Santa Clara County Housing Authority

Housing Policy Analyst (19542781)

County Administration
Northern Bay Area
Until filled
$90,110.94-$120,757.28 Annually

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

Under general supervision, this person will provide administrative and  analytical support to assigned federal and local housing programs; analyzes programmatic policies, practices and procedures and makes recommendations for operational, policy, and procedural improvements; conducts needs analyses, feasibility studies, research, and evaluations for assigned programs; develops, summarizes, and maintains administrative records; fosters cooperative working relationships with other Housing Authority (Agency) departments, outside agencies, and the general public; and performs related work as required.

This is the journey-level class in the Housing Policy Analyst series, in which incumbents perform the full range of analytical duties in support of assigned assisted housing programs including on-going research, analysis, and reporting of housing programs regulations, preparation of comprehensive reports, policy briefs, research memos, model policies or other communications.  The work has technical and programmatic aspects, requiring the interpretation and application of policies, procedures, and regulations and involving frequent contact with staff and the public, as well as performing various research functions.  Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to the assigned area(s) of responsibility.  This class is distinguished from the Senior Housing Policy Analyst in that the latter is an expert for specific Agency programs, assigned to the more complex programs and initiatives, functioning with a higher degree of independent judgment and initiative, and requiring additional training and/or experience.



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.


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