To ensure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. The Department of Transportation's duties include setting national transportation policy, planning and funding the construction of highways and mass transit systems, and regulating aviation, maritime and railroad operations.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. Offices nationwide. Highest concentration of DOT employees: District of Columbia, Texas, California, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, New York, Washington, Illinois and Virginia.
The Department of Transportation ranked 9th out of 30 agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 60.4.
To help in its recruitment and outreach efforts, DOT partners with schools, transportation associations and special interest organizations. In addition, DOT also utilizes student employment programs to provide development opportunities for high potential candidates.
The Department of Transportation will focus its hiring activities to fill positions in key occupational areas. Over the next 10 years, FAA plans to hire and train 14,724 air traffic controllers throughout the country. The FAA is also seeking contracting, engineering, and other acquisition and technical professionals to support the design, development, and implementation of complex, mission-critical, air traffic control technologies and systems. Hiring will be at various grade levels throughout the country.
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Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
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