Santa Clara County Housing Authority

Housing Programs Specialist (19246541)

South Bay
Until filled
$27.78-$37.22 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


505 West Julian Street San Jose, 95110


Are you a motivated, energetic, and creative individual interested in working for an organization making a difference for the people in your community? Are you interested in joining an agency developing cutting edge affordable housing policies and programs? The award-winning Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) is seeking talented individuals to join us in making a difference with the people in our community. As one of the largest providers of affordable housing in the Bay Area, and a designated Moving To Work (MTW) agency, SCCHA is an independent local government agency that administers the federal Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program for approximately 19,000 households and manages more than 2,600 units of affordable housing in Santa Clara County.


SCCHA was designated a MTW agency in 2008, a distinction granted to less than 1% of the nation’s housing authorities. Since then, we have been creating innovative ways to increase housing options and self-sufficiency for Santa Clara County’s low-income residents while streamlining the administration of our housing programs.




Ideal Candidate

This person will independently perform a variety of complex, highly responsible, and specialized functions associated with the administration of rental assistance programs. The work has technical and programmatic aspects, requiring the interpretation and application of regulations, policies, and procedures and involves frequent contact with Agency staff and the public, as well as performing various research functions. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the department. This class is distinguished from the Housing Assistant by performing specialized departmental functions and by the assignment of caseload management duties. This class is further distinguished from the Housing Programs Supervisor in that the latter is the full supervisory-level class in the series and responsible for supervision of lower-level staff.



We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, flexible spending accounts, deferred compensation, retirement, educational tuition reimbursement, and more. In addition, we operate on a 9/80 work schedule where employees have a paid day off every other Friday. (Monday through Thursday is a nine (9) hour day and the Friday that is worked is an eight (8) hour day).

Special Instructions


Interested applicants must complete a standard application form. Applications and resumes may be submitted via our website at For assistance: please contact the Human Resources Department at (408) 993-2934.


This agency is not using CalOpps to accept online applications for this recruitment. By clicking on the Job Announcement URL below, you will be taken to a different site that is used by this agency for collecting applications. That site will require you to create a login. Please note that this login is not in any way tied to your CalOpps login.