snowplow 091520DANVILLE – State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is encouraging veterans and other job seekers to apply for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s seasonal snow-and-ice removal positions to keep streets clean during the winter months. 

“Winter maintenance crews are essential in keeping traffic moving and making sure people get to their destinations safely, whether that be commuting to work or traveling home for the holidays,” Bennett said. “This is a great opportunity for folks seeking employment during these challenging times, and it’s an especially excellent way for veterans to get their foot in the door.”

Through the department’s annual “snowbird” program, temporary snowplow drivers are hired every year on a full-time and on-call basis. To be considered, applicants must have a commercial driver’s license. A pre-employment physical, vision test, and drug and alcohol screening are also required.

Applicants will be selected based on availability, job-related experience and qualifications. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates can find additional information, including details on the application process, pay and the potential for benefits, here. Job postings will be made available the week of Aug. 23.

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