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RAILROAD SAFETY SPECIALIST IV(Assistant Program Administrator)

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:  2108

Agency:  Illinois Commerce Commission  
Closing Date/Time:  04/19/2021 
Salary:  [[$6,836 - $10,532 Monthly]] 
Job Type:  [[Full time Salary]] 
County:  [[Sangamon]] 
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 E. Capitol Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62701. 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 direction of the Rail Safety Program Administrator, functions as Assistant Program Administrator with the development and implementation of policies and procedures concerning the Crossing Safety Improvement Program (CSIP), the Railroad Safety Inspection & Enforcement Program, and the Education & Outreach Program; serves as lead worker to lower level specialists and staff assigned to Education& Outreach, Inspection & Enforcement, Rail Operations, docketing, and special assignments; reviews and approves correspondence, agreements; represents the Commission at meetings with state, federal, local and railroad industry representatives; conducts data and work flow assessments for completion of all programs statewide.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in transportation planning, engineering, policy or related fields. Requires eight years’ experience in a state transportation agency, urban planning or university environment. Requires a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in the railroad safety field. Requires a history of publication in peer reviewed professional journals and participation in national committees. Requires a thorough knowledge of the Illinois Commercial Transportation Law (ICTL) and Illinois Commerce Commission regulations (92 Illinois Administrative Code) related to highway-rail & pedestrian-rail grade crossings and grade separations.  Requires a thorough knowledge of highway-rail grade crossings and bridges.  Requires an extensive knowledge of state and federal rail safety policy and laws.  Requires the ability to oversee less experienced personnel, review their work, provide training and assess performance.  Requires the ability to collect and review data and field information in order to render preliminary findings, conclusions and recommendations both informally and at formal hearings.  Requires the ability to understand and apply Commission policies on selection of crossing improvement projects and cost allocations.  Requires the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

 

Physical Requirements

 

 

Employment Conditions

 

 

Education Degree

Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in transportation planning, engineering, policy or related fields. Requires eight years’ experience in a state transportation agency, urban planning or university environment. Requires a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in the railroad safety field. Requires a history of publication in peer reviewed professional journals and participation in national committees. Requires a thorough knowledge of the Illinois Commercial Transportation Law (ICTL) and Illinois Commerce Commission regulations (92 Illinois Administrative Code) related to highway-rail & pedestrian-rail grade crossings and grade separations.  Requires a thorough knowledge of highway-rail grade crossings and bridges.  Requires an extensive knowledge of state and federal rail safety policy and laws.  Requires the ability to oversee less experienced personnel, review their work, provide training and assess performance.  Requires the ability to collect and review data and field information in order to render preliminary findings, conclusions and recommendations both informally and at formal hearings.  Requires the ability to understand and apply Commission policies on selection of crossing improvement projects and cost allocations.  Requires the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

 

Education Major

 

  • engineering or a related field
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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 E. Capitol Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62701. 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.