PUBLIC WORKS MANAGER (Construction Management)

  • City of Fresno
  • Fresno, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering Human Resources and Personnel Public Works Management
  • Salary: $8,096- $10,111 /month USD Monthly
  • Apply By: Apr 09, 2020



Fresno is a full-service charter city operating under a strong mayor form of government. There are seven Council Members. The Council appoints the City Attorney and the City Clerk. The Mayor is elected at-large and does not serve on the Council, but has veto power over certain actions taken by the City Council. The City Manager, who is appointed by the Mayor, is responsible for appointing all department heads in the City, including Airports, Development and Resource Management, Finance, Fire, Information Services, Parks and Recreation, Personnel Services, Police, Public Utilities, Public Works, and Transportation. 


The Community 

The City of Fresno, CA is located in the heart of the state in the fertile San Joaquin Valley. From the agricultural fields on the valley floor to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Fresno area offers something for everyone.  With a population of approximately 520,000 residents, Fresno is the fifth-largest city in California and serves as the financial, industrial, trade, and commercial capital of the central San Joaquin Valley. 


Travel from Fresno to other major metropolitan areas in California is convenient.  The City is located approximately four hours north of the Los Angeles basin and three hours south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Residents and visitors enjoy Fresno's close proximity to the Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks and other sites of natural beauty, such as the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  The Mediterranean climate in Fresno allows year-round recreational activities including sailing, snow and water skiing, fishing, backpacking, and golfing.


An added benefit of living in Fresno is the excellent housing that is available at price levels that are considerably lower than California's other large metropolitan areas.  The current median home price in Fresno is approximately $250,000.  The Fresno area offers four large school districts (Fresno Unified, Central Unified, Sanger Unified and Clovis Unified school districts), and a variety of private institutions offer excellent ongoing educational and enrichment opportunities.  The community is the home of California State University Fresno, as well as a number of other colleges and universities.

Many consider Fresno to be a community of the perfect size, offering the best of urban amenities and opportunities along with the unique charms and easy living of a smaller town. Residents enjoy a wide variety of social, cultural, athletic, educational and recreational activities in an affordable and clean living environment.

Job Description

SALARY: $8,096- $10,111 /month

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


Position Description 

The Public Works Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the activities of a work unit in the Department of Public Works. Reporting to the Director or Assistant Director, the Public Works Manager provides professional and technical staff assistance. The incumbent exercises independent judgment relating to the performance, coordination and evaluation of staff and selects, trains and motivates them. The Public Works Manager within the Construction Management Division has strong knowledge of construction techniques and engineering principles as well as significant understanding of applicable codes, statutes and regulations. The Public Works Manager is a key member of the management team in the Department of Public Works.


In this unclassified position, the incumbent serves at the will of the Department Director. 


 Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule 

The City of Fresno offers an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. The salary for Public Works Manager is dependent upon qualifications.  The employee benefits package, as noted below, is subject to change and includes: 


-  Retirement: Fresno City Retirement System; reciprocity with other public California systems. The City's pension funds are among the best funded public systems in California.  The City does not participate in Social Security.

-  Health Insurance: City contributes toward the current monthly premium for medical, dental, and vision for employee and dependents.

-  Flexible Spending Account: IRS 125 Plan for health/dependent care.

-  Deferred Compensation: 457 plan available.

-  Administrative Leave: 60 hours per fiscal year.

-  Annual Leave: 20 days per year of annual leave with cash out provision.

-  Holidays: Ten (10) City-observed holidays annually, plus birthday and one (1) personal day per year.

-  Life Insurance: Equal to annual salary; premium paid by City.

-  Long-Term Disability: City pays premium for 66.66% of monthly salary up to $7,500 per month after 30 days.


Additional information regarding the City of Fresno is available at 


Job Requirements

The Requirements 

 The City is seeking a strong leader who can effectively collaborate with staff, other City divisions and outside consultants to accomplish its mission while successfully implementing new innovative procedures, equipment and technology. 


Qualified Candidates Must Possess: 


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in engineering, construction, public administration, or a closely related field; and four (4) years of experience supervising technical engineering or construction management activities. For this assignment within Construction Management, additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis, up to four years.


If qualifying with education, please attach a copy of your qualifying degree or transcripts. Applications lacking the necessary amount of required experience and verification of education will be rejected.


Possess a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment.  Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record. 


Selection Process 

Interested and qualified applicants must submit an official City of Fresno application on-line at  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 are not accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.  A select group of qualified individuals will be invited to interview for this rewarding and excellent opportunity.


Applicants must complete the Supplemental Questions prior to application submittal.  This will assist in determining the most qualified applicants for further consideration. 


Other Information 

The Public Works Department focuses on infrastructure development and revitalization activity in the City including land use planning, permit issuance, plan check, inspection services, and construction of public facilities. The Department also maintains and/or operates public facilities and assets such as traffic signals, streetlights, streets, sidewalks, median islands, urban forest, landscape maintenance districts, and pedestrian/bicycle trail projects.


The City of Fresno offers an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. Information regarding the City of Fresno is available at 


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Additional Information


Equal Opportunity Employer 

They City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information please refer to our Career Opportunities web page on the City of Fresno web site. 



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