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Professional Engineer

City of Fresno
Fresno, California
$9,621- $10,606 per month
Closing date
Apr 22, 2023

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Professional Engineer


SALARY: $9,621- $10,606 per month

FILING DEADLINE:  Open Until Filled


Position Description


Open Until Filled, or until a sufficient number of applications have been received. Recruitment may close at any time.



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.


Vacancies currently exist in the Department of Public Works and Department of Public Utilities.  Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period for up to a maximum of two years at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.


Conditions of Employment

All newly hired and current City employees are required to comply with Administrative Order 6-30 “Employee Covid-19 Safety Protocols.” For more information, please visit: Personnel Services | Policies and MOU’s (



BENEFITS: UNIT 13 Classification – City of Fresno Professional Employees Association (CFPEA)


3% salary increase, effective June 19, 2023


HEALTH INSURANCE: The City 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: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings.

MANAGEMENT LEAVE: 60 hours per fiscal year for exempt employees.

ANNUAL LEAVE: Accrue 15.5 hours per month with cash out provisions.

SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum

HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.

LIFE INSURANCE: Benefit equal to annual salary; premium paid by the City.

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 the City.

BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month

HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: To reimburse retirement medical insurance and qualified medical expenses.

RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state.  Reciprocity with other CA public agencies. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security. 

DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years.  Participation minimum is age 50 and vested.  Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.


Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at


The Requirements

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.


Selection Process

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 date is to be determined.  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.


City of Fresno, Fresno, CA

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