SALARY: $8,738 - $10,606/month
FILING DEADLINE: RECRUITMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR UNTIL A SUFFICIENT NUMBER
OF APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME.
City of Fresno is currently recruiting for the position of Architect. Architect
is a working level professional class. Incumbents design and coordinate plans
and specifications for new building construction, building alterations and
additions, and capital improvement projects; perform structural architectural
plan check review for complex buildings; or perform combination plan checks for
commercial interior alterations related to fire, life, health, and safety
requirements of specialty codes; and may provide lead direction and training to
lower-level personnel engaged in the plan review process.
and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three
(3) months from the date the eligible list created, with the option of
extending that period at the City's discretion. Should the competitive process
be suspended for this recruitment, the eligibility list may be limited to three
Architect in Historic Preservation may administer local economic incentives
including Mills Act contracts as well as conduct research necessary for
federally-sponsored programs and projects pursuant to Sections 106 and 110 of
the National Historic Preservation Act.
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)
Valid License as an Architect by the State of
California pursuant to the professional standards published in the Code of
Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61.
A copy of License as an Architect must be
attached/uploaded to your application for
verification of this requirement.
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
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. The examination process may consist of the
Examination - 100%: A panel
of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral examination to
evaluate each candidate's training, experience and qualifications for the position of
Architect. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list. A
panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral examination to
evaluate a candidate's knowledge of: historic preservation; methods and
procedures of historic preservation planning such as; National Register of
Historic Places, evaluation, environmental review, grants, technical
preservation services, survey, archeology, public information and/or curation
of historic properties; applicable
Federal, State, and local laws, codes, ordinances, policies, procedures, rules
and regulations; technical, legal, and historic resources management practices
and procedures as they apply to architectural history and Historic
Preservation; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with businesses, planners, civic groups, governmental agencies and the
The oral exam has
been tentatively scheduled for the week of: TO BE DETERMINED
candidates will be required to successfully pass a Department
interview and a
Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.
Possession at time of appointment and continued
maintenance of a valid California Driver License may be required.
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.
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.
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
reimburse retirement medical insurance and qualified medical expenses.
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.
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
Possession at time of appointment and continued
maintenance of a valid California
Driver License may be required.
HOW TO APPLY
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.
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.
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.
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