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Job Description


$78,989.56 - $98,725.12/year

(3.5% COLA Increase July 1, 2018)

The Oakland Housing Authority's Police Officers' authority comes from Section 830.31(d) of the California Penal Code. The Department is currently POST certified, and one of fourteen nationally accredited agencies in California through CALEA. Under general supervision, officers patrol authority owned property, perform all the duties of a police officer and performs related work as required.


Responsible for the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property; patrols Authority owned property by car and by foot; enforces the California Penal and Vehicle Code, as well as the Authority rules and regulations within the boundaries of authority owned and controlled property; responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for protection of life or property; cooperates with other law enforcement agencies: investigates crimes, unusual incidents or suspicious conditions on Authority property; works in specialized units, such as drug elimination; serves evictions and other legal notices; conducts home security inspections and alert meetings; attends neighborhood community group meetings; responds to all incidents involving Authority vehicles; prepares records and reports.


Performs other peace officer related duties as required.


* Graduation from High School or GED

* Be at least 20.5 years of age at time of application

* A valid California Drivers License, and insurable driving record, as well as a willingness to work nights, weekends, holidays and rotating shifts as assigned

* Currently enrolled or a graduate of a police academy

BILINGUAL SKILLS: Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese are highly desirable.



Knowledge of: the California Penal and Vehicle Codes; the legal rights of citizens; court procedures and rules of evidence. Skill in: the safe utilization of firearms; effective speaking, writing and preparing reports used in legal proceedings. Ability to: analyze and deal effectively with emergency situations; work with minimal supervision; understand and follow written directions; promote good community relations and build community confidence in the Department; effectively work with low-income groups; sit, stand and walk for one or two hours; have vision correctable to 20/20 in one eye, and 20/30 in the other, with no color deficiencies; have weight proportional to height; occasionally carry over 100 pounds with assistance; run occasionally; and perform other functions as specified on the State of California Division of Industrial Accidents form RB-91 for this classification.


All applications will be carefully reviewed. The selection process will include a physical ability test, an oral interview and a personal history review. Successful applicants will be placed on a list of qualifiers. Based on position on the list, applicants will complete a polygraph examination and intensive background investigation. Successful candidates will be scheduled for an interview with the Department Director. Those passing will be given a conditional job offer and scheduled for a medical and psychological examination. The entire process should be completed within 180 days.

Note: applicants currently enrolled in police academies may substitute the basic academy entry level examination and successful completion of the academy's physical ability program for the written & physical ability portions.

TO APPLY: Please complete an Employment Application online at www.oakha.org.This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of applications have been received. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form.


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 www.oakha.org 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.

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.


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) ###-#### (voice); (510) ###-#### (TDD).
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Oakland Housing Authority




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Oakland, CA





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