Seasonal Employment

Winter

IDOT’s Winter Seasonal Employment – “Snowbird” Program

IDOT hires two types of temporary positions for its Winter Seasonal Program, which usually occurs from October 16th through April 15th of each year.

First, IDOT hires full-time, temporary highway maintainers – known as “Winter Salaried Highway Maintainers (Monthly Snowbirds).”

Winter Salaried Highway Maintainers (Monthly Snowbirds) perform all of same job duties as IDOT’s year-round highway maintainers, including performing a variety of tasks related to the maintenance, repair and upkeep of roads, bridges and other related structures and features. Winter Salaried Highway Maintainers (Monthly Snowbirds) must have a Class A or B CDL with an X or N endorsement.

Second, IDOT hires on-call, as-needed truck operators – known as “Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds).”

Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds) are paid hourly and respond to emergency weather situations to inspect roadways, operate snow plows/salt spreaders, and remove other hazardous materials/obstacles from the roadways. Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds) must also have a Class A or B CDL with an X or N endorsement.

If you would like to apply for either of these positions, please look for the Winter Salaried Highway Maintainers (Monthly Snowbirds) and Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds) job postings at either:

  1. http://idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index or
  2. work.illinois.gov

The positions will be posted each year, typically in the month of September.

District 1 (Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, and Will County) only posts for and hires Winter Salaried Highway Maintainers (Monthly Snowbirds).

All other counties will post for and hire both Winter Salaried Highway Maintainers (Monthly Snowbirds) and Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds).

Summer

Information Coming Soon

Projected posting date for Summer Engineering Technician Intern positions – February 21st.