TDOT Careers

Our mission at TDOT is simple - to be the best Department of Transportation (DOT) in the nation. For the past two decades, Tennessee’s highway system has consistently ranked among the top five in the nation. The biggest reason for TDOT’s lasting success is our people. Our workforce is comprised of over 4,000 talented individuals who work in a variety of functions across the state, from Operations Technicians to Archeologists and from Professional Engineers to Accountants.

TDOT is also the only leading DOT with NO transportation debt. TDOT operates on a “pay as you go” system. This approach provides stability for our employees and ensures that Tennessee will have the highest quality transportation system in place for generations to come.

Right now is one of the best times to join our winning team. TDOT plans to hire hundreds of new employees in the coming year. Now is your chance to work for the best DOT in the nation. Apply for an open position today!

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Current Openings:

Title Division Location Starting Salary Last Day to Apply Type
CIVIL ENGINEERING MANAGER 1-051717-160037 Traffic Nashville $5,757.00/month 5/30/2017 Appointment (open to the public)
GEOLOGIST 2*-052417-160191 Region 1 Materials & Tests Knoxville $2,637.00/month 5/30/2017 Appointment (open to the public)
TDOT TECHNICIAN-052417-160204 Region 3 Project Development Survey Nashville $2,169.00/month 6/6/2017 Appointment (open to the public)
TDOT TMC TECHNICIAN - TRAINEE-051717-160089 Region 3 TMC and Help Trucks Nashville $2,169.00/month 5/30/2017 Appointment (open to the public)
TDOT TMC TECHNICIAN-051717-160090 Region 3 TMC and Help Trucks Nashville $2,393.00/month 5/30/2017 Appointment (open to the public)

Please note that submitting a resume is not a substitute for completing an application. Only candidates who complete an official online application will be considered for employment. If you have questions concerning the online application process, please contact NeoGov applicant support at 1-855-524-5627 for assistance.  For more information on the state of Tennessee's application process, click here.

TDOT employees enjoy many great benefits including 11 paid holidays, up to 24 days of paid sick and annual leave per year, optional health, dental, vision & life insurance, an employer matched retirement program, tuition reimbursement and much more! Learn more at

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