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ESD: A place where people do great work and make a difference

The San José 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 2019 Annual Report. For more information, please visit www.sjenvironment.org or @sjenvironment on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Join us to make a difference!

What's it like in a day in the life at San José's Environmental Services Department?

Every day we deliver world-class utility programs and services. Come join our award-winning team!

What we do

ESD manages award-winning programs and initiatives including Climate Smart San José; garbage and recycling services; watershed protection and pollution prevention; municipal drinking water and recycled water; sustainability initiatives; and the operation and $1.4 billion modernization of the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF). ESD’s mission is to deliver world-class utility services and programs to improve our health, environment and economy. ESD has an operational budget of $300 million.

Join over 550 passionate, skilled staff who are committed to protecting public health and the environment. ESD’s culture is professional, innovative and fun. ESD Staff are experts in their field, their programs a model for other cities to emulate. Staff are encouraged to think creatively to improve services and enhance San Joséans quality of life.

Spotlight: ESD Staff

ESD Staff  Article

Ariel Carpenter
"Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Efficiency in San José"
Institute for Market Transformation, March 2019

Hiring

Position  Deadline to Apply
Administrative Officer  January 21, 2020
 Student Intern/Graduate Student Intern  
Deputy Director - Sustainability and Compliance Division  Coming soon
Wastewater Operations Foreperson – Regional Wastewater Facility  Coming soon
 Supervising Environmental Services Specialist – Watershed Protection Division  Coming soon



 

 

 

 

Videos

Burrowing Owls
The City’s successful habitat management program provides a happy home to the western burrowing owls living on the RWF bufferlands.


What happens to your recycling?
Learn what happens to your recycling in San José and why it's important to recycle right. Remember, everyone can do their part to keep San José clean and healthy!


Park Ave Green Streets Pilot Project
The City's green stormwater infrastructure improvements protect local waterways that drain into the San Francisco Bay. Natural processes help filter polluted stormwater runoff and promote healthier environments.

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Digester and Thickener Facilities Upgrade
Four existing digesters, all between 30 and 60 years old, will be upgraded to maintain reliable processing capacity.

Digester and Thickener Facilities Upgrade
Four existing digesters, all between 30 and 60 years old, will be upgraded to maintain reliable processing capacity.
Behind the Flush
Watch to find out what’s behind the flush, and learn how the RWF protects our health, Bay and economy!

Park Ave Green Streets Pilot Project
Watch to find out what’s behind the flush, and learn how the RWF protects our health, Bay and economy!