Other Areas of Employment at MoDOT

Name Description
Audits and Investigations
Audits and Investigations conducts audits of department operations, external contracts, grant agreements, motor carrier fuel tax returns, and apportioned registrations. The division also investigates fraud, waste, and abuse; employee grievances, Equal Employment Opportunity complaints; conducts mediations; and analyzes competitive bidding practices.
Bridge Division takes a bridge project from the preliminary design phase through the production of contract bridge plans and specifications. Structural designers deal with every aspect of the bridge plan production: hydraulics, substructure, superstructure design, plan specifications, and cost estimates. Bridge engineers use computer programs extensively to work on projects ranging from large plate girders and prestressed concrete bridges to retaining walls and box culverts. The Bridge Division also maintains the National Bridge Inventory, recommends load posting limits for both state and non-state bridges, performs bridge inspections, and analyzes structures for special superload overweight permit loads traveling within the state.
Chief Counsel's Office
Chief Counsel's Office (CCO) provides three basic legal services to support Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) and MoDOT to achieve their tangible results and the state transportation improvement program: (1) litigation; (2) legal advice and opinions; and (3) document review and drafting. CCO's main office is located in MoDOT's Central Office in Jefferson City and in five regional counsel offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Jefferson City, and Sikeston.
Construction and Materials

Construction - Construction inspectors are involved in various phases of fieldwork; including surveying, inspection, testing, and documentation. These tasks ensure that projects are constructed according to the plans and terms of construction contracts. Construction inspectors are responsible for concrete and asphalt pavements, culverts and bridges, and staking and layout, as well as traffic control equipment. Engineers may prepare final plans, change orders and contractor payment estimates. Moving into supervisory positions, construction inspectors are involved in investigating job problems and managing construction projects.

Materials - Engineers, chemists, and geologists work together to determine the type of surfacing materials needed on highway construction projects. Assignments include preparation of material specifications, conducting exploratory subsurface geotechnical investigations, and soil and condition surveys, ensuring quality control of aggregates, and evaluation of all materials used on construction and maintenance of highways and bridges. Materials inspectors are responsible for assuring that the materials used in highway construction and maintenance projects meet the appropriate specifications.

Communications is responsible for disseminating information on the activities of the Missouri Highways and Traffic Commission and MoDOT to the public and to MoDOT personnel. Communications coordinates customer comments to MoDOT through public involvement meetings, customer service representatives, and surveys. Communications helps MoDOT communicate with news media through news releases and personal contact. Communications creates strategies statewide and through MoDOT’s districts that educate and inform stakeholders through the web, social media, presentations, video, publications, displays, and other mediums.
Design is responsible for the location, environmental, and cultural resource studies required for initial evaluation of proposed projects; detailed route studies, ground surveys, and aerial photography.  Highway designers assist in determining design features and performing computations for detailed construction plans for highway projects. These plans involve new roadway projects and improvements to existing roads. Duties include establishing grade lines and hydraulic designs, delineating right of way, determining size and location of easements, and designing culverts for drainage.
Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Equal Opportunity and Diversity is responsible for directing the department’s Affirmative Action Program and other initiatives aimed at achieving and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
External Civil Rights
External Civil Rights is responsible for directing the department’s external affirmative action, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination programs, which include the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE), On-the-Job Training Program, Equal Employment Opportunity, Title VI, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and all other nondiscrimination or affirmative action programs related to federal-aid contracting activities.
Financial Services
Financial Services is responsible for providing administrative support to MoDOT in accounting, financial reporting, and policy development, building and maintaining an effective system of internal controls, and cost accounting. Financial Services is also responsible for coordinating financial resources and spending plans through forecasting, analysis, and training. Financial Services also performs financial planning and fiscal analysis, budget, federal aid management, and innovative finance administration functions for the department.
General Services
General Services is responsible for supporting MoDOT activities by providing guidance and support services in the areas of facilities management, procurement, inventory management, fleet management, and equipment repair.
Governmental Relations
The role of Governmental Relations is to work with federal, state and local officials, stakeholders, the traveling public and department staff to advocate MoDOT's objectives by advancing legislative initiatives designed to develop sound public policies relating to all modes of transportation. Their primary objectives are to develop legislation, recommend policy changes and increase public awareness of department initiatives.
Human Resources
Human Resources is responsible for continually developing and improving human resources’ processes that support MoDOT and its employees in contributing to a quality transportation system. Responsibilities include recruiting candidates for placement throughout the state, administering employee development and training programs, provide guidance on personnel policies and support the department’s pay system. 
Information Systems
Information Systems is responsible for providing and improving information and communication services used by employees of MoDOT through the operation and maintenance of local and statewide data networks and telephone services. Information Systems staff provide applications programming expertise to support the engineering, financial, operational, and general information needs of MoDOT.
Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding
Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding is responsible for assisting in the assessment and implementation of technological innovations impacting the state highways and state transportation systems. They analyze alternative funding proposals including design-build, public-private partnerships, and other initiatives where allowed under federal and state law.
Maintenance is responsible for supporting maintenance activities for the preservation and operation of the state highway systems including: filling roadway cracks and patching potholes; flagging and directing traffic; setting up traffic control devices; removing trash and debris from roadsides; cleaning and clearing ditches; repairing and replacing road signs and guardrails; mowing right of way; striping roadways, responding to roadway hazards such as snow, flooding, or traffic accidents and restoring roads for safe driving.
Motor Carrier Services
Motor Carrier Services (MCS) services motor carriers in the areas of motor carrier registration, fuel tax, regulatory compliance and safety inspection, and other enforcement and audit programs. The division works collaboratively with MoDOT’s district and division operations teams to ensure safe and efficient movement of goods, and to keep motor carriers and the traveling public safe. MCS supports outreach programs to educate  motor carriers on the state and federal requirements for legal operation in the state. 
Multimodal Operations
Multimodal Operations is responsible for administering federal and state grant programs in the areas of aviation, railroads, mass transit and waterways. Aviation assists local governments in maintenance of existing airports and the establishment of new ones. The railroad section supports safety programs and passenger service. Public transit works with local and federal programs offering transportation services to the elderly and disabled. Our waterways section assists port authorities in developing commerce and promotes the use of Missouri's navigable rivers. Major programs include capital improvements, operating support, technical assistance, safety outreach, and identifying freight efficiencies/opportunities.
Right of Way
Right of Way is responsible for acquisition of right of way required for the construction and maintenance of all state highways in Missouri and provides relocation assistance for persons displaced by right of way acquisition. They also administer the disposal or lease of land considered excess to commission needs, the regulation of outdoor advertising billboards and administers the Scenic Byway Program. 
Risk and Benefits Management
Risk and Benefits Management is responsible for the management and implementation of medical and life insurance plans for department employees and retirees; administration of MoDOT’s self-insurance operations, including workers’ compensation, fleet liability, general liability, and property damage recovery; and administration of the safety and health programs.
Highway Safety and Traffic
Highway Safety and Traffic is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on the state highway system. This includes supporting signing, striping, traffic signals, lighting, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), roadway access, and safety management programs throughout the state. Highway Safety and Traffic is responsible for the coordination of traffic management, incident management, traveler information services, and the radio and emergency communication systems; and is also responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the solicitation, review, award, and monitoring of federal highway safety grant contracts and concentrates their efforts in the areas of education, enforcement, and engineering to prevent deaths and injuries from motor vehicle accidents.
Traffic Studies
Traffic Studies Specialists deal with a wide range of activities covering both the design of projects and the operation of traffic-control devices on streets and highways. They analyze traffic volume and accident data to determine the need for changes to the highway system. They also design all traffic control plans for construction projects. Traffic Studies Specialists review and analyze traffic control problems and make field inspections to observe traffic operations. They assist in signing, striping, and signal and lighting operations, to manage traffic flow and alleviate congestion.  Traffic specialists work with traffic-signal timings, speed limits, sign replacement, and safety analysis in spot locations. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are an exciting and emerging arena for traffic specialists.
Transportation Planning
Transportation Planning coordinates and implements Missouri's transportation plan. They oversee long-range transportation planning and policy development, provide expertise in bicycle and pedestrian facilities, address economic development issues and air quality issues. Transportation Planning develops and manages the Five-Year Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which outlines the state's highway and bridge construction program. In addition, they administer various funding to cities and counties for activities like repairing and replacing bridges not on the state highway system.
The Missouri Department of Transportation's Internship program gives students the chance to get out of the classroom and into the workplace. You can receive hands-on experience in your career field and earn money doing it. MoDOT offers Internship opportunities in many fields, including: 
•Human Resources
•Computer Science
•Environmental Science
•Journalism and Communications
•Business Administration
•Construction Management 
•Criminal Justice 
•Mechanics/Equipment Technicians
MoDOT provides challenging career opportunities in the areas of bridge, design, construction, materials, traffic, planning, maintenance and research. Positions are available at the Central Office in Jefferson City and in the district offices around the state. Districts range from the urban environments of St. Louis and Kansas City to the more rural settings of Hannibal and St. Joseph. Missouri has the seventh largest transportation system in the country and MoDOT projects are varied. Entry-level engineering positions require a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. Advancement to management positions may require registration as a professional engineer.