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Date:  Jan 20, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62707-3125

Job Requisition ID:  23158

Agency :  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time: 02/03/2023 
Salary:   $5,381 - $7,176 Monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
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 a Highway Maintenance Lead Worker.


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. As Lead Worker, outlines and directs work activities of skilled and unskilled workers of the Bridge Maintenance crew involved in the performance of bridge deck patching, minor structural repair, traffic control, maintenance of rights-of-way and snow and ice removal. 

•    Determines assignments and lays out work.
•    Provides verbal and written guidance and direction to staff in the completion of duties.
•    Directs the activities of personnel to ensure conformance with departmental policies and procedures.
•    Advises immediate supervisor regarding performance of assigned staff.



2.    Performs labor relating to maintenance and repair of bridge deck patching, minor structural repair, traffic control, maintenance of rights-of-way and snow and ice removal.
•    Performs maintenance and repair of road surfaces and deck patching, traffic control and maintenance of rights-of-way.
•    Operates Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A licensed vehicles including maintenance trucks, tractors, snowplows, salt spreaders and other equipment including compressors, jack hammers and generators.
•    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.


(Job Responsibilities continued)


3.    Prepares and submits daily report for hours worked, supplies used, and work performed. Verifies records of employees' overtime and other records as required.


4.    Participates in conjunction with the Bridge Operations Supervisor in laying out jobs and adjusting crew and personnel assignments.


5.    Instructs personnel verbally and in writing in the proper care, maintenance and safe use of equipment in accordance with the departmental safety code and operating instructions.


6.    During snow and ice conditions, assists in snow and ice control.
•    Operates snowplows, spreads salt and sand .
•    Plows and removes snow.
•    Prepares road condition reports.



7.   Performs other duties as required or assigned 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 two years of high school.
2.    Requires two years of experience performing highway construction and maintenance work.

Conditions of Employment

1.    Requires successful completion of a background investigation.
2.    Requires possession of a Class A CDL with appropriate endorsements, to include X or N and no airbrake restrictions.
3.    Requires one year driving experience immediately preceding appointment free of incidents which could result in license suspension or revocation.
4.    Requires the ability to perform arduous labor.
5.    Requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
6.    Requires the ability to work in confined spaces, climb steep terrain, and wade in water.
7.    Requires the ability to deal with poisonous plants, animals, insects, rodents, and snakes.
8.    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.
9.    Requires the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
10.    Requires the ability to maintain productive working relationships.
11.    Operations employees are subject to call at any hour of the day or night on any day of the year.
12.    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.
13.    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.


Position Marketing Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation seeks to hire a Highway Maintenance Lead Worker. This position outlines and directs assignments for a crew of workers performing bridge maintenance functions and performs labor relating to the maintenance of bridqes. This position requires a Class A Commercial Driver's License.

Work Hours:  7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Monday-Friday  
Work Location: 5204 Old Route 36 Springfield, IL 62707-3125  

Office: Office of Highways Project Implementation/Region 4/District 6/Operations
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Transportation  


Promotional Qualification: Must be a certified Highway Maintainer working in Sangamon County.



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