Department of Transportation

Current Openings & Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).

In order to apply for a position, you must complete an Application for Employment, along with any additional required documents, and submit electronically by the closing date of the posting. Please be sure to read the sections on the posting labeled "To Apply" and "Important Notes" to find all details of the requirements. Failure to provide a complete application packet at the time of submission may result in your application not being considered.

  • You must submit a completed application electronically by following the application instructions. NJDOT will no longer accept paper applications or scanned copies of applications

  • You MUST have a valid email address in order to submit an application. If you do not have one, you may create one for free through various email clients.

  • By submitting an Application for Employment, you are stating that you meet the minimum requirements of the title(s)/position(s) as of the date of submission.

  • If the position requires you to submit proof of degree, you are required to submit a copy of your unofficial transcript or foreign degree evaluation at the time you submit your application. Transcript must indicate your degree has been awarded. Foreign degree evaluation must provide a course-by-course analysis. If you are anticipating graduation in May or December, you must make a note of the anticipated date of graduation on your resume or cover letter.

  • Fill out application and submit. Please fill out application thoroughly and in full and attach all necessary documentation at the time of submission.

  • You will recieve a confirmation via email from the web page indicating the successful submission of you application.

  • You will receive emails with updates as to your application status as the recruitment effort continues. If you are missing documents, you may receive emails asking you to resubmit your application.

  • NOTE: Engineering Trainee Transportation candidates MUST download and complete an Engineer Trainee Preference Form and submit with their required documents at: https://www.state.nj.us/transportation/about/employ/pdf/NJDOT2022PreferenceFormspring.pdf

    NOTE:Engineering Technician Apprentice candidates MUST download and complete an Engineer Technician Preference Form and submit with their required documents at: https://www.state.nj.us/transportation/about/employ/pdf/ETA_NJDOT2022PreferenceFormspring.pdf
Recuitment Process - General Information
  • NJDOT recruits for Highway Operations Technician Trainee (HOT Trainee, formally known as Maintenance Worker) only once a year in the spring during the month of January.

  • NJDOT is required to appoint from Civil Service Commission (CSC) employment lists for competitive titles, when available. Be advised, if selected for a competitive title, NJDOT will only be able to offer position as a provisional appointment pending CSC’s open competitive testing process.

  • If you have any question or have difficulty with the process, you may contact us at DOT.NJDOTJOBS@dot.nj.gov.

Employment Openings

Open to Public and Current State Employees
TitleDivisionPosting #LocationClosing DateApply
Engineer Trainee, Transportation (Civil) Multiple22-00303Various12/23/2022Apply
Electrical Mechanic Transportation Operations Systems & Support22-00309Statewide12/15/2022Apply
Automotive Mechanic Transportation Operations Systems & Support22-00310Statewide12/15/2022Apply
Legislative Liaison Legislative Affairs & Policy22-00332Ewing12/9/2022Apply
Manager, Contract Compliance & DBE/ESBE Support Civil Rights & Affirmative Action22-00337Ewing12/23/2022Apply
Mechanic Trainee Transportation Operations Systems & Support22-00349Statewide12/8/2022Apply
Safety Service Patrol Apprentice Transportation Operations Systems and Support22-00366Harding and Cherry Hill12/23/2022Apply
Manager, Major Access Permits/Outdoor Advertising Planning, Multimodal and Grants Administration22-00368Ewing12/23/2022Apply
Geologist Trainee Capital Program Management22-00370Ewing12/14/2022Apply
Clerk Typist Capital Program Management22-00371Ewing12/16/2022Apply
Traffic Investigator CPM- Highway & Traffic Design22-00372Ewing12/16/2022Apply
Grounds Worker Transportation Operations Systems & Support22-00374North Region12/19/2022Apply
Realty Specialist Trainee,Transportation Capital Program Management22-00375Ewing12/21/2022Apply
Analyst Trainee Capital Program Management22-00378Ewing12/14/2022Apply
Construction & Maintenance Technician Apprentice Division of Capital Program Management22-00381Statewide12/21/2022Apply
Analyst Trainee Government & Community Relations22-00382Ewing12/14/2022Apply
Highway Operations Technician Trainee Transportation Operations Systems & Support22-00383Somerset & Hunterdon Counties1/6/2023Apply
Affirmative Action Specialist Trainee Civil Rights & Affirmative Action22-00384Ewing12/19/2022Apply
Auditor Accountant Trainee Civil Rights and Affirmative Action22-00385Ewing12/19/2022Apply

Open to Current State Employees Only
TitleDivisionPosting #LocationClosing Date
Affirmative Action Specialist 2Civil Rights & Affirmative Action22-00386Ewing12/23/2022
Administrative Analyst 2TOS&S22-00387Ewing12/23/2022

Student Employment
TitleDivisionPosting #LocationClosing DateApply
Temporary Employee Services (TES)- Auditor/Accountant Accounting and External Audit22-00377Ewing1/6/2023Apply
Last updated date: May 16, 2022 2:17 PM