Under direction, Professional Engineers perform technical and professional engineering work involving design, investigation, development and construction of public and private structures. Considerable judgment, latitude and initiative are expected in order to complete projects. Incumbents may supervise, coordinate, and evaluate the work performed by lower level staff. The ideal candidates must be highly motivated, responsive, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have experience managing multiple capital improvement projects and tasks.
Several vacancies currently exist in the Planning & Development Department, the Department of Public Works, and the Department of Public Utilities however, the eligible list created from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies in various departments. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of six (6) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligibility list may be limited to 3 months.
Current Department of Public Works assignments are in: Traffic Operations & Planning Division; Project Management Division; and the Design Services Division. Only Civil Engineer or Traffic Engineer licenses are acceptable for these assignments.
Current Department of Public Utilities assignment is in the Utility Planning and Engineering Division. Incumbents will be responsible for the design, management, and construction of time sensitive CIP projects, master plan updates, and consultant oversight for water, wastewater, and recycled systems and facilities. Other assignments include the review of private development proposals, and coordination of projects and programs with other City Departments and outside agencies.
Current Planning & Development Department assignment is in the Building and Safety Services Division. Only Civil Engineer or Structural Engineer licenses are acceptable for these assignments.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
10% PREMIUM PAY: Professional Engineers may receive premium pay up to ten percent (10%) above base rate when the area of assignment requires specialized expertise or supervision of other professional engineers, as determined by management.
CITY OF FRESNO (COF) BENEFITS PACKAGE FOR THIS JOB CLASSIFICATION:
RETIREMENT: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. COF does not participate in Social Security. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service and 55 years of age.
HEALTH INSURANCE: COF contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Increase your retirement savings with the COF 457 plan.
MANAGEMENT LEAVE: 60 hours per fiscal year.
ANNUAL LEAVE: Nineteen (19) days per year of Annual Leave with cash out provisions.
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and one (1) personal day.
LIFE INSURANCE: Benefit equal to annual salary; premium paid by COF.
LONG-TERM DISABILITY: Benefit equal to 66.66% of monthly salary up to $7,500 per month after 30 days of disability; premium paid by COF
Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at
Applicants must meet the minimum requirements on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and do not assure placement on the eligible list.
Possess a valid registration as a Professional Engineer by the State of California at time of application. Proof of registration must be uploaded to your online application.
Eligibles certified for consideration for hire will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno. Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required at time of appointment, therefore, candidates must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.
How To Apply
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.
ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.
It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the "junk mail" or "spam" folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders.
Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.
The examination process may consist of:
Application Review - a limited number of the most qualified candidates may be invited to the panel interview. Candidates selected will demonstrate the greatest breadth and depth of applicable education, experience, skills and training. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application
Oral Examination - 100%: A panel of subject matter experts may interview and evaluate each candidate's job-knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas based upon assignment: plan review and preparation including, but not limited to electrical, utilities, water and sewer infrastructure, streets, site plans; traffic control and operations; leadership and communication skills; project, cost, quality and task management.
The Oral Examination schedule is tentatively scheduled for the week of December 9, 2019. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.
Veteran Preference Regulations
Qualified veterans who pass the examination may obtain five (5) additional points.
Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested.
The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.