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  • Searching for a challenging and rewarding career?
    Are you ready to work with a team of talented professionals?

    We are the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Orange County’s primary transportation agency. It’s our job to develop and deliver transportation solutions to enhance the quality of life and keep Orange County moving. Operating in a 798 square-mile area, we serve more than 3 million residents in 34 cities and unincorporated areas.

    Discover what we have to offer.

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  • Our responsibilities extend to all forms of transportation, including bus and paratransit service; Metrolink commuter rail service; planned future rail; freeways, street and road improvement projects; motorist services and regulating taxi operations.

    OCTA has been recognized for excellence in the public transportation industry by the American Public Transportation Association, and has been honored with awards from local and national organizations for our transportation improvements.

    At OCTA, we offer an attractive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision health insurance programs, paid sick leave, paid vacation, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, paid retirement, deferred compensation, educational reimbursement, excellent in-house training programs, free transportation passes for you and your dependents, wellness and ergonomic programs, and much more.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    OCTA is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

    Please click on any of the links below to review your rights:

  • OCTA is leading the way in transportation innovation. We are looking for talented people to help us shape the future of transportation. If you would like to be part of this positive change, we invite you to consider the career opportunities at OCTA. We have a variety of positions to suit your talents and career goals.

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    OCTA is dedicated to helping employees reach their professional goals. We recognize the contributions of each employee and make it a practice to promote from within. We invite you to consider advancing your career here at OCTA.

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    Emerging Professionals Intern Program Career Opportunities 

    OCTA’s Emerging Professionals Intern Program is a year-round paid student/intern program. You’ll gain real world work experience on meaningful projects under the guidance of a transportation professional. You’ll have the opportunity to use problem solving, communication and decision-making skills as you gain valuable experience.

    As an Emerging Professional, you’ll gain deeper awareness of transportation’s many facets through your OCTA orientation and working with teams on cross-divisional projects. You’ll also work with a mentor and benefit from professional and career advice and be given personal support. Through your assignments, you’ll have the opportunity to develop professional contacts and begin networking within the transportation industry.

    At OCTA, career opportunities are as diverse as the residents of Orange County. OCTA may have Emerging Professional internship opportunities in Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Transit or Project Management, just to name a few.

    Program Information

    As an Emerging Professional at OCTA, your pay will vary depending on your educational level. Your work schedule will consist of approximately 20 hours per week, not to exceed 1,000 hours within a rolling 12-month period.

    To be eligible for the program you must:

    • Be a full-time student enrolled in a two-year or four-year college program and following a course of study leading to a Bachelors or Masters degree, with emphasis in a field pertinent to the hiring department’s business
    • Submit verification of enrollment from the college registrar’s office to establish a pay rate based on academic standing and eligibility to participate in the intern program
    • Provide verification of enrollment each semester or quarter
    • Maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5

    How to Apply

    Go to the "View Job Openings" link below. Follow the instructions to submit your application. Applications are accepted per vacancy. OCTA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

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    External Applicants

    OCTA is leading the way in transportation innovation. We are looking for talented people to help us shape the future of transportation. If you would like to be part of this positive change, we invite you to consider the career opportunities at OCTA. We have a variety of positions to suit your talents and career goals.

    View Job Openings
    Internal Applicants (Current OCTA Employees)

    OCTA is dedicated to helping employees reach their professional goals. We recognize the contributions of each employee and make it a practice to promote from within. We invite you to consider advancing your career here at OCTA.

    View Job Openings
    Intern Program

    Emerging Professionals Intern Program Career Opportunities 

    OCTA’s Emerging Professionals Intern Program is a year-round paid student/intern program. You’ll gain real world work experience on meaningful projects under the guidance of a transportation professional. You’ll have the opportunity to use problem solving, communication and decision-making skills as you gain valuable experience.

    As an Emerging Professional, you’ll gain deeper awareness of transportation’s many facets through your OCTA orientation and working with teams on cross-divisional projects. You’ll also work with a mentor and benefit from professional and career advice and be given personal support. Through your assignments, you’ll have the opportunity to develop professional contacts and begin networking within the transportation industry.

    At OCTA, career opportunities are as diverse as the residents of Orange County. OCTA may have Emerging Professional internship opportunities in Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Transit or Project Management, just to name a few.

    Program Information

    As an Emerging Professional at OCTA, your pay will vary depending on your educational level. Your work schedule will consist of approximately 20 hours per week, not to exceed 1,000 hours within a rolling 12-month period.

    To be eligible for the program you must:

    • Be a full-time student enrolled in a two-year or four-year college program and following a course of study leading to a Bachelors or Masters degree, with emphasis in a field pertinent to the hiring department’s business
    • Submit verification of enrollment from the college registrar’s office to establish a pay rate based on academic standing and eligibility to participate in the intern program
    • Provide verification of enrollment each semester or quarter
    • Maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5

    How to Apply

    Go to the "View Job Openings" link below. Follow the instructions to submit your application. Applications are accepted per vacancy. OCTA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

    View Job Openings

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