Overview

POSTING #: 22-00393

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is seeking currently enrolled college students who are interested in hourly employment opportunities this upcoming summer.
As the State’s Department of Transportation, the NJDOT plans, designs, builds, and maintains New Jersey’s transportation network.  The Department is now offering hourly positions that will allow students to work on an hourly basis in the summer of 2023 (between May and August). Hours of work will be determined by the hiring unit, but will not exceed 40 hours per week. It should be noted that the position does not offer a benefits package.

Unit Description:
The Division of Local Aid and Economic Development within the NJDOT works with county and municipal government through State and Federal Aid programs to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the local transportation system. This unit is responsible to advance projects that enhance safety, renew the aging infrastructure, and support the State’s economy and new transportation opportunities.

Position Description:
This assignment and functions include the following:
• Review, rate prioritize and recommend grant applications for all Local Aid Municipal, State and Federal Aid Programs
• Assist Project Managers for NJDOT Local Aid funded projects
• Conduct equity analysis using GIS tools
• Digitize and update project GIS maps
• Assist Project Manager with revising program policy and procedures
• Administer, track, and provide technical assistance on various federal programs
• Review contract documents including plans, specifications, construction estimate for compliance with regulations
• Assist Project Manager with assessing Local Public Agencies for federal aid eligibility
• Maintain project files and records and prepare project status reports

Preferred Qualities/Experience:
• A third – year student pursing a degree in Urban Planning with GIS

Work Authorization: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of
Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. NJDOT does not provide sponsorship
or accept student OPT/CPT program, F1 or H1B work authorization visas.

Work Authorization: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of
Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. NJDOT does not provide sponsorship
or accept student OPT/CPT program, F1 or H1B work authorization visas.

TO APPLY
You must apply through the NJDOT website at: https://www.state.nj.us/transportation/about/employ/openings.shtm
Submit a complete packet by the closing date that includes the following documents:
• NJ State Application for Employment (Application instructions can be found at link above)
• Letter of interest
• Current resume
• Copy of unofficial transcript OR foreign degree evaluation
• Letter of recommendation from a previous employer or college professor

IMPORTANT NOTES
Incomplete Packets: Applicants MAY NOT be considered if they fail to provide all requested documents upon initial
submittal or fail to follow instructions when submitting electronically. Applicants will be selected for an interview on the
basis of their application/resume.

Current NJDOT employees are not eligible for this opportunity.

NJDOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email dot – hr.ada@dot.nj.gov. Determinations on
requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case – by – case basis

New Jersey Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

About New jersey Department of Transportation

Imagine driving down a stretch of roadway or over a bridge that you helped to plan, design and/or build and the satisfaction of having impact on NJ transportation mobility and the safety of the motoring public!  As part of our team, you will join a diverse group of professionals involved in a myriad of projects ranging from the large, such as the Pulaski Skyway, to the smaller-scale, but just as impactful projects, such as roadway resurfacing, guiderail design/replacement and pedestrian crosswalks, to name a few!

What else can you expect?  Challenging and rewarding work experiences, ongoing growth and career development, and a supportive work environment.  Our employees are passionate and focused on making a difference in the lives of those traveling throughout our great state.  Our positions offer competitive salaries with extensive benefits and promotional opportunities while providing an excellent work life balance!

Join us in shaping the future of transportation in NJ!