CalTrans Holding Career Fairs to Fill More than 1,100 Job Openings

August 16, 2017 14:00 pm · 17 comments

Caltrans is looking to fill more than 1,100 job openings and is holding career fairs around the state to attract potential employees, state officials said Friday.

Caltrans is expecting its workload will increase with the recent passage of Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act.

The new law is expected to raise $54 billion in the next ten years and more after that, Caltrans officials said.

The money will help to accelerate construction projects and address deferred road maintenance.

Open positions are in maintenance, human resources, legal, engineering, information technology and environmental planning among other areas.

A list of the upcoming careers fairs can be found by going to The types of jobs and the required tests can be found at

TIFOKCIS August 16, 2017 at 3:44 PM

Thank you President Trump.

XlibXDem August 16, 2017 at 3:47 PM

Thank You President Trump! ( Not moon-beam Brown)
You will bring back the middle class again! (and help raise the poor out of poverty)

It makes sense to me August 16, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Trump is keeping his promises, great job Mr. President. Any comments Mark? or are you waiting for someone to write you a statement.

Noj August 16, 2017 at 4:13 PM

Thank you President Trump!

Mark DeSaulnier is already on CalTrans’ payroll.

Epifanio Manzano August 16, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Heavy equipment panels

CheckYourFacts August 16, 2017 at 4:24 PM

Senate bill 1 was a STATE passed bill. Trump had nothing to do with it. And if it isnt obvious by the name, CALTRANS is a STATE agency. Again, nothing to do with Trump.

What The August 16, 2017 at 4:27 PM

Hell did Trump have to do with it? This is a State bill funded by the State taxes. You people are delusional, you might as well thank him for the upcoming eclipse. You’re lying just like him.

David August 16, 2017 at 4:34 PM

Yeah, President Trump will do a huge push to create new government jobs…that are clearly not sustainable in the current tax structure.

You’ll be thanking him until it’s time for the middle class to shoulder the bulk of the tax burden to pay for all of it.

That light at the end of the tunnel is an on-coming train…and you can’t run fast enough.

Thank you, President Trump.

Lorelei August 16, 2017 at 4:38 PM

Recent passage?

Bob Foo August 16, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Wow, the pay for these jobs seems really crappy…

JazzMan August 16, 2017 at 5:11 PM

What’s with the “Thanks Trump”?! He had nothing to do with it. He couldn’t plan his way out of a paper bag.

Original G August 16, 2017 at 6:13 PM

@Bob Foo You’re correct just looked at Electrician 2 and top pay is less than my employer pays and they pay under the prevailing wage for our area.

Lol August 16, 2017 at 6:51 PM

Lol why are you thanking Trump? The only thing he has done is get better at golf.

Bob Foo August 16, 2017 at 7:09 PM

@Original G:

Yup. They pay very poorly for skilled trades, and probably a little too much for administrative positions.

This is the same reason why BART can’t keep a good maintenance staff. They pay managers, janitors, and landscapers, etc. too much while they can’t match market rate for trades, mechanics, and technicians.

Original G August 16, 2017 at 8:42 PM

@Bob Foo Another one of my co-workers put in his two week notice and is going to work at BART. If memory serves that makes 9 in past 7 years. And 4 of those were since our last contract was signed not quite two years ago. Not even counting electricians that have left for water districts. power plants and refineries.

No doubt August 17, 2017 at 7:14 AM

Working at Caltrans will not land you in the middle class….

Sacto Rob August 17, 2017 at 9:06 AM

CalTrans already has a surplus of some 3200 surplus engineers, and now with a tax increase is getting ready to hire another 1,100 personnel? See, this is how it goes with tax increases in California: instead of spending the money on, you know, asphalt and existing road contractors, we’re going to get a new layer of costly bureaucrats. The Democrats are playing the public for suckers, because it works.

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