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Senior Environmental Program Manager - Environmental Services Department - (2300360)

Requisition Number: 2300360
Salary Range: $131,826.24 - $173,846.40 Annually
Application Deadline: March 24, 2023
Senior Environmental Program Manager - Environmental Services Department - (2300360)
About the Department
The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a national leader in pollution prevention, watershed protection, utility service provision, and climate action. Together, ESD employees positively impact every resident and business in San Jose.
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!
To learn more about ESD, follow @sjenvironment on TwitterFacebook and Instagram and San Jose Environmental Services on LinkedIn.
The Division
ESD’s Integrated Waste Management (IWM) division leads one of the largest and most aggressive solid waste management systems in the United States through creativity and innovation. IWM staff collaborate with other City departments and establish strong partnerships with private companies, other government agencies, nonprofits, and the community on a variety of key efforts. Experience fast-paced work and learn new skills that contribute to the bigger purpose of protecting the environment at a local level.  
Positions & Duties
This recruitment will be used to fill one (1) Senior Environmental Program Manager position in IWM’s Business and Civic Services section. Business and Civic Services is a diverse and innovative waste management team, which includes several programs. The commercial solid waste program manages multi-million-dollar agreements that provide garbage and recycling services to San José’s businesses, including collection of solid waste, processing of organic material through anaerobic digestion and composting, and education and outreach to businesses to advance zero waste goals and to meet regulatory requirements. The construction and demolition program includes non-exclusive hauler franchise agreements, facility certifications, and a construction and demolition deposit to encourage recycling. A team of Environmental Inspectors educates and enforces the solid waste portion of San José’s Municipal Code and contracts and agreements administered by IWM. The public litter can program installs, repairs, and maintains over 1,300 public litter cans throughout San José’s business districts. The regulations program provides division-wide program support, ensuring that state laws are met, monitoring legislation and grants, and managing the Environmental Innovation Center building and tenants. The program performance support team provides division-wide clerical and administrative services. The Senior Environmental Program Manager leads and directs the Business and Civic Services team is comprised of 20 technical and administrative staff members including 3 managers who report directly to the Senior Environmental Program Manager.
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.
Experience: Six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in overseeing and administering complex environmental programs, including three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.
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.
If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Courtney Phommachack at
Additional Information

Per the City’s COVID19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy the City requires all employees starting on or after February 11, 2022, to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment absent a documented medical and/or religious exemption. Proof of vaccination means that employees are required to be “up-to-date” with regard to the COVID-19 vaccine. Consistent with the Santa Clara County Public Health Order issued on December 28, 2021, "up-to-date" means that employees are required to be vaccinated with the entire recommended initial series of a COVID-19 vaccine (two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine).

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third-party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at

The application deadline is 11:59 PM on Friday, March 24, 2023. 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 and we will research the status of your application. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or if you have any questions.

 How to Apply
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Contact – Courtney Phommachack at