CPRS Job Listing

Job Ad ID: 1993

Capital Development Specialist

Salary: 6,878-8,335/month
Location: Fresno, CA
Closing Date: October 4, 2022

SALARY: $6,678- $8,335/month

FILING DEADLINE: October 4, 2022


The City of Fresno is currently recruiting for Capital Development Specialists to fill several vacancies in Airports and the Parks, After School, Recreation, and Community Services Department (PARCS) Department.

Thanks to the passage of Measure P, the PARCS Department is currently in the process of constructing multiple new parks and facilities Citywide and improving existing parks and facilities at an unprecedented rate. Capital Development Specialists for PARCS will have an exceptional opportunity to be part of this fast-paced and transformative effort. Ideal candidates will be self-starting; motivated; organized; experienced with prioritizing multiple assignments; and most importantly passionate about providing and improving infrastructure Citywide to support outstanding guest experiences at City parks and recreation facilities.

Under direction of Management, Capital Development Specialists perform a variety of duties related to Capital Improvement Programs (CIP). Incumbents perform planning and environmental reviews and studies; procure all phases of CIP projects, recruit and oversee consultants; manage design and construction processes for the purpose of ensuring that all phases of a project are completed within specifications and with minimal interruption to site personnel and operations.

The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge of: CIP projects and programs, municipal government, residential and commercial development/construction, management of entitlement approval processes, technical knowledge of construction, facility maintenance and/or technological projects, and budget principles and practices. 

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.


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)


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.

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.

MANAGEMENT LEAVE: 60 hours per fiscal year for exempt employees.

ANNUAL LEAVE: Accrue 15.5 hours per month with cash out provisions.

SUPPLEMENTAL 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

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

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 www.fresno.gov.



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 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.

Three years of progressively responsible experience in managing Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects (or equivalent project management experience); AND graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Construction Management, or closely related field.

If qualifying with a degree or accredited college or university credits, please attach a copy of the degree or transcripts. Applications lacking this documentation may be rejected.

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

Eligibles certified for consideration for this position will be required to successfully pass a department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint process prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

For Airports, eligibles certified for consideration will be required to successfully pass a department interview, an extensive background investigation, and a Department of Justice fingerprint process prior to employment.

This position requires the possession of a valid driver’s license. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver’s license and current copy of their driving record. A valid California Driver’s License is required within sixty (60) days of appointment.

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.


The examination process may consist of the following:

APPLICATION REVIEW - Qualifying Only: Applications submitted will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates may be invited for an oral examination. The selection will be based upon those applications and resumes which demonstrate the greatest breadth and depth of applicable education, experience, skills and training appropriate to the desired assignment. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for a proper evaluation.

ORAL EXAM - 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral examination to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge of: principles and practices of CIP projects and programs, procedure used in residential and commercial development, applicable rules and regulations, Federal and State Grant application process, budget principles and practices, maintaining effective working relationships, or other topics related to a candidate's training, experience and qualifications for the position of Capital Development Specialist.  Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.

The oral examination date is scheduled for the week of October 24, 2022.  

Agency: City of Fresno
Apply To: 2600 Fresno Street, Room 1030

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