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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 and submit required documents by the closing date of the posting. Please be sure to read posting section “To Apply” for full instructions, additional required documents, and special notes.

By submitting the application you are stating you meet the requirements of the title(s) by the date submitted.

NOTES ABOUT APPLICATION PROCESS:
  • NJDOT will not accept paper applications or scanned copies of applications. You must complete our new electronic application and follow the application instructions. See below.
  • By submitting an Application for Employment you are stating you meet the minimum requirements of the title(s) by the date submitted.
  • You must identify the posting number(s)/title(s) for which you are applying. If you are interested in more than one position, you should only submit one (1) application and list all the positions (posting numbers) you are interested in on application (question #5) AND on your cover letter.
  • If position requires you to submit proof of degree, you are required to submit copy of unofficial transcript or foreign degree evaluation at the time you submit your application. Transcript must indicate your degree has been awarded (unless anticipating graduation in May/December). Foreign degree evaluation must provide course-by-course analysis.
NOTES ABOUT NJDOT RECRUITMENT PROCESS:
  • 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.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY

Instructions: CLICK HERE
Instructions DROID/APPLE Users: CLICK HERE

Application For Employment: CLICK HERE
Application For Employment DROID/APPLE: CLICK HERE


USERS (NON Droid/Apple)
  1. You must download the latest version of Adobe Reader available at State Adobe Access Page
  2. You must complete the required information in the light-blue cells, then save the document to your computer. DO NOT PRINT, FLATTEN or SAVE document in a different format.
  3. You then must open the document to ensure the light-blue cells are still visible and your information displayed. If so, you are ready to submit your application. If not, see known issues section below.
  4. When you have confirmed your application was saved properly, email the application and your additional required/supporting documents to DOT.NJDOTJOBS@dot.nj.gov.


  5. Your email should use the following format on subject line: [i.e. Smith, Mike G (16-00085)]
    Last Name, First Name Middle Initial (Posting #s)
DROID/APPLE USERS
  1. You must download Adobe Reader Application onto your device. It is free and available through Google Play/App Store.
  2. The application should open in ADOBE Reader. Depending on your device, you may need to open the browser version to ADOBE Reader by clicking “Open In” located on the top of browser window.
  3. You must complete the required information in the light-blue cells.
  4. When complete, SHARE Application to Email Application. DO NOT PRINT the completed application.
  5. Ensure the light-blue cells are still visible and your information displayed. If so, you are ready to submit your application. If not, see known issues section below
  6. When you have confirmed your application was saved properly, you will email the application and your additional required/supporting documents to DOT.NJDOTJOBS@dot.nj.gov.


  7. Your email should use the following format on subject line: [i.e. Smith, Mike G (16-00085)]
    Last Name, First Name Middle Initial (Posting #s)
Known Issues:
  • Using other PDF Products (ie MACS PDF Preview) Application For Employment will submit to NJDOT as a blank pdf.
    WE RECOMMEND YOU USE THE LATEST VERSION of ADOBE READER..FREE DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE HERE
  • Some applications that have been submitted are arriving blank when using earlier versions of ADOBE Reader.
    AGAIN...WE RECOMMEND YOU USE THE LATEST VERSION of ADOBE READER..FREE DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE HERE
 
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  Last Updated:  December 6, 2016