City of Fresno
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Job Description
SALARY: $8,370 - $10,197/month
FILING DEADLINE: October 10, 2022

This City of Fresno is currently recruiting for the position of Business Manager. Under general supervision, the Business Manager manages and coordinates the business management functions within a division or department; and provides responsible administrative support to assigned management staff. This position exercises independent judgment relating to the development, revision, and implementation of various policies and procedures.

The current vacancies are in the Department of Public Utilities and the Department of Public Works.  These positions will have a focus on grant administration and are crucial in providing funding for the respective department.

Duties include but not limited to; managing, coordinating, identifying and preparing complex administrative and financial analytical applications for grants; providing the necessary administrative, analytical, and financial qualifications to effectively pursue, prepare and manage the grants program for assigned department or division; and will oversee preparation of grant applications.  The Business Manager will maintain accounting of revenues and expenditures and ensure compliance with grant guidelines and federal and state policies and procedures; along with managing and processing of reimbursement requests.

For both departments, the incumbent will have a focus on providing funding for capital improvement projects throughout the community. The Business Manager (Grants Administrator) will be a key member of each Department’s Executive Management Team, and will coordinate closely with the department’s engineering, financial, operations and maintenance team in identifying priority projects and developing grant applications.

The ideal candidates must have experience in Grant writing and Grant administration.  Applicants who meet the requisite requirements and who have grant writing and grant administration experience may be deemed most qualified and referred to the department for further consideration.

The Business Manager classification exists in several departments.  Therefore, the City of Fresno may choose to utilize this recruitment for future vacancies.  This is an unclassified position in which the incumbent serves at the will of the Department Director.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for further consideration:

Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or related field; AND four years of professional, administrative, operations, budgetary or similar experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of two years.

A copy of degree or college transcripts must be uploaded and included in your on-line application for verification of requirement. Applicants lacking the documentation may be rejected.

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

The selected eligible candidates certified will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

Interested and qualified applicants must submit an official City of Fresno application on-line.  Applications may be submitted at www.fresno.gov/jobs.  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.

After the final filing date, completed applications will be reviewed and a select group of candidates will be invited to interview.  Applicants who meet the requisite requirements and who have grant writing and grant administration experience may be deemed most qualified and referred to the department for further consideration.

BENEFITS: UNIT 14 Classification – City of Management Employee Association (CFMEA)

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. City contributes $75 per month.
SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum
MANAGEMENT LEAVE: 60 hours per fiscal year.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month
ANNUAL LEAVE: Accrue 15.55 hours per month with cash out provisions.
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: To reimburse retirement medical insurance and qualified medical expenses.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month
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
Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at www.fresno.gov.

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 (fresno.gov).

The 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.