Colby Office Assistant
Everett, Washington - Full Time

Starting Salary Range: $41,892 - $50,100 annually DOE ($21.49 - $25.70 per hour), plus benefits

This position will remain open until filled with priority given to applications recieved by 5:00 PM, Friday, March 17th, 2023.

Everett Housing Authority is offering a $1,000 hiring incentive at the time of hire for all external candidates.

Everett Housing Authority Mission Statement: The Everett Housing Authority creates affordable housing, fosters healthy communities where households thrive, and replaces systemic racisim with equity for all.

Looking for an opportunity to work for an organization that really makes a difference in the lives of others?  Look no further.  We have a great opportunity for a qualified person to become an Colby Office Assistant.

If you’re looking for a great benefits package we have that as well!

  • Accrue up to 12 vacation days in your first year of employment;
  • 13 paid sick leave days;
  • 12 paid scheduled Holidays plus 1 addition floating holiday per year;
  • Medical Insurance;
  • Dental Insurance;
  • Life Insurance;
  • Long Term Disability Insurance;
  • State Retirement Fund;
  • Flexible work schedule,
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Wellness Program;
  • Tuition reimbursement.

Are you interested in being part of a mission-driven public agency that’s committed to providing affordable housing in Everett and Snohomish County?  Are you organized, customer-service oriented, and comfortable working in a fast-paced modern office environment?  Everett Housing Authority (EHA) is looking for a motivated and resourceful person to step into this vital front-line administrative support role and help us achieve our mission! We are a diverse, innovative public agency with a mission to create affordable housing, foster healthy communities where households thrive, and replace systemic racism with equity for all. 

As the Colby Office Assistant, you will provide a variety of support functions for the agency, focused primarily on the operations of EHA’s Colby administrative office in downtown Everett.  You will be one of the primary points of contact for program participants and other members of the public communicating with EHA via phone, e-mail, and postal mail, as well as working closely with other EHA staff.  Your responsibilities will include managing agency files, both paper and electronic; coordinating office machine, shredding, and water services; and providing administrative support to the Finance and Housing Choice Voucher departments on a variety of tasks and projects.

This entry-level position provides a great chance to interact with other team members in different departments across EHA and learn what their roles are in advancing our mission.  It offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about EHA and our vital work in the community, providing future growth opportunities for a motivated candidate.


  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Prior experience as a receptionist preferred, but customer service experience in another setting can be substituted,
  • General office experience, including computer usage


  • Keyboarding skills equivalent to 35 wpm
  • Skill in dealing with people of all ages, race, ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds
  • Skill in operating computers proficiently.
  • Knowledge and skill in using Outlook, Word, Excel.  Experience in SharePoint desirable.


  • Work cooperatively, harmoniously, and respectfully with customers, co-workers, supervisors, and the public in a professional setting.
  • Understand, speak and write English fluently
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Manage time and tasks efficiently with limited supervision;

The Everett Housing Authority is a progressive agency pursuing its mission with great passion and a high level of professionalism and competence. EHA seeks passionate and optimistic individuals to join our team of highly engaged and satisfied employees committed to assisting those for whom stable and affordable housing is a challenge. EHA’s work has been recognized nationally with awards from NAHRO and Nan McKay. Most recently, EHA received NAHRO’s National Awards of Merit for a fully accessible community garden open to public housing residents and members of the surrounding community and for highly creative financing to convert 333 public housing units to project-based Housing Choice Vouchers and improve these properties with over $20 million in renovations. In addition, EHA received a NAHRO’s National Award of Excellence for a new 20-unit development serving survivors of domestic violence.

Members of our team are rewarded with meaningful work, competitive compensation, employee-friendly policies, a team environment, great benefits, and promotion and bonus opportunities. Please consider joining our team in pursuit of the exciting challenge of meeting the affordable housing needs of Everett and Snohomish County.

The Everett Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer