This is the San Mateo County Transit District's new recruitment and job application system. We invite you to get your career onboard, the destination is success! Take a look at what opportunities we have available and become part of a family that makes a difference to the transportation needs of its community members.

Please click on the appropriate link below to view and apply online to DISTRICT JOBS:

Grid Updated: October 6, 2016
Position Title Apply Online View PDF Deadline to Apply
Manager, Enterprise Resource Planning

Apply Online

View PDF Open Until Filled -- Review cutoff is Friday, October 21, 2016, and every two weeks after
Manager, Rail Operations Apply Online View PDF
Friday, October 21, 2016
Senior Budget Analyst Apply Online Open Until Filled -- Review Cutoff: 23rd of each month
Scheduler/Planner Apply Online Friday, October 21, 2016
HR Analyst (Recruitment) Apply Online Friday, October 21, 2016
Director, Safety and Security Krauthamer & Associates
View PDF Open Until Filled
Public Affairs Specialist (Communications) Apply Online Friday, October 14, 2016
Public Affairs Specialist (Government and Community Affairs) Apply Online Friday, October 14, 2016
Mechanic 'B' Apply Online View PDF Open Until Filled -- Review Cutoff: 5th of each month
Director, Bus Transportation Apply Online View PDF Open Until Filled -- Review Cutoff: 13th of each month
Deputy Director, Bus Maintenance Apply Online View PDF Open Until Filled -- Review cutoff: March 21, 2016, and every three weeks after
Manager, Operations Planning Apply Online View PDF Open Until Filled -- Review cutoff: September 25, 2016; and 25th of each month after


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Although we encourage applicants to apply online, we are still accepting paper applications.

You can submit applications via email to samtransjobs@samtrans.com, via fax at (650) 508-6458, or submit it in person or by US mail to SamTrans Human Resources, 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070.

Incomplete or improperly completed online applications or paper applications may be rejected even if you are qualified for the position for which you are applying. It is your responsibility to ensure that the online application or paper application reflects the work experience and education needed to meet the requirements for the position(s) you are applying for. Although your resume may have all your experience and education details, please make sure to complete each section of the online application or paper application to ensure that your information is accurately captured during our screening process.

Whether applying online or with a paper application, your completed application package must be received by the District’s Human Resources Department by the specified deadline to receive consideration. Paper applications must be received by the Human Resources Department by 4:30 pm on the application deadline date. The paper application package includes the District’s Employment Application and an Affirmative Action Questionnaire. Online applications must be submitted prior to midnight on the application deadline date. You may call 650-508-6308 to verify that your application has been received.

Selection process

The District uses a variety of tools to assess the applicant’s qualifications. All application packages will be reviewed to determine the qualifications of the applicant for the position. Depending upon the position, the District may require written examinations, computerized testing, video or hands-on testing, or other skill assessment methods. Medical examinations are required for positions that require a commercial driver’s license. Applicants for positions designated as “Safety Sensitive” will be required to take a pre-employment drug test.

Applicants whose qualifications most closely match the needs of the District for the position may be invited to interview with a screening and selection panel.

Basic Information

  1. Overview
  2. Employment Eligibility
  3. Employee Benefits
  4. Union Membership
  5. Contact Us
  1. Overview


    The District is a mobility leader, providing transportation choices and a sustainable future that meets the needs of our diverse communities.

    The District is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment. Job offers are made based on a fair and thorough selection process that is designed to select the best-qualified people through an open, competitive process.

    Download the Career Opportunities Brochure (PDF, 1.1KB).

    Persons With Disabilities

    The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts, upon request, in the recruitment and/or examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation, please call the District’s Manager, Employee Relations at 650-508-6233. San Mateo County Transit District is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Persons with Disabilities/Veterans).

  2. Employment Eligibility

    In the event that you are offered a position with the San Mateo County Transit District, it is necessary to comply with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986. To meet the necessary requirements, you will be asked to provide documentation that establishes your identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States. If you cannot provide this documentation, you will not be eligible to work for the San Mateo County Transit District.

    The following is a list of acceptable documents. Please note that you must provide either 1 piece of documentation from List A or you must provide both 1 piece of documentation from List B and 1 piece of documentation from List C.


  3. Employee Benefits

    The San Mateo County Transit District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage to all regular employees. Spouses or domestic partners and other family members of employees are eligible for coverage. For new employees medical, dental and vision coverage is effective the first of the month following the employee’s date of regular employment.

    View benefit details below:
    • UPDATING: Details will be posted soon.
    Our providers:
  4. Union Membership

    The Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1574 AFL-CIO, represents Bus Operators, Mechanics, Utility Workers, Storeskeepers, and several classifications of employees in the Customer Service Center. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 856, represents Bus Transportation Supervisors, Dispatchers, Radio Controllers and Bus Contract Inspectors.

  5. Contact Us

    San Mateo County Transit District
    Human Resources Department
    P.O. Box 3006
    San Carlos, CA 94070-1306
    Job Hotline: 650-508-6308

If you need further assistance, please e-mail: jobs@smctd.com

or call Human Resources at 650-508-6308. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

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