At CAT, we are all about people. We are also about providing mobility services in our region in a customer friendly environment. If you are energetic and enjoy helping others, we would like to hear from you.
Members of our team are the most important factor in determining the success of the Authority. Team members are selected based on their abilities to effectively contribute to the success of our team. All positions play a dynamic part in our mission.
It is the policy of Capital Area Transit to practice equal opportunity with respect to all aspects of its employment practices.
Why should I join CAT?
- Work stability
- Good benefits and competitive compensation
- Great team environment
- Specialized training
- Opportunities for advancement
- The Authority is a drug/alcohol free work place
Want to be a part of our team?
All applicants MUST complete a CAT job application online for each position they are interested in, available at the link above. You are also requested to complete the “Voluntary Applicant Identification” form that is part of the online application for each open position at the link above. This form is used for statistical purposes only and will be used for compliance with the law. Resumes can be submitted as an attachment. Be sure to check the website frequently for an updated list of openings.
Applications and required job position forms that are NOT COMPLETED and submitted online will NOT be considered for employment.
Our Hiring Process
There are a number of stages to the recruitment and selection for positions at CAT. To help you to understand the process some of the main steps are outlined below.
Online Application Form: This is the first stage of the recruitment process. All applicants MUST complete a CAT job application online for each position they are interested in. Applicants are also requested to complete the “Voluntary Applicant Identification” form that is part of the online application for each open position. This form is used for statistical purposes only and will be used for compliance with the law. Resumes can be submitted as an attachment. Be sure to check back frequently for an updated list of openings.
We receive many applications and to ensure that you have the best opportunity to have your application stand out, please read the following information for the best way to complete your application.
- Look over the job descriptions carefully to ensure you have the qualifications you need to apply.
- Fill in all the sections of the application and answer each question fully. Ensure you provide full details of your qualifications, particularly in the “Additional Questions” section. Give specific, detailed examples and answer the open-ended questions – what you did, why you did it, how you achieved it, etc.
- Applications that are NOT COMPLETED or NOT submitted online will NOT be considered for employment.
- If you have a resume, you can upload it to the applicant system.
- Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Phone Screen: If your application indicates that you have the relevant knowledge, experience, skills, abilities, certifications, license and job history as relevant to the job that you have applied for, you will be contacted by our recruiter to review your qualifications.
Interview: If you have successfully passed the phone screen, you will be invited to attend an interview. You will be interviewed by one or more staff to further assess your fit with our organization and answer any questions that you may have concerning the Authority or the position. This is your chance to find out if you would enjoy working for CAT.
Conditional Offer of Employment: If successful at the interview stage, you will be given a conditional offer, which is subject to job relevant background checks, vehicular records check, medical checks and proof of academic qualifications. Conviction records will be evaluated on job relevance and on a case-by-case basis.
Firm Offer of Employment: Once we have received and are satisfied with all relevant documentation, you will be given a final offer of employment.
Proof of Eligibility to work: Once you are hired, you will be required to provide proof of identification for the Immigrant Reform and Control Act and complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9).
Applicants will be notified by email (if supplied) or by mail if their application is not considered or when the position is filled.
And finally, thank you for checking out our career opportunities. We appreciate your interest in our organization.
Equal Opportunity Statement
Capital Area Transit (CAT) is committed to equal opportunity with respect to all aspects of its employment practices. In this regard, CAT shall not unlawfully discriminate against any individual or group of individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age (40 and over), disability, genetic orientation or information, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected characteristic. Employment practices shall include, but are not limited to, recruitment or recruitment advertising, hiring, upgrading, selection for training, promotion/demotion, discipline, termination, transfer, layoff, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, training, or benefits.
CAT’s EEO Program includes an Affirmative Action Plan aimed at achieving and valuing diversity in the workforce including the establishment of goals and timetables, to which CPTA is committed. A copy of the plan is available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request. CAT also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs to the extent such accommodations do not create undue hardships upon the general operations of the Authority.
Primary reporting responsibility for Equal Employment Opportunity programs, policies and practices shall rest with the Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer Jamie Leonard, who shall report directly to the Executive Director of the Authority. However, all individuals with supervisory responsibility for staff (including the discretion to interview and hire for position openings, promote, discipline, discharge and review the performance of employees) are responsible to administer their duties in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals based on any legally protected characteristic. All management and supervisory personnel are responsible to achieve compliance with CAT’s EEO Program. CAT evaluates the performance of management personnel and the Executive Director, in part, based on the success of CAT’s EEO Program.
Through assignment in its contracts, CAT shall require that all contractors performing business with the Authority shall demonstrate a similar commitment to equal employment opportunity.
Any employee or applicant who believes that they have been discriminated against on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age (40 and over), disability, genetic orientation or information, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected characteristic in employment with CAT shall have the right to file a complaint with the EEO Officer or the Executive Director of the Authority. All complaints shall be confidential, to the greatest extent possible, and investigated pursuant to CAT’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy.
Retaliation against an individual who files a charge or complaint of discrimination, participates in an employment discrimination proceeding, or otherwise engages in protected activity is strictly prohibited and will be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
The successful achievement of EEO goals will provide benefits to CAT through fuller utilization and development of previously underutilized human resources.
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