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LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT
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LA DOTD Career Center
Welcome to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Career Center home page!
The LA DOTD is a diverse organization with approximately 4,000 employees state-wide. Our agency employs individuals in professional, technical, and administrative support positions to provide a strong and reliable transportation system. We seek talented and innovative people who demonstrate excellence while delivering transportation systems that enhance quality of life and facilitate economic growth. Interested candidates may
Why should you choose LA DOTD?
Our employees choose to work and stay at LA DOTD because our agency fosters a working environment that embraces and rewards change, innovative ideas, and progressive development while sustaining our employees' desire for work/life balance.
The LA DOTD offers:
Robust Training and Development Program
Comprehensive Benefits Package Plan
Employee Recognition and Retention Programs
Employee Wellness Program
Succession Planning Program
Confidential Employee Assistance Program
Educational Leave and Tuition Assistance
To receive additional information regarding the above and more, please
To apply for employment with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), please visit the
Louisiana Department of Civil Service website
. Once you have selected a position, specific instructions on how to apply for that vacancy will follow.
If you are not currently employed with the state or if you are new to state employment, you can only apply for those job vacancies with a Job Type of Probational/Original or Temporary – up to 36 months.
Some job vacancies require applicants to take an exam before consideration. To find out if an exam is required for a selected vacancy, visit the
job seekers page
Please ensure you include all work experience and education on your application as resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience sections of the application.
In addition, some job postings contain supplemental questions. If specified, please ensure you respond to all supplemental questions. Failure to answer supplemental questions may affect your eligibility for consideration.
Once you have applied using the online job application, you can check the status of your application at any time by selecting the ‘Application Status’ link after logging into your account. Information will contain updates such as application receipt, selection and hiring status.
Department of Transportation and Development
There are five health plans administered by the Office of Group Benefits from which LA DOTD employees may choose. Plan descriptions may be accessed on the Office of Group Benefits website at:
All full-time LA DOTD employees are eligible for the benefits offered by the Office of Group Benefits. Spouses are also eligible for coverage. Dependents of employees must meet the eligibility requirements put in place by OGB.
New Hire Waiting Period:
For new hire employees, the effective date of benefits is dependent on the official date of hire. If employment began on the 1st of the month, benefits will be effective the 1st of the next month. If employment began on any day other than the 1st, benefits will be effective the 1st of the second month thereafter. If an employee decides not to enroll during this time, the option of enrolling at a later date is still available.
Life insurance is offered through the Office of Group Benefits and insured by Prudential Life Insurance Company. Employees may choose to enroll in either Basic or Basic Plus Supplemental Coverage. Basic coverage gives the employee $5,000 coverage. Basic Plus Supplemental is available for one and one-half times annual earnings with a maximum of $50,000. Dependent Term Life Insurance is also available for eligible dependents.
Membership in LA State Employees' Retirement System (LASERS) is mandatory for all state employees whose employing agency is a LASERS participant, except those exempted by state law. This retirement plan is a qualified defined benefit pension plan. Please contact
, (225) 379-1229, with further questions. For more information, visit the
The deferred compensation plan allows employees to invest money on a before-tax basis. Participants pay no federal or state income tax on their contributions and interest until earnings are withdrawn. For more information, visit the
Employees have the option to elect coverage in various supplemental policies for Dental, Vision, Cancer, Accident, Life, Hospital, etc. These policies can be obtained from each vendor individually with premiums paid through payroll deduction. For more information on these supplemental benefits, click here:
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS (FSA)
There are three types of Flexible Spending Accounts: General-Purpose (Healthcare), Limited-Purpose (Dental and Vision), and Dependent Care. The General-Purpose FSA can be used on eligible medical expenses while the Limited-Purpose FSA covers eligible dental and vision expenses only. Dependent Care covers eligible expenses such as daycare or after-school fees. The amounts contributed to these accounts are deducted pre-tax and enrollment must be done annually during the Annual Enrollment period. Only full-time employees who have been continuously employed by their current employer for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the Annual Enrollment period may enroll in the General-Purpose and Limited-Purpose Flexible Spending Accounts.
Employees begin accruing annual leave upon employment, but can only take it with prior approval of their supervisor. Annual leave is based on time of service and ranges from 12 days during the first year of service to 24 days after 15 years of service. Unused annual leave can be carried forward to succeeding calendar years.
15 years & over
12 days per year
15 days per year
18 days per year
21 days per year
24 days per year
Any active member of a reserve unit or the National Guard may be granted 15 days of military leave per year without loss of pay or annual leave when placed on "military active duty or training".
Employees are given time off without loss of pay or annual leave when called to perform jury duty or when subpoenaed to appear as a witness in court. Additionally, Civil Leave can be granted for inability to report for duty due to an act of God.
Employees may be granted up to two days of paid leave to attend the funeral of a relative within the first or second degree of relationship.
Most employees receive paid days off on all legal or state statutory holidays as well as any additional holidays proclaimed by the governor. Statutory holidays include:
New Year's Day
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Mardi Gras Day
Inauguration Day (every four years - Baton Rouge only)
General Election Day (every two years)
In the event an employee is injured on the job, Worker's Compensation may provide financial and medical aid, which continues as long as the employee is disabled.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
An eligible employee is entitled up to 12 work weeks of leave per fixed 12-month period for qualifying family and medical situations; "any qualifying exigency" arising out of the fact that the spouse, or a son, daughter or parent of the employee is on active military duty or has been notified of an impending call or order to active military duty in support of a contingency operation; or military caregiver leave. Leave used is drawn from earned annual/sick/compensatory leave or leave without pay.
Educational Leave / Tuition Reimbursement
A permanent employee with 1 year of LA DOTD service may request educational leave and tuition reimbursement for job-related junior, senior or graduate level course work.
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program offers referrals to employees as well as members of their families when facing problems that they cannot resolve alone such as drug or alcohol abuse, marital, family, or financial crises.
Career Growth Opportunities:
LA DOTD employees have opportunities to advance in their careers through a wide variety of professional, technical, and administrative positions that become available at the LA DOTD. In addition, employees have the opportunity to develop and learn new skills by participating in job-shadowing and special project assignments through the agency's Succession Planning Program.
Training & Development Program:
LA DOTD promotes an environment of continuous learning and encourages its employees to utilize the training resources available to advance their skills. Employees are offered various professional development opportunities in a blended learning environment that includes instructor-led training, distance learning, web-based training, virtual training, and social media.
Employee Recognition Program:
We value and reward our employees' commitment and excellence through a variety of monetary and honorary awards.
The LA DOTD standard workweek is Monday through Friday. However, some positions allow flexibility in work schedules to enhance work/life balance and support an employee's personal needs. Alternative work schedules are subject to Appointing Authority approval and should not interfere with agency operations.
LA DOTD employees may receive a variety of vendor discounts.
Career Center - Student Employment Opportunities
DOTD student programs allow students to gain valuable work experience in civil engineering and the transportation field.
Engineering Summer Program
- Students work full-time from June to August for eleven weeks. Applications are accepted January 1 until all vacancies are filled (usually mid- April). Students are hired to work in construction, maintenance, road & bridge design, and other transportation related areas. Selected students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or above, an undergraduate junior or senior enrolled in civil engineering, and classified as a full-time student the spring semester before the summer of employment. Students earn a salary commensurate with their academic level, experience, and ability. Send completed
(Student Employment Application) and an official transcript to LA DOTD, Recruiting Office, Human Resources, P. O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804
- Students are employed year round in positions related to their major engineering field of study: civil, mechanical, environmental, electrical, industrial, or chemical engineering. Deadlines for submitting application for students on semester terms are: August 1, for the Fall Semester; January 1, for the Spring Semester; and May 1, for the Summer Semester. Deadlines for submitting applications for students on a quarter semester system are: August 15, for the Fall Quarter; November 15, for the Winter Quarter; February 15, for the Spring Quarter; and May 1, for the Summer Quarter. Selected students must have the endorsement of their university and must be an undergraduate junior or senior in one of the acceptable disciplines of engineering. Prior to acceptance into the program, a work assignment must be determined and mutually accepted by LADOTD, the university, and the student. In addition to the opportunity to receive university academic credit, participating students earn a salary commensurate with their academic level, experience, and ability. Send completed
(Student Employment Application), an official transcript, and letter of endorsement to LTRC, Director of Co-op, 4101 Gourrier Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.
Must be a Louisiana resident and attending an accredited college or university in the State of Louisiana.
For more information on these programs, call the Human Resources Recruiting Office at (225) 379-1222 or send inquiries via email to
Career Center - How To Contact LA DOTD Recruiter
DOTD Recruiter :
Mailing Address :
PO Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245
Physical Address :
1201 Capitol Access Road, Room 301-H, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Currently, there are no scheduled recruiting events. However, please check this page periodically for future updates on recruiting events.
La DOTD does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age
or disability. For questions refer to DOTD's
Workplace Harrassment Policy
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The La DOTD Headquarters Building is located at
1201 Capitol Access Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802
. Telephone: (225) 379-1232.
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