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

MANAGEMENT ANALYST: (SALARY RANGE 33: $110,928 – $134,844 annually)

AHA is expanding its housing services and as a result is seeking several exceptional, team-oriented candidates to work at the Management Analyst level. Management Analysts work on a wide range of analytical, management, and technical assignments supporting AHA operations and programs, and will have the opportunity to perform meaningful and impactful work for an agency dedicated to providing affordable housing in the most impacted region of the nation.

All candidates must have excellent analytical, written and presentation skills. However, the skills experience for each department may differ slightly (see below). Candidates will be considered for all open positions but should indicate in their supplemental answers which department/s they would prefer to be considered for. Successful candidates will, over time,  be provided with projects outside of their department as well to increase their overall knowledge of the agency. They will also sit on various agency wide committees and panels. All candidates are expected to become certified on the Housing Choice Voucher Program within 6 months if not already certified.

  • One of the positions currently open is in the Housing Programs Department , This position focuses on the support of the Housing Choice Voucher Program and related programs. Candidates must have prior experience with the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Yardi or other housing software skills are required.

  • One of the positions currently open is in the Data and Policy Department. This position works on data and policy issues across the agency, including Moving To Work (MTW) Candidates must have excellent data management skills and demonstrated ability to interpret policy/regulations. Housing and/or Yardi experience are preferred but not required. For exceptional candidates with the requisite experience and education, this position may be filled at the Senior Management Analyst level.
  • One of the positions currently open is in the Property Operations Department. This position works on data, policy and compliance issues impacting the agency’s growing 700+ units of affordable housing, Candidates must have LIHTC asset management, property management or compliance experience. Yardi or other housing software skills are required.

The positions are open until filled and resumes will be reviewed on a first received basis. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill other open similar positions now or in the future.

HR MANAGER : (SALARY RANGE 45: $148,656 – $180,684 annually)
HR MANAGEMENT ANALYST (SALARY RANGE 33: $110,928 – $134,844 annually)

The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (AHA) is proud of its mission and accomplishments.  In partnership with the entire community, AHA advocates and provides quality, affordable safe housing, encourages self-sufficiency, and strengthens community inclusiveness and diversity in housing.

AHA is seeking an exceptional, team-oriented candidate to work at the Human Resources Manager level or HR Management Analyst level, depending on qualifications. The candidate hired to either position will work on a wide range of analytical, management, and technical assignments supporting AHA Human Resources operations and programs, including human resources administration, employee relations, recruitment and selection, classification, compensation, benefits, and employee related risk management. The candidate hired will report to the Director of Human Resources.

To be considered for this career opportunity, submit an application form (located on the AHA website) and the required supporting documents. Position is open until filled.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER (SALARY RANGE 36: $119,304 – $145,020 annually)

The Housing Authority is seeking a team-oriented candidate to oversee projects and initiatives in support of the Alameda Housing Authority (AHA)’s affordable housing developments to be hired at the Senior Construction Project Manager or Construction Project Manager level, depending on qualifications.  This may include rehabilitation of properties, re-use and updating of Authority facilities, and administration of financing/funding for projects that are funded through a variety of private, federal, state and local sources.   

To apply, submit a:

  • Housing Authority Employment Application
  • Resume (three pages maximum, include months/years of employment), and
  • Responses to the supplemental questions (two pages maximum)

Your resume and supplemental questions must be in Word or pdf format and uploaded into the employment application form. The AHA application form is located in the Working With AHA>Current Job Openings section of the Housing Authority’s website at The full job description and supplemental questions are on the Open Positions page in Employment Opportunities.

Position is open until filled. First review of applications on April 17, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. PST. AHA reserves the right to interview candidates before the deadline.

RISK CONTROL MANAGER : (SALARY RANGE 45: $12,388 – $15,057 monthly)

The Housing Authority is seeking an exceptional, team-oriented candidate to work as the Agency’s Risk Control Manager.  This position will provide agency-wide risk management procedures, policies and analysis to assist various Housing Authority programs and projects, and will have the opportunity to perform meaningful and impactful work for an agency dedicated to providing affordable housing in the most impacted region of the nation.   

The position is open until filled; the position may close at any time so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For candidates with less experience, those candidates may also be considered at the Management Analyst level. To apply, submit a: Housing Authority Employment Application; resume (three pages maximum, include months/years of employment), and; responses to the supplemental questions (two pages maximum) on the Housing Authority’s website at



SALARY RANGE: TBD Depending on Position

AHA welcomes applications from experienced professionals to help support existing staff and teams. Retired CalPERS annuitants are also welcome to apply. These positions are generally part time (less than 20 hours a week) and/or short term (maximum 900 hours in any fiscal year). Salary will be determined at the time a specific need is identified, and will be within a comparable wage range on the AHA Pay Schedule (a link can be accessed above).

Candidates must have significant expertise in one or more of the following areas to be considered:

  • Affordable Housing Development
  • Asset Management
  • Property Management
  • Capital improvement projects
  • Finance
  • Yardi or Laserfiche administration or other IT project management
  • Management Analyst work
  • Personnel or project management in the public sector, preferably in California

Experience in the affordable housing or public sector is preferred. Candidates must have a track record of being able to work independently with limited supervision/direction, and have a history of exempt status work in prior positions. Strong computer skills are needed for this position (including Word, Excel, and Outlook); some positions may require Yardi proficiency.

Please note these are not training or entry level positions and some in office work in Alameda will be required, generally on Wednesdays.

Interested? Please submit your resume (3 pages max including months and years of employment) and a brief cover letter (max one page) to   Your cover letter must include:  1) what you can offer AHA, 2) your availability in the next 6-12 months, 3) approximately how many hours per week you would like to work, and 4) confirm if you are a current CalPERS member or retired annuitant.

Candidates with relevant qualifications will be asked to submit a full application and attend an online interview. Applicants may not be contacted immediately but qualified applicants will be added to a pool who could be called now or in the future by various departments as needed. 

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.

The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (AHA) main office located at 701 Atlantic Avenue will be closing at 10am on Wednesday (April 24th) due to AHA staff training.