City of San José, California

Wastewater Chief Plant Operator

Onsite - San José, CA
$125K - $200K+ Annually
Application Deadline: 4/19/24

City of San José, California

Wastewater Chief Plant Operator

Salary range: $148,563.74 to $239,832.32

Application deadline: Friday, April 19, 2024.

Join the vibrant community of San José, the “Capital of Silicon Valley,” and make a difference in one of the nation’s largest and most innovative cities. San Jose offers a dynamic environment where creativity thrives, backed by a rich cultural tapestry, exceptional educational institutions, and a commitment to sustainability.

Position Overview

The City of San José’s Environmental Services Department is seeking a dedicated individual to fill the role of Wastewater Chief Plant Operator. In this critical position, you will oversee the operations of the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF), ensuring compliance with regulatory standards while contributing to the city’s sustainability goals.

  • Key Responsibilities:Provide strategic leadership in planning and organizing operational activities, including direct supervision of staff.
  • Manage special projects and strategic planning initiatives defined by the Facility General Manager.
  • Ensure compliance with air emissions permits and wastewater discharge regulations.
  • Oversee asset management and engineering support functions.
  • Collaborate closely with the Division Manager of Operations to troubleshoot issues and provide leadership during emergency situations.

  • Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Six (6) years of supervisory or management experience at a wastewater facility, including at least three (3) years of experience supervising more than 20 full-time employees.
  • Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification in the State of California. The City of San José offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package that includes retirement plans, health and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, holidays, a comprehensive employee assistance program, and more.

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Questions? Contact:

Abby Ackers

Senior Executive Recruiter

CPS HR Consulting

916 471-3422

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The City of San José is an equal opportunity employer.

Recruiter Information:

Abby Ackers