• Full Time
  • San Jose, CA
  • $106,186.08 - $129,620.40 Annually USD / Year

Website City of San José

Requisition Number: 2300302

Salary Range: $106,186.08 – $129,620.40 Annually

Application Deadline: March 16, 2023

Wastewater Mechanical Supervisor II – Environmental Services Department – (2300302)

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. 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

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 www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.

The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.  Wastewater Mechanical Supervisor II annual salary range is $106,186.08 – 129,620.40 which includes the five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.

Per the City’s COVID-19 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 an employee is not only “fully vaccinated,” but has also obtained any booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccination for which they are eligible, within 15 days of first becoming eligible.

Under general supervision, the Wastewater Mechanical Supervisor performs work of considerable difficulty involving the supervision of the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of varied equipment and structures at the wastewater facility. The Wastewater Mechanical Supervisor will provide safety and maintainability review of facilities design, construction methods and research projects, and propose alternatives, forecast long-term maintenance needs of equipment and technologies being tested, and provide historical information on the condition and maintainability of existing wastewater facilities and equipment. This is a permanent position reporting to the Power & Air Superintendent.

The Wastewater Mechanical Supervisor should have the ability to thoroughly review plans, specifications, and any supporting documentation for maintainability of a wastewater facility or process. The position should be able to assist in developing design of temporary equipment installations and various appurtenances. The incumbent should have knowledge of the types of valves, pipes, pumps and treatment equipment appropriate for various applications throughout the wastewater facility. This position will assist with estimating maintenance costs for different design alternatives. This position will also assist with determining training requirements and content and format of maintenance manual to be provided by the contractor for construction projects.  This position will identify the need for standardization of equipment and assist with any research or testing needed to validate equipment performance. Since full face respirator will be utilized, the incumbent must pass the annual and spirometry test.


Education: Successful completion of high school, General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Certificate, or California Proficiency Certificate.

Experience: Four (4) years of experience as a journey level mechanic in a wastewater facility or equivalent industrial facility, including one (1) year lead experience at a level equivalent to Senior Wastewater Mechanic level at the San José/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility AND possession of certification as Plant Mechanical Technologist Grade IV from California Water Environment Association (CWEA)

Acceptable Substitution: An additional four (4) years of journey-level experience as a Wastewater Mechanic I/II or higher OR an additional two (2) years journey-level experience AND two (2) years possession of Plant Mechanical Technologist Grade III may be substituted for the certification as Plant Mechanical Technologist Grade IV.

Required Licensing: Possession of a valid State of California Class C driver’s license. As a condition of employment in some designated positions, possession of a valid State of California Class A or B driver’s license with applicable endorsements may be required in the performance of job duties.

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 this position, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Isaiah Swendell at Isaiah.swendell@sanjoseca.gov

Additional Information 

To apply, please complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. The application deadline is on Thursday, March 16, 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 CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application.  Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions.

How to apply

The requisition # for this job posting is 2300302. To view the full job announcement and apply for this position, please go to: www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers


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Contact – Isaiah Swendell at Isaiah.swendell@sanjoseca.gov

Website – https://www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers

To apply for this job email your details to esd-hr@sanjoseca.gov