This page lists answers to common questions about applying for a job with KCHA. If you can't find the answer you need, contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-574-1100. If you have trouble with the application system, view the how to apply step-by-step guide (PDF, 236 KB, download Adobe Reader) or call 1-888-636-4661.
How do I find out which jobs are open?
View the job openings page.
How do I apply?
View the instructions for how to apply.
Do I need an email address to apply?
Yes. You must have an email address not shared with any other applicant. To set up an email address for free, use Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo Mail.
Do I need to set up an account to apply?
Yes. You will have the chance to create an account at the start of the application process.
Can I use my current GovernmentJobs.com account?
What if I forget my user name or password?
Go to the lost password help page. Enter your email address, first name, last name, and then click the submit button. The system will then send your user name or password to your email address. To keep the message out of your junk mail folder, add email@example.com to your list of approved senders. If you need help, call 1-888-636-4681.
Can I submit an application for a job not listed?
No. KCHA takes applications only for open jobs. To receive an emailed notice when jobs become available, fill out the job interest form.
I want to apply for more than one job. Do I need to submit separate applications?
What do I need to submit when I apply? Should I include a resume and cover letter?
All jobs require an application. Some also require a resume, cover letter, answers to a set of questions, or other materials. If needed, the job announcement will list them. KCHA will not accept a resume instead of an application, or as a substitute for any part of an application. We also will not consider you for a job if you fail to submit all required materials.
How do I change or delete information on my application?
You cannot edit a submitted application. To edit or delete an application you haven't yet finished, first go to the applicant login page. Enter your user name and password and click the "Login" button. A list of your applications appears on the screen that follows. Click the "Edit" link next to the name of the application you want to change.
How do I save my application?
Click the "Save & View Application" button located near the bottom of the page. You must click this button to save any added or changed information. To return to a saved application, go to the applicant login page. Enter your user name and password and click the "Login" button. A list of your applications appears on the screen that follows.
How do I print my application?
You may print a copy of your application after you submit it to KCHA. Click the link on the confirmation page labeled "Click here for a printable version of the application you just submitted."
Can I submit an application after the closing date?
No. You must submit your application by 4:30 p.m. Pacific time on the date shown in the job announcement. KCHA will not consider late applications.
Can I submit a paper application?
KCHA prefers online applications. If you cannot apply online, submit an Employment Application (PDF, 75 KB, download Adobe Reader) and your answers to any supplemental questions. You may also submit a resume and cover letter. KCHA must receive all materials by 4:30 p.m. on the day the job opening closes. Send all materials to:
King County Housing Authority
600 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
What happens after I submit my application?
Human Resources look at all applications. The process of choosing the most qualified people may take many weeks. Handling interviews, tests, and reference and background checks often takes several more weeks.
Keep in mind that KCHA works with many applicants. We will contact you only if you have been chosen to advance in the selection process.
How can I check the status of my application?
Go to the applicant login page. Enter your user name and password and click the "Login" button. After you log in, click the "Application Status" link near the top of the page.