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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

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Date:  Jan 12, 2022

Wyoming, IL, US, 61491-1352

Job Requisition ID:  10033

Agency:  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time:  01/21/2022 
Salary:  $20.55 Hourly 
Job Type:  Hourly Part Time 
County:  Stark 
Number of Vacancies:  6 




Agency Mission Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire temporary Snow Removal Operators for the 2021/2022 Snow and Ice Season.

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.

Job Responsibilities

The Illinois Department of Transportation is posting this job position for Snow Removal Operator (Hourly Snowbirds).  Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds) are seasonal, temporary, non-benefit, on-call employees who are utilized primarily for snow-removal operations.
Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds) perform a variety of tasks related to the maintenance, repair and upkeep of Illinois’ roads, bridges and other related structures and features.
Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds) promptly respond to emergency weather situations to inspect roadways and remove hazardous materials and obstacles. Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds) assist IDOT’s full-time highway maintainers in emergency snow and ice control, by operating snow plows to plow and remove snow, as well as by spreading salt and sand.
Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds) operate CDL Class A and B licensed vehicles, including maintenance trucks, tractors, snowplows, salt spreaders, compressors, and other highway equipment for the use of maintaining and snow plowing during the winter season.

Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds) assists in servicing, washing, and performing minor repairs (oil and lubricant changes) of equipment such as trucks, tractors, snowplows, salt spreaders, compressors, graders, and other light highway equipment.
Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds) perform routine housekeeping duties and other tasks associated with the general care of the headquarters’ grounds.

Job Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a valid Class ‘A’ or ‘B’ Commercial Drivers’ License with an ‘N’ or ‘X’ endorsement and non-restricted air brakes.
  • Applicants must be available to work in emergency conditions at any time, including weekends, holidays, and nights.
  • Applicants must be able to report to the maintenance facility as early as practicable, but never in excess of 45 minutes of being called.
  • Applicants must be available to work when called up from October 16th through April 15th (dates are dependent on the weather).
  • Applicants must be able to pass a background check, a pre-employment physical, drug/alcohol testing, and vision testing.


Job Selection

Interviews will not be conducted for this position.
Selected applicants will be notified by IDOT District 4 and will be scheduled for required pre-employment physical examinations, vision tests, and drug/alcohol tests.

Applicants will be selected based on availability, job-related experience, and qualifications only.



Work Hours:  As needed, Non-Permanent, Non-Benefit / On-call (October 16 – April 15, dates are dependent on weather)

Work Location: 720 S 7th St Wyoming, IL 61491-1352 
Agency Contact:  District 4 Personnel at: DOT.D4WinterApplications@illinois.gov or 309/671-4870

Job Function: Transportation; Public Safety