Position Description The Water System Supervisor plans, coordinates, assigns, participates in, directs and supervises the day-to-day operation and maintenance activities of water system staff and crews performing manual, semi-skilled and skilled work in Well Head maintenance on over 300 groundwater wells: including pulling/installing pumps, pump pedestal and discharge line builds, well videos with analysis, data collection to obtain specific capacities for Overall Plant efficiencies (OPE’s) and well disinfection/flushing/sampling; the maintenance and operation of approximately 300 acres of artificial ground water recharge basins; coordination of ground water recharge in 70+ storm drainage basins, flow meter installs and repairs, in conjunction with Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District and Fresno Irrigation District . The incumbent will be responsible for meeting operational and service levels for all maintenance, repair, and operation of the division’s groundwater wells, and Recharge Facilities. Incumbents may be required to work evenings, holidays, weekends, and serve in an after hours on-call rotation as part of a regular work schedule. One vacancy exists in the Department of Public Utilities Water Division, in the Distribution/Production Operational Area. 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.
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.
Two (2) years of progressively responsible full-time paid work experience in the operation and maintenance of community water systems which includes one year of full-time experience providing lead or full first-line supervisory direction AND twenty-four semester units from an accredited college or university in civil or sanitary engineering, water supply, hydraulics, or a closely related field;
Three (3) years of progressively responsible full-time paid work experience in the operation and maintenance of community water systems which includes one year of full-time experience providing lead or full first-line supervisory direction.
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 if relying upon education to meet the Minimum Requirements.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required during the entire term of employment as a Water System Supervisor. 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.
- For assignment to Water Distribution/Production Operations (Current Vacancy), possession and continued maintenance of a valid Water Distribution Operator Certificate, Grade D3, issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board, within eighteen months of assignment.
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 Examination: 100% - A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral examination to evaluate a candidate's knowledge of: principle and practices of operations, installation, and maintenance of water systems; equipment used in testing, cleaning, inspection, repair and preventative maintenance and safety practices; ability to supervise, train and evaluate subordinate staff, communicate effectively, orally and in writing and establish and maintain effective working relationships. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.
The oral examination has been tentatively scheduled for the week of January 9, 2022.
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
UNIT 13 Classification–City of Fresno Professional Employees Association (CFPEA)
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.
MANAGEMENT LEAVE: 60 hours per fiscal year.
ANNUAL LEAVE: Twenty (20) days per year of Annual Leave 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.
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
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.
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.