Government Jobs - Department of Transportation (DOT)

Department of Transportation


Federal Civil Service | Government Jobs & Employment with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  "The U.S. Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure America has the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world."  To this end, DOT seeks to boost America's economic productivity and global competitiveness while enhancing the quality of life in communities both rural and urban. 

Currently, DOT is actively hiring new people for civil service jobs at locations across the United States. Civil service job opportunities exist across a broad spectrum of skills and duties. Applications from the public are now being accepted. In most instances, U.S. citizenship is required. 

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      Agencies within the Department of Transportation (Additional Career Opportunities)

      • U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary (OST)
      • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
      • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
      • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
      • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

      • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

      • Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC)
      • Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
      • Maritime Administration (MARAD)

      Careers with the U.S. Department of Transportation  

      "DOT employs almost 55,000 people across the country, in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) and its operating administrations and bureaus, each with its own management and organizational structure."  DOT has thousands of career opportunities for civilians at locations all across the United States. 

      Excellent pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Department of Transportation.  DOT offers numerous benefits and special programs. Federal civil servants receive a salary that is competitive with those in private industry. The federal government offers civil service employees a portable retirement plan with government matching contributions. In addition, federal civil servants receive affordable insurance plans for health, dental, vision, and life.

      It takes the combined efforts of the entire DOT workforce to keep our nation strong and secure. Working for the Department of Transportation is a challenging, but very rewarding career!

      In-depth Information about civil service career opportunities with the Department of Transportation. For more in-depth information about the DOT and a current list of employment opportunities go to: 

      DOT Jobs Help Line
          Careers in Motion
          1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
          Washington, DC 20590

          Phone: (202) 366-1298
          Business Hours:
          8:30am-5:00pm ET, M-F


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