Department of Transportation

Current Openings & Application Process

Highway Operations and Facilities
Re-Entry Work Program
Program Description

The Highway Operations and Facilities Re-Entry Work Initiative is a collaborative effort between the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), the New Jersey State Parole Board (NJSPB) and the re-entry community designed to establish a program to place individuals from the re-entry community and some disadvantaged populations into hourly employment positions to perform general highway maintenance activities.

Participants in the program are paid a competitive hourly rate for a 6-month employment duration not to exceed 944 hours. Individuals will also be provided formalized classroom and on-the-job training in various highway activities in a team-oriented environment.

Program Timeline

Recruitment for the program will run in the fall and spring of each year, with applications being accepted in mid-October and mid-April, and employment beginning during the month of February and August.

Applications to Be Submitted Mid October Mid April
Interviews to Be Scheduled Mid November Late May
Interviews to Be Held Late November Late May
Conditional Offers to Be Made Mid December Mid June
Criminal History to Be Submitted Mid December Mid June
Drug Screening to Be Held Early January Early July
Official Offers to Be Made Late January Late July
Employment Begins February August

Work Locations
Operations Field Crews (OFCs) are strategically located throughout the State in high traffic/high congestion areas where litter and other external roadway aesthetic details are an ongoing challenge. Facilities and Grounds Crews (FGCs) are located throughout the State to augment existing NJDOT resources.

Region Yard Address
North Paterson 1 McLean Blvd, Paterson, NJ
North West Orange 1255 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
North Jersey City 401 Rt. 1&9 Truck South, Jersey City, NJ

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In order to apply for these opportunities, you must submit a completed application electronically. 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.

We recommend that you include a current resume and a letter of interest with your application. You will be able to attach these documents at the end of the application.

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


NJDOT Hourly Application for Employment

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Candidates who fail to provide all requested documents upon initial submittal or fail to follow instructions when submitting electronically, may NOT be considered. Applicants will be selected for an interview on the basis of the information provided.

Last updated date: October 11, 2019 1:12 PM