Careers at CTA
Chicago Transit Authority employees keep nearly 1.6 million people in Chicago and 35 suburbs moving every weekday. This would not be possible without our skilled and dedicated workforce. Learn what qualities make a great CTA employee and find a career opportunity that matches your professional skill set and interests.
Ready to come aboard?
Explore our featured positions or select “all postings” for a complete list of career opportunities. New applicants or former employees should complete new applicant registration prior to applying. (Current employees should sign in with their employee credentials on the internal careers website.)
The CTA complies with all federal and state laws forbidding discrimination and will attempt to provide a reasonable accommodation to otherwise qualified individuals to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact email@example.com prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.
Frequently asked questions
See postings & apply
It's just a few easy steps to apply:
- Chose "New Candidates/Former Employees" or "Current CTA Employees" above, as appropriate, to begin.
- Browse positions and choose one you're interested in. Click Apply Online to begin your application.
- Create an account as a new user (or log in if you already have one).
- Follow prompts to fill in the necessary information. Note: When offered the option, we encourage you to upload your resume (if you don't have one, you'll also be able to enter all information manually).
Tip: Once you're finished with your application, you can also choose to get e-mail when a similar new position is posted in the future.
For technical support, call 1-888-YOUR-CTA (1-888-968-7282) and choose option 4 for Human Resources or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. See FAQ for more.
Note: Current employees that do not use the Internal Career Website to submit an employment application will forfeit the opportunity to be considered based on seniority for positions where seniority is reviewed.
We’re an equal opportunity employer
Your gender, your religion, your sexual orientation, your skin color or your networks don’t make a difference here. The Chicago Transit Authority is a progressive and open-minded organization. If you are smart, innovative and committed, then come as you are. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.
Employment decisions at CTA are based on legitimate business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.
If you are an individual with a disability and are unable to use our online tools to search and apply for open positions, please email us for assistance, or contact us by calling 312-681-2225, option 6. Please be certain to indicate the specific assistance you require. If you are an applicant requesting a religious accommodation for the employment application or pre-hire process, please email the Equal Employment Opportunity Unit at EEODiversity@transitchicago.com.
See our EEO page for more information on our EEO Unit and our complete EEO policy.