Employment Opportunities at OHA
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Thank you for your interest in employment with the Oakland Housing Authority.
As the need arises, the Oakland Housing Authority advertises employment opportunities. Candidates interested in applying for any of the job openings listed below must complete and submit an Oakland Housing Authority application form and/or a current detailed resume, to the Human Resources Department by the closing date indicated. Applicants who submit resumes may be asked to complete an Oakland Housing Authority employment application at a later date.
The Authority only accepts applications for positions currently open. You must submit a new application for each position you wish to apply for.
Please read the job announcement specific to the position you wish to apply for, as it will describe all application requirements. Depending on the position, you may be required to submit a current (issued within the last 3 months) DMV printout and/or a current (issued within the last 6 months) original typing certificate. Your application will not be considered unless you submit all required documents. Typing certificates from recognized colleges, schools and most temporary agencies are acceptable.
Contacting the Human Resources Department
Telephone: (510) 874-1575
TDD: (510) 832-7331
Address: 1619 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
You may call our job hotline by dialing (510) 874-1500 & selecting option 4. The job hotline is updated every Monday morning.
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The Selection Process
All applications received on/before the closing date indicated, will be carefully screened. Those applicants whose education and experience most closely match the requirements of the position will be invited to compete in the examination process (meeting the minimum requirements listed in the job description does not guarantee advancement in subsequent phases of the selection process). Candidates who compete successfully in this examination will have their names placed on a List of Qualifiers. All appointments to vacant positions will be made from the List. For some positions, in lieu of conducting an oral and/or written examination, the Human Resources Department will complete an experience and training rating form for all candidates who applied for the position. Applications/resumes submitted by all candidates will be screened, rated and then ranked. Ranking will be determined based on those candidates whose experience, training and/or education, as indicated in their application/resume, most closely matches the requirements specified on the job
specification. The names of the highest ranking candidates will be placed on the List
of Qualifiers, and the final selection will be made from this List. All appointments
are subject to the approval of the Department Director and Executive Director.
College degrees or units required for the position will be verified prior to final appointment. If this information cannot be verified for a candidate, the candidate's name will not be placed on the List of Qualifiers.
For positions requiring physical strength or agility, candidates must pass an evaluation by an Authority-designated physician.
For positions requiring use of an Authority vehicle, candidates' driving records will be checked prior to appointment. To be eligible for appointment, each candidate must possess a valid California driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the Authority's insurer.
All prospective employees must also provide proof of American citizenship, or legal resident status and the legal right to work in the United States.
Union dues and initiation fees, or service fees equal to the amount of monthly union dues are required of employees who are in positions represented by a collective bargaining agent.
Prior to becoming permanent, new employees must successfully pass a probationary period.
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Employees of the Authority enjoy a competitive fringe benefit program.
SICK LEAVE is accrued at the rate of one day per month.
VACATION LEAVE for new employees is accrued at the rate of 10 days each year.
Management, supervisory, professional and confidential employees are also entitled to a management benefit package allowance and five days of administrative leave per year.
PAID HOLIDAYS - There are 13 and one half each year.
RETIREMENT - The Authority is a member of CalPERS Retirement System. The Authority participates in Social Security and Deferred Compensation plans are also available to employees at their option.
GROUP LIFE INSURANCE is fully paid by the Authority.
HEALTH, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE are available. The Authority pays up to 100% of the least costly family plan premiums for all employees.
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Equal Opportunity Employer
In accordance with federal and state laws, the Oakland Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran's status or disability in the employment or the provision of services.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Oakland Housing Authority is committed to making reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodation in the examination process must do so no later than five (5) working days after the point of invitation by the Authority to an examination. Applicants with special needs, please call the Human Resources Department at (510) 874-1575 (voice) or (510) 832-7331 (TDD).
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