MDOT Careers Frequently Asked Quesitons

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) uses a special employment application form known as a DTS-1 for applying for positions within the Transportation Service Human Resources System (TSHRS). For information pertaining to application procedures, please refer to the section listed as Career Service Opportunities, in the Career Opportunities page.

MDOT DTS-1 Download MDOT Employment Search

How to be a Reinstatement Candidate

Former MDOT career service employees who are separated in good standing and wish to become reinstated may submit a special request for consideration.

You may be reinstated in a number of different ways, such as by applying for positions and taking exams. However, as an additional benefit provided to you as a former MDOT employee, you may request that your name appear on the list of eligibles for any classification that you were in prior to separation. This will ensure that you receive consideration for selection should a vacancy occur within these job classifications. This usually means that you will receive a notice of interview for any position for which a selection plan is initiated.

As long as you are reinstated within five years from the separation date if you were a TSHRS employee and two years from that date if you were a State Personnel Management System employee, you will be entitled to: (1) have your name certified as a Reinstatement candidate on the list of eligibles, and (2) restoration of your leave earning rates based on years of former service. If you are reinstated within two years of your separation date, you will be entitled to restoration of your unused sick leave balances. For consideration as a Reinstatement candidate, submit a written request with your full name, social security number, address, phone number and former job classification title(s) to:

Maryland Department of Transportation
Recruitment and Examinations Unit
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, MD 21076

Reinstatement Request Form

TSHRS stands for Transportation Service Human Resource System

TSHRS was adopted in 1993 through House Bill 610 to create an independent human resources system for MDOT. Prior to the passage of this law, MDOT employees were managed under the State Personnel Management System (SPMS) and several independent systems. Today, TSHRS allows for greater efficiency in human resources management by including all of MDOT's administrations under a single set of human resources regulations, policies and procedures. Under TSHRS, The Secretary's Office, Office of Human Resources (OHR) provides oversight, policy guidance and services to each modal administration's Human Resources Office.

The Mission of the Maryland Department of Transportation's Office of Human Resources is to ensure the effective management, continuous development and recognition of a quality workforce.

Additional Resources

MDOT Employment Center - Search Current Career Opportunities
Download an MDOT DTS-1 Application that can be printed
Download an MTA MJ-45 Application for MTA Union Positions that can be printed.