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Working at CMHA

Carrer icon The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We employ over 1,100 people in locations throughout Cuyahoga County.


Our staff consists of Intake Specialists, Administrative Assistants, Accountants, Customer Service Representatives, Housing Managers, Case Managers, Skilled/Semi-Skilled Maintenance Workers, Construction Supervisors, Housing Inspectors, Information Technology and Communications Professionals, Community Services Specialists, Contract Administrators, Employee Relations Professionals, Auditors, Investigators, Attorneys, Planners and more.


We are committed to providing a safe and drug free workplace. Drug Testing and criminal background checks are required for all positions. A driving record check is required with those positions in which vehicles must be operated.


We encourage you to apply for a position with our agency. Public Housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program participants are strongly encouraged to apply. Come enjoy a wonderful work environment and great benefits and help make a difference in the community.


CMHA requires interested individuals to submit a résumé with a cover letter or CMHA application, indicating the position they are interested in. Résumé and applications will only be accepted for current job postings. Applicants should submit one résumé or application for each position they apply for. Only submissions postmarked or received by the closing date of each posting will be accepted.


Submitting your résumé and cover letter through the online application is preferred. Apply online.


CMHA will retain all applications and résumés in active files for six (6) months.


CMHA Police Officer Career Information

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department has been certified and recognized by the State of Ohio as its own bona-fide police force since 1985. Most notably, in 2001, the CMHA Police Department became the first Housing Authority Police Department to earn re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), symbolizing professional excellence and compliance with all applicable standards. It is one of only two Police Departments in Cuyahoga County to achieve accreditation.


The CMHA Police Department currently has an authorized strength of approximately 135 police and security officers who patrol and maintain the safety of 15,000 public housing residents throughout Cuyahoga County. They effectively patrol 50 CMHA developments in marked cars, on bicycles, and on foot that are located in Cleveland, Berea, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland and Oakwood Village, Ohio.


Individuals with a commitment to integrity, professionalism and respect, as well as a desire to improve the quality of life for others are invited to join the CMHA Police Department in shaping a safe and secure future for CMHA residents.


Sworn Police Officers

Sworn Police Officers at the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department are certified by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission. Our sworn officers have full arrest powers and enforce all city, state and federal laws, as well as agency policies and procedures.


Reserve Police Officers

Officers who have successfully completed OPOTA Peace Officer requirements may be appointed to the CMHA Police Department as Reserve Officers at the discretion of the Saftey Officer or Chief of Police.


Security Officers

Security Officers are an integral part of the police force team. They successfully monitor and maintain the safety of elderly and physically-challenged residents who live in CMHA High Rise buildings.


Minimum Qualifications

  • United States citizen

  • 21 years of age

  • High school diploma or GED certificate

  • Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy Certificate (for Police Officers)

  • Completion of OPOTC private security training program (firearm certified for Security Officers)

  • Valid Ohio driver's license

  • Home telephone number

  • Reliable transportation

  • Ability to work any fixed shift or holiday

  • No more than six points on driving record

  • Ability to pass physical agility test

  • Ability to pass written psychological examination

  • Ability to pass medical examination

  • Ability to pass oral interview

  • Ability to pass background evaluation



You must BRING and ATTACH a copy of the following documents to your completed application form for consideration:

  • High school diploma or GED certificate

  • Certificate of completion of OPOTC

  • Valid Ohio driver's license


Special Notice for Police Officer Applicants

Candidates must pass all seven selection process phases to be considered for employment:

  • Written examination

  • Physical agility examination

  • Complete background investigation

  • Voice stress analysis

  • Interview

  • Psychological examination

  • Physical examination


The expected duration of the selection process, from submission of the application to the eligibility list, will be approximately six months. Upon completion of the selection process, the applicants who qualify will be placed on the eligibility list for one year or until the list is exhausted. An applicant not placed on the eligibility list may reapply for employment after six months of an initial application and only as positions for police officers become available.


It is the policy of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or physical handicaps, except where age or physical requirements are essential occupational qualifications.