Caltrans Careers

Embark on a Career of Impact and Innovation at Caltrans

Ready to dive into a career filled with innovative tech and a focus on community safety? Your path starts at Caltrans, where we're transforming transportation, and endless career possibilities await! With a strong team of over 22,000, we offer roles in engineering, project management, environmental planning, public outreach, and hands-on trades like electrical, mechanical, and maintenance work, to name a few. With Caltrans’s diversity of career options, regardless of your background, you’ll find a spot within our organization. At Caltrans, our mission is to create a safe, reliable transportation network that serves everyone and respects the environment. Our values of engagement, equity, innovation, integrity, and pride drive us to excel and to make a positive impact together. With robust training, a focus on career development, mentorship from seasoned pros, and a friendly work atmosphere, we aim to foster your personal and professional growth.

What are you waiting for? Join the team today!  Check out our vacancies here!

Not quite ready for employment?  We have paid student intern positions available to provide a stepping stone into the transportation sector. Kickstart your career journey with Caltrans. Learn about or apply to an internship here!

Check out the video below to learn more about what Caltrans has to offer!

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Step 1: Create a CalCareers Account

The first step to applying for state jobs is creating your CalCareers account. Follow the easy steps below to get started!

  • Go to
  • Select Log In
  • Select Create an Account
  • Now you’re ready to Create an Application Template to apply for job postings, which makes applying to jobs even quicker!

Step 2: Confirm the Eligibility Requirements and Take an Examination

First, you will need to determine which classifications or jobs you are interested in, then determine if you meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job advertisement, you will need to use the classification title in the “Exams/Assessment Search” on CalCareers.

Step 3: Start Applying for Jobs!

Applying to the state has never been easier! You can search for job vacancies by using the “Advanced Job Search” on CalCareers by entering search criteria you’re interested in (classification, location, keywords, etc.). When applying for jobs with Caltrans, be sure to do the following:

  • Read the entire job posting and job description
  • Follow all instructions on the job posting (pay attention to any special requirements or desirable qualifications)
  • Submit your applications to all jobs that interest you!

If you have any questions on a specific job posting, please contact the Hiring Unit Contact as listed. 

Check out this short video on how to filter your job search on CalCareers:



Special Recruitment Events

You will find information here when we hold unique recruitment events throughout the State. However, no worries if you don't see anything, as we're always hiring! Go back to the section above on 'Steps to Apply' and START TODAY!

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Caltrans offers excellent benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Sick Leave, Vacations, Holidays
  • Flexible Schedules (Telework)
  • Engineer & Job Rotation Programs
  • Trainings and Upward Mobility
  • Mentorship and Career Counseling
  • Retirement Plans, 401k & 457(b)

Click HERE to learn more about benefits with Caltrans!

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