How We Hire


The Basics: To apply for a job at SEPTA, you need to provide some basic information about yourself. As part of recent improvements to our Applicant Tracking System, when you upload your resume, our new technology will automatically transfer some of your information into your profile. Please note, even if you previously applied to SEPTA, with this new system, you must create a new profile to move forward in the application process.

If you are experiencing problems with the online registration or application process, please refer to our FAQs page. There you will find instructions if you forget your user name or password, or how to solve technical problems that may arise.

If you're unable to successfully submit your online application, you may contact the SEPTA Recruitment Department at: 215-580-7109.

What Happens Next: Once you have completed your profile, review the job postings and apply for any position(s) of interest that match your experience and qualifications. You will receive an email confirmation for any job application you submit.

If you do not see the position(s) you’re currently seeking, please visit our career site on a regular basis, as new jobs are posted weekly.

We are continuously evaluating applications against our current hiring needs. If your background and experience match our requirements, you will be contacted by a member of our Recruitment team, to move forward in the process.

Background Check information

Important Notice for All Employment Applicants Re-entering Citizens Ban the Box Ordinance.
Philadelphia passed the amended Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards (Ban the Box) Ordinance concerning the employment of re-entering citizens. The Ban the Box Ordinance generally applies to all employers within the City of Philadelphia, and is designed to ensure the fair hiring of individuals with criminal records.

SEPTA is a transportation authority created by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As an Instrumentality of the State, SEPTA is subject to the law of the Commonwealth on matters of employment, which differ from the broader requirements imposed upon employers under the Ban the Box Ordinance. Consequently, the background checks conducted by SEPTA comply with the law of the Commonwealth and will in some instances be more extensive than the new seven-year lookback period under the Ban the Box Ordinance. Therefore, certain felony/misdemeanor convictions may still impact an applicant’s suitability for employment for certain positions based upon the Pennsylvania Criminal History Information Act (18 Pa.C.S. 9102 et seq.) and SEPTAs internal review policies.


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