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The New Jersey Turnpike Authority operates two of the most heavily traveled roads in the United States - the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. These roads provide a critical link in the transportation system of the Northeast.

Drive your career forward with us -
become part of a friendly and dedicated team that works hard every day to keep our customers safe and our roads and facilities in good repair.

As a member of the NJ Turnpike family you will enjoy a competitive salary, excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth..

Work Culture

Work Culture: Promoting a culture of caring and employee engagement.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority prides itself on the promotion of a culture of caring. The Turnpike – is often described by employees as a family- where employees treat one another with dignity and respect. Supervisors take a genuine interest in their staff and promote their wellbeing and professional growth. It is a place where talent and hard work are recognized and it is replete with examples of employees who have worked their way up through the ranks from entry level to executive positions.

When people come to work at the Turnpike – they tend to stay – our average length of service is 17 years and that tells a very compelling story.


The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is further committed to a culture of caring by providing an excellent benefit package that covers employees and their families. We also recognize the everyday pressures of balancing work and family obligations and have responded with progressive time off and leave programs. Full time employees qualify for:

  • Family Health, Prescription, Dental, Vision
  • Pension
  • 457b Retirement Plan
  • Vacations
  • Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Family Leave
  • Short Term Disability
  • Wellness Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan


Many successful careers at the Turnpike have been made with simple ingredients: hard work, commitment, and customer service.


A New Jersey Turnpike Authority Success Story...

Frank Jordan - Operations

Frank Jordan – Frank joined the Turnpike family in 1985 starting as a Maintenance Worker. He committed to the job, worked hard, and could always be relied upon to take extra assignments in emergent situations. Frank soon demonstrated his desire for additional responsibilities and he took on several Acting Supervisor roles before he was promoted to a permanent Assistant Foreman position. After a successful stint as an Assistant Foreman, Frank was promoted to Roadway Foreman in 2004, and then to a General Foreman two years later. Frank excelled in the Foreman’s position; he was well versed in the work, had the respect of his crew, and consistently stressed the importance of working safe. Frank’s leadership skills and work ethic were apparent to management and they promoted him to Roadway Superintendent in 2016. In 2019 Frank was again promoted– this time to Deputy Director of Operations.

In his current role as the Deputy Director of Operations Frank works closely with the Director ensuring the efficient operation of the Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Among his many responsibilities is the supervision of the 24/7 Traffic Management Center which monitors the Roadways and promptly responds to disabled vehicles, accidents, inclement weather and other emergent situations. Budget, long term planning and personnel issues are also part of Franks’ everyday responsibilities.

Frank credits his steady advancement at the Authority to hard work, maintaining excellent relations with his coworkers, and a relentless desire to make a positive difference.

Your Opportunity Awaits

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority employs almost 2000 people, including: Engineers, Architects, Accountants, Attorneys, Network Administrators, Customer Service Specialists, Toll Collectors, Maintenance Workers, Equipment Operators, Dispatchers, Welders, Carpenters, Mechanics and more. If you are qualified, have a strong work ethic, and want to become part of a cohesive team - we welcome your application.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.