Woodford County Government



Woodford County
County Engineer

Position Type: Full-Time
Position Available: August 1, 2014
Department: Woodford County Highway
Application Deadline: August 7, 2014
Minimum Salary: $99,000.00

Employment Terms: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position reports to County Board through Road and Bridge Committee.

Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and manages through subordinate supervisor and staff, the varied activities of the County Highway Department consisting of highway and bridge design, construction, maintenance, signing, subdivision plan review, vehicle and equipment maintenance and permits.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
• Must meet the statutory requirements of 605 ILCS 5/5-201
• Must be registered as a Professional Engineer disciplined in Highway and Bridge Construction, Construction Layout (or Land Surveying).
• A strong business background is required.
• Must have a civil engineering background with at least 5 years practical experience in civil and highway engineering including highway construction and maintenance experience desired.
• Experience in FHWA & State DOT Policies and Procedures.
• Knowledge of traffic operation/drainage design and maintenance/site development review.
• Computer/technology skills desired.

Woodford County Details:
• Highway Department Staff:
   1 Assistant County Engineer
   3-4 Technical Employees
   1 Administrative Employee
   6 Maintenance Employees
• 17 Townships
• +160 Miles

To Apply:
A cover letter, copy of Professional Engineer license, and a resume (including three references with contact information) must be submitted to the address below by August 7, 2014.

Barry Logan, Chairman Road and Bridge Committee
c/o Woodford County Highway Department
301 S. Main St.
Roanoke, IL 61561

Questions: Contact Robert A. Cherveny, P.E., Acting Woodford County Engineer at 309-923-2891.


Entry Level Highway Maintainer

Job Title: Entry Level Highway Maintainer

Location: Woodford County Highway Dept. at Roanoke, IL
Supervisor: County Engineer & Highway Maintenance Foreman
Hours of Job: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Department: Highway Department
Date: July 18, 2014

I. Summary:

The Woodford County Highway Department Position in Roanoke, IL is now taking applications for the position of Entry Level Highway Maintainer. This full time position will be filled on or before Aug. 15, 2014.

Under direct supervision of the Maintenance Foreman and the day-to-day guidance of said foreman, performs a variety of tasks related to the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of roads, bridges, and related structures and features.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. In the performance of duties, operates CDL Class A licensed vehicles including maintenance trucks, tractors, mowing machines, snow plows, salt spreaders as well as other equipment including compressors, jack hammers, generators and other equipment. Washes, greases and conducts minor repairs and preventive maintenance activities of these vehicles and equipment.

2. Performs labor relating to maintenance of roadways. Repairs, replaces and patches concrete, bituminous and other roadway surfaces. Loads/unloads trucks. Spreads salt, sand, gravel and asphalt. Fills in shoulder ruts. Cleans and repairs bridges. Fills pavement cracks and joints.

3. During snow and ice conditions, operates snow plows and spreads salt, sand and cinders. Promptly responds to emergency weather situations to inspect roadways and remove hazardous material/obstacles.

4. Performs labor relating to the maintenance of roadside and right-of-way. Cuts grass, weeds and brush. Flags traffic. Repairs and cleans culverts, drains, storm sewers, ditches and other drainage facilities. Cleans, repairs and erects signs. Digs post holes, sets or pulls posts. Repairs guardrails and fence. Chips, seals and cleans bridges. Plants, trims and fertilizes tress and shrubbery.

5.. Performs routine housekeeping duties at headquarters. Cleans, maintains equipment, stockpile of materials, and performs other tasks associated with the general care of headquarters. Conducts normal security measures at the maintenance site headquarters.

6.. Removes and disposes of trash, dead animals and other debris along highways.

7. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of those listed above.

III. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Qualifications Required:


Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion high school.

Requires possession of a Class “A” CDL with appropriate endorsements, including air brakes. Requires one year driving experience (not necessarily CDL experience) immediately preceding appointment free of incidents which could result in license suspension or revocation.

Requires ability to perform arduous labor; ability to lift items weighing approximately 100 pounds; ability to understand and carry out oral/written instructions; ability to maintain productive working relationships.

Ensures compliance with departmental safety rules.

Interested individuals are asked to obtain an application from the Highway Department or from the website: www.woodfordhighway.org. Pre-employment drug screening will be required. EOE/AA Please submit resume and application on or before August 7, 2014 to:

Woodford County Highway Dept.
301 S. Main St.
Roanoke, IL 61561

Date posted: July 18, 2014

WCHD is always interested in hearing from talented, career oriented individuals to join our team.

Seasonal Weight Limits

The seasonal weight limits will be evaluated each Monday and Friday morning between January 15, 2015 and April 15, 2015 (or as conditions dictate) and posted to our website.

Please check the Seasonal Weight Limits link on the left hand side of this page for further information.

Woodford County Highway Department

The Woodford County Highway Department is committed to providing safe, efficient, and well-maintained county highways for the people of Woodford County and the commuting public.

The County Highway Department is responsible for the following:

  • The construction, engineering, planning and maintenance of county highways in accordance with the Illinois Highway Code for the use of the traveling public.
  • The coordination of township road districts by the office of the County Engineer for the township highway commissioners.
  • The coordination of local federal transportation aid and reviews of public transportation in Woodford County for agencies and the traveling public.
  • The review of proposed roads as part of the County Subdivision Ordinance.
  • The implementation of other functions as prescribed by the State of Illinois and the Woodford County Board.

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Woodford County Highway Dept.

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Phone (309) 923-2891

Fax (309) 923-7928

301 S. Main Street.
Roanoke, IL 61561

Hours 7:00 AM- 3:30PM (M-F)