Employment Opportunities


To apply for one of the JCHAs current vacancies (see Job Opening below), please send a Cover Letter, Resume and completed Employment Application Form via mail, fax or e-mail to the Office of Human Resources: 

Jersey City Housing Authority
400 U.S. Highway #1 (Marion Gardens, Building #7)
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Fax Number: 201-547-6653
Attn: Ebane Mainor

All questions can be directed to


 Internship Programs

As a public service employer, the Jersey City Housing Authority is interested in connecting undergraduate and graduate students with our mission of creating sustainable and vibrant communities through service program engagements that enable participants to explore and consider a public service career. Interested students may submit a completed application, resume and a field of interest letter to Areas of interest include Architectural Studies, Communication/Public Relations, Finance/Accounting, Law, Public Policy/ Administration, Social Services, and Technology.


The Jersey City Housing Authority is committed to delivering innovative affordable housing programs and high-quality social programs that benefit the residents we serve. Our employees take pride contributing to JCHA’s success in creating sustainable and vibrant communities.

They also use their creativity and talents to problem-solve, meet new demands, and offer the most effective customer service to our internal and external stakeholders through collaboration and strategic partnerships.

If these characteristics represent you as a prospective employee, then please view our current employment opportunities below:

Building Safety Monitor

Under the direction of a supervisory officer, performs varied simple and moderately physically strenuous tasks involved in patrolling and monitoring the interior and exterior of housing sites, and may assist in making adjustments and or recommendations for buildings security; does related work as required.

Clerk Typist (Applicant Selection)

Under direction, provides clerical support to Applicant Selection in the eligibility assessment of individuals for participation in the public housing and Section 8 programs. The incumbent is primarily responsible for the scheduling, and processing of individuals on the waiting list. This includes processing background checks and communicating results to appropriate parties; updating Elite, the computerized waiting list and generating correspondence to move the eligibility process forward pursuant to Elite’s documented applicant population; and all other duties as assigned.


 The RECE department is seeking a “Digital Inclusion Ambassador” to promote computer access and digital literacy initiatives at JCHA, in alignment with its ConnectHome goals to bridge the digital divide in public housing. Applicants must be high school students or adults attending post-secondary education and/or professional trainings who are Public Housing residents or Housing Choice Voucher Program participants. 


Under the direct supervision of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Supervisor, and the indirect supervision of the Director of Rental Assistance, performs necessary work to assist in the administration of social service programs under the Section 8 Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

ConnectHome VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA would work individually and in collaboration with JCHA's social service team to leverage existing partnerships/resources, develop new ones, research and explore free and low-cost connectivity/technology vendors, seek out and apply for grants to support an array of related initiatives, assess the impact of existing programs, and design/implement new digital literacy programs. VISTA will help develop innovative ways to design and implement programing that has the ability to be consistent and self-sustaining.

Skilled Laborer

$25 per hour; Per Diem; No benefits.
Under direction, performs maintenance and repair tasks involved in masonry and/or plastering and/or carpentry and/or painting and/or plumbing and/or steamfitting and/or sheet metal and/or electrical and/or glazing and/or mechanical and/or other types of maintenance work; makes repairs requiring the use of tools necessary to maintain the proper condition of apartments and other areas; does related work as required.