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Date:  Sep 21, 2022

Schaumburg, IL, US, 60196-3169

Job Requisition ID:  19133

Agency :  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time: 10/06/2022 
Salary:   $4,850.00 Monthly  
Job Type:   Full-Time Temporary
County:   Cook; DuPage; Kane; Lake; McHenry; Will  
Number of Vacancies:   640  
Plan/BU:   HR001 and RC020

Position Locations:  

Alsip Team Section - 11801 S. Ridgeland, Worth, IL  60482 (Cook County/Zone 3)

Arlington Hts. Team Section - 210 E. Noyes Street, Arlington Hts., IL  60005 (Cook County/Zone 5)

Bishop Ford Team Section - 16915 Van Dam Rd., South Holland, IL  60473 (Cook County/Zone 3)

Dan Ryan Team Section - 6543 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago, IL  60621 (Cook County/Zone 1)

Edens Team Section - 2 Happ Rd., Northfield, IL  60093 (Cook County/Zone 5)

Eisenhower Team Section - 5202 W. Flournoy St., Chicago, IL  60644 (Cook County/Zone 1)

Grayslake Team Section - 219 N. Barron Blvd., Grayslake, IL  60030 (Lake County)

Gurnee Team Section - 3516 W. Washington, Gurnee, IL  60031 (Lake County)

Harvey Team Section - 16738 S. Lathrop Ave., Harvey, IL  60426 (Cook County/Zone 3)

Hillside Team Section - 4160 May Street, Hillside, IL  60162 (Cook Count /Zone 4)

I-55 Team Section - 151 E. South Frontage Road, Bolingbrook, IL  60440 (Will County)

I - 57 Team Section - 16010 S. Crawford Ave., Markham, IL  60462 (Cook County/Zone 3)

Joliet Team Section - 17430 N. Broadway, Lockport, IL  60441 (Will County)

Kennedy Team Section - 5027 N. Central Ave., Chicago, IL  60630 (Cook County/Zone 2)

Naperville Team Section - 28W731 Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL  60563 (DuPage County)

New Lenox Team Section - 1400 W. Maple St., New Lenox, IL  60451 (Will County)

Northbrook Team Section - 1916 Techny Rd., Northbrook, IL  60062 (Cook County/Zone 5)

Northside Team Section - 4051 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago, IL  60634 (Cook County/Zone 2)

Oakbrook Team Section - 17W125 Butterfield Rd., Villa Park, IL  60181 (DuPage County)

Rodenburg Team Section - 1480 Rodenburg Rd., Roselle, IL  60172 (Cook County/Zone 5)

St. Charles Team Section - 38W027 Route 38, St. Charles, IL  60175 (Kane County)

Stevenson Team Section - 8630 Joliet Road, McCook, IL  60525 (Cook County/Zone 4)

Woodstock Team Section - 11916 Catalpa Lane, Woodstock, IL  60098 (Mc Henry County)


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.



Position Marketing Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire temporary Winter Salaried Highway Maintainers for the 2022/2023 Snow and Ice Season. The Winter Salaried Highway Maintainer (monthly snowbird) to perform a variety of tasks related to the maintenance, repair and upkeep of roads, bridges and other related structures and features. 

Job Responsibilities


1.    Operates CDL Class A or B licensed vehicles.

  • Operates maintenance trucks, tractors, snowplows, salt spreaders, compressors, jack hammers and other highway equipment for the use of maintaining and snow plowing during the winter season.
  • Operates wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, rollers, excavators, road graders and cranes in repairing, replacing or patching concrete.
  • Assists in servicing, washing and making minor repairs of equipment such as trucks, tractors, mowing machines, snowplows, salt spreaders, compressors, graders and other light highway equipment.



2. During snow and ice conditions, assists in snow and ice control.

  • Operates snowplows, spreads salt and sand.
  • Plows and removes snow.
  • Responds to emergency weather situations, as instructed verbally or in writing, to inspect roadways and remove hazardous material/obstacles, some weighing up to 50 pounds, from roadways and drainage areas.



3. Performs labor relating to the maintenance of roadside and right-of-way.

  • Cuts trees and brush.
  • Fills cracks and potholes. 
  • Removes and disposes of trash, dead animals and other debris along highways.



Job Responsibilities continued


4. Performs labor relating to the maintenance of roads.

  • Repairs, replaces, and patches concrete, bituminous and other road surfaces.
  • Repairs and cleans culverts, bridges, storm sewers, gutters and other drainage facilities.



5. Performs routine housekeeping duties and other tasks associated with the general care of the headquarters grounds. 



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

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, to include X or N and no airbrake restrictions.
3.    For seasonal employees only, possession of a Class B CDL with appropriate endorsements, to include X or N and no airbrake restrictions, is acceptable for a period of two years. At the beginning of the third year from the initial hire date, a seasonal employee must possess a Class A CDL.
4.    Requires one year driving experience immediately preceding appointment free of incidents which could result in license suspension or revocation.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires successful completion of a background investigation.
  2. Requires the ability to perform arduous labor.
  3. Requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  4. Requires the ability to work in confined spaces, climb steep terrain, and wade in water.
  5. Requires the ability to deal with poisonous plants, animals, insects, rodents, and snakes.
  6. Requires the ability to perform outdoor work in a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, hot, cold, wet, windy, muddy, active constructions sites, and roadways open to traffic.
  7. Requires the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  8. Requires the ability to maintain productive working relationships.
  9. Operations employees are subject to call at any hour of the day or night on any day of the year.
  10. Occasionally, the department is required to respond to emergencies outside normal work hours.  As a result, negotiated rate employees are required to work reasonable amounts of overtime when necessary.
  11. Any bargaining unit employee who may be required to engage in a call out shall respond to the call as quickly as practicable but in no situation can the response time exceed forty-five minutes.

Agency Mission Statement

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. 

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.

Work Hours:  Monday- Friday, 40 hours/week, OT (October 16 – April 15, dates are dependent on weather)
Agency Contact:  District 1 Personnel at: or 847/705-4068
Job Function: Transportation; Public Safety 




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