Careers at CATA


Current Career Opportunities

Please review the job applicant evaluation process noted below to learn how to apply.

CATA Job Applicant Evaluation Process

CATA has established processes and procedures to ensure that vacant positions are filled in a manner that ensures the best-qualified applicant is hired. Therefore, the application review process will include one or more of the following: written, oral or performances tests, examinations, or interviews to determine an applicant’s potential for employment with the Authority. In addition to an evaluation of past experience and training, a criminal background and reference check, pre-employment drug screen and if the position requires, a pre-employment physical will be conducted at CATA’s expense.


Fulfillment of CATA’s mission to deliver safe, reliable, accessible, and affordable transportation to the community is dependent upon CATA’s bus operators, maintenance staff, and management team, who work together to provide the best public transportation service possible.

If you're looking for a rewarding career in the transit industry that focuses on customer service and bettering the lives of those in the community, we'd love to speak with you about current open positions.

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State College, located in Central Pennsylvania, is home to the Penn State University Campus, and is considered to be one of the most transit intensive small communities in the country.

Working at CATA

CATA is a joint municipal authority providing transportation service between downtown State College, the Penn State University Park Campus, and many special points of interest, as well as the Borough of Bellefonte and the Village of Pleasant Gap.


Providing approximately 5 million trips annually with a fleet of 85 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses and approximately 230 employees, CATA is the third largest transit agency in Pennsylvania.


Learn more about CATA and the State College community here.


Employee Benefits

CATA offers a number of benefits to its employees, including but not limited to:

•  Competitive salaries

•  Paid training

•  CDL training

•  Medical, dental, and vision insurance

•  401A retirement plan, with company match

•  Free bus pass for employees and their dependents

•  Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program

•  Complimentary gym membership

CATA Administrative Office
CATA Customer Service Center
CATA Bus Garage
CATA Maintenance Facility
CATA Training Rooms
CATA Bus Operator Break Room
CATA Board Room
Completed in 2019, CATA's state-of-the-art operations, maintenance, and administrative facility features a bus garage able to house over 90 buses, a modern maintenance garage, spacious employee training rooms, and more.

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