Illinois Tollway Jobs & Careers

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I am very excited to share with you some important Tollway positions that we are seeking to fill. The Tollway has introduced a NEW update to our application process, which you can read more about below. Please send this information to everyone you know, post it on your websites and Facebook pages, and “tweet” about it! There are lots of people who are searching for jobs who would love to know about these opportunities.



Traffic Permit Technician  ($12.29 /Hour) Deadline to apply 3/20/17


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills are required.
  • Ability to work with the public in a professional manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.
  • Must pass a typing test with 40 WPM in order to qualify for an interview.


Utility Technician  ($23.07 /Hour) Deadline to apply 3/20/17


  • College degree in engineering or a high school degree and ten (10) years of experience in a construction related field.
  • Prior experience evaluating design and construction schedules, costs feasibility, as well as recommendations for changes and approvals.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering plans including profiles and cross-sections.
  • Good composition and writing skills in order to generate concise, objective and meaningful correspondence.
  • Good organizational skills to keep track of several concurrent projects.
  • Ability to work independently, be assertive, be capable of controlling field inspections and enforcing the Authority’s policies and procedures.




Employee Benefits Manager      ($70,000.00 – $80,000.00 Annually)  Deadline to apply 3/21/17


  • Education/Experience: 5+ years’ experience (including a Supervisory role) in benefits management, retirement planning, workers comp and risk management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in the area of HR, Business, or other relevant field is required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred. PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification preferred; CEBS Certification a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and staff and with external clients.
  • Capability to effectively plan and set priorities.
  • Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously, while working under pressure to meet deadlines, while paying close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal and state regulations with regards to benefits administration, including ERISA, COBRA, ACA, HIPAA, FMLA, ADA, DOL and other industry legislation.
  • A working knowledge of health and welfare plans, with demonstrated ability to explain, apply and understand analysis techniques, benefit plan design and employee benefit laws.
  • Experience designing, developing or implementing employment benefit, health, retirement and wellness programs & policies in partnership with senior management, utilizing extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Superior organizational, project/process management and technical skills as demonstrated by an ability to manage multiple detailed projects and drive towards deadlines.
  • A collaborative leader who is confident and assertive in style, but respectful of others; Team-oriented with the ability to build deep relationships and earn the respect of others.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and professionalism when handling highly confidential and sensitive information.



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As of September 10, 2014, the Tollway began using an on-line application system to assist prospective and current employees in the job application process. This system will allow users to create an individual account create and maintain a profile of education, experience and certifications, identify job interest categories, search for open positions, and submit job applications. This system will automatically notify users of recently posted jobs based on the job interest categories chosen.


For the employee to be notified of open positions and submit applications, this system requires the user to have an email account. This could be either a personal account (i.e. gmail, yahoo) or account.


To apply for a posted position or to create a “Job Interest Card,” applicants should visit the Tollway’s website,

Completed applications may be mailed to the Tollway or dropped off in person at the agency’s Downers Grove headquarters between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All applications must be received within the dates indicated on the job posting.


Illinois Tollway Employment Applications can also be completed on our on-line application system which can be found at under ‘Employment Opportunities’. They can be submitted online or mailed or hand-delivered to Human Resources, 2700 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515.


Please ‘click’ on the Job Titles above for more information, including additional job requirements and preferences. More information can be found


Questions and requests for accomodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq., and the Illinois Human Rights Act, 775 ILCS 5/1-101 et seq., should be directed to Human Resources at (630) 241-6800 ext. 2333.


Thank you for helping us to publicize these important job opportunities.



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The Illinois Tollway is an Equal opportunity Employer.


5 Unusual Jobs You Can Get With A Nursing Degree

5 Unusual Jobs You Can Get With A Nursing Degree

Landing Your Perfect Nursing Job
There are more than  3.6 million new jobs available in the medical profession, and the bulk of those jobs – about 60% of them – are open to those with nursing degrees of one kind or another. The demand for registered nurses is highest – the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of jobs available for registered nurses will continue to rise – but there will also be increased opportunities for certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants and those in medical technical fields like phlebotomy and pulmonology.

And if you thought that the only jobs available for nurses were in hospitals and medical facilities, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has more news for you. Less than 60% of registered nurses work in a hospital. A nursing degree opens doors of opportunity into so many fields that it’s easily one of the most versatile and useful degrees that you can acquire. Not only that – a nursing degree appeals to a wide range of people. According to the BLS, about 20% of those entering the nursing workforce are older workers starting on a second career. Many of them have been attracted by rising salaries triggered by the nursing shortage, but for many of them, a nursing degree is a chance to do something that makes them feel good.

Whether you’ve just started your nursing career, are returning to work after a hiatus, or are switching to a career in nursing as a second career, take a look at some of the opportunities that are open to you with a nursing degree.

Landing Your Perfect Nursing Job
Pediatric Home Health Care is one of the growing fields for those with nursing degrees. Every state in the Union now has some sort of Early Intervention program that identifies children under the age of three years with special needs. Pediatric home health care gives you the opportunity to work with children and parents and make a real difference in their lives.

Elder Home Health Care is the other end of the spectrum. The ‘aging of America’ means that more and more people require a little bit of help to remain in their homes. Nursing assistants, registered nurses and licensed nurses can provide that little bit extra that will allow a senior citizen to maintain a higher quality of life and remain at home when all they need is a few hours of medical care a day or week.

Working in a Blood Donor Center is an option that makes you part of the life-saving network. There’s more to blood donor centers than just starting IVs. Nurses who specialize in pharesis can command high salaries, and a nurse working in the blood collection field can be a valuable community organizer as well as a medical practitioner.

A Critical Care Transport nurse requires multiple nursing degrees, but it can be one of the most interesting and fascinating nursing jobs available. A CCT nurse accompanies patients being transported from home or a nursing facility to another nursing facility. The nurse is responsible for maintaining continuity of care for every patient – in the back of an ambulance. It’s a challenging and fun job that commands a salary commensurate with the experience required.

On Site Nursing is a wide open field for medical workers with nursing degrees. You can work at an amusement park or zoo, or in the medical office at a state or national park, or provide medical backup for the emergency workers at a beach or other recreational setting. If you choose to work on site at a camp or other facility, your benefits may include free tuition for your own family.    One great company you can begin to search for great jobs with is Manor Care.  Click here to sign up for Job Alerts and find great jobs

Landing Your Perfect Nursing Job
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