Survey Party Chief

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Survey Party Chief

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SALARY: $5,845 – $7,075/month
FILING DEADLINE: Open until filled

Survey Party Chief is the supervisory level in the Survey Party series. Incumbents supervise and train a crew of personnel involved in survey and lay-out work on engineering and mapping projects in the field.

One vacancy currently exists in the Public Works Department; however, 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 at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligibility list may be limited to 3 months.

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.

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for participation in the examination process:

Possession of a High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent and successful completion of coursework in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and surveying
three (3) years of experience equivalent to that gained as a Survey Party Technician with the City of Fresno. Two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be substituted for the required coursework.

NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required coursework must possess a High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent AND five (5) years of experience equivalent to that gained as a Survey Party Technician with the City of Fresno to qualify for this position. Applicants must attach a copy of coursework for verification of educational requirements if that component is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.

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.


3% salary increase, effective June 20, 2022
3% salary increase, effective June 19, 2023

UNIT 13 Classification – City of Fresno Professional Employees Association (CFPEA)
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 one (1) personal day.
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.
Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at ... ort/#tab-1

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
- Alternative distribution options

The selection process may consist of the following:

ORAL EXAM - 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related Oral Examination which may evaluate each candidate's knowledge in the following areas: principals, practices, terminology and instruments used in surveying; methods of site layout surveys and property boundary surveys; calculating and compiling engineering data and statistics; supervising and training subordinate personnel; efficient use of applicable software programs; interpersonal relations; or other topics related to a candidate’s training, experience and qualifications for the position of Survey Party Chief. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.

The Oral Exam date is tentatively scheduled for week of TBD.

Qualified veterans who pass the examination may obtain five (5) additional points.
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.

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.

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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