Biosolids Program Manager - (Environmental Services Program Manager)
City of san José - Environmental Service Department
July 12, 2018
San José, California
$100,422 - $125,777 Annually
Full Time - Experienced
Upper or Senior Management
4 Year Degree
Job ID# 1801276
About the Department
The San José Environmental Services Department (ESD) is responsible for the management of solid waste collection and recycling; watershed protection and pollution prevention; municipal drinking water and recycled water; community sustainability initiatives, and the operation and infrastructure improvements of the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. ESD’s mission is to deliver world class utility services and programs to improve our health, environment, and economy. ESD is comprised of a staff of over 550 with a diverse set of skills and specialties among our team. ESD staff demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork, environmental protection, and building good partnerships.
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Positions & Duties
The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) division is responsible for delivering a 10-year Capital Improvement Program estimated at $1.4 billion. The first Five-Year CIP includes Headworks Improvements, Aeration Tanks and Blower Rehabilitation, Nitrification Clarifier Rehabilitation, Secondary Clarifier Rehabilitation, Digester and Thickener Facilities Upgrades, New Cogeneration Facility, Digested Sludge Dewatering Facility, Advance Facility Control and Meter Replacement, Treatment Plant Distributed Control System, and Facility Wide Water Systems Improvements. The division is a collective 70 member team, staffed by more than 30 full-time engineering professionals and supported by program management consultant staff as well as staff from the City’s Department of Public Works. The CIP is an exciting opportunity that stands among one of the largest public improvement efforts in the South Bay.
CIP is currently recruiting for an Environmental Services Program Manager (“Biosolids Program Manager”) to oversee the future Biosolids Management Program for the San José – Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF). This position will provide leadership and direct oversight of the RWF’s transition from the current biosolids disposal method using 100% biosolids as Alternative Daily Cover (“ADC”) on the Newby Island landfill, to a diversified disposal program, using biosolids for multiple beneficial purposes.
The Biosolids Program Manager will be responsible for directing and managing the Biosolids Management Program at the San José – Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF), including the initial development of a work plan for the new Biosolids Management Program, identifying goals, objectives, task, additional staffing needs and implementation schedule.
This position will also be responsible for establishing and managing multiple disposition contracts for beneficial use of the biosolids produced at the new dewatering facility to be on line by 2022.
Establishing this management position would also allow RWF to start small pilot or demonstration projects, and participate in regional facilities and emerging technologies to develop new products that would use the cake in innovative ways that complied with new regulations. These were other recommendation made in the BTSR.
In addition to the above, other duties may include managing workgroups providing biosolids specific training for new staff, investigate new technology opportunities, for biosolids treatment, provide guidance for regulatory compliance and participation in national and/or regional biosolids partnerships.
1. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, biology, 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 four (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.
To apply, please complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. The application deadline is on August 8, 2018 at 11:59 PM. If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Maria Lane via email at Maria.Lane@sanjoseca.gov.
Internal Number: 1801276
About City of san José - Environmental Service Department
San José Environmental Services manages garbage and recycling services; watershed protection and pollution prevention; municipal drinking water and recycled water; sustainability initiatives; and the operation and infrastructure improvements of the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. ESD's mission is to deliver world class utility services and programs to improve our health, environment, and economy.