Supervising Engineering Technician (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)

  • 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: 7085.00 - 8586.00 USD

Job Description

Position Description


The Engineering Division serves the community in a multitude of ways including capital project delivery, engineering plan review, issuing encroachment permits, property line location assistance, vacation and encroachment processing, real estate transactions, and many other public functions. Supervising Engineering Technician's duties will include the preparation and review of legal descriptions, plat maps, covenant agreements, special agreements, public street and utility abandonments, deeds, and boundary, title and easement research and review and approval of subdivision maps.

The successful candidate will work within the Traffic Operations and Planning Division of the Public Works Department. The section provides essential services to the Public and other City Departments including, but not limited to, the preparation and review of streetlight and traffic signal plans, CEQA documents, transportation planning documents, street work and transportation permits and traffic control plans and community engagement activities. The successful candidate may be required to consult with developers, project representatives, and the public on project requirements and processes, develop and recommend policies, operational procedures, and guidelines. The incumbent may be assigned supervision of staff.

The Utilities Planning and Engineering (UP&E) Division serves the community in a multitude of ways including capital project delivery, engineering plan reviews, issuing of well permits, issuing of sewer and water connection loans and many other public functions.

The successful candidate will work within the Plan Review Section of UP&E. This unit provides customer service to the Public and other City Departments including, but not limited to, locating existing water and sewer facilities within the right of way, reviewing utilities plans for conformance to the City's Standard Drawings and Specifications, coordination in regards to new development projects, document control pertaining to Utility Agreements, Reimbursement Agreements, Sewer and Water Connection Agreements, and Utility Extraterritorial Agreements that are recorded with the County Recorder's Office as well as write development projects conditions of approval pertaining to water and sewer facilities per the Fresno Municipal Code

Several vacancies currently exist, two in the Department of Public Works and one in the 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.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

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: 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

The Requirements

These are entrance requirements to the competitive examination and do not assure a place on the eligible list. Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify:

One year of experience equivalent to that gained as a Senior Engineering Technician with the City of Fresno; OR, four years of experience equivalent to that gained as an Engineering Technician II, which included, or is supplemented by, one year of lead/supervisory experience.

For experience to be deemed as equivalent, applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications for Senior Engineering Technician: One year of performing more difficult technical engineering work in the field or office; assists with the design, land survey, construction, research, and development of a wide variety of engineering projects OR for experience to be deemed as equivalent, applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications for Engineering Technician II: Four years of experience performing engineering computations, drafting and land surveying-duties which included, or is supplemented by, one year of lead/supervisory experience.

The ideal candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. 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. This position requires the possession of a valid driver's license. Candidates considered for hire 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 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 selection process may consist of the following:

APPLICATION REVIEW - Qualifying Only: Applications submitted will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates may be invited to the Oral Examination. The selection will be based upon those applications which 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 materials for a proper evaluation.

ORAL EXAM - 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related Oral Examination which may evaluate each candidate's knowledge of terminology, techniques and practices of civil engineering, design, construction and maintenance of public works facilities and projects; ability to effectively plan and supervise the work of professional and technical staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships; or other topics related to a candidate's training, experience and qualifications for the position of Supervising Engineering Technician. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.

The Oral Exam date is tentatively scheduled for week of July 10, 2023.

Veteran Preference Regulations

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Closing Date/Time: 12/29/2023

Base Pay


Job Address

2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93721 United States View Map