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ENGINEER I

 
SALARY: $5,605 - $6,738/month
FILING DEADLINE: Midnight – September 25, 2019
 
THE POSITION
Under close supervision the Engineer I, performs pre-professional civil, mechanical, structural, or traffic engineering work in the field or office; assists in such projects as design, surveys, construction, research, review of construction documents for compliance to State and Local codes and regulation, and development of a wide variety of engineering projects. 
 
Incumbents in the Engineer I class may be promoted to the Engineer II class upon successful completion of the one year probationary period in the Engineer I class and recommendation of the appointing authority. The current salary range for Engineer II is $6,148 to $7,411 per month.
 
The current vacancies exist in the Planning and Development Department and Department of Public Utilities. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of six (6) months from the date the eligible list created, with the option of extending that period at the City's discretion. Should the competitive process be suspended for this recruitment, the eligibility list may be limited to three (3) months.
 
For the first assignment in Planning and Development, the incumbent will be engaged in plan checking for space-conditioning systems, domestic water heaters, and indoor/outdoor lighting in compliance with California Energy Code, Part 6 and Green Building Standards, Part 11, Title 24. The second assignment in Planning and Development will be responsible for reviewing grading, drainage, storm water conveyance, geotechnical reports, and compaction reports in coordination with FEMA and Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District. Additionally, this position will coordinate with the Department of Public Works regarding easements, right of ways, and ordinances.
 
For assignment in the Utility Planning and Engineering Division of the Department of Public Utilities, incumbents will perform design and management tasks for a variety of capital improvement projects in water, wastewater, and recycles water systems, which may include, project scoping, cost estimating, researching utilities and coordinating with survey staff for easements, Right-of-Way and As-Built/topo data and construction support.
 
Possession of directly related experience or education is desirable.
 
THE REQUIREMENTS
These are entrance requirements to the competitive examination and do not assure a place on the eligible list. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify:
 
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil,
Mechanical, Structural, or Traffic Engineering, Architecture, Construction Technology, Industrial Technology or closely related field, or certification as either an Engineer-In-Training (EIT), or Phase I Architect by the State of California. A copy of the degree, transcripts, or certificate must be uploaded to the application for verification. Applications lacking verifying documents may be rejected.
 
Eligibles certified for consideration for this position will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint process 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.
 
THE SELECTION PROCESS
The examination process may consist of the following:
 
Written Examination 100%: The written examination is designed to assess a candidate's knowledge in the following areas: surveying, maps, construction materials and practices, terms and definitions, engineering, mathematical computations, Microsoft Office programs, interpersonal skills and safety. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.
 
The Written Exam has been tentatively scheduled for the week of October 21, 2019.
 
PAY, BENEFITS & SCHEDULE
RETIREMENT: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. They City does not participate in Social Security. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service.
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: Increase your retirement savings with The City's 457 plan.
VACATION LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 6 months.
SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and one (1) personal day.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.
Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at www.fresno.gov.
 
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.
 
 
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE
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.
 
EOE
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.