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City of Los Altos
  • Position Number: 4515602
  • Location: Los Altos, CA
  • Position Type: Residence Life and Housing
JOB TITLE: Housing Manager

AGENCY: City of Los Altos

LOCATION: Los Altos, California

FILING DEADLINE: September 11, 2023

SALARY RANGE: $151,616.52 – $187,290.83 Annually

The Position

The Housing Manager performs management, administrative, technical, and investigative work related to Housing and Code Enforcement Programs within the City. This is a management classification responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the staff, operations, and activities of the Division, which includes short-term, mid-term, and long-term approaches to maintain and expand the supply of affordable housing in the City. Additionally, the Housing Manager exercises oversight of Code Enforcement for Municipal Code and City policy violations.

The individual selected to assume this position will be expected to:

  • Oversee, develop, manage, and implement complex housing and community development programs and projects of highest quality.

  • Interpret, apply, and explain laws, codes, policies, and procedures.

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate management, professional, technical, and clerical staff; plan and direct the operations of complex programs.

  • Identify grant opportunities for the City, and promote opportunities open to the development community.

  • Have knowledge of laws that ensure compliance with and enforcement of Building and Safety Codes, inspection and enforcement of substandard housing and dangerous buildings, abandoned vehicle abatement, cannabis, graffiti abatement, trash, non-compliant land use and businesses, and unpermitted structures.

  • Assume management and administrative responsibility for highly diverse staff and functions in the department.

  • Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow up on assignments.

  • Respond to inquiries and complaints in a tactful and timely manner.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Serve as liaison with planners, building inspectors, law enforcement aides, fire, police, attorneys, and the public on housing & code enforcement matters.

  • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a positive and collaborative leader with effective decision-making skills who will be dedicated to program management while implementing the applicable Federal, State, and local laws impacting housing and community development. They should also embody the values of our City's approach to its commitment to the community, excellence through teamwork, and doing the right thing the right way. This position requires the knowledge of principles and practices of budget and personnel management; economics of real estate, housing, and community development; understanding of Planning principles applicable to the development of affordable housing, residential housing, and code enforcement of the municipal code.

The Community

Tree-lined streets and a small village atmosphere characterize Los Altos, which is located in the heart of world-famous Silicon Valley. Just 40 miles south of San Francisco, Los Altos is a residential community served by seven small retail districts. The seven-square-mile City is developed with small businesses, schools, libraries and churches.

For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at:

To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five work related references (who will not be contacted in the early

stages of the recruitment) to:

Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of past organization(s).

If you have any questions, please contact:

Joshua Boudreaux

(510) 901-0044


We invite you to learn more about the City of Los Altos by reviewing the City's website:

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