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Discover Your Employment Pathway

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ODOT offers multiple employment programs ranging from job opportunities to career pathways. 

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Need help finding the right program for you? Scroll down and check out our employment programs.

ODOT Employment Programs

​Internship Program

​ODOT offers opportunities through internships to help you develop skills and learn new concepts that contribute to ODOT overall mission and values. Our unique internships allow us to develop a pipeline of talented individuals who become ODOT ambassadors and view us as their long-term employer of choice. High school and college students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply for internships.

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​Graduate Program

The ODOT Graduate Program is designed to develop new and recent graduates into subject matter experts. Program participants rotate within the agency for up to 24 months. Make the transition from student to full-time professional with ODOT, a leader in transportation innovation. Recruitment starts in October and runs through March.

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​Maintenance Trainee Program

​Program Status as of 11/6/2023: At this time the Matintenance Trainee Program is on hold due to budgetary constraints.

No experience? No problem. ODOT will train you! To begin, participants work to gain valuable safety skills and hands-on experience. Participants also gain the training needed to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License permit and license. Successful applicants can become fulltime permanent Transportation Maintenance Specialists with benefits. Limited opportunities are available throughout the state.

​Youth Litter Program

The Youth Litter Program was founded in 1977 to assist in cleaning up highway rights of way. This is a great opportunity to work with a team outdoors maintaining state highways. The Youth Litter Program recruitment process begins every February, with positions for the upcoming summer session, and is posted in Workday through mid-March, typically just before spring break. You must be at least 16 years of age to be a crew member and at least 18 to be a crew leader. A background check is conducted.

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