Managing BARTA & RRTA public transit services in Berks County & Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Current Job Openings


Scta is seeking an experienced Part-Time Operations Supervisor for its Reading location, Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA).  The position requires 3-5 years of experience in a supervisory role, union shop experience helpful but not required, a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic.  Experience with Microsoft Office, tracking productivity, and customer service is also required.

Typical duties include on-road supervision of Transit Operators; Operator performance reviews; assistance with customer service; and writing and compiling reports related to department operations: position hours are flexible but will be 20-25 hours per week, 6am to noon, 3 days per week.

Applicant should possess organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.  CDL with P endorsement and air brake restriction lifted required within 9 months of hire (training provided).

Please forward your resume and salary requirements to SCTA Human Resources, 1700 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604 or email

An Equal Opportunity Employer



South Central Transit Authority (SCTA) is seeking a full-time dispatcher to fill an opening for the night shift (4:30 pm – 12:30 am) at the Reading office (Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority: BARTA).  SCTA is seeking a reliable full-time dispatcher to provide daily dispatching and scheduling of its fleet of passenger vehicles and bus drivers in support of BARTA’s daily transit operations.

The candidate should possess the following:

Please forward your resume and salary requirements to SCTA Human Resources, 1700 N. 11th St., Reading, PA 19604 or email

An Equal Opportunity Employer



South Central Transit Authority (SCTA) is seeking an experienced Payroll and Benefits Manager that is responsible for the efficient and accurate operation of the payroll and benefits function. This includes the timely and accurate processing of payroll, as well as the management of all employee benefit programs for SCTA as well as two other Authority’s it manages, Berks Area Regional Transportation (BARTA), and Red Rose Transit Authority (RRTA).


  1. On a weekly basis for RRTA, and bi-weekly basis for SCTA and BARTA; review, verify, and import all employee time worked into the payroll system.  Review payroll reports for discrepancies, any issues should be forward to appropriate supervisor for correction.  Process all payroll checks/ACH payments and related reports.
  2. Prepare and reconcile payments of applicable withholding taxes and other authorized payroll deductions in accordance with established departmental procedures.  Reconcile all payroll liability and withholding accounts with the General Ledger.
  3. Following established procedures, prepare periodic state and federal tax reports, pension reports, group insurance reports, and other employee payroll related reports, including W-2’s.
  4. Maintain all active and inactive employee records.  Ensure that personnel information contained in HRIS is current and accurate.  Compiles reports from database as needed.
  5. Administer employee claims related to sick pay, life insurance, and optional insurance.  Monitor paid leave plans to identify situations of abuse and misuse.
  6. Prepare and conduct new employee orientation and exit interview to explain the employee’s rights under the Authority’s various insurance programs.  Explain in detail the payroll process in terms of applicable payroll deductions and scheduled paydays.
  7. Responsible for the administration of the BARTA ATU, Local-1345 pension plan.  Including processing retiree paperwork for payment distribution.
  8. Identifying and implementing auditing systems and procedures to ensure data integrity.
  9. Prepare and provide reports to various members of management staff as needed.
  10. Assist in month-end, quarter-end and year-end close process as requested.

Please forward your resume and salary requirements to SCTA Human Resources, 1700 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604 or email

An Equal Opportunity Employer


FACILITIES TECH – Posted 10/16/2023

South Central Transit Authority (SCTA) is seeking an experienced Facilities Tech, which is responsible for providing a safe, comfortable and an efficient environment for employees and the public that is serviced by Berks Area Regional Transportation (BARTA) in Berks County and Red Rose Transit Authority (RRTA) in Lancaster County. This position will work with various staff members and manage various vendors such as electricians, HVAC techs, plumbers, controls techs, etc.

Preferred Skills

SCTA offers a competitive salary and benefits package; use of Authority vehicle for Authority business; and Authority issued mobile phone and laptop.

Qualified candidates should submit resume and salary requirements to SCTA Human Resources 1700 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604 or email

An Equal Opportunity Employer



Interested persons are asked to complete an employment application SCTA Employment Application and email:, mail or drop off the completed application at the location specified in the ad posting. Applications may also be picked up in person at the SCTA offices. A driving record and criminal background check will be conducted for all applicants.

SCTA Employment Application

SCTA is an equal opportunity employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Program

The South Central Transit Authority (SCTA) is hereby committed to comply with prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, or handicap as set forth in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Section 19 of the UMT Act of 1982.

Equal Employment Opportunity Survey

If you are interested in applying for driver positions go to Red Rose Transit Authority or Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority.