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RAILROAD SAFETY SPECIALIST III - 3760300 (Grade Crossing)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Apr 5, 2021
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1813

Job Requisition ID:  2107

Agency:  Illinois Commerce Commission  
Closing Date/Time:  04/19/2021 
Salary:  [[$6,031 - $9,195 monthly]] 
Job Type:  [[Full time salary]] 
County:  [[Central and Southern Regions of Illinois]] 
Number of Vacancies:  [[1]] 
Plan/BU:  [[RC062]] 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

Colette Smith

217-557-4206

colette.smith@illinois.gov

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, CMS-100, college transcripts (photocopies are acceptable), and proof of any Veteran status claimed to: Human Resources Department, Illinois Commerce Commission, 527 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, Illinois, 62701 on or before 5:00 p.m. on April 13, 2021. Questions may be referred to Colette Smith at 217-557-4206 or Colette.smith@illinois.gov.

 

Posting Identification #

  [[id]] 

ICC Overview

The ICC is made up of 2 main segments. The Bureau of Public Utilities and The Bureau of Transportation. 

Public Utility Services

Through its Bureau of Public Utilities, the Commission oversees the provision of adequate, reliable, efficient and safe utility services at the least possible cost to Illinois citizens served by electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water and sewer public utility companies.

Transportation Services

Through its Bureau of Transportation, the Commission oversees public safety and consumer protection programs with regard to intrastate commercial motor carriers of general freight, household goods movers, relocation towers, safety towers, personal property warehouses and repossession agencies. The Commission’s Rail Safety Program also inspects and regulates the general safety of railroad tracks, facilities and equipment in the state.

Job Responsibilities

Under general direction as senior specialist, performs complex oversight, designs and implements a computerized rail/highway grade separation information system; prepares and reviews inspection reports on grade separations; 
reviews Orders, Stipulated Agreements, detailed estimated costs for rail-highway crossing improvements including grade separations; acts as expert witness for Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) on railroad matters; act as "Duty Officer" as required. or assigned, or "Chaser" as set forth in { 6) below. 

Education, experience, and Training required

Requires a bachelor of science degree in engineering or related field; also requires four years progressively responsible experience in railroad grade crossing safety; technical knowledge of the design, installation and maintenance of grade crossing signal and control circuitry systems; technical knowledge concerning the design and construction and reconstruction of highway-rail grade crossing surfaces, roadway approaches to grade crossings, connecting roads and highway-rail grade separation structures; thorough knowledge of the Illinois Commercial Transportation Law (ICTL) and Illinois Commerce Commission regulations; ability to collect and review data and field information in order to render preliminary findings, conclusions and recommendations both informally and at formal hearings; ability to understand and apply Commission policies on selection of grade crossing improvement projects and cost allocations; ability to use personal computers to create and manage computer databases and generate reports; ability to establish and maintain working relationships with fellow employees, the public, local and state authorities, railroad and FRA employees; and ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing. 

 

Education Degree

Requires a bachelor of science degree in engineering or related field; also requires four years progressively responsible experience in railroad grade crossing safety; technical knowledge of the design, installation and maintenance of grade crossing signal and control circuitry systems; technical knowledge concerning the design and construction and reconstruction of highway-rail grade crossing surfaces, roadway approaches to grade crossings, connecting roads and highway-rail grade separation structures; thorough knowledge of the Illinois Commercial Transportation Law (ICTL) and Illinois Commerce Commission regulations; ability to collect and review data and field information in order to render preliminary findings, conclusions and recommendations both informally and at formal hearings; ability to understand and apply Commission policies on selection of grade crossing improvement projects and cost allocations; ability to use personal computers to create and manage computer databases and generate reports; ability to establish and maintain working relationships with fellow employees, the public, local and state authorities, railroad and FRA employees; and ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing. 

 

Education Major

 

  • engineering or a related field

 

Work Hours:  8:30am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday  
Work Location: 527 E Capitol Ave Springfield, IL 62701-1813  
Agency Contact:

Colette Smith

Email: colette.smith@illinois.gov

Phone #:217-557-4206

Job Function:  Transportation  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPERATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, CMS-100, college transcripts (photocopies are acceptable), and proof of any Veteran status claimed to: Human Resources Department, Illinois Commerce Commission, 527 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, Illinois, 62701 on or before 5:00 p.m. on April 13, 2021. Questions may be referred to Colette Smith at 217-557-4206 or Colette.smith@illinois.gov.

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B(version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisiton ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requistion ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after)and official college transcripts(Where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s)will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.