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Make the Federal Transit Administration your next stop!

FTA is an organization of over 500 diverse, talented, enthusiastic people working to strengthen American communities, promote economic vitality, and maintain personal freedom through the development and support of public transportation.

FTA has positions in a diverse range of areas.  The agency fills vacancies in the Washington, DC headquarters and regional offices for positions such as:

  • Planners
  • Environmental Specialists
  • Engineers
  • Attorneys
  • Research program specialists
  • Program management specialists
  • Congressional relations specialists

Current Career and Excepted Service Vacancy Announcements

  • Current FTA Vacancies – this link displays only current vacancies with the FTA.
  • Current DOT Vacancies – FTA is one of 10 modal agencies of the US Department of Transportation; this link to the Careers in Motion website allows you to search all current vacancies with all modal agencies of the US DOT.

Additional Federal Employment Tools

The US Office of Personnel Management’s USAJOBS website: will display vacancies open to all federal job seekers. Options on this page will help you to narrow your search before selecting submit. Be sure to review the announcement carefully and follow "Where to Apply" and "How to Apply" directions when submitting your application. Some of the jobs have a limited area of consideration; this information will be included in the announcement.

New Employee Orientation

Welcome to the Federal Transit Administration.  You are set to begin an exciting new chapter in your career with the Federal Government.  Whether you are entering civilian service for the first time, returning after a break in service, or transferring from another Federal agency, there is important information that you need to make the transition a successful endeavor.

The New Employee Orientation Program will provide valuable information regarding your employment and the Federal Transit Administration.  It also provides many of the employment forms required.  Please take time to read the information presented and complete and print the forms to bring with you when you report for duty.  Your orientation will continue on the first day of work.