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Applicant Information

Our Process

We offer excellent benefits, competitive, market-based compensation and career growth opportunities in a variety of fields.

​All applicants must meet the following basic qualifications

  • Stable and verifiable work history;
  • Record of regular and dependable attendance;
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record for positions where driving is required;
  • Professional appearance appropriate to the job assignment;
  • Strong communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills.

Accessing your Application

We only accept application materials for currently posted positions. We do not accept unsolicited resumes and applications.

Job announcements and our online applications are available at odotjobs.com. When you find a position you would like to apply for, click “Apply” in the top right corner of the application. You must have a valid email address to use our electronic application system.

Completing your Application

When completing your application, please note the following:

  • Read the job announcement and the electronic application carefully and answer all questions. Pay special attention to the essay-style supplemental questions. We use these questions to decide whom to invite to interview. 
  • Fill-in all required fields on the electronic application.
  • We recommend that you include all your education and experience in your application, even if you think it is not directly related to the position for which you are applying.
  • There is no need to submit cover letters, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other documents unless we specifically request them. We will not consider any documents we do not request.
  • Make sure your application clearly shows how you meet the position’s minimum and special qualifications and the preferred attributes listed in the announcement.
  • Carefully review your application to make sure you filled it out completely.
  • We recommend that you save a paper or PDF copy of your application materials before submitting your application.
  • We cannot accept any application materials submitted after the application deadline.
  • Please see our applicant support page for more tips on how to complete your application.

Following the application deadline, recruiters review application materials and assess candidates for the following general qualifications:

  • Applicable work experience;
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities related tot the position's preferred atributes;
  • Related education or training;
  • Stability and quality of prior work history;
  • Organization and quality of application materials.
 
Following the review process, recruiters submit a revised list of qualified candidates to the hiring manager. The hiring manager invites the highest scoring applicants in for interviews.
 
Reference and Background Checks
 
All final applicants, including internal applicants, are subject to reference and background checks. The following additional background research or verification may be necessary:
  • Review of criminal convictions;
  • Motor vehicle driving records;
  • Random or pre-employment drug screening for positions that require a commercial driver license.
 

Reasonable Accommodation

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer and committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application/interview process by contacting the Employee Civil Rights & Diversity Manager at 1-877-EEO-ODOT (336-6368).

Contact Human Resources with questions about the application or selection process or call the number listed on the job announcement for the position(s) you are interested in.

 
 

Contacts

HR Customer Service
355 Capitol St NE MS #12
Salem, OR 97301

Verbal Employment Verifications

  • 503-986-3700

Salary & Job History Verifications
ODOT Financial Services, MS #21
355 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97304

  • 503-986-3900
  • 503-986-3907

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