Welcome to DISTRICT JOBS
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.
NOTE: Use of the current major version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari are required to use this site.
MAINTENANCE NOTICE: Due to a system update, the online application system will not be available from 6:00 pm February 12, 2016 through February 14, 2016. You can still view current job openings by clicking on the links below but you will not be able to apply online.
- CURRENT EMPLOYEES
If you are a current San Mateo County Transit District employee click HERE to access job openings through the employee portal. Download the EMPLOYEE REFERENCE GUIDE.
If you are not currently employed by the San Mateo County Transit District click HERE to access job openings which are open to all applicants. Download the PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE REFERENCE GUIDE.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Download the PDF HERE.
Although we encourage applicants to apply online, we are still accepting paper applications.
You can submit applications via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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 and Civil Rights at 650-508-6234. 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.
- Kaiser Permanente - health care
- Blue Shield of California - health care
- Anthem Blue Cross - healthcare PPO Plans (PERS Choice/PERS Care/PERS Select)
- CalPERS - retirement plan
- VSP - vision
- Delta - dental care
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.
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