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 Last Day to Apply Starting Salary 
ADMIN SERVICES ASSISTANT 2*-062117-160857 Human Resources Nashville 6/27/2017 $2,393.00/month
ADMIN SERVICES ASSISTANT 2*-062117-160860 Region 3 Administration Nashville 6/27/2017 $2,393.00/month
TDOT ENV STUDIES SPECIALIST*-062117-160801 Environmental Nashville 7/4/2017 $3,533.00/month
TDOT ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER-061417-160662 Environmental Nashville 6/27/2017 $4,295.00/month
TDOT OPERATIONS DISTRICT SUPER-061417-160659 District 48 Admin-Construction McNairy County 6/27/2017 $5,154.00/month
TDOT OPERATIONS DISTRICT SUPER-061417-160660 District 49 Maintenance Memphis 6/27/2017 $5,154.00/month
TDOT OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN SR-062117-160776 District 18 Operations-Maintenance Cocke County 6/27/2017 $3,323.00/month
TDOT OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN SR-062117-160777 District 18 Operations-Maintenance Anderson County 6/27/2017 $3,323.00/month
TDOT OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN-062117-160778 District 18 Operations-Maintenance Anderson County 6/27/2017 $2,603.00/month
TDOT OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN-062117-160796 District 18 Operations-Maintenance Sevier County 6/27/2017 $2,603.00/month
TDOT TECHNICIAN SENIOR-062117-160774 Region 1 Highway Marking Knoxville 6/27/2017 $3,323.00/month
TDOT TECHNICIAN-062117-160775 Nashville Materials & Tests/Geo-Technical Unit 6/27/2017 $2,603.00/month
TDOT TMC TECHNICIAN - TRAINEE-062117-160809 Chattanooga Region 2 TMC & HELP Trucks 6/27/2017 $2,603.00/month
TDOT TMC TECHNICIAN-062117-160808 Chattanooga Region 2 TMC & HELP Trucks 6/27/2017 $2,393.00/month
TRANS PROJ SPEC SPV 2 -062117-160839 Nashville Design  6/27/2017 $5,222.00/month


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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

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.

This Organization Participates in E-Verify This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choices of documents you present for use on the Form I-9. To determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, this employer uses E-Verify’s photo matching tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident cards, employment authorization cards, and U.S. passports, with the official U.S. government photograph. E-Verify also checks data from driver’s licenses and identification cards issued by some states. If you believe that your employer has violated its responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the employment eligibility verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 800-255-7688, 800-237-2515 (TDD) or at