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Get to Know the Oregon DOT

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. We invite you to take a few moments to explore what happens at the Oregon Department of Transportation. Discover what our passionate, talented, diverse workforce does. And who knows? You may find an interesting career opportunity for yourself.

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We Value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon.

We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us.

Diversity and Inclusion at ODOT

Benefits of Working at ODOT

A career at ODOT includes many benefits. We offer our employees work/life balance, flexible schedules, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plan options, retirement benefits, continued professional development and training, and more.

Check out the following for an overview of what we offer or a snapshot of typical benefits available to all employees.

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Start Your New Career with ODOT

Our team of recruitment consultants is here for you each step of our application process. Each job announcement will include the direct contact information for the assigned recruitment consultant under the “Need help?” section of the announcement. 

Visit our Applicant Information webpage to learn more about our recruitment process. It includes resources that will help you learn more about our process before you apply.

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Current Openings

To view our current openings, visit

At the top of the page, click Company and  Department of Transportation to see all ODOT job listings.

We hire engineers, surveyors, right of way agents and others through the ODOT Graduate Program. Applicants tend to be college seniors or recent graduates, and jobs are generally posted each year in October.

This program is a key part of our recruitment and retention strategy. It ensures a strong future workforce by recruiting early career professionals and is designed to develop recent graduates into subject matter experts.

Participants are regular, full-time, salaried employees. A registered professional provides mentoring for engineering and surveying positions, and the entire experience can provide up to two years’ qualifying time towards obtaining a professional license.

Graduate program participants are provided with a series of rotational assignments that introduce them to a variety of experiences within ODOT prior to settling into a permanent role. There are typically three to four six-month rotations, which are intentionally left flexible to meet the needs of the individual as well as the agency.

ODOT Graduate Program Brochure​​


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​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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Internships are critical in helping ODOT achieve our vision of being a high-performing and collaborative workplace. These mutually-beneficial opportunities help interns develop skills and learn new concepts while we receive high-quality work that contributes to our overall mission and values. 

Our unique internships allow us to develop a pipeline of talented individuals who become ODOT ambassadors and possibly permanent employees. 

We offer internships for high school and college students as well as recent graduates.

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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.

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355 Capitol St NE, MS #12
Salem, OR 97301

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355 Capitol St NE, MS #21
Salem, OR 97301

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