Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $4,255.00 - $7,605.00 gross per month
  • Springfield


Description of Duties/Essential Functions
This position serves as working supervisor and is responsible for the field operation of specialized union construction crews involved in the maintenance, construction and reconstruction of highways and their related facilities which require extensive overnight travel in a statewide basis.

Minimum Requirements
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of high school. Requires two years of experience on highway construction work. Requires working knowledge in the use of construction materials and equipment, ability to plan, lay out and supervise work of a construction crew; ability to supervise and direct efficient and economic construction work and in the use of workers, materials and equipment; ability to estimate material requirements for work; ability to implement directions and make decisions with minimal supervision. Requires capability to read and interpret blueprints, equipment repair books and factory specifications. Requires mechanical knowledge to supervise the complete overhaul of specialized construction equipment and tools. Requires ability to travel statewide on an extensive basis. Ensures compliance with departmental safety code.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact
Work Hours Vary
**This position is based in Sangamon County; however, requires the ability to travel statewide on an extensive basis. This position works in Sangamon County during the winter months but will be assigned projects throughout the state during construction season.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Sunderland at 217/782-5594.

How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit completed CMS-100 Application to CMS, Examining and Counseling Division, Room 500 Stratton Office Building, Springfield, IL 62706. (When completing the CMS100, primary county choice should be Sangamon County, regardless of where the applicant resides.)

Once the informational posting closes, IDOT Personnel will request that CMS grade all applications on file for that title. At that time applicants will receive an Open Competitive Eligible Grade for that title. IDOT will request the Open Competitive Eligible List and contact applicants for an interview.

*GROUP B – titles are closed exams. Applications for a Group B closed exam will be maintained until an agency requests that the test be administered or for a maximum of one year.

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For further information, please call the Bureau of Personnel Management at 217-782-5594.

Click Here for Applicant Information and Grading Procedures
This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).

Additional Documentation for Highway Construction Supervisor I:

Class Specification
Additional Title and Exam Information

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NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.

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