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Date:  Apr 22, 2021

Dixon, IL, US, 61021-3546

Job Requisition ID:  1684

Agency:  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time:  05/20/2021 
Salary:   $2,695 - $4,735 Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Lee 
Number of Vacancies:  5 
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.  The previous application form revised 10/16/20 will be accepted until May 8, 2021.  The previous application form revised 10/16/20 will be accepted until May 8, 2021. Please visit https://idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index to download the Technical Application PM1080.

Please indicate IPR#44951 on the Technical Application PM1080.


Applicants may submit college transcripts for completed coursework.


Agency Mission Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire Inspectors.

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 assisting in the layout, inspection, and the documentation of records.

This position reports to the Resident Engineer. No subordinates report to this position.
This position operates in an environment of ensuring that the contractor provides a quality improvement in a timely manner. This position assists in the layout, inspection, measurement, and the documentation of contract pay items.
Typical problems of this position include becoming knowledgeable of standards and specifications of the contract pay items involved with each particular contract and the documentation procedures and requirements. The greatest challenge is to provide accurate and timely inspection of work being performed to ensure contract compliance and a quality improvement.

The incumbent personally performs tasks of a technical nature. He/She assi•sts with the necessary survey operations in the capacity designed by the supervisor. He/She inspects the construction procedures involved with pavement patching, bituminous widening and/or resurfacing, concrete and metal pipe installation, aggregate base course and shoulder placement, and other related items. The incumbent will also check and reduce field notes; plot cross sections; and make field measurements, computations, and reports, as necessary. He/She assists with the layout, inspection, and documentation of contract pay items. If qualified and so designated to do so, he/she will also perform and document on-site material'testing such as percent air entrainment, percent moisture, bituminous mix temperature, concrete slump, concrete strength, etc.
The incumbent must refer all but the routine problems to the Resident Engineer or his/her designated assistant. He/She operates under a strict set of rules and precedents, and has little latitude to exceed them. · The incumbent is also guided by state and federal rules and regulations, and the plans and specifications of the particular project.
The incumbent's primary contact is the Resident Engineer in providing supportive services.
The incumbent is evaluated on the dependable and timely performance of the above duties.

Principal Accountabilities

1. Provides inspections and keeps accurate records of inspection, field measurements, and documentation of contract pay items.
2. Keeps the Resident Engineer informed on status and/or problems on contractor's work.
3. Assists with construction layout and staking through accurate measurement and placement to assist in ensuring improvements are performed in accordance with the contract plans.
4. Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment.
5. Performs duties in compliance with departmental safety rules. Performs all duties in a manner conductive to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.
6. 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; OR
    • Two years of engineering experience.
  • Valid driver's license.

Position Desirables

  • Working knowledge of math to include trigonometry.
  • Working knowledge of the preparation of design plans and the ability to perform necessary technical computations in planning preparation.
  • Working knowledge of materials testing and laboratory testing equipment.


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

Work Location:  Dixon - 819 Depot Ave 

Office: Office of Highways Project Implementation/Region 2/District 2/Project Implementation

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.