Careers at AHA

A Great Place to Work

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career with the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (AHA). In addition to the opportunity to make a difference in the quality of life for low-income families in the City of Alameda, AHA offers a work environment that is committed to diversity, professional development, and utilization of best practices in the delivery of programs and services.

AHA invites you to view our available job opportunities below and to consider if a career with the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda might be right for you.

Current Job Openings


Open until Filled. First review of applications by May 30, 2024. AHA reserves the right to interview candidates as they apply.

AHA is seeking an exceptional, team-oriented candidate to fulfill the role of Assistant Director of Property Operations or Assistant Director of Permanent Supportive Housing. Join AHA and have the opportunity to contribute to the management of a wide array of administrative functions for a high-performing housing authority dedicated to providing affordable housing in the most impacted region of the nation.

The position currently open is in the Assistant Director of Property Operations or Assistant Director of Permanent Supportive Housing and will report to the Director of Property Operations depending on how filled. AHA is particularly interested in applications from candidates with a strong track record in overseeing policies and programs to prevent homelessness and maintaining stable housing, especially among special needs populations.  Successful performance of the work requires knowledge of public policy, housing policy and programs, Housing Authority functions and activities, and the ability to develop, oversee, and implement projects and programs in a variety of areas. The successful candidate will also be team-oriented with the ability to coordinate and collaborate with a variety of internal stakeholders to move activities and projects forward.  AHA reserves the right to use applications received from this advertisement to fill Assistant Director  positions in other departments for up to one year.

To be considered for this career opportunity, submit an application form (located on the AHA website) and the required supporting documents. This position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position may close at any time.

Ready to Apply?

To apply for a position, follow the instructions in the job announcement and submit all required job application documents by the posted deadline. All positions require a job application form to be completed; click the button below to access the job application form. Please limit resumes to no more than 3 pages and include months and years of employment; cover letters should be limited to 2 pages. Applicants should include all employment history in their resume and application form, including any outside employment that they intend to continue if hired by AHA. Applicants who reach the final stages of the interview process and are being considered for a job offer will be required to fill out conflict of interest and outside employment forms.

Applications are screened for minimum qualifications listed in the postings and only the most qualified applicants will be invited to interview. AHA regrets that, due to the large number of responses we receive in response to job postings, AHA is only able to contact those candidates that are selected for an interview. While AHA’s posted Pay Schedule shows 5 steps in the salary range for most positions, applicants should note that AHA generally seeks to hire at steps 1-3, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Eligibility for subsequent step increases is reviewed at the end of the probationary period and at the time of annual performance evaluations.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act, the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda is committed to making reasonable efforts to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you have a request for ADA accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at, or by phone at: (510) 747-4326, or TTY/TRS:711.

The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda is an Equal Opportunity Employer

AHA is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the AHA is to encourage applications from persons who are economically disadvantaged and individuals belonging to significantly underrepresented groups within the AHA’s workforce, including ethnic and racial minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or political or organizational affiliation.

About the recruitment process:

The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (AHA) recruitment process generally consists of the following steps for permanent hires. The interview process may differ for temporary hires, for exempt staff positions, or in circumstances in which an outside recruiter is being used. The specific order below may also differ depending on the type of position and number of candidates. AHA reserves the right to interview candidates as they apply.

  1. Application: Candidates fill out the AHA application and submit answers to supplemental questions (if required). Candidates are asked to closely read the job description before applying. AHA’s website is also a useful resource. 
  2. First interview: This is usually held via online video, for roughly 30-45 minutes.
  3. Online Testing – Candidates complete online testing through an AHA vendor. Candidates should watch for this in their email. This may be sent before or after the first interview. 
  4. Second interview – This is held in person at our offices at 701 Atlantic Avenue and a written test that is specific to the position is also done at the same time. Candidates should allow 2 hours in total. (Note: for some positions, a third interview or tour of the properties is held).
  5. References: Three references are required.These may be checked before the first or second interview. Please include prior supervisors in your list of references. 
  6. Offer: Conditional offers are made in writing by HR. Generally, offers are time limited (2 business days). 
  7. Background check: This is done after acceptance of the offer and before the start date.  
  8. Start date: New hires start on Monday (unless Monday is a holiday). The start date is usually no sooner than 2 weeks from the offer date. If a candidate needs a later start date, they should indicate that in the application form. 

If you have questions, please email 

Why Work at AHA?

In addition to competitive salaries, robust training and development, and the ability to contribute to a mission-driven organization, some of the more tangible benefits of working at AHA include:

  • Vacation and sick time, plus 11 paid holidays and 3.5 floating holidays per year
  • Employer-paid medical and dental coverage, and with some plans fully employer-paid (regardless of the number of dependents)
  • CalPERS Retirement Plan, plus optional participation in pre/post-tax 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Life and long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account plans for health, dependent care, and transit expenses
  • A variety of other benefits including optional vision insurance, bilingual pay, education/tuition reimbursement, and an employee assistance program (EAP)
  • AHA also strives to provide a work-life balance to our employees. In addition to generous paid leave benefits, certain positions offer a two-week schedule of nine 8-hour days (with every other Friday off) as well as some flexibility for daily work schedules.