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Licensed Professional Engineer (Open Until Filled)

City of Fresno
Fresno, California
SALARY: $11,353- $13,800/mo.
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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SALARY: $11,353- $13,800/mo.  

FILING DEADLINE: Open Until Filled




Come and join the City of Fresno in achieving our mission of Building a Better Fresno! 

The City of Fresno has exceptional career opportunities available for experienced professional engineers.

The city currently has hundreds of capital projects in process and was recently awarded millions of dollars from the State of California for infrastructure improvements to Downtown Fresno and the Blackstone and McKinley BNSF Grade Separation Project.

Prioritizing capital projects along with other critical responsibilities that are integral to daily departmental operations and improvements to the general City infrastructure is of utmost importance and the City is building capacity to ensure projects are delivered in a timely manner. Incumbents in this class perform complex work that requires licensure as a Professional Engineer and may supervise, coordinate, and evaluate the performance of pre-professional engineers and technical engineering staff engaged in civil, electrical, fire protection, geotechnical, structural, mechanical, sanitary, or traffic engineering.

The current vacancies exist in the Capital Projects Department, Department of Public Works, and the Department of Public Utilities.

CAPITAL PROJECTS DEPARTMENT: With these infrastructure improvements the city has created a new Capital Projects Department.  This is necessary to restructure the workflow of critical projects in focusing efficiencies on capital projects delivery, the completion of projects timely and within budget.  The staff in this new department will be focused on critical capital projects delivery.  The Capital Project Department has Licensed Professional Engineer openings in the Design Services Division, Transportation Project Management Division and the Utilities and On-Site Project Management Division.

PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT: This department has oversight on the planning, design, and construction of potable water, recycled water, and wastewater projects, as well as providing oversight on water resources management matters. Knowledge and experience with the Fresno Metropolitan Water Resources Management Plan, Groundwater Sustainability Management Plan, Urban Water Management Plan, Recycled Water Master Plan, and Sewer Collection System Master Plan, and the Central Valley Project Contract, is preferred.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:  Incumbents will be reviewing engineer drawings for capital and developer projects including but not limited to street improvement plans, striping, signing, street light and traffic signal, preparation of agreements, and development of project concepts and cost estimates.

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 (2) years at the City’s discretion. Should the competitive process be suspended for this recruitment, the eligibility list may be limited to three (3) months.


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


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.


HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: Eligible retirees can use remaining Sick Leave balance at 80% of hourly rate and other leave balances, if applicable, to reimburse medical insurance and qualified medical expenses, tax free.

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


Valid registration as a Professional Engineer by the State of California or equivalent at time of application. Professional Engineers who are licensed in another state may be qualified but must possess a valid Professional Engineer license from the State of California at time of appointment.


Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California Driver’s License may be required within sixty (60) days of appointment.

Recruitment may be limited to a specific area of expertise as required by operational needs. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

1. Civil Engineering

2. Electrical Engineering

3. Fire Protection Engineering

4. Geotechnical Engineering

5. Mechanical Engineering

6. Sanitary Engineering

7. Structural Engineering

8. Traffic Engineering


The examination process may consist of the following: 

Application review - Qualifying Only: Applications which meet the minimum qualifications will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates will be invited to the Oral Examination. Selection of the most qualified candidates will be based upon those applications demonstrating the greatest breadth and depth of applicable education, experience, skills and training. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for evaluation.

Oral Exam - 100%:  A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related panel interview to evaluate each candidate's training, experience, and personal traits for the position.  Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.

The oral examination has been tentatively scheduled for the week of September 11, 2023.


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.


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. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.


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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