at Illinois Department of Transportation in Collinsville, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position Marketing Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire temporary Snow Removal Operators for the 2022/2023 Snow and Ice Season. The Snow Removal Operators (hourly snowbird) 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, and other highway equipment for the use of maintaining and snow plowing during the winter season.



2.  Assists in emergency 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.


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3.  Assists in servicing, washing, and making minor repairs of equipment such as trucks, tractors, snowplows, salt spreaders, compressors, graders and other light highway equipment.



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



5.  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.

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Job Posting: ILCS20847

Posted On: Nov 10, 2022

Updated On: Nov 29, 2022