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:
    NOTE:Engineering Technician Apprentice candidates MUST download and complete an Engineer Technician Preference Form and submit with their required documents at:
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

Employment Openings

Open to Public and Current State Employees
TitleDivisionPosting #LocationClosing DateApply
Highway Operations Technician Trainee Transportation Operations Systems & Support23-00255Statewide12/31/2023Apply
Engineer Trainee, Transportation (Civil) Capital Program Managment23-00260Various12/15/2023Apply
Engineer Trainee, Transportation (Civil) Transportation Operations Systems and Support23-00262Various12/15/2023Apply
Engineer Trainee, Transportation (Civil) Planning, Multimodal and Grants Administration23-00263Various12/15/2023Apply
Electrician Administration23-00285Statewide12/11/2023Apply
Analyst Trainee Operations23-00288Mt. Arlington12/13/2023Apply
Aeronautical Operations Specialist Local Resources and Community Development23-00289Ewing12/15/2023Apply
Geologist Trainee Capital Program Management23-00302Ewing12/20/2023Apply
Analyst Trainee Capital Investment and Program Coordination23-00304Ewing12/13/2023Apply
Real Estate Appraiser 2 Capital Program Management23-00305Ewing12/20/2023Apply
Environmental Engineer Trainee Capital Program Support23-00307Ewing12/27/2023Apply
Senior Executive Service (Executive Manager) Capital Program Management23-00308Ewing12/19/2023Apply
Environmental Services Trainee Capital Program Support23-00309Ewing12/20/2023Apply
Program Specialist Trainee Government & Community Relations23-00310Ewing12/27/2023Apply
Division Director Safety Programs and Transportation Data23-00311Ewing12/22/2023Apply

Open to Current State Employees Only
TitleDivisionPosting #LocationClosing Date
Program Specialist 2Project Development Support Unit23-00296Ewing12/8/2023
Senior Executive Service (Director, Division of Budget)Financial Services23-00300Ewing12/8/2023
Technical Support Specialist 1Information Technology23-00303Ewing12/13/2023

Student Employment
TitleDivisionPosting #LocationClosing DateApply
No Openings at this time.
Last updated date: September 15, 2023 3:22 PM