How to Join Our Team

Employment Information

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) employs thousands of civil servants 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

Current SFMTA-specific Job Openings

Current Citywide Job Openings (from which SFMTA also hires)

  • You can also visit our Facebook page and by clicking on the "Like" button receive updates on our recruitments in your Facebook feed.

  • If you have a LinkedIn account, you can also follow our LinkedIn company page

Sign Up for Future Opportunities

  • Don't see a job posted of interest at this time or want to be informed of opportunities of relevance to your experience?  Sign up to be notified of future opportunities!
    • Create a Job Alert

    • You’ll be prompted to complete a simple form for each job alert you’d like to receive. You can enter a keyword such as "engineer" or "manager" or if you’d like to receive an alert for a specific job code, you may enter the job code number in the “Keyword” field.

    • Note that only one keyword / job code can be entered in this field. You must complete an additional form for each additional keyword for which you’d like to receive an alert.

    • These job alerts will be sent to you until you cancel them.

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

Applications are only accepted online.  You may apply online for our jobs by selecting the title of the job on the SFMTA's Current Openings web page, choosing a job of interest and clicking on the "Apply Now" button. Please read job announcements for complete filing instructions and requirements.

Once you have begun the application, you may choose to utilize your resume, Indeed profile or SmartR profile to fill in many sections of the application.  Any fields for which your resume or profiles did not auto-fill you will need to manually complete.  Note that it is important for you to review your application before submitting to ensure completeness and that it clearly shows how your possess the requirements posted for the job.  

Complete all sections of the application and click the "Submit" button before the filing deadline in order to be considered.

If you should need assistance with completing the application, 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.

Note that public libraries and many job centers allow the ability to use their computers for these purposes, if our locations are not convenient for you to get to.

Share a Job with your Network

See a job posted that you think would be a great opportunity for someone you know? Share the job with them!  We'll appreciate it and they will, too.

Option One:  Refer A Friend

  • On the job ad, click on the "Refer a friend" button right below the "I'm interested" button
  • Complete some basic information about the individual, including email address.
  • Submit info about yourself so that the recruiting team and your friend know who referred them
  • Upon submittal of the form, an email will be sent to your friend advising them of the position
  • From there, it is their option to complete an application and apply

Option Two:  Use Social Media buttons on the Job Ad

  • Below the "Refer a Friend" button are a number of icons for social media platforms
  • Click on these icons to share our job with individuals or with all of your contacts

Additional Resources for Job Seekers


The below presentation will provide you information about using our new Applicant Tracking System.

Presentation:  Introducing SmartRecruiters

  • 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, gender expression, political affiliation, age, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, parental status, domestic partner status, military & veteran status, genetic information, medical condition, 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 applicable employment laws or ordinances.

    • If you have any questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, please call the SFMTA Equal Employment Opportunity at 415.701.4646. 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.

  • Background Check / Medical Evaluations / Safety-Sensitive Requirements

    • 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.

    • After receiving a conditional offer of employment, prospective employees may be required to pass a medical examination.  Candidates who cannot meet the medical requirement will be placed under waiver until this requirement is met. The medical examination will be administered only to those applicants who are being considered for appointment.

    • 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 shall undergo urine drug testing prior to employment and within 90 days prior to performing Safety-Sensitive functions for the first time. Receipt by the SFMTA of a negative test result is required prior to the employee being placed on the payroll. A positive, adulterated, negative dilute or substituted test will result in a decision not to hire, and the applicant’s name will be removed from the list of eligibles for Safety-Sensitive positions. The SFMTA will not consider hiring any person who tested positive, adulterated, substituted or refused to submit to testing for a minimum of two years following the positive test.

      • 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 their prior employers concerning their 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.


You can also go to the City's 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...


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

Health Benefits - Please visit the Health Service System's website.

Retirement Benefits - Please visit the San Francisco Employees' Retirement System's website.

Employee Wellness Program

The SFMTA strives to be your employer of choice by providing an environment that supports your personal health & wellbeing with physical, nutritional, mental/emotional and financial resources.

Since 2010 the SFMTA has been providing worksite wellness activities, as well as providing recognition opportunities to those individuals who success-fully achieve personal milestones in wellness.

For more details on the Wellness Program, please visit Employee Wellness Program Description page.


SFMTA Human Resources Office


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, 7, 9, 9R, 14, 14R, 47 or 49. All of these lines and routes are wheelchair accessible.