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The Oregon Department of Transportation is an award-winning organization more than 4,700 employees strong. We are nationally recognized for innovation in environmental considerations, public involvement and customer service, planning and design and more--if it moves, we make it move safer, faster and more efficiently.

At ODOT, we have roles in which you can make a difference:

  • Professional: accountants, auditors, public relations, programmers;
  • Customer service: field representatives, motor carrier, maintenance;
  • Environmental: geology, hazardous materials, biology, GIS;
  • Planning: short- and long-term, local agencies, research and mapping.

Just to name a few.


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

ODOT Job Listings

ODOT Application Process

Management level and supervisory positions are available for experienced professionals in many of ODOT’s engineering disciplines.

Interested? Submit a Job Interest Card to receive notifications for new postings.

This program is for entry-level engineers. The program includes:

  • Three to four six-month rotations through diverse engineering disciplines at the department;
  • Mentorship from  professional engineers;
  • Full-time employment including salary and benefits.

Qualified applicants have an engineering degree from a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission or Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Applicants with degrees from non-accredited programs may qualify if the degree meets the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Engineering Education Standard.

Many program participants begin as engineers in training or will receive their Fundamentals of Engineering certificate soon after entering the program.

Interested? Submit a Job Interest Card to receive notifications for open positions.

​For up to 24 months, Maintenance Training Program participants complete on the job training to gain varied experience in highway maintenance.  Participants work to gain valuable safety skills and hands-on experience as well as gain the training needed to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License permit and license.

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More Program Information

The College Internship Program is a 12-week summer program that provides college students with experiences in a variety of areas. The program includes:

  • Paid work experiences (compensation varies per job);
  • Practical experiences as a temporary ODOT employee;
  • Mentorship opportunities.
*Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college program or have graduated from an accredited school within the last six months to qualify. Job announcements specify minimum and preferred qualifications.
Interested? Submit a Job Interest Card to receive notifications for open positions and only select “Internships.”

We offer job shadowing opportunities to juniors and seniors in high school as well as college students interested in learning about a specific job or position. Job shadows are unpaid and typically last for a couple hours to a couple days.

Interested? Contact ODOT Human Resources at 503-986-3700 or email us at


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

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  • 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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