Department of Transportation: Federal Jobs Overview

DOT ensures a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets Federal government’s vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. The Department is currently focusing the majority of its hiring efforts to fill thousands vacant air traffic controller positions throughout the country.

Number of Employees


Career Fields

Administration / Program Management
Accounting and Budget

Future Hiring Projections (FY 2007-09)


Top Five Occupations

Air Traffic Controller (15,004) – through 2016
Transportation Safety Inspector (4,300)
Engineer (900)
Transportation Specialist (450)
Program Manager (360)

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Current Vacancies

Click here for a current list of DOT vacancies.


Partnership for Public Service, Where the Jobs Are: Mission Critical Opportunities for America, 2007.

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