Feb 01, 2024

Program Manager (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)

$7,196 - $8,766 monthly
  • Fresno, CA, USA
Full-time Management - Operations

Job Description

SALARY: $7,196 – $8,766/mo.   




This recruitment is Open Until Filled and may close at any time.

Program Managers, under general supervision, manage, develop, monitor, and evaluate assigned programs; and provide stakeholder education and outreach to develop partnerships that build trust in City departments and strengthen the community. Incumbents ensure compliance with specific regulatory requirements, industry best practices, grant(s) and alternatively-funded programs; establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with State, regional, local, and community-based agencies and organizations and businesses; develop and implement strategies to manage comprehensive programs; participate in the development of the division budget and complete all mandated reporting associated with program funds and regulatory compliance. This is an unclassified position in which incumbents serve at the will of the Department Director.

The full job description may be viewed at:


The current vacancies exist in the Department of Public Works and Department of Public Utilities, Wastewater Management Division.


The Department of Public Utilities, Wastewater Management Division (WMD) has one vacancy that will be managing the Asset Management Program.  The incumbent in the position manages a collection of sub-programs: the maintenance management program for assets under the WMD's purview, field validate assets in a wastewater treatment environment, set and enforce standards for all aspects of WMD's asset addition, documentation, and tracking. Establish and maintain asset condition assessment program.  Establish, and maintain a critical spares program.  Oversee planning and predictive maintenance program.  Develop KPI's to monitor maintenance efficiency by sub-program, assets, and trades. The incumbent will assist in creating specifications for various capital improvement projects and consultant contracts.


Public Works has one vacancy in the Sustainable Fresno Division. The Sustainability Program is expanding to include research, review, and analysis of grant opportunities, municipal energy management systems, and various industry energy and sustainability related functions. The Program Manager will provide coordination and oversight of new and existing projects which could include renewable energy opportunities, expanded energy efficiency projects, city mobility and alternative transportation initiatives as well as the selection and implementation of a new energy management and reporting system. In addition, the position will coordinate efforts for oversight of electric utility bill rate analysis, solar invoice review and reconciliation and coordinating community outreach opportunities.



Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for further consideration:



Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business

administration, public administration, education, finance, engineering, environmental

science, environmental/occupational health and safety or a related field.



Three (3) years of experience in one or more of the following areas: public or community relations; fixed asset capital financing; governmental planning; redevelopment; economic development; air regulation; construction management; inspection; permits/plan check; engineering; program regulation and compliance; safety training; vertical and horizontal asset management; or a related field.


Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


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.


Special Requirements:

Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California Driver's License may be 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.


Recruitment may be limited to a specific area of expertise as required by operational needs.


For assignment to Program Manager – Industrial Safety Program in the Department of

Public Utilities: Possession of an Associate Safety Professional (ASP), or higher-level safety certification, issued by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals within two (2)

years of appointment. Failure to obtain the valid certification within the specified time period and maintain for the entire term of employment in this job class shall be cause for termination.

The selected candidates will be required to successfully pass a department interview, a Department of Justice fingerprint, and if assigned to the PARCS department must provide proof of Tuberculosis (TB) clearance prior to employment with the City of Fresno.



Interested and qualified applicants must submit an official City of Fresno application on-line at www.fresno.gov/jobs.  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.  After the final filing date the completed applications will be reviewed and a select group of candidates will be invited to interview.


Inquiries should be directed to:

Le’Shea Tarver, Senior Human Resources Analyst

(559) 621-6950


2600 Fresno Street

Fresno, California 93721-3614


BENEFITS: UNIT 14 – City of Fresno Management Employees Association (CFMEA)

The City of Fresno offers an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. The salary for Program Manager is up to $8,510/month dependent upon qualifications.

The employee benefits package, as noted below, is subject to change and includes:


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: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings. City contributes $75 per month.

SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum

MANAGEMENT LEAVE: 60 hours per fiscal year.

BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month

ANNUAL LEAVE: Accrue 15.55 hours per month 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.

HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: To reimburse retirement medical insurance and qualified medical expenses.

BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month

RETIREMENT: City 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. 

DROP (Deferred 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



Interested and qualified applicants must submit an official City of Fresno application on-line at www.fresno.gov/jobs. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view the "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.


After the final filing date, completed applications will be reviewed and a select group of candidates will be invited to interview.


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.


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.




1. Your document must first be scanned and saved to a computer or thumb drive (save as the “document name.”)

2. Then go to www.fresno.gov/jobs > City of Fresno Jobs > Apply On-Line.

3. Enter the same Login Information (Username & Password) that is going to be used for the job you are applying to.

4. Under the section “My Career Tools” (located towards the top of the page), Select “Cover Letters & Attachments”, and then “Add Attachments” towards the bottom.

5. For Attachment Type, choose the most appropriate option (i.e. “DIPLOMA/TRANSCRIPTS or DD214.”)

*If you do not see an appropriate choice, you may use “Reference Attachments.” Under Attachment Purpose, you can TYPE a description.

6. Then Select “Add Attachment” and hit the “Browse” button to locate your attachment.

7. Once you have selected your attachment, select “Open”, hit “Upload” and then “Save & Return.”

8. After you confirm your attachment has been uploaded, then proceed to fill out your online application.



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.


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