Goverment Jobs
February 11, 2019
Oakland, California
Job Type




Under the general direction of the Deputy Executive Director, plans, directs and manages the maintenance and capitol improvement activities and operations for a diverse portfolio that includes multi-family and senior units; coordinates assigned activities with other Authority departments, outside agencies and firms; supervises building maintenance and capital improvement contractor functions; manages force account agreements and staff; and supervises a large team of staff of managerial, professional, labor and technical staff.


? Manages and directs all department services and activities including the capitol improvements, maintenance and repair of Authority owned, contracted and third party managed properties.

? Oversees capitol improvement and building rehabilitation services; negotiates and administers capitol improvement and maintenance contracts.

? Oversees the use of force account agreements and resources.

? Monitors work in progress to ensure compliance with project schedules, specifications, contract requirements, union agreements and project budgets.

? Develops and implements maintenance standards and schedules for all maintenance service areas.

? Develops and manages the implementation of departmental goals and objectives.

? Develops long-term planning strategies for Authority owned, contracted and third party managed property capitol improvement and maintenance programs.

? Maintains quality standards for a comprehensive maintenance program.

? Manages the timely renovation of vacant units to support the Authority?s leasing goals.

? Evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service areas and makes appropriate allocation of resources and staff.

? Supervises trains and evaluates staff.

? Plans and implements departmental budget.

? Represents the Authority on maintenance and capitol improvement issues internally and to outside agencies and officials; and resolves sensitive complaints.


A bachelor?s degree, with a major in engineering, facilities management, city planning business/public administration or in a related field;

A minimum of five years of supervisory and increasingly responsible experience managing maintenance, capitol improvements, facilities, public works or other applicable departments;

Must possess a valid California?s Driver License and have and maintain an insurable driving record.

Equivalent combinations of education, experience and training will be considered.


Performs other related work as required. May be required to attend evening meetings, including community, City of Oakland and Board of Commissioner?s Meetings.


Knowledge of: property maintenance and operations, including the services and activities of a comprehensive capitol improvements and maintenance program; principles, practices, methods and materials utilized in building rehabilitation and capitol improvements, the alteration and maintenance of buildings, as well as preventative maintenance methods and techniques; force account staffing and union project labor agreements; current techniques in developing capitol improvement specifications; contract administration; budget preparation; property maintenance trades and their requisite skills; safety principles and regulations and hazards associated with property maintenance activities; techniques and practices for the supervision and training of a semi-skilled and skilled trades maintenance staff; and Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations governing public housing, multi-family and office building capitol improvements and maintenance.

Ability to: manage and direct a comprehensive building and maintenance program; exercise administrative supervision and direction over maintenance, clerical, custodial and paraprofessional staff to include staff development; develop capitol improvement project specifications and bid packages; negotiate and administer capital improvement project contracts; prepare and administer complex budgets; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing (or with audio and visual capabilities); prepare complex analysis to ensure the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the maintenance and capitol improvement operations; prepare reports for the executive, Board of Commissioners and general public.

Thank you for your interest in employment at the Oakland Housing Authority.

To apply for this position, applicants must complete and submit an online application at by the date indicated; a current, detailed resume may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

All applications and resumes 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. Candidates who compete successfully in this examination will have their names placed on a List of Qualifiers. An appointment will be made from the List. For some positions, an experience/training rating and/or written evaluation of candidates will be used in lieu of the oral examination. 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. 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. All appointments are subject to the approval of the Executive Director.

All prospective employees must pass a physical examination and drug screening by an Authority-designated physician. A pre-employment criminal history background check will also be conducted for all positions. 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 Class C 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.

Prior to becoming permanent, new employees must successfully pass a probationary period.


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. There are also fourteen (14) paid holidays each year.

RETIREMENT - The Authority is a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). The Authority also participates in Social Security.


GROUP LIFE INSURANCE is fully paid by the Authority.

Management, supervisory, professional and confidential employees are also entitled to a management benefit package allowance and five days of administrative leave per year.


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 federal, state and local disability laws, the Oakland Housing Authority will provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to disability. The 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, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodation for this selection process. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate disabled applicants. Applicants with special needs, please call (510) 874-1575 (voice); (510) 832-7331 (TDD).

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