Director of Human Resources and Compliance

Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA)


State College, PA


$92,054 – $108,432
per year

Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA)

State College, PA (est. pop. 42,000)


Director of Human Resources and Compliance

The Centre Region (approx. pop. 93,000), nestled in the Appalachian Mountains in Central Pennsylvania, is comprised of several municipalities, including State College, the largest borough in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Home to The Pennsylvania State University, State College has been ranked one of the best places to live, work, and retire by many sources, including Forbes and Kiplinger’s.  The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) is a Joint Municipal Authority serving eight municipalities and prior to the pandemic was the third-largest public transit system by ridership in the Commonwealth.  CATA has approximately 225 staff and is currently seeking candidates for Director of Human Resources and Compliance, which reports to the General Manager and serves on the Executive Management Team.  The Director is responsible for oversight of the Human Resources Division, including supervision of the Human Resources Manager and Safety and Training Manager.  Responsibilities include the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of human resources, employee development, and safety functions.  

Job Requirements

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.  Candidates must have four (4) years of increasingly responsible senior-level experience in human resources, preferably leading a Human Resources function.  Certification as a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP is preferred.  A combination of education and substantial relevant experience beyond the minimum will be given consideration.  

How to Apply

To apply, visit and apply online.  Questions may be directed to S. Renée Narloch & Associates, (850) 391-0000 or 

Starting salary will be dependent upon qualifications and is accompanied by an excellent benefits package. 

The first review of applications will occur on December 13, 2021; the position is open until filled. A detailed brochure is available.  CATA is an equal opportunity employer.