ESD: A place where people do great work and make a difference
The San José Environmental Services Department (ESD) provides essential services to protect public health and the environment. It 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!
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 Extra: Meet Inspector Brandon Massey|
|ESD Extra: Teamwork at the Heart of ESD's Capital Improvement Program
ESD continues the work to provide essential services to our community that protect public health and the environment. Join us!
|Position||Deadline to Apply|
|Senior Environmental Inspector (RWF)
|Environmental Services Specialist (multiple divisions)||Coming Soon|
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.