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Our Mission Statement

To provide a public transportation service that enhances personal mobility and creates a sustainable transportation option in Santa Cruz County through a cost‐effective, reliable, accessible, safe, clean and courteous transit service.

Santa Cruz METRO

Welcome!  Thank you for your interest in applying to Santa Cruz METRO.

Employment at Santa Cruz METRO is a rewarding experience.   We serve the public’s interest in providing the best transit services in Santa Cruz County.  We hope that you can come join us in this important mission.  Our Human Resources Department accepts applications, screens candidates and conducts testing in order to find the best applicants for each job.

Do you think you have what it takes to make a difference in our community?

It is the policy of Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected category, consistent with federal and state laws.

Santa Cruz METRO Uses E-Verify. After a job candidate is chosen, Santa Cruz METRO uses E-Verify to verify the eligibility status to work in the United States. Santa Cruz METRO adheres to all responsibilities associated with E-Verify.

Benefits Info

Santa Cruz METRO provides a variety of benefits and programs to our employees and their eligible dependents.  To attract and retain quality employees, we know it’s important to have a competitive total compensation package.  We are committed to providing our employees with a total compensation package that meets the changing needs of a diverse work force.

Santa Cruz METRO employee benefits include:

  • Medical Insurance, employer pays a portion of the premium for both employee and eligible dependent coverage
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Basic Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • CalPERS Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Annual Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Longevity pay after 10 years of service
  • Retiree medical coverage for the employee and eligible dependents (after 5 years of service and age 50 for Classic, or age 62 for PEPRA)
  • Retiree Dental and Vision coverage for the employee and eligible dependents (after 10 years of service and age 50 for Classic, or age 62 for PEPRA, and until age 65 of Retiree)
  • Personal Leave (40 hours chargeable to Sick Leave and 16 chargeable to Annual Leave)
  • Bereavement Leave (3-5 days)
  • Hospice and Critical Care Leave (4 months)
  • Birth/Adoptive Leave (40 hours)
  • Jury Duty
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Free Transportation on Santa Cruz METRO's fixed route buses for employee and eligible dependents
  • Direct Payroll Deposit