Public Utilities Manager – Licensed Engineer

  • by City of Fresno
  • Nov 20, 2020

Job Location

Fresno, CA

Application Deadline


How to Apply

SALARY: $9,795 – $11,932 per month
FILING DEADLINE: Midnight 12/14/20

Position Description

The Public Utilities Manager – Licensed Engineer (Official Title: Public Works/Public Utilities Manager – Licensed Engineer) is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the activities of an engineering work unit in the Department of Public Utilities. Reporting to the Director or Assistant Director, the Public Utilities Manager – Licensed Engineer provides professional and technical staff assistance.

The position will provide oversight and manage the Utilities, Planning & Engineering Division staff in the activities of engineering work of capital projects to include; surface water treatment plant design, water storage tank projects, raw water pipelines, water system renewal and replacement, additional recharge or water banking facilities and new pump station and pipeline installations, wastewater treatment plant renewal and expansion, sewer collection system renewal and replacement, and reclaimed water treatment plant expansion. Additional responsibilities include, capital planning and budgeting to ensure adherence to the Fresno Metropolitan Water Resources Management Plan, Groundwater Sustainability Plan, Urban Water Management Plan, and the U.S.B.R. Central Valley Project Contract. This position will be required to interact with several local and federal governmental agencies to make long term water management decisions, craft water conveyance agreements, negotiate interagency water transfer agreements and ensure there is a long term viable and sustainable water supply for the City. The position will also oversee development of wastewater treatment facility improvements to ensure compliance with Waste Discharge Requirements.

The incumbent exercises independent judgment relating to the performance, coordination and evaluation of staff, and is a key member of the management team in the Department of Public Utilities.

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

The Requirements

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 engineering activities. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of two years.

Valid registration as a Civil Engineer by the State of California at time of application.

Please attach a copy of your qualifying degree or transcripts and verification you possess a current and valid Civil Engineer license by the State of California. Applications lacking these documents 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 by December 14, 2020. 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 City of Fresno offers an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. The salary for Public Utilities Manager – Licensed Engineer is up to $11,932 /month. 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

The Community

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 530,000 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 $258,000. 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.

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.


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