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As the largest engineering organziation in the state, MDOT offers beginning
engineers a macro view of Mississippi's transporation infrastructure

Life at MDOT
Benefits at MDOT
MDOT offers a variety of different positions throughout the state. Click below to see details about current openings.

How to Apply

To apply for any position with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, please call MDOT HR headquarters at 601-359-7343 or you may reach out to a district HR Contact in your area by clicking Here.  You may also reach us by email at

For the Mississippi State Personnel Board’s (MSPB) Active Recruitment List, visit This is a listing of all jobs on open recruitment within Mississippi State Government.


The mission of the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Summer Intern Program is to offer real-world work experiences for qualified students seeking to enrich their academic studies. This paid internship program provides students the opportunity to gain work experience, develop professional competence and long-range career goals, integrate work experiences with academic knowledge, and establish a professional network.

Intern opportunities in the following fields:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Research
  • Information Technology
  • Public Affairs

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In order to apply to the MDOT Internship Program, you will need to submit the following:

Questions may be emailed to


Working for the state of Mississippi affords its employees standard and optional benefits. some of the benefits for MDOT employees include:

  • Paid personal leave: 18 workdays for the first year
  • Paid medical leave: 12 workdays for the first year
  • Holiday leave: 12 days per year (10 holidays)
  • State retirement plan: fully eligible after 30 years
  • Medical Insurance
  • Optional dental, vision and life insurance

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Careers at MDOT
Maintenance Technicians

Maintenance Technicians are vital for MDOT to maintain Mississippi’s highway system. These critical personnel perform maintenance activities such as pavement repair, mowing, sign repair, drainage system maintenance, storm debris removal, etc. within the Districts. Each County in the District has a maintenance office from which maintenance staff and equipment mobilize to meet the maintenance needs within that County. Maintenance technicians also assist in the operations and upkeep of all Rest Areas, Welcome Centers and MDOT facilities within the District.

Construction Technicians

Construction Technicians assist in a wide-array of construction activities within the District. These activities may include pre-construction reviews, construction inspection, contractor compliance activities, and collecting field survey data for utilization by designers. MDOT District Construction staff and equipment mobilize out of project offices (typically 4 or 5 per District) geographically distributed throughout each District.

Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Program

For young engineers looking to jumpstart their careers, MDOT offers the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) program. Through the EIT program, entry level engineers are able to apply knowledge and skills learned in college while working under the supervision of a Professional Engineer.

To be considered for MDOT's EIT program, applicants must have a certificate of registration as an Engineer-Intern and a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university.

Depending on availability, an EIT is provided with a choice on where they would like to be placed.

Please contact MDOT's Human Resources Division for more information. Phone: (601) 359-7343

Divisions available to an EIT include:

  • Bridge
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Materials
  • Planning
  • Research
  • Right of Way
  • Roadway Design
  • Traffic Engineering
  • District Office
  • Project Office
Information Systems Division

The Information Systems Division is responsible for ensuring the business goals and initiatives for MDOT have a strategy that is sound in technology, ultimately becoming a beneficial and operational business process and decision support team for its employees. Our focus is to find new solutions that better serve our customer, the MDOT employee. Information Systems offers a progressive, high tech environment that offers individual and career development, meaningful work and work-life balance.

Please contact MDOT's Human Resources Division for more information. Phone: (601) 359-7343

Information Systems Supports MDOT's Mission by Developing Solutions

  • Business Intelligence
  • Software and Web Development
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Network Operations and Support
  • CADD Development, Maintenance and Support
  • 2 Data Centers with High Availability
  • Connectivity to 3 Campuses in Jackson, 6 District Offices and 28 Project Offices Statewide
  • Approximately 3,500 Users


As one of the largest governmental agencies in Mississippi, MDOT career opportunities for business and accounting majors cover a wide array of functions and niches. MDOT’s administration divisions are customer-service oriented while focused on compliance with oversight-agency policies and procedures, federal regulations, Mississippi law, and legislative appropriations.

Every division and district throughout MDOT has personnel responsible for HR, assets, budget, purchasing, time reporting, goods receipt, etc. Administration divisions provide guidance and support to these personnel.

Career Opportunities:

  • Financial Management Division personnel handles accounts payable and receivable and develops GAAP financial statements.
  • Human Resources Division personnel assist districts and divisions in recruiting, selecting, and training the department’s approximately 3,000 employees..
  • Asset Management Division personnel maintain financial and usage records for over 20,000 assets valued at over $500 million.
  • Procurement Division personnel handle complex governmental contracts and purchases for the agency, issuing over 30,000 purchase orders annually.
Bridge Engineers
MDOT's Bridge Division

The Bridge Division is responsible for the design and analysis of new and existing bridges, culverts, overhead sign trusses and retaining walls. Major tasks within this division include:

  • Structural design
  • Contract plan preparation
  • Coordination of periodic inspections, rating and posting for the approximately 5,400 bridges on the state-maintained highway system
  • Reporting that can be used to optimize funds for bridge repair, maintenance or replacement.
Project Engineer
MDOT's Project Engineers

Project Engineers manage major construction projects for MDOT, such as overlays and bridge repairs and replacements. Project Engineers make sure contractors follow MDOT specifications and procedures. Major tasks within this position include:

  • Overlays
  • Bridge repairs and replacements
  • Capacity upgrades
  • Safety improvements  
Information Systems
MDOT's Information Systems Division

MDOT is also the leader in technology for the state agencies in Mississippi. MDOT believes in using technology to effectively assist in the execution of its mission. The work performed by MDOT Information Systems Division has lasting merit and contributes to the continued growth of the state and quality of life for its citizens.

Begin a Career with MDOT

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