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Engineering Technician V - Technical Services Technician - IPR#47002

Location: Dixon, IL, US, 61021

Job Requisition ID: 38815

Engineering Technician V - Technical Services Technician - IPR#47002


Agency :  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time: 06/26/2024 
Salary:  $5,274-$9,430 Monthly 
Anticipated Starting Salary: $5,274-$6,774 Monthly

Job Type:   Salaried 
County:  Lee 
Number of Vacancies:   1 
Plan/BU: NR916 Pro-Tech Teamsters


*This position is covered by the Revolving Door Prohibition Policy.


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Agency Mission Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire a Technical Services Technician.


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.


The department offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. Employees also receive a robust benefit package including:

  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules are available in many program areas.
  • Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • (10) Weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program and other pre-tax benefit programs (Medical/Daycare)
  • Employees earn (12) paid Sick Days annually.
  • New Employees earn (10) paid Vacation Days their first year of service and can earn up to (25) paid Vacation Days annually.
  • Employees earn (3) paid Personal Days annually.
  • (13-14) paid holidays annually (based on start date)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program and/or mental health resources


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 supervising the planning and programming of both Federal Aid and Motor Fuel tax (MFT) Projects through coordination and communication with Local Agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, external government agencies and IDOT staff through the application and interpretation of all applicable Federal, State and Local Agency standards and policies. This position acts as a liaison and monitors the Local Agency Bridge Inspection Program.


Subordinate Staff: 2 Direct; 2 Indirect; 1 Seasonal
Motor Fuel Tax Funds: $30 Million annually
Federal and Matching Funds $20+ Million annually
Number of Projects 300+ annually
Number of Local Agencies: 300+ (10 Counties, 186 townships, 112 municipalities)
Number of Projects Under Construction: 2-3 major projects and/or 10-20 normal projects


This position reports to the Local Roads and Streets Engineer. Reporting to this position is a Federal Aid Projects Unit Leader and a Motor Fuel Tax Projects Unit Leader.


The incumbent coordinates programming activities between the Bureau and the local agencies in the 10 counties served by this district and the Central Bureau of Local Roads & Streets (CBLRS). In this capacity, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating the use of federal highway funds that are allocated to the local agency projects. The incumbent is responsible for oversight of the federal projects and ensuring that each project is progressing and attains the programmed letting.


Typical problems include ensuring full compliance with policies, standards, and procedures of the department and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The greatest challenge to this position is coordinating the Federal project phases from agreements to planning and programming to final Plans, Specifications, and Estimate (PS&E) approval. This should be done in a timely manner so that each project is available for letting on schedule.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

This position is responsible for assisting the local agencies and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in the planning and programming of federally funded projects. The incumbent is responsible for meeting the CBLRS letting schedule for each fiscal year. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the local agencies and MPOs in the preparation and coordination of federally funded projects for the Federal Multi-Year Program. The incumbent is also responsible for ensuring the review of design/project reports by the Federal Aid Projects Unit Leader. The incumbent monitors the flow of plans and related documents and ensures the final review for PS&E approval is coordinated with the Federal Aid Project Unit Leader and CBLRS. The incumbent is responsible for initiating program revisions for approval by the central Bureau of Local Roads and Streets. The incumbent acts as a liaison and will assist local agencies in complying with the requirements of the Local National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) program. The incumbent must be knowledgeable of and work within the guidelines of the department and FHWA policies, procedures, and standards and be able to recommend solutions to unusual or complex problems.


The incumbent accomplishes accountabilities through the following subordinates:


and who do the detailed review of PS&E and related documents, maintain office records and documentation, check MFT construction and maintenance contracts, material proposals, and process the final papers.


The incumbent works with the Field Liaison Engineers to inform and provide uniform guidance to local agencies in the proper utilization of federal aid funds and how to establish and maintain an annual short-range and long-range planning program. The incumbent provides interpretation and guidance on new legislation and new policies and procedures which could affect new funding or use of present funding.


Internal contacts include all other district bureaus, as well as district Local Roads and Streets Section staff including the Field Engineers. External contacts are with local government agencies, and their consulting engineers, MPOs, CBLRS, and FHWA personnel. The incumbent will be working with a multitude of local agencies, MPO’s and CBLRS staff to ensure that projects are programed, designed, and constructed in a timely manner. The ability to communicate and engage both the local agencies, the public and IDOT staff in a manner that displays professionalism and pragmatism is essential to being successful in this position. Successful completion of a background check is required. Overtime, travel, and occasional overnight stay is also required.


The incumbent’s effectiveness can be measured by timely completion of programmed projects and the proper use of the funds allocated for these projects.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Implements policies and procedures in a manner that will ensure that all programs are carried out in an effective, efficient, and economic manner.
  • Responsible for the oversight for compliance with policies and procedures of project and design reports and PS&E, and recommendation for their approval, coordinating with the Federal Aid Projects Unit Leader.
  • Coordinates projects from beginning to end to ensure that complete, accurate plans and documents are prepared in a timely manner to meet pre-determined schedules and assisting the Federal Aid Projects Unit Leader.
  • Monitors the local agency NBIS Inspection Program.
  • Supervises subordinates to ensure the efficient and timely completion of assignments.
  • Monitors the federal program to ensure that allotted federal funds are utilized. Includes program revisions, in coordination with central Local Roads and Streets Section, as needed to maintain program mark.
  • Reviews and Coordinates grant applications for various state and federal programs.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably related to the scope of duties described herein.
  • Performs duties in compliance with departmental safety rules. Performs all duties in a manner conducive to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.


Position Requirements

  • Education/Experience:
  • Completion of two years of college in civil engineering technology, pre-engineering or a job related technical/science curriculum PLUS six years of engineering experience; or
  • Eight years of engineering experience.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work overtime.
  • Travel with occasional overnight stays
  • Successful completion of a background screening.


Position Desirables

  • Four years of supervisory responsibility of which at least three years should be in highway engineering.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering.
  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures that govern the design of highway projects
  • Ability to analyze and solve highway engineering problems.
  • Self-motivation and leadership skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Work Hours:  8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M. Monday-Friday 
Work Location: 819 Depot Ave, Dixon, Illinois, 61021 
Office: Office of Highways Project Implementation/Region 2/District 2/Bureau of Project Implementation


Posting Group: Transportation ; Fiscal, Finance & Procurement; Leadership & Management; Legal, Audit & Compliance; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics


*If you have questions about the Job Responsibilities or Qualifications, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed above

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Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position. As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.