Live, work, empower San José!

If you are passionate about the environment and you enjoy working with diverse teams in a fast paced environment, than a career with San José Clean Energy may be the right choice for you!

In 2017, the City of San José established the Community Energy Department to administer San José Clean Energy (SJCE) – the City’s new electricity supplier. San José Clean Energy is one of the largest Community Choice Aggregators (CCA) in California. The mission of the department is to procure clean, cost-effective energy for the benefit of its customers.

Working for SJCE means you are part of the City of San José family too! San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation’s best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business. Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region. The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values: Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration.


Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant will report to San José Clean Energy’s Budget and Financial Management Division Manager and will work closely with the City’s Finance Department and the City Manager’s Budget Office. Under general supervision, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for developing and maintaining fiscal operations for the department, as well as day-to-day management of the fiscal team.

To apply, please complete an application via the City of San José’s website. This position is open until filled. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

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

Graphic Design Internship

The Community Energy Department is seeking an intern for graphic design projects. This internship will be part-time (20-30 hours per week) starting in January 2021 through December 2021, with the possibility of an extension, if needed.

To qualify you must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in an undergraduate or graduate program.

If you are interested in this position and will be a student during the duration of this internship, apply at the City of San José website and send your resume, cover letter, and work portfolio to Michelle Saechao at by Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Your graphic design skills will contribute to the sustainability of our city as you work alongside and assist a professional marketing and communications team. You’ll gain experience and build your portfolio as you help design and create flyers, posters, advertisements, social media graphics, and other outreach collateral. Working within SJCE’s Account Management and Marketing Division, you’ll work with marketing and communication strategists that strive to inform and engage our audiences by encouraging the behavior changes needed to conserve natural resources and safeguard the environment.

  • Strong knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite software.
  • Experience designing flyers, large format posters, and/or other collateral, graphics, infographics and illustrations to help convey messages or promote events/programs.
  • Provides creative suggestions on how to use graphics to achieve communication goals.
  • Research, fact check, proofread, and edit as necessary.
  • Possess excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Responsible for other duties and tasks of a similar nature as assigned.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Social media experience/knowledge
  • Video editing

Compensation: Salary ranges are dependent on qualifications

  • Student Intern $12.17 – $17.38 per hour (unbenefited)
  • Graduate Student Intern $15.75 – $23.26 per hour (unbenefited)