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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2012

CONTACT:
Josh Kauffman (IDOT) 217.558.0517
Guy Tridgell (IDOT) 312.814.4693

**PUBLIC NOTICE** IDOT Invites Public to Attend Free Highway Maintainer Information Session

Interested Parties Able to Make Reservations Today

PEORIA – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced they will host a free highway maintainer information session on April 27 and 28 in Peoria at the Workforce Network Conference Center. Participants will learn what it takes to become a highway maintainer. Session information will include position qualifications, employment application, testing procedure, and commercial driver’s license (CDL) upgrade details.

Friday, April 27, 2012
2- 6 p.m.

or

Saturday, April 28, 2012
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workforce Network Conference Center
One Technology Plaza
211 Fulton St.
Peoria, Ill 61602

Class “A” CDL License plus ‘N’ or ‘X’ endorsement and non-restrictive air brakes is required to take the Central Management Services (CMS) test for the IDOT highway maintainer position. Veteran’s preference also applies to the position.

Highway maintainers work from IDOT maintenance yards, driving and operating heavy duty maintenance trucks, including plows and salt spreaders, tractors, mowers, pavement-marking and other heavy equipment. The position involves arduous manual labor. They are responsible for cleaning and clearing right-of-ways along IDOT highways and roads, patching and repairing roads and bridges as needed.

Information about the application and testing process will be available at the resource fair. Applications are available online at www.cms.illinois.gov. Please R.S.V.P. if you plan on attending the fair by providing your name, contact information and type of commercial driver’s license (and endorsement) you currently hold to dot.recruitment@illinois.gov or by calling 217-782-2545.

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