Chief Surveyor

Planning/Engineer
Full-time
City of Fresno
9/09/2022
personnel@fresno.gov
5596216960

SALARY: $9,573 - $11,617/month
FILING DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

THE POSITION
Chief Surveyor is responsible for performing professional land surveying duties in the review and approval of parcel maps, subdivision maps, and deeds.  In addition, the incumbent will be required to prepare subdivision agreements, covenants, staff reports, and make presentations to the Planning Commission and City Council.  In this capacity, an incumbent may supervise assigned technical staff.

The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of industry standard principles, practices, and equipment used in surveying and field engineering, including surveying laws and regulations; knowledge of construction plans, specifications, parcel maps, subdivision maps and construction drawings; and possess the ability to perform complex surveying computations.

One vacancy exists in the Public Works Department – Traffic Operations & Planning Division. 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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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 REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure a place on the eligibility list.

Possession of a valid California State Land Surveyor License, OR valid registration as a professional engineer by the State of California registered prior to 1982 at time of application.

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.

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 EXAMINATION PROCESS
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 oral examination to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge of: Industry standard principles, practices, and equipment used in surveying and field engineering, including surveying laws and regulations; Construction plans, specifications, parcel maps, subdivision maps and construction drawings; Principles and practices of effective employee supervision,; Office procedures, methods, and equipment; oral and written communication skills; and principles of good customer service.  Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.

The oral examination has been tentatively scheduled for the week of: To be determined.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE
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.
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.

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: To reimburse retirement medical insurance and qualified medical expenses.
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
https://www.fresno.gov/personnel/human-resources-support/#tab-1


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.

 

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