CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) – The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) Performance Management Division is actively hiring engineers, technicians, analysts and administrative staff.

Performance Management is hosting a hiring event from 9 A.M. to 3 A.M. Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at 1340 Smith Street, Charleston. Performance Management is looking for Business Operation Assistants 1 and 2, Transportation Systems Analyst Trainees, Transportation Engineers, Transportation Electronics Technicians and Transportation Engineering Technician Trainees (TRET).

Applicants can apply online at the WVDOT Careers page, or bring a valid driver’s license to the hiring event and be interviewed on the spot! Staff will be on hand to assist with the application process if needed. For more information, call 304-558-3111.

Gov. Jim Justice’s $2.8 billion Roads to Prosperity highway maintenance and construction program created the immediate need for thousands of transportation workers, engineers, equipment operators, bridge inspectors, administrators, and others who would be needed to bring the Governor’s vision to fruition.

Knowing those workers would be needed, the WVDOT asked the West Virginia Legislature to pass a law allowing the WVDOT to develop its own job posting, interviewing, and hiring procedures. These new hiring procedures revolutionized the department’s ability to get job applicants on the job quickly and efficiently.

In 2021, the DOT hired 638 new employees. Since January 2022, more than 800 have been hired. Check the WVDOT website frequently, and you just may find your perfect job.