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A statement from Carolyn Gonot, General Manager of VTA, regarding diversity, equity and inclusion:

Current Openings

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Promotional Openings

Open to current VTA employees.

Student Internships  

VTA often recruits for paid internships.


The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority honors human diversity where people are appreciated, respected, and nurtured. VTA's environment fosters creativity and productivity among all its employees and extends a welcome to those who wish to join our team.

We occupy a position of unique leadership in the Santa Clara Valley, and across the country through the implementation of the organization's strategic plan. Furthermore, VTA is a community of employees who share in the responsibility for supporting its mission and receive recognition for their contributions

VTA Light Rail Operator's Graduation

Women Innovating Transit

Women Innovating Transit – NBC Bay Area Story: 

There’s a sisterhood’: Female VTA employees form group to support women in transit

VTA and Mission College Apprenticeship Program

VTA Missioncollege Apprenticeship

This joint program between ATU Local 265, Santa Clara Mission College, and VTA offers a Certificate of Achievement in Transportation as a Coach Operator, Overhead Line Worker, Public Transit Leader, Service Mechanic, or Track Worker.  New hires apprentice as coach operators and can advance into dispatch and supervisory positions within the career pathway. Coach operators can also move laterally into entry-level maintenance positions, supporting the coach fleet or light rail stations, and advance to service mechanic (coach) or track worker (rail) positions through apprenticeship programs.

VTA’s Apprenticeship program was the first in the country to offer a bus operator apprenticeship officially sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Labor. It is also the first in the country to provide such college credit in its partnership with Mission College and ATU. 

Learn more about the VTA and Mission College Apprenticeship Program

Equal Employment Opportunities

VTA is an equal employment opportunity employer. VTA does not and will not tolerate discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age, ancestry, color, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, national origin, immigration status, political affiliation, race, religion, creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, medical condition, disabled veteran or veteran status, etc.

VTA makes reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities to ensure the accessibility of VTA’s employment recruitment, application and selection process.

Upon request, accommodations are provided to people who need assistance in obtaining position availability information, completion of employment applications, position testing and interviewing processes.

VTA’s 2022-2025 EEO Program

VTA’s 2024 EEO Policy Statement

Mark Greene, EEO Officer/Manager - Accessibility, Civil Rights and Equity (ACRE)

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Veteran’s Preference Policy

VTA supports the employment of individuals who have served the country as members of the United States Armed Forces. Accordingly, it is the policy of VTA to provide preference in hiring eligible Veterans as described in the attached Veteran’s Preference Policy.

VTA’s Veteran’s Preference Policy

Job Interest Card

If our current openings do not include jobs you are interested in at this time, you may complete a Job Interest Card request to request e-mail notifications for specific job categories once the position(s) you are interested open for recruitment.

VTA employees


VTA is committed to enriching the public sector work experience for young professionals through its internship programs. In addition to partnering directly with local schools and agencies, VTA also sponsors internships with grant funding. Numerous former student interns have even become full time employees at VTA.

Next Generation Committee

VTA is a proud member of the Next Generation Committee. This partnership encourages engaging young professionals in the Bay Area public sector workplace and sharing best practices for enhancing workforce development. The committee organizes multiple programs throughout the year.​

Part-time College Internships

College interns gain meaningful hands-on work experience in the transportation industry focusing on VTA project-driven initiatives. Part-time placement possibilities include, but are not limited to, Graphic Design, Marketing, Transportation Planning, Employee Relations, and Human Resources.

High School Internships

Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School Corporate Work Study

VTA began its partnership with Cristo Rey in 2014. This unique opportunity introduces disadvantaged youth to the professional office environment. One day a week, year-round placements include, but are not limited to, Procurement, Contracts & Materials Management, Operations Planning, Traffic Engineering, Enterprise Risk Management, and Human Resources.

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Since 2003, VTA has been working with Metropolitan Transportation Commission to find summer internship placements for Bay Area high school students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades interested in public transportation. Learn more about MTC's program.

Silicon Valley Career Path Internship Program

Since 2016, during the summer, VTA has been working with the Silicon Valley Organization and its community and school district partners to introduce high school students from select districts to a career in public transportation. Learn more about the Silicon Valley Organization's program.


Recruitment & Selection Unit


VTA provides benefits to all employees, specific collective bargaining units and employee groups.

Class Specifications

Explore VTA's class specifications for job descriptions and compensation details of all VTA positions.

Salary Schedules