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CIP Deputy Director – Environmental Services Department - (2300803)

City of San José
San Jose, California
$140,154.56 – $226,257.20
Closing date
Jul 8, 2023

Requisition Number: 2300803

Salary Range: $140,154.56 – $226,257.20 Annually

Application Deadline: July 18, 2023


CIP Deputy Director – Environmental Services Department - (2300803)


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.


Positions & Duties

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is recruiting for a Deputy Director to oversee the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

The CIP Deputy Director plans, organizes, and directs the overall management of the Capital Improvement Program, including construction management and project delivery, ensuring program stability. The selected candidate for this position will lead teams of highly functioning and dynamic engineers, project managers, inspectors, planners, contractors, and consultants in completing multiple projects of varying sizes and complexities.

Typical duties for the CIP Deputy Director include:

  • General administration of the CIP, which includes establishing the priorities for project elements with procedures and strategies to ensure construction standards are maintained, as well as the timely and effective utilization of available resources.
  • Directing and monitoring the overall CIP budget, schedule, and workflow
  • Overseeing the development and refinement of project scope, schedules, and budgets as the dozens of projects progress through scoping, preliminary engineering, detailed design, and bid award.
  • Representing ESD in interactions and collaboration with CIP partners (other City Departments, consultants, and contractors), residents and city council members of neighboring cities, and representatives of various governmental and regulatory agencies.

The ideal candidate is an accomplished, strategic leader who possesses an unwavering commitment to public service, their employees, colleagues and organization, and community. The ideal candidate will also be someone with extensive professional, technical, and managerial experience in major capital improvement programs, including wastewater projects, who has demonstrated the ability to build effective teams and keep a program moving forward. 

This position requires an individual who has a proven track record of delivering major construction projects within scope and on-time, who is deadline driven and ensures project stability. The ideal candidate will possess political acumen and understand the importance of building and maintaining open communication and strong relationships with representatives of neighboring cities and other key stakeholders.

Finally, the ideal candidate will have a management style that facilitates a positive, creative, and fun work environment along with a strong commitment to the organizational mission and project goals.

The Capital Improvement Program Division

The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) division is leading one of the largest public works programs in San José’s history! The division is responsible for delivering a 10-year capital improvement program estimated at $1.4 billion and assuring the future of wastewater treatment services for 1.7 million residents and 17,000 businesses.

CIP oversees the modernization the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF) by replacing and upgrading the aging infrastructure of the largest advanced wastewater treatment facility in the West, and to update treatment processes with exciting new technologies.

Visit the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) website for more information.

Salary Information

The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. The below salary range includes an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable pay. The annual salary range for Deputy Director is presently $140,154.56 – $226,257.20.

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



Minimum Qualifications:

1. Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.

2. Experience: Six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in senior level administrative and/or analytic work in a public or private agency is required.

Five (5) or more years of experience managing major capital improvement programs with an emphasis in wastewater projects is desirable.

3. Licenses or Certifications: California Professional Engineer (PE) Certification in Civil or Mechanical Engineering is required. If PE certification is from another state, a California PE certification must be obtained within one year from date of hire.

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.

Per the City’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, the City requires all new hires to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment absent an approved medical or religious exemption. “Fully vaccinated” means the employee has received two doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Phil Dunbar at


Additional Information 

-Link to Benefits page

-Link to the Environmental Services Department website

-Link to California Equal Pay Act

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 Tuesday, July 18, 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 

The requisition # for this job posting is 2300803. To view the full job announcement and apply for this position, please go to: 


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Contact – Phil Dunbar at

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