Department of Transportation

Current Openings & Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).

In order to apply for a position, you must complete an Application for Employment, along with any additional required documents, and submit electronically by the closing date of the posting. Please be sure to read the sections on the posting labeled "To Apply" and "Important Notes" to find all details of the requirements. Failure to provide a complete application packet at the time of submission may result in your application not being considered.

If you have any question or have difficulty with the process, you may contact us at

Employment Openings

Open to Public and Current State Employees
TitleDivisionPosting #LocationClosing Date
Real Estate Appraiser 2 Capital Program Management21-00011Mt. Arlington4/19/2021
Realty Specialist Trainee,Transportation Capital Program Management21-00012Mt. Arlington & Ewing4/22/2021
Engineer Trainee, Transportation (Civil) Transportation Operations Systems & Support-TOS&S21-00019Ewing, NJ Only4/22/2021
Engineer Trainee, Transportation (Civil) Capital Program Management (CPM)21-00020Various4/22/2021

Open to Current State Employees Only
TitleDivisionPosting #LocationClosing Date
No Openings at this time.

Student Summer Employment
TitleDivisionPosting #LocationClosing Date
No Openings at this time.

Internship Opportunities
TitleDivisionPosting #LocationClosing Date
No Openings at this time.

This listing current as of : 4/17/2021 12:30:01 AM

Application Process
Application Process - Important Notes
  • You must submit a completed application electronically by following the application instructions. NJDOT will no longer accept paper applications or scanned copies of applications

  • You MUST have a valid email address in order to submit an application. If you do not have one, you may create one for free through various email clients.

  • By submitting an Application for Employment, you are stating that you meet the minimum requirements of the title(s)/position(s) as of the date of submission.

  • You must identify the posting number(s)/title(s) for which you are applying for by listing it in the “posting number(s)” and “title(s)” sections on page one (1) of the application.
    If you are interested in being considered for more than one position, you should only submit one (1) application and list all the positions (posting numbers) that you are interested in on the “posting number(s)” sections and on your cover letter.

  • If the position requires you to submit proof of degree, you are required to submit a copy of your unofficial transcript or foreign degree evaluation at the time you submit your application. Transcript must indicate your degree has been awarded. Foreign degree evaluation must provide a course-by-course analysis. If you are anticipating graduation in May or December, you must make a note of the anticipated date of graduation on your resume or cover letter.

Application Process - Instructions on How to Apply
For detailed instructions, please click "Instructions" link above.

For basic instructions, follow steps listed below.
  1. Click on Application for Employment link above.

  2. Fill out application and submit. Please fill out application thoroughly and in full and attach all necessary documentation at the time of submission.

  3. You will recieve a confirmation via email from the web page indicating the successful submission of you application.

  4. You will receive emails with updates as to your application status as the recruitment effort continues. If you are missing documents, you may receive emails asking you to resubmit your application.

Recuitment Process - General Information
  • NJDOT recruits for Highway Operations Technician Trainee (HOT Trainee, formally known as Maintenance Worker) only once a year in the spring during the month of January.

  • Applications received for application bank titles will be reviewed for eligibility and placed in our Application Bank for a period of six months.

  • NJDOT is required to appoint from Civil Service Commission (CSC) employment lists for competitive titles, when available. Be advised, if selected for a competitive title, NJDOT will only be able to offer position as a provisional appointment pending CSC’s open competitive testing process.

Last updated date: July 18, 2019 1:48 PM