agreements.  The incumbent is required to negotiate joint agreements to gain outside agency approval of departmental methodology used in constructing projects within their jurisdiction.  Due to the extended growth and environmental impacts, the utility companies are being required to update or provide additional services which necessitates the relocation of various utility facilities, the majority of which are on state right-of-way, which precipitates utility permits.  In performing the functions of this position, the incumbent is required to review all utility permit applications in order to ensure compliance with state policies and procedures.
Typical problems involve the explanation of policies and engineering standards to a variety of individuals.  The incumbent's greatest challenge is to provide adequate assistance in connection with the use of state rights-of-way in reviewing utility permits, local agency agreements, and coordinating with local agencies.  S/He must remain aware of the varying time schedules and process local agreements for timely approval to meet project schedules.

The incumbent receives all utility permit requests, coordinates and conducts field and office investigations, suggests the most suitable method and placement of the utility, prepares proper documentation and establishes adequate working files.  This position submits documents for proper approval, investigates for possible conflicts with proposed highway improvements, coordinates field investigations and final inspections of utility work permits, and receives and resolves routine complaints stemming from utility permits.  S/He ensures that all work is completed according to state policies and procedures and reviews all bonding and financial obligations for completeness.  The incumbent provides expertise to property owners and a variety of stakeholders on the requirements of laws and policies regarding utility permits.  S/He prepares utility permits for new state construction projects and for installations on existing state rights-of-way.

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The incumbent prepares local agency agreements, which involves reviewing preliminary plans, developing cost participation estimates, conducting research to ensure that all future activities are taken into consideration, reviewing all affected ordinances, preparing resolutions concerning said ordinances, preparing all necessary documents, maintaining current status of all agreements, and coordinating all necessary review of proposed agreements.  This position distributes all approved agreements to affected bureaus and agencies and provides explanation to a variety of individuals concerned with the status of said agreements and provides expertise to property owners and concerned citizens of the requirement of the various laws and policies regarding local agency agreements.
In performing the functions of this position, the incumbent ensures that all state laws are adhered to within permit and agreement proposals, coordinates and ensures that all parties are properly informed, reviews proposals, and provides some interpretation and explanation of policies and law pertaining to permits and agreements.  All decisions are based on departmental policies and procedures, federal guidelines and state required standards and specifications.
Internal contacts include district Operations, Design, Construction, Planning, Land Acquisition, Local Roads and Materials personnel.  External contacts include utility companies, consulting engineers, municipality officials, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Water Resources, Federal Highway Administration, county and township agencies, and the public.  Districtwide travel is required.
In performing the functions of the position, the incumbent is evaluated according to the ability to prepare and review all utility permit requests and agreements.

Principal Accountabilities

1. Reviews utility permit applications submitted by utility companies, other governmental agencies, and individuals in areas of proposed highway improvements and existing state rights-of-way, ensuring that these permits and resulting work are accomplished in accordance with departmental and district policies and procedures.
2. Ensures that all local agency agreements are properly researched, prepared and coordinated within the policies and laws pertaining to said agreements, and in accordance with established letting schedules.
3. Provides adequate direction and explanation to concerned individuals and agencies regarding all utility permits and local agency agreements.
4. Maintains current and accurate files and documentation on all utility permits and local agency agreements.
5. Maintains a professional relationship with the public utility companies and local agencies.
6. Performs duties in compliance with departmental safety rules.  Performs all duties in a manner conducive to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements

• Education/Experience:

  • Completion of two years of college in civil engineering technology, pre-engineering or a job related technical/science curriculum PLUS five years of engineering experience; OR
  • Seven years of engineering experience

• Valid driver’s license

• Districtwide travel and occasional statewide travel

Position Desirables

• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
• Strong working knowledge of construction techniques
• Strong initiative, judgment, and planning skills
• Strong oral and/or written communication skills
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software, Adobe, MicroStation and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Work Hours:  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Friday 

Work Location:  Collinsville - 1102 Eastport Plaza Dr 

Office: Office of Highways Project Implemntation/Region 5/District 8/Program Development

Agency Contact: DOT.CO.BPM.EmploymentApplications@illinois.gov

Job Function:  Transportation 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition

We are currently transitioning our application process away from paper process to an electronic application process.  This position has not been transitioned please follow the directions below when applying to this position.


Please visit the IDOT website at http://www.idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index to obtain the required bid forms and application forms.