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Date:  Jan 17, 2023

Peoria, IL, US, 61615-2064

Job Requisition ID:  23000

Agency :  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time: 01/31/2023 
Salary:   $5,196 - $6,928 Monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Peoria  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC019  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


*This position is subject to a pre-employment physical examination and drug and alcohol testing and subject to random drug and alcohol testing after hired.



Please attach a copy of your Class "A" CDL with "N" or "X" endorsement to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application.


Agency Mission Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire Highway Maintainers.


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. 


The department offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. Employees also receive a robust benefit package including:

  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules are available in many program areas.
  • Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • (10) Weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program and other pre-tax benefit programs (Medical/Daycare)
  • Employees earn (12) paid Sick Days annually.
  • New Employees earn (10) paid Vacation Days their first year of service and can earn up to (25) paid Vacation Days annually.
  • Employees earn (3) paid Personal Days annually.
  • (13-14) paid holidays annually (based on start date)
  • Tuition Reimbursement


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


1.    Performs a variety of tasks related to the performing maintenance, manufacture and assembly of all traffic control devices on state-maintained highways in District 4.
•    Installs sign posts, signs, barricades.
•    Performs general repairs of signs to complete work orders used in detail daily sign work.



2.    Operates CDL Class A licensed vehicles including maintenance trucks, pavement marking equipment, digger-derrick equipment, as well as other equipment including air compressors, hydraulic equipment (post diggers), generators and other sign shop equipment used in the construction of signs and barricades.
•    Washes, greases and conducts minor repairs and preventive maintenance activities of these vehicles and equipment.
•    During snow and ice conditions, operates snow plows and spreads salt and sand.
•    Plows and removes snow.
•    Promptly responds to emergency weather situations to inspect roadways and remove hazardous material/obstacles.



3.    Performs general labor relating to maintenance of traffic signal equipment and luminaires.
•    Repairs specialized pavement marking and other traffic related equipment.



4.    Performs labor relating to unique projects.
•    Installs rumble bars and curb top reflectors.
•    Performs pavement marking removal and special pavement marking installations.



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


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Minimum Qualifications
1.    Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of high school.
2.    Requires possession of a Class “A” CDL with appropriate endorsements, including airbrakes (X or N endorsements).
3.    Requires one year driving experience immediately preceding appointment free of incident which could result in license suspension or revocation.
Preferred Qualifications

1.    Prefer experience operating snowplows
2.    Prefer experience maintaining roadways
3.    Prefer experience with maintaining roadsides
4.    Prefer experience maintaining vehicles/equipment
5.    Prefer experience welding

Conditions of Employment

1.    Requires valid Illinois driver’s license.
2.    Requires ability to report to headquarters within 45 minutes in emergency situations.
3.    Requires ability to perform arduous labor
4.    Requires ability to understand and carry out oral/written instructions
5.    Requires ability to maintain productive working relationships

Position Marketing Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation seeks to hire a Highway Maintainer.  This position performs a variety of tasks related to the maintenance, repair and upkeep of roads, bridges and other related structures and features.  This position operates CDL licensed vehicles and requires a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with appropriate endorsements, including airbrakes (X or N endorsements).

Work Hours:  7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Monday-Friday  
Work Location: 1025 W Detweiller Dr Peoria, IL 61615-2064  

Office: Office of Highways Project Implementation/Region 3/District 4/Operations
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Transportation  



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