City of San Jose Environmental Services Department
Senior Environmental Program Manager - South Bay Water Recycling - Environmental Services Department
Requisition Number: 202300246
Salary Range: $139,732.32 – $184,285.92
Application Deadline: 2/28/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Senior Environmental Program Manager – South Bay Water Recycling – Environmental Services Department (202300246)
About the Department
Our department is an exceptional place to start or grow your career. We have a supportive leadership team, numerous professional growth opportunities, and an inclusive workplace culture that is welcoming of your talents! We offer an array of meaningful career paths and value flexibility – offering hybrid work and alternative work schedules in select roles. Additionally, the City offers excellent health and pension benefits, as well as 15 paid holidays!
About South Bay Water Recycling
The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is recruiting for a Senior Environmental Program Manager to oversee the Department’s South Bay Water Recycling (SBWR) group!
A section of ESD’s Water Resources Division, SBWR is a recycled water wholesaler to four retailers: San Jose Water Company, San José Municipal Water, City of Santa Clara, and City of Milpitas. Customers buy recycled water from the retailer in their location.
SBWR is the regional permit holder for recycled water in San José, Santa Clara and Milpitas, ensuring compliance with State regulations for recycled water quality and use and is a leader in recycled water in Northern California.
SBWR’s recycled water system consists of over 150 miles of pipeline, five pump stations, and 10 million gallons of storage in reservoirs. SBWR delivers more than four billion gallons of recycled water per year to more than 960 commercial customers, an average of 11 million gallons a day.
Position and Duties: Senior Environmental Program Manager
The Senior Environmental Program Manager (SEPM) position will lead the South Bay Water Recycling (SBWR) program in all current and unique aspects to the water utility including regulatory compliance, adherence to State approved Rules & Regulations, public safety, contract and agreement negotiations, the development and implementation of operating and capital budgets, and represent the recycled water utility with local, regional, and state partners, and stakeholders.
In addition, the SEPM will lead the recycled water utility in new focus areas, such as supporting the Regional Wastewater Facility in long term Nutrient Removal Strategies through increased use of recycled water, negotiate and implement contracts and agreements with local stakeholders interested in recycled water, monitor upcoming contaminants of emerging concern (CEC’s), determine impact on the recycled water utility, and lead implementation of studies or pilots to mitigate impacts, and lead an inter-agency collaborative to develop a SBWR Master Plan, including a funding long-term strategy.
This position would also lead efforts to evaluate the City of San Jose alternative water supply options, engage in Council discussions, enter into agreements with partner agencies, identify and pursue funding options for water supply expansion projects. This work may include creation and implementation of a Water Supply Alternatives Study determining near-term and long-term water supply options, including stakeholder engagement.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Lead utility to follow all Recycling Water Rules and Regulations and ensure program compliance with State Regulations.
- Oversee and managing retailer administration, revenue collection, data management, program audits and preparation of State required annual reports.
- Lead local and regional interagency coordination retailer and seeking grant opportunities.
- Develop and implement long term strategies regarding funding and financing of additional recycled water infrastructure.
- Lead the water utility through a complex legal and regulatory environment
- Lead and provide guidance on long term viable water supply solutions through the use of wastewater and/or recycled water
The annual salary range for the position is presently $139,732.32 – $184,285.92. This salary range include an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation. Actual salary shall be determined by the final candidates’ qualifications and experience.
1. Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental sciences, public or business administration, or a closely related field.
2. Experience: Six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in overseeing and administering complex environmental programs, including three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application.
How to Apply
The requisition # for this job posting is 202300246. To view the full job announcement and apply for this position, please go to: www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST APPLY & SUBMIT YOUR JOB APPLICATION AT www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A CITY OF SAN JOSE JOB OPPORTUNITY.
Contact – ESD HR at ESD-HR@sanjoseca.gov
Website – https://www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers