SALARY: $7571 - $9172
FILING DEADLINE: May 21, 2022
The City of Fresno is currently recruiting for an experienced and knowledgeable professional to fill a position as Landscape Maintenance Superintendent. This is the highest supervisory class in the Parks Supervisor series and is responsible for directing field activities, contract administration, and safety programs of the Landscape Maintenance Division. The Landscape Maintenance Superintendent assigns, supervises, monitors, inspects and evaluates the work of employees in the maintenance of special district landscapes, parks, median islands, irrigation, chemical application and urban forestry. Some of these essential duties include plan, develop and execute on-going maintenance and projects to improve and beautify City maintained landscapes; assist in the development and implementation of the division’s safety and training programs; receive, investigate and process complaints from the public; prepare and administer program budgets and contracts; and direct the division in the absence of the Public Works Manager. The work environment is a professional setting as well as in the field. The incumbent will interact with other professionals, citizens and elected officials. This position is ideal for someone with high initiative and sound judgment in a variety of complex situations. An ideal candidate will be able to focus on training, developing and providing clear instruction in operational methods while overseeing staff as well as an ability to communicate well orally and in preparing clear, concise reports, records and correspondence.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
As required by Emergency Order 2021-02, section 7.8, newly hired City employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before appointment or onboarding with the city. The City will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.
PAY, BENEFITS, & WORK SCHEDULE
UNIT 13 Classification: City of Fresno Professional Employees Association (CFPEA)
3% salary increase, effective June 20, 2022
3% salary increase, effective June 19, 2023
RETIREMENT: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. The 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.
ANNUAL LEAVE: 15.5 hours per month
SUPPLEMENTAL SICK LEAVE: 80 hours
MANAGEMENT LEAVE: 60 hours per fiscal year
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 of Fresno.
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: Upon retirement
Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP)
DROP is an optional, voluntary program that allows you to have your retirement benefits deposited in a special savings account within your Retirement System all while you continue to work for the City of Fresno. To participate you must be at least age 50 with 5 years of service. Benefits include Ownership of DROP account monies, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.
Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at
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. TO QUALIFY, an applicant must have: -Two years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in the landscape maintenance operations or field construction operations; AND -15 units of accredited college or university coursework in plant science, horticulture, business administration, public administration or closely related field. An additional six months of qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education.
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License at time of appointment and maintain the license for the entire term of employment in this class.
Possession of a Qualified Applicator License within nine (9) months of appointment and maintain the license for the entire term of employment in this class. Failure to obtain the Qualified Applicator License within nine (9) months of appointment and maintain for the entire term of employment in this class will be cause for termination.
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.
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 a proper evaluation.
Oral Examination - 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct job-related interviews to evaluate a candidate's training, experience and personal traits for the position. Candidates must achieve a passing score in order to qualify for the eligible list.
The oral examination has been tentatively scheduled for the week of: To be determined.
HOW TO APPLY
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 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 as well.
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 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.