Civil Engineer Trainee | Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Office of Water Resources

Posted on Feb 14, 2019

Under immediate supervision of the Senior Water Resources Engineer, performs moderately difficult technical and skilled manual work of a civil engineering nature; assists in basic engineering function, reviews permit applications for construction in and along the waters and regulated floodplains of the state, collects data required for completion of assigned projects and inspects construction projects on a regional basis.

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Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college in engineering, or knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college in engineering.  Requires possession of a certification as an Engineer in Training (EIT), or must be qualified to receive the EIT certification.  This position requires a valid Illinois driver's license.


Full Time Position
$4,275.00 - $5,960.00 monthly

State of Illinois employees may be eligible for a variety of benefits associated with their employment. From a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, to vacation and sick leave days and a generous retirement plan, the State of Illinois offers a competitive benefits program for state employees. To learn more about the benefits of state employment, please explore the links below:

Healthcare Benefits:
The State offers its employees a comprehensive health and dental program along with a wide array of supplemental insurance programs. Illinois has long been committed to providing employees with the best possible insurance benefits at the greatest possible value.

Retirement Benefits:
In addition to health and dental insurance programs, state employees are offered a generous pension program with options that can be tailored to meet employees' needs. 

Workplace Benefits:
State employees may also be eligible for other benefits such as holidays, annual leave and sick leave. 

Visit our Illinois Benefits website to see a more detailed summary of other benefits which are available to state employees. 

Note: The above benefits are available to most state employees with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary, part-time and student worker positions may be eligible for all, some or none of these benefits.


1 Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 62702
United States

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a CMS-100 application (4/2018 or later).  The application can be found here:

Applicants are also encourage to send their latest transcript to assist with the application process.

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