Job Title: CIVIL ENGINEER TRAINEE -

IPR#44901
Agency: Department of Transportation
Closing Date/Time: 05/10/2021
Salary: $4,365 - $5,220 Monthly
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Cook
Number of Vacancies: 20
Plan/BU: NR916
Technical Applications PM1080 (rev 10/16/20) must be received by the Bureau of Personnel
Management, Room 113, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62764 (Fax# 217/557-3134) or
emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date listed above.
Please visit https://idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index to download
the Technical Application PM1080.

Unofficial college transcripts must be included with application. Official college transcripts must be
submitted upon date of employment. Applicants possessing an Engineer Intern License must also
include a copy with application. Applicants not submitting these documents by the posting deadline will
not be considered for employment.

In an attempt to fill the posted positions, IDOT will contact applicants during the posting period to
schedule interviews. All postings will result in three interview pools, with application cut off dates of:
March 9, 2021, April 9, 2021 and May 10, 2021. Those applicants that have been deemed qualified and
have submitted a completed application with all required attachments will be invited to interview
accordingly based on the date their application documents are received.

Please indicate IPR#44901 on the Technical Application PM1080.

Agency Mission Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire Civil Engineer Trainees.
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.
Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan
and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; tuition reimbursement; flexible
schedules; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career
advancement opportunities.
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

This position is accountable for assisting a Resident Engineer in performing the beginning professional
layout, inspection, documentation, and other construction supervision functions required on various
construction
projects. This is a full-time permanent, entry-level position that is a part of a district-wide rotation
program.

Principal Accountabilities


1. Provides accurate measurement, computation, and documentation of contract items to ensure
compliance with plans. and specifications.
2. Keeps Resident Engineer informed of any construction problems encountered or changes made.
3. Provides accurate and timely layouts to meet contractor's schedule.
4. Ensures that the items inspected are in accordance with the specifications.
5. Provides records and reports required for project finalization.
6. Suggests resolutions to construction problems.
7. Performs duties in compliance with departmental safety rules. Performs all duties in a manner
conducive to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Position Requirements

• Completion of a master's or bachelor's degree in engineering from an ABET accredited college
OR a current Engineer Intern License in the state of Illinois (includes those expecting to
graduate in spring of 2021)
• Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in engineering related courses (If 2.0-2.5 GPA, candidate must
have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam)
• Valid driver's license
Position Desirables
• Strong oral and written communication skills

Work Hours: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday - Friday (30 minute lunch)
Work Location: Schaumburg - 201 Center Ct
Office: Office of Highways Project Implementation/Region 1/District 1/Bureau of Construction
Agency Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Job Function: Transportation

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

Please visit the IDOT website at http://www.idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employmentopportunities/
employment/index to obtain the required bid forms and application forms

Greetings from the Diversity and Recruitment Section - Note Two Deadline Dates:

Please see attachments for requirements and details for each posted position. Include in your application(s) the position IPR number(s) for positions for which you are applying, unofficial college transcripts (official college transcripts must be presented upon date of employment), a copy of your Engineering Intern License if you possess one, your address and daytime phone. Applicants not submitting these documents by the posting deadline will not be considered for employment.

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Because Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Has Dropped, Federal Government Reduces Extended Benefits for PUA Recipients, Regular Unemployment Recipients Continue to Receive 11 Additional Weeks Under PEUC

SPRINGFIELD – Because Illinois’ unemployment rate has dropped, federal rules now prohibit individuals from seeking seven additional weeks of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), a new federal effort to cover individuals who did not qualify for regular unemployment and which largely covers those who are self-employed.

“This is precisely why I’ve encouraged Congress to set out long-term rules that help the people most hurt by this pandemic, and why it’s imperative that they pass something immediately that corrects this gap,” Governor JB Pritzker said. “Our federal leaders must come together around a solution, and we will be ready to help people get the benefits they need to get through this pandemic.”

According to unemployment data published by the federal government, Illinois’ unemployment rate is now below the threshold for the state’s High Unemployment Period (HUP) to be active, and individuals no longer qualify for additional weeks of benefits provided during HUP. Under federal law, when a state is in the HUP, there are seven additional weeks added to PUA eligibility, as well as seven additional weeks added to Extended Benefits (EB) eligibility under state law. As a result of Illinois’ unemployment rate dropping, under state and federal law, the seven additional weeks for both programs are no longer available.

The maximum number of weeks available to PUA claimants has reduced from 57 weeks to 50 weeks. Additionally, extended benefits (EB) for regular state unemployment insurance benefits reduced from 20 weeks to 13 weeks. Federal law provides regular unemployment insurance benefit recipients with a transition to added weeks of Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits but is currently silent with regard to extra assistance for PUA claimants.

PUA claimants who have exhausted the 50th week or more have been, or will be, notified they will have reached the maximum number of weeks allowable under federal law. Barring additional federal action or extensions to federal unemployment programs, PUA claimants who have exhausted the maximum number of weeks will no longer be eligible to collect unemployment insurance benefits.

The Department is closely monitoring any action from the federal government to extend PUA benefits, in addition to the other federal unemployment benefits programs, set to expire on March 13, 2021. As was done with the CARES Act and the Continued Assistance Act, IDES will publicly provide individuals with programmatic updates, changes, and information pertaining to unemployment programs as they are made available by the federal government and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Those with questions or in need of assistance with unemployment benefits at this time are encouraged to visit IDES.Illinois.gov.

Please see attachments for requirements and details for each 2021 Summer Internship opportunity. Complete applications must include the following documents and be submitted by fax, email, hand delivery or mail to the Bureau of Personnel Management by March 31, 2021 by 4:30 pm.


• a completed form PM 2425 (application for seasonal employment) indicating your top three preferences for employment locations. The form can be downloaded from https://idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index ;
• official or unofficial college transcripts; registrar offices may send transcripts in pdf format to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
• forms 284A Authorization for Release of Criminal Information and 284B Self Disclosure of Criminal History, these forms are also accessible on the website listed above.

No Interviews:
There are no interviews for internship positions. Eligibility is determined solely on the completed application package. Applicants should highlight relevant education/coursework and experience within the application.

Mailing Address:
Illinois Department of Transportation
Bureau of Personnel Management, Room 113
2300 South Dirksen Parkway,
Springfield, IL 62764

Fax: 217/557-3134

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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