Careers at the SDDOT

Get To Know the South Dakota Department of Transportation

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is dedicated to building better lives through better transportation. In order to build better lives for our employees, the Department is committed to developing, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity where each employee feels a sense of belonging, respected, and valued. The SDDOT strives to create a positive and welcoming environment within the Department so in turn, our employees may serve as thriving members and leaders within our state’s increasingly diverse communities.



Tutorial on how to register for an account and apply: 

Need assistance with the application process? Contact Kimberly Smith:


Did You Know That We Offer Internships in the Below Locations?

Watertown, Pierre, Yankton, Custer, Huron, Mitchell, Aberdeen, Mobridge, Winner, Rapid City, Brookings, Sioux Falls, Belle Fourche

Click the Map to Learn More!


Build Dakota Scholarship Opportunities

Opportunities are available in Pierre, Huron, and Aberdeen. Please call Courtney Storm at 605-910-4548 if you are interested in Civil Engineering or Equipment Technician openings.


Learn More about Build Dakota Scholarships through the SDDOT


Interested in earning your CDL?

Come work for the SDDOT, we provide financial assistance for CDL training costs!

Click on the flyers to learn more about the program.




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Get To Know Us

Kellie Beck, Director of Finance and Management
Joel Jundt, Secretary

"It is because of the hard work and dedication of our nearly 1,000 SDDOT employees that we can achieve our mission of efficiently providing a safe and effective public transportation system for the great state of South Dakota. 

Consider joining our dedicated staff as we work together to meet the needs of travelers that rely on us every single day."

Get to Know Our Divisions!

Kellie Beck
Director of Finance and Management

"In an organization as big as SDDOT,
every employee makes a difference.  
   We work together, align our objectives, and deliver!"    

Finance and Management Openings


Mike Behm
Director of Planning and Engineering

"All SDDOT team members contribute to providing
a high-quality transportation system. Be part of
     an organization that strives for innovative solutions!"    

Planning and Engineering Openings

-Road Design Engineer
-Bridge Design Engineer
-Traffic Engineer

Craig Smith
Director of Operations

"The SDDOT team provides a united front,
     ready to confront any weather-related challenge; 
determined to continually improve. " 

Operations Openings

-Project Engineers
-Construction Technician
-Highway Maintenance Worker
-Seasonal Snowplow Operator


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