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IDOT seeking snowplow drivers in Coles, Shelby, Macon, and Moultrie Counties –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On December 30, 2020

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) –

Illinois e-News Release


Dec. 30, 2020


Paul Wappel   217.685.0082

Guy Tridgell    312.343.1731

IDOT is Hiring Snowplow Drivers

Snow removal drivers are needed in Macon, Coles, Shelby and Moultrie counties

EFFINGHAM – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that openings for snow removal operators are still available from the Decatur area through the Charleston/Mattoon area and down through Shelbyville.

For those interested in applying for these positions, please see the Seasonal Employment page on the IDOT website. Located on the page is information on the employment opportunities including the description of the job, qualifications and a link to the application process. Additionally, a short video is available that provides a basic description of the duties and requirements of a snow removal operator.

For IDOT District 7 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict7 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on



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  • PK
    Posted at 19:16h, 30 December

    In detail of the short video:

    > Applicants must have a commercial driver’s license and pass:

    > a criminal background check,
    > a pre-employment physical,
    > a vision test and
    > a drug and alcohol screening.

    Anyone else having trouble with the must have and pass “a criminal background check”? Screening applicants with known disparity in EEOC classifications of prospective applicants seems unjust for those who are otherwise fit for duty.

    The point of having banned the box aimed at doing away with this sort of thing.

  • jannie
    Posted at 08:54h, 31 December

    These are important jobs – I don’t see any problem with having a criminal background check.

    • PK
      Posted at 12:30h, 31 December

      All that goes without you saying, writing, or typing, ma’am.

      But if you pause to think “context,” maybe…just maybe…you’ll realize a subtle form of discrimination (known disparity) is screening out prospective applicants.

  • Greg
    Posted at 12:20h, 10 January

    Background check is part of the deal, You don’t like it look for another part time job that pays this well, Good Luck

    • PK
      Posted at 19:44h, 10 January

      Background checks are necessary but the short video seems to discriminate over a known disparity. State agencies such as IDOT ought to example much better.

      • Greg G
        Posted at 14:04h, 13 January

        Oh my god how did I miss it, There is no bi racial transexual single mother handicapped in a wheel chair with a “Black Lives Matter” vest on!

        IDOT needs to atone, and fast!

        • PK
          Posted at 19:47h, 13 January

          Here’s a flare for your drama and gainful employment that “pays this well,” dude.

          I’m out of here.