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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.


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

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Current Openings

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.

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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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ODOT Financial Services, MS #21
355 Capitol St NE
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