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SALARY: $4,008 – $4,869/mo.

FILING DEADLINE: Open Until Filled


This is your opportunity to become a member of an extraordinary organization and a dynamic department. The City of Fresno is currently looking for a skilled Airports Operations Specialist to join our team.

Under general supervision, Airports Operations Specialists perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, repair and construction work on airport equipment, grounds, runway/taxiway complexes, aircraft parking aprons, aeronautical visual aids and associated infrastructure(s); conducts safety and security inspections of runways, ramps, immediate surrounding areas, and exterior fencing for compliance with FAA safety standards and reports and/or repairs conditions not in compliance; operate and service a variety of tools and equipment; and performs concrete finishing by setting forms, mixing, wheeling and pouring concrete for sidewalk repairs and other concrete construction work.

Currently two vacancies exist in the Airports Department, Operations Division/Airside. 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. Should the competitive process be suspended for this recruitment, the eligibility list may be limited to three (3) months.

Incumbents may be assigned to work any eight (8) hour shift and may be required to work holidays and weekends.


The following applies to applicants who apply on or after 10/14/2021: 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.


BENEFITS: UNIT 1 – International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers Local 39)

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.

VACATION LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 6 months.

SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.

HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program. Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify. TO QUALIFY, an applicant must have possession of a High school diploma or GED and two (2) years paid experience in asphalt and concrete pavement maintenance or construction work and building maintenance. Experience working around airport facilities is preferred.


The selected eligible candidates for this position will be required to successfully pass a Department interview, an extensive background investigation, and a Department of Justice fingerprint process prior to employment with the department. Possession of a valid 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. A valid California Driver’s License is required within sixty (60) days of appointment. A valid Class B California Driver License is required within six (6) months of appointment and must be maintained for the entire term of employment in this class.


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 selection process will consist of the following:

Written Examination- 100% a job-related written examination will be administered to assess a candidate’s knowledge in the following areas: knowledge of the methods, tools, and equipment used in disposal of international garbage and/or commercial construction trades; construction maintenance and repair work practices and terminology; safety; maintenance and repair of tools and equipment; tool identification and interpersonal & public relations. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list. The written examination is tentatively scheduled for the week of TO BE DETERMINED.


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.