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Capital Development Specialist
City of Fresno

Company Description

Fresno County is ranked first in the nation for agricultural production with annual sales in excess of $3 billion. Major crops include grapes, almonds, cotton, peaches and nectarines. Notable Fresnans include Maynard Dixon (artist), Audra McDonald (actress, singer), Barbara Morgan (astronaut) and William Saroyan (author.)

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Job Location:
Fresno, CA, United States
Primary Category:
Construction Management
Secondary Category:
Project Manager
Job Type:
Full Time
Last Modified:
$72420.00 - $87756.00  year

Capital Development Specialist



Under direction, Capital Development Specialist 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 for the Department of Transportation will possess extensive knowledge of: CIP and transportation improvement projects and programs, municipal government, residential and commercial development/construction, U.S. Department of Transportation agencies, State grant application processes, City and Federal Transit Administration procurement requirements, management of entitlement approval processes, technical knowledge of construction, facility maintenance and/or technological projects, and budget principles and practices.

Two vacancies currently exist in the Transportation Department, within the Transportation Capital Division. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of six (6) 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 eligible list may be limited to three months.


These are entrance requirements to the examination and do not assure a place on the eligible list.  Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify:

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.


Possess a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.

Eligibles certified for consideration will be required to successfully pass a department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint process prior to employment.


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. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for a proper evaluation.

ORAL EXAMINATION (100%) - A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related Oral Examination which may evaluate each 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.

The Oral Examination is to be determined.

Candidates must achieve a passing score on the oral examination to qualify for the eligible list.


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.

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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