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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!

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Position Duties

The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. The annual salary range for the positions are presently as follows:

Wastewater Operations Foreperson I: $109,614.96 – $133,770.00
Wastewater Operations Foreperson II: $117,499.20– $143,379.60

The pay range listed above includes the five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.
The Environmental Services Department (ESD) manages the San Jose/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. Built in 1956, the Facility is a round-the-clock operation that cleans an average of 110 million gallons of wastewater per day and has the capacity to clean up to 167 million gallons per day. The Facility serves eight cities with 1.4 million residents and a business sector with more than 17,000 main sewer connections.

Our wastewater undergoes a sophisticated 10.5-hour treatment process that simulates the way nature cleans water. The Facility removes 99 percent of the impurities before the cleaned water is discharged into the South San Francisco Bay or recycled for other uses such as industrial processes, cooling towers, and flushing toilets.

The Facility is the largest advanced wastewater treatment facility in the western United States. Advanced (tertiary) level treatment is necessary to meet our region’s strict state regulations for the shallow waters and sensitive ecosystem of the southern Bay.

Under the direction of the Operations Superintendent, I/II, the Wastewater Operations Foreperson I/II (Foreperson) provides technical oversight of the process area(s), the Facility control room, the Operations training Unit, and/or serves as shift Foreperson overseeing all the wastewater facility operations.

In the process area: The Foreperson provides process control and supervision within their area of responsibility, serves as back-up for Operators, when necessary, prepares for and responds to emergencies, develops standard operating procedures, and coordinates maintenance interaction.

In the computer room: The Foreperson monitors and controls the automated operations of the wastewater facility. Forepersons supervise operating personnel assigned to shift or process area and are responsible for ensuring the safety of staff, providing performance management and feedback, training, scheduling, assigning or work, and providing feedback and recommendation for hiring.

In the role of Shift Foreperson: The Forepersons participate in a plant wide rotation which requires them to take on roles of control room operator, shift Foreperson (Supervisor), and managing a process area or assist in operations training. Control Room and Shift Foreperson positions typically work 12-hour shifts in a 24/7 environment while process area positions work straight days.

In addition, all Forepersons participate in and provide subject matter expertise in capital projects, and interdepartmental collaborations.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Wastewater Operations Foreperson I

Experience:  Demonstrated knowledge and experience in at least three (3) specific operational process areas at the San Jose/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility or equivalent facility.

Licensing:  Possession of a valid California State Water Resources Control Board Operator (SWRCB) Grade III Certificate and possession of a valid State of California Class C driver’s license.

Wastewater Operations Foreperson II

Experience:  Demonstrated knowledge and experience in at least four (4) specific operational process areas at the San Jose/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility or equivalent facility.

Licensing:  Possession of a valid California State Water Resources Control Board Operator Grade IV Certificate and possession of a valid State of California Class C driver’s license.

You must answer all job-specific questions to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.

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.

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third-party job board application system.

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.

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.

How to Apply

The requisition # for this job posting is 202300386. To view the full job announcement and apply for this position, please go to: www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST APPLY & SUBMIT YOUR JOB APPLICATION AT www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A CITY OF SAN JOSE JOB OPPORTUNITY.

Contact – ESD-HR@sanjoseca.gov

Website – https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanjoseca/jobs/4482771/wastewater-operations-foreperson-i-ii

 

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