Website City of San José

Requisition Number: 2300213

Salary Range: $102,451.44 – $129,707.76 Annually

Application Deadline: March 28, 2023

Sanitary Engineer, Capital Improvement Program, Environmental Services Department – (2300213)

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 Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and San Jose Environmental Services on LinkedIn.

Positions & Duties

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 regards 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).The Sanitary Engineer performs a variety of professional sanitary engineering assignments of moderate difficulty at the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility.

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 Sanitary Engineer performs a variety of professional sanitary engineering assignments of moderate difficulty at the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility.

The salary range for Sanitary Engineer is $102,451.44 – $129,707.76 annually. This amount includes an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable pay. Actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.

About the Division

The CIP division is responsible for planning and implementing capital long term capital improvement projects at the Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF). The RWF is an advanced wastewater treatment plan that serves approximately 1.4 million residents over a 300 square mile service area. The ESD CIP division is currently comprised of 53 full-time positions that perform program administration, budget planning, project delivery, and process engineering services. The division is also supported by a co-located team of consultant staff and staff from the Department of Public Works who provide program management and construction management services, respectively. This integrated team is responsible for delivering a 10-year capital improvement program estimated at $1.4 billion. The RWF CIP is an exciting opportunity that stands among one of the largest construction programs in the South Bay.

Capital Improvement Program link:

The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is currently recruiting for multiple Sanitary Engineer positions located at the San Jose/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF). The incumbent in this position will be supervised by an Associate or Senior Engineer. The Sanitary Engineer will provide engineering and technical assistance in the development and delivery of wastewater capital improvement projects.

Combine your expertise with the on-the-job experience you’ll gain in CIP by working with multi-discipline engineering professionals, program management consultants, and San José Public Works staff.  You will enjoy career development, new skills, mentoring, and the benefits of contributing to your community.

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.


Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:

Education: Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering science or environmental engineering.

Experience: One (1) year of professional sanitary or closely related engineering experience.

Acceptable Education/Experience Substitutions:

·   Possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training Certificate or a valid Professional Engineer Certificate issued by the State of California, or Master’s reciprocal states, may be substituted for the required education.

·   Possession of a Master’s degree with specialty in sanitary or environmental engineering may be substituted for the required 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 Vaishali Vashistha at

Additional Information

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 on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM. 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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