City of Fresno

Wastewater Environmental Supervisor

Onsite - Fresno, CA
$75K - $125K Annually
Application Deadline: 7/12/24

SALARY: $7,550 – $9,146/month



Come and join the City of Fresno in achieving our mission of Building a Better Fresno!

Are you passionate about caring for the environment and excited about leading a team to success? We’re seeking a proactive Wastewater Environmental Supervisor to supervise day-to-day operational activities and services. Under the direction of the Wastewater Manager, you’ll coordinate and energize our team, ensuring excellence in environmental management. With direct supervision over staff, you’ll be pivotal in driving our division’s success, overseeing and advancing daily endeavors. Ready to embark on a rewarding adventure in environmental leadership? Apply now and be a part of shaping the future of the City’s Wastewater division in Environmental Resources!

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

– Supervises day-to-day operations in environmental resources, ensuring seamless planning, scheduling, and task execution.

– Coordinates recruitment, training, and performance evaluations to cultivate a skilled and motivated workforce.

– Ensures full compliance with environmental regulations at all levels, actively monitoring laws and implementing necessary measures.

– Addresses public and agency inquiries, investigating and resolving concerns regarding wastewater systems, environmental quality, or public health and safety.

– Plays a pivotal role in strategic planning, budgeting, and organizational development efforts.

– Manages inventory, procurement, and program development to enhance compliance and environmental objectives.

– Analyzes data from environmental monitoring programs, laboratory tests, and operational processes, providing insightful reports and presentations.

– May utilize expertise to interpret utility plans, blueprints, and specifications, while also evaluating new technology for improved efficiency in water quality testing.

– Perform related duties as required.

Full job specification may be viewed at:

In order to meet the operational needs of the division, this recruitment is being limited to those with experience in environmental regulations related to the implementation of local, state and federally mandated environmental programs. The current vacancy is assigned to the area of Environmental Resources within the Wastewater Management Division at the Department of Public Utilities. 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 eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not ensure a place on the eligibility list:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, environmental science, biology, chemical engineering or a directly related field


Two (2) years of full-time work experience in industrial pretreatment, water/wastewater monitoring and quality control or testing of environmental samples.


Possession and maintenance of a California Water Environment Association certificate, Environmental Compliance Inspector Grade II at time of application.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH A COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS AND A VALID CWEA CERTIFICATE (instructions below on how to attach documents). Applications lacking the attachment may be rejected.


The work experience section MUST be completed with detailed duties, dates and weekly hours worked for each title held. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application and will not be used to evaluate minimum requirements. Applications lacking a completed work experience section may be rejected.

The selected eligible candidates certified 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 will be required at time of appointment and during the entire term of employment in the job class. Candidates considered for hire will be required to provide proof of a valid driver’s license and current copy of their driving record.

Based upon assignment, may require one or more license or certifications related to the specific technical discipline as mandated by national, state, or locally recognized agency.

Possession and maintenance of a California Water Environment Association certificate, Environmental Compliance Inspector Grade III may be required within 24 months of appointment.

For your reference, you may find additional information regarding this certification here:

Failure to obtain and continue to maintain the valid certification within the specified time period shall be cause for termination from this class.


BENEFITS: UNIT 13 Classification – City of Fresno Professional Employees Association (CFPEA)

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: Eligible retirees can use remaining Sick Leave balance at 80% of hourly rate and other leave balances, if applicable, to reimburse medical insurance and qualified medical expenses, tax free.

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


The examination process may consist of the following:

Application Review: Qualifying Only: Applications which meet the minimum qualifications will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates will be invited to the oral examination. Selection of the most qualified candidates will be based upon those applications demonstrating 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 evaluation.

Oral Exam: 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral examination to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge of environmental regulations applicable to local, state and federal programs, principles and practices of effective employee training and supervision, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, or other topics related to a candidate’s training, experience and qualifications for the position of Wastewater Environmental Supervisor for an environmental control setting. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.

The oral examination has been tentatively scheduled for the week of July 22nd, 2024.


APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT 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.



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

2. Then go to > 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.


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. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.


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.

Recruiter Information:

Shoua Thao