The Ohio Department of Transportation provides and maintains highways, passenger and freight rail systems, bikeways, aviation, waterways, and port facilities for transporting people and goods throughout the state of Ohio. Working with federal and local governments, the department is charged with maintaining more than 130,000 miles of Ohio highway and planning, designing and constructing new transportation systems fostering economic growth and personal travel.
Employing approximately 6,000 professionals, ODOT is one of Ohio’s largest and most respected state agencies. The Central Office in Columbus interfaces with each of the 12 ODOT districts throughout the state to coordinate and implement Ohio’s transportation plan. The department also maintains a fully staffed and equipped facility in each county responsible for the construction and maintenance of all state highway bridges and roads.
Approximately ten percent of the agency’s employees are engineers. Therefore, ODOT sets high standards for the recruitment and retention of quality engineering graduates and invests in a well-balanced introductory phase of employment to effectively train this crucial workforce element.