Highway Construction Career Training Program (HCCTP) Coordinator

Shawnee Community College


The HCCTP Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Highway Construction Careers Training Program. Under direction of the Dean of Career & Technology Programs, the HCCTP Coordinator will provide management and highway construction training in accordance to the IDOT HCCTP contract.


·         Associates degree in a construction related field or 5 years of construction experience.

·         3 years working in the highway construction industry

·         Supervisory experience

·         Knowledge of workplace safety


·         Bachelor’s degree in construction management or workforce education.

·         5+ years of experience in different areas of the construction



·         Develops, implements, administers, and evaluates the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Highway Construction Careers Training Program

·         Ensures that outlined grant projects, milestones, benchmarks, goals, and associated tasks are completed within established timeframes.

·         Trains, mentors, coaches, and develops team members in support of achieving grant objectives.

·         Identifies, recruits, selects, hires, trains, evaluates, and supervises part-time staff within the program.


·         Establishes working relationships with IDOT, local highway construction contractors, trade union partners, college department and other internal and external stakeholders for placement and referrals of student trainees.

·         Advises students of program requirements, verifies their qualifications for the program based upon student need and IDOT requirements, and assists with job placement.

·         Develops individual student trainee performance plans to meet IDOT program goals.

·         Manages student trainee case load, tracking progress and providing support through to completion of the program.

·         Coordinates industry involvement through two dedicated HCCTP workforce advisory committee meetings per fiscal year.

·         Tracks equipment and tool inventory, submitting timely reports to the Dean and IDOT.

·         Conducts individual meetings with student trainees to provide program information and feedback on job search.

·         Conducts mock interviews and post mock interviews evaluation for all student trainees.

·         Designs and updates curriculum as needed.


·         Ensures compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines including grant requirements, IDOT, ICCB, & HLC reporting.

·         Ensures institutional and programmatic accreditation requirements are met in relation to curriculum and program scheduling and creation.


·         Prepares, monitors, maintains, and oversees budget, including salaries, supplies, stipends, and equipment.

·         Tracks expenditures, monitors, and reconciles assigned grant budgets.

·         Completes monthly, quarterly and annual grant performance reports for the College and IDOT.

·         Completes budget modifications, requisitions, and bid specifications as needed.

·         Monitors grant activities.


·         Performs other related duties which may be required by the Dean of Career & Technology Programs (i.e. duties that may not be specifically listed in the class specification or position description, but are generally within the occupational series and responsibility level associated with the employee’s class of work).

·         Duties must be performed at Shawnee Community College campus or other designated location.

SKILLS & ABILITIES include the following:

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

·         Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

·         Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

·         Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.

·         Ability to work outside of the normally scheduled work day, when necessary.

·         Understanding of the socioeconomic barriers to education and the workforce.


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Consistently performs duties with concern, courtesy, and respect for all persons in a prompt and timely manner.  Must work cooperatively with students, employees, and community members and be sensitive to issues of student and employee diversity.  Consistently exhibits responsiveness to others in the organization at all levels and responds to requests for assistance from students, staff, and community members in a helpful and timely manner.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. Lifting items up to 20 pounds in weight.

Sitting for prolonged periods of time.


Work in an office/school environment but will include trips to jobs sites. Noise levels usually are moderate.

SALARY RANGE:  $40,000 – $45,000

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:  Cover Letter, Resume, Official Transcript