Farmer's Almanac is predicting a snowpocalypse for the upcoming winter, which means there could be plenty of snow that needs plowing and shoveling. IDOT (Illinois Department Of Transportation) wants to be prepared and hiring two groups of snowbirds, both being seasonal.

According to IDOT, the first position is full-time (salary) highway maintainers, or "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.

The other positions needing to be filled is for on-call plow drivers or "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 meet the qualifications or are interested in other jobs with IDOT (and the like) click here to apply.


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