Our work at the Virginia Department of Transportation directly impacts everyone in a major way. It is our responsibility to provide a safe and reliable transportation system to support the safety, quality of life, and economic well-being of citizens and communities across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
We believe every employee has a unique role to play in upholding this responsibility.
We value diversity in our workforce and recognize the importance of combining our unique perspectives and strengths to work towards achieving our common goals and upholding our mission.
Explore careers in engineering, operations and maintenance, technology and science, and more.
We believe every employee has a unique role to play in upholding VDOT's mission and values.
VDOT’s compensation program is designed to attract, motivate and retain talented and productive employees by applying an innovative mix of base pay, variable pay and non-monetary options. The agency strives to compensate skilled, high-performing employees at rates competitive with their local labor market while balancing internal alignment and exercising responsible fiscal stewardship for the tax paying residents of the Commonwealth.
An average new employee electing family health care coverage has a benefits package with an estimated value of 78 percent of their annual salary. At $40,000 a year, the employee actually receives $71,200 in total compensation. The VDOT total rewards package includes compensation, benefits, recognition and other valuable options, including flexible work schedules.
View the VDOT Employee Handbook for more detail on VDOT's total compensation package.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) employees participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia Employee Benefits Program.
This program includes medical, dental, prescription drug, mental health coverage and a flexible benefit program.
VDOT provides short- and long-term disability benefits at no cost. There's a one-year waiting period for new hires and re-hires. This program is administered by the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).
Employees participate in a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings, including employer matching.
The Virginia Retirement System has information.
There are also several voluntary insurance plans available.
Our engineering and construction team members ensure that the more than eight million residents in Virginia can safely and efficiently travel each day.
They also provide support for more than 127,000 lane miles of highway and more than 20,000 bridges and structures.
At VDOT, you can challenge the status quo, work on many different types of projects and continue to learn and grow professionally.
We offer numerous engineering and construction positions, ranging from early-career development to highly experienced and specialized roles, including transportation, design, structural and bridge specialties.
Our employees work on the entire lifecycle of projects – from idea to execution.
You’ll have the chance to collaborate with stakeholders, including:
Some of the areas you can explore are below.
These employees ensure funding is appropriate, create meaningful information for our traveling public and provide VDOT employees with training and development.
Professional and business support employees help keep VDOT moving so we can keep Virginia moving.
Some of the areas you can explore are below.
This group has several areas of focus, including:
Our team members drive critical projects and provide crucial services to help keep our traveling public safe.
They also develop cutting-edge techniques for roadway maintenance, structure construction, etc.
Our team members are our front-line employees and are the face of VDOT.
Our maintenance positions require a wide range of expertise and skill.
Some career areas:
Our operations team keeps VDOT going forward and enables us to deploy our innovative solutions.
Career areas include:
Our team members are highly skilled and are always exploring new and innovative ways to use in their everyday work.
From drones to robots to chemical makeups, we are transportation innovators.
VDOT has technology careers in several areas, including:
There are many scientific career paths in VDOT, including:
VDOT provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Information for VDOT employees and applicants:
Last updated: December 8, 2023