Program Manager – Capital Improvement Program, Environmental Services

City of San Jose | San Jose

Salary Range: $103,000.00 - $133,900.00 Annually
Open Date: 9/7/2021
Close Date: 9/20/2021

Position Description

Job ID: 2101022
Salary Range: $103,000.00 – $133,900.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Sept 19, 2021

About the Department

Pursuant to the City’s Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination and Testing Policy, the City of San Jose is requiring all new hires to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment absent a documented medical and/or religious exemption.

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a place where people do great work and make a difference. To see some of the first-rate work ESDers have accomplished in the past fiscal year, review the ESD 2020 Annual Report ( For more information about the department, please visit our website or @sjenvironment on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Join us to make a difference!

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

The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Program Manager classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.

About the Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Join the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF) Capital Improvement Program (CIP) division in leading one of the largest public works programs in San José’s history! Check out CIP’s website for more information on the $1.4 billion infrastructure construction program currently in its seventh year of the first 10-year phase ( While all this planning and construction is on-going, the RWF is in continuous operation, serving 1.4 million residents and over 17,000 businesses in eight cities.

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.

About the Position

ESD is seeking to fill the position of Program Manager for the Capital Improvement Program at the RWF. This is a key leadership position that directly manages up to four employees including a supervising environmental services specialist, an associate engineer, and engineering technicians. This position works closely with executive management staff and Program Management Consultant. He/she also manages consultant program controls staff, who support the program management office.

The incumbent will be responsible for:

Establishing and maintaining processes, systems, and tools to enable improved project controls over the life of capital projects

Implementing and maintaining change management processes

Managing the preparation and maintenance of the Master Program Schedule

Managing the review of project Opinions of Probable Construction Costs

Managing the preparation of CIP status reports, including dashboards and key performance indicators

Managing CIP document control systems

Implementing and maintaining value and risk management processes

Managing the review and updates to the CIP’s Program Execution Plan

The ideal candidate will possess excellent public speaking and written communications skills; strong leadership, problem solving and conflict resolution skills; organizational and time management skills; and the ability to work in a fast pace, highly collaborative team environment.

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.

Position Qualifications


The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:

Job Expertise – Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.

Collaboration - in taking action, demonstrates an understanding and consideration of how it will impact stakeholders and affected areas in the organization; develops networks and builds alliances; participates in cross-functional activities to achieve organizational objectives; achieves positive outcomes by identifying common interests, clarifying differences, and achieving consensus or compromise

Communication Skills - Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.

Computer Skills - Experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, MS Excel and MS SharePoint.

Decision Making - Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions.

Fiscal Management - Understands the relationship of the budget and resources to the strategic plan; complies with administrative controls over funds, contracts, and procurements.

Initiative - Exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promotes job performance.

Leadership - Leads by example; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes; provides motivational supports and direction.

Supervision - Sets effective long and short-term goals based on a good understanding of management practices; establishes realistic priorities within available resources; provides motivational support; empowers others; assigns decision-making and work functions to others in an appropriate manner to maximize organizational and individual effectiveness.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a closely related field.

Experience: Five (5) years of directly related experience, including two years of supervisory experience.

Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a valid State of California driver's license.

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.

How to Apply

The job ID for this position is 2101022. To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please visit If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Lupe Rodarte-Velasquez at
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