Jobs / Employment

Employment Information

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) employs more than 4,800 people in over 200 different job classifications. A variety of employment opportunities exist in parking, traffic and transit operations, maintenance, professional and clerical jobs.

The SFMTA hires and promotes employees based on a merit system and conducts selection processes designed to select the best-qualified people through an open, competitive process. SFMTA employees treat each other with respect, develop trust, encourage mutual understanding, value our diversity, promote accountability and take pride in our work.

The SFMTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities.

review current EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Learn the Requirements

Read the entire announcement, paying special attention to filing requirements, time limits, and minimum qualifications. It is very important that you read the directions on the Job Announcement carefully and follow them exactly, as not all job announcements require the same documentation from a candidate. Filing periods vary, so it is important to apply as soon as possible. The announcement is your guide to successful completion and filing of your application. Applicants should also read Important Employment Information which specifies the terms of all permanent civil service examination announcements. You should keep the announcement until you have completed the entire process

How to apply

Apply Online

You may apply online for our jobs by selecting the title of the job on the SFMTA's Current Openings web page and clicking on the Apply button. You may only apply for jobs listed as being open. Please read job announcements for complete filing instructions.

There are several computers available for your use at the following locations:

  • SFMTA Human Resources - Lobby: 1 South Van Ness Ave, 6th floor - During business hours.
  • City and County of San Francisco  Department of Human Resources - Lobby:  1 South Van Ness Ave, 4th floor - During business hours.

additional resources for job seekers

"HOW TO APPLY" INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

There are online instructional videos on using the City's job application system.  The short instructional videos will show you how to sign up for job notifications, change your contact information, and search and apply for a job.

SFMTA EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
    • The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency/City and County of San Francisco (SFMTA/CCSF) is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, age, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, parental status, domestic partner status, medical condition (cancer-related), or the conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS-related conditions or other non-merit factors or any category provided by ordinance.
    • If you have any questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, please call the SFMTA Equal Opportunity Office at 415.701.4407. You may also contact the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at 415.356.5100 or the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) at 800.884.1684.
  • Safety-Sensitive / Department of Transportation (DOT)
    • After receiving a conditional offer of employment, prospective employees may be required to pass a medical examination, which might include drug testing. Most new appointees will be fingerprinted. Some positions require a background check and/or security clearance. When reached for employment, eligibles who are required to drive must be insurable under the City's automobile liability insurance. Insurability must be maintained throughout employment.
    • Some classifications or positions have been designated as "safety-sensitive", under regulations issued by the Federal Transit Administration (49 CFR Part 655). Federal law requires that all transit employees who perform safety-sensitive functions be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. All applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test prior to appointment.
    • In addition, each applicant who has worked for a Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated employer(s) within the last two years will be required to sign a consent form, prior to appointment, authorizing SFMTA to obtain information from his/her prior employers concerning his/her drug and alcohol test history. Each applicant will also be required to provide SFMTA with information regarding whether, during the last two years, the applicant tested positive or refused to test on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by an employer to which the applicant applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by DOT drug and alcohol testing rules. SFMTA will not hire any applicant for a safety-sensitive position who fails to provide this information or fails to provide written consent for the release of information from prior employers.
JOB FAQ

You can also go to the Citys' Job FAQ page which provides answers to many frequently asked questions on topics such as:

  • Eligibility
  • Veteran's Preference
  • Disabled / Special Needs
  • Drug Tests
  • Conviction History
  • and more...
BENEFITS

For an overview of the types of benefits, please visit the Benefits Overview page.

Health Benefits - Please visit the Health Service System's website at http://www.myhss.org/.

Retirement Benefits - Please visit the San Francisco Employees' Retirement System's website at http://sfers.org/.

SFMTA Human resources office

Location:

One South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94103

Main Telephone Number:  415.701.5050

Business Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM.

Public Transportation:

Take Muni lines F, J, K, L, M, N or T or routes 6, 9, 9L, 14, 14L, 47, 49, 71 or 71L. All of these lines and routes are wheelchair accessible.