Career Opportunities


The Illinois Tollway values the diversity of its workforce and continually strives to improve access to employment opportunities.

It is important to the Tollway that our workforce is representative of the culturally diverse communities we serve. The Illinois Tollway seeks the best and brightest candidates to apply for job opportunities available at the agency.

Whether you have a high school diploma (or equivalent) or a master's degree, find out if you have a future working at the Illinois Tollway. It's a great place to work.

Learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act and the process for requesting reasonable accommodations.


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Illinois Tollway Internship Program Information


  • Real-time skill application and capstone project/presentation
  • Assigned mentorship and professional development program
  • Job shadowing and career development activities
  • Hybrid learning environment and interactive group experiences
  • Flexible scheduling for paid part-time participation during the summer (20-30 hours per week)


  • Administration (Human Resources)
  • Business Systems (Data Analysis)*
  • Executive Office & Directors (Government Legislation)
  • Facilities and Fleet (Automotive/Inventory Management)
  • Finance (Accounting, Budget and Debt Management)
  • Information Technology (IT Support, Application Development, Cybersecurity)
  • Internal Audit (Financial and Compliance Auditing)
  • Office of Inspector General (Investigation)
  • Operations (Customer Relations, Community Outreach, Training & Development) (
  • Planning (Environment/Urban Planning)
  • Security and Safety
  • Stakeholder Engagement (Digital Communications and Marketing)


*Business Systems internship will be year-long from June 2024 to May 2025 with reduced part-time hours (15 hours per week) during the fall and spring semesters.

If you’re majoring in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, Industrial Engineering, and related fields, please see the Engineering Co-Op tab for more information about our Engineering Cooperative Education (Co-Op) Program.

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The Illinois Tollway 2024 Engineering Cooperative Education (Co-Op) Program is designed to enhance students’ academic curriculum through fieldwork experience on active construction projects*. This program aligns with the Engineering Department’s mission of ensuring safety and efficiency of roadway construction and maintenance. Under the guidance of an Illinois Tollway engineer, students will be exposed to a year-round experience of engineering work arranged in three phases: 

  • Planning (Forecasting and project management)
  • Design (Structural drafting and 3-D modeling)
  • Construction (Inspections and traffic maintenance)

Embedded within technical learning and skill application will be soft skills trainings such as presentation skills, professional communication, and other core competencies for engineering professionals.

The Engineering Co-Op Program is ideal for current students who are interested in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, Industrial Engineering, and related fields.

Interns can anticipate a paid part-time experience requiring 35 hours per week during the summer and reduced part-time hours (up to 30 hours per week) during the fall and spring semesters.

*Please note:  Students must have reliable transportation to active construction sites which may, or may not, be easily accessible by public transportation.  



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Internship Virtual Informational Session

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Applying for Employment With the Illinois Tollway

Keep Your Contact Information Current

It is critical that the personal contact information you provide be kept current. This would include information such as your name, address, phone number, etc. Communication from the Illinois Tollway during the application and hiring process is done via email.

Applicants are responsible for keeping their personal contact information current. To update this contact information, log in and click on "My Account." Edit your contact information as necessary and save your changes.

Note: Future correspondence from the Illinois Tollway will be done via email.

Electronic Hiring System

If you are a first-time user of the electronic hiring system, a personal account will need to be created including a username and password.

You will be directed to the login step that will enable the creation of an account at the time the user selects the 'apply' link at the top of a posting. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. It is important that all relevant education and experience is documented on the application. 

Tips for applying

  • Applicants must complete and submit one application for each position and each location for which they are applying.
  • Applications and resumes are only accepted for posted positions.
  • A description of each position will remain online for a minimum of 10 business days. Check this page regularly for new employment opportunities with the Illinois Tollway or complete a Job Interest Card.
  • All applications and supplemental materials submitted online must be in either Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.doc) format.
  • All information must be completed on the application. You may include a resume to supplement the application.
  • All applications must be received within the dates indicated on the job posting.
  • To request additional information, visit our Help page and select the topic titled "Careers."



Call 630-241-6800 extension 6333
Visit the careers section on our Frequently Asked Questions page



Tips for Interviewing

  • Interviews for all Illinois Tollway positions are held virtually.
  • The Tollway uses a structured interview process that has adopted principles from what most commonly known as a CMS interview. A member from the HR team will serve as a moderator for the interview, and the interview panel will consist of a group of Tollway employees.
  • Review the job description in advance of the interview to familiarize yourself with the duties and responsibilities of the role.
  • It is recommended that you find a quiet location with a tidy background for the interview. 
  • Be sure to log on to the video call a few minutes early to ensure audio and visual is in working order.
  • For additional interview tips, download a copy of our Interview Tips Sheet


Having Trouble

If you can't log into your account or submit an application, call NeoGov at 855-524-5627
If you forgot your username or password to apply online through the Tollway's website and need assistance, please contact applicant support at 855-524-5627.




Benefits at a Glance

At the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, we give our employees the tools to succeed both on and off the job. Our generous benefits package provides comprehensive coverage to help you protect your health and earning power and prepare for the future. In addition, we offer several programs that help you grow in your career and make the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority a great place to work! 



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Equal Opportunity Employer

The Illinois Tollway is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, disability, unfavorable discharge from military service, age, order of protection status, military status, sex or sexual orientation.

We invite you to review our employment plans and reports.

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Interested in working for the tollway?
Applications for all positions are accepted online.

If you do not have access to a computer and are unable to submit an application online, you may apply on a computer available at any public library or on one available in the main lobby at the Illinois Tollway headquarters located at 2700 Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove. Tollway computers are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. If you require assistance applying online in the Tollway Lobby, Employee Services Coordinators are available to assist, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If applying in person, you must apply by the closing date of the position.

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*The Illinois Tollway's EEO/AA Quarterly Reports correspond to the fiscal year followed by the State of Illinois.

Read the Tollway Policy on Americans with Disabilities Act.

Americans With Disabilities Act Notice

It is the policy of the Illinois Tollway to comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C., et. Seq. (“ADA”). The ADA prohibits employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of their disability. The ADA provides, in part, that qualified individuals with disabilities shall not be excluded from participating in or denied the benefits of any program, service or activity offered by the Authority. The ADA requires that all programs, services and activities, be readily accessible to and usable by qualified individuals with disabilities. The Tollway will communicate effectively with individuals with speech, visual and hearing impairments and provide auxiliary communication aids to qualified individuals with disability participant in or benefiting from programs, services, or activities to afford equal opportunity. Should you wish to review the ADA regulations, ask questions about ADA rights and remedies, policies, practices, or procedures, or make a request for a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Tollway’s designated ADA Coordinator.

*The Illinois Tollway’s EEO/AA Quarterly Reports correspond to the fiscal year followed by the State of Illinois.


For more information contact:

2700 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Telephone Numbers:

630-241-6800 extension 1010
630-241-7302 (TTY)