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 SALARY: $6,847-$8,266/month

FILING DEADLINE:  May 17, 2022



Under minimal supervision, A Programmer/Analyst IV works closely with departments to determine if work systems are adaptable to computerized data processing Business Systems, to include Billing Systems; makes recommendations for business process reengineering; develops and/or implements complex computer programs; coordinates installations or other activities with multiple departments and/or other entities. Develops client interfaces for GIS, Internet/Intranet, and business systems applications in various programming languages; and other duties as assigned.


Multiple vacancies are available in the multiple departments within the City of Fresno. This position will need to support the Accela Land Management System, create SSRS reports, serve as project manager for system upgrades, implement new modules and features, function as liaison between Accela and staff, and develop complex computer applications for the Department’s various divisions. Proficient background in Accela Land Management System, Java Script, web application development (such as PHP), PeopleSoft, Geographic Information Systems, FresGo, Prolaw Database, SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services are highly desirable for this position. 


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. Should the competitive process be suspended for this recruitment, the eligibility list may be limited to three (3) months.



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.



Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination.


Two (2) years of experience equivalent to that of a Programmer/Analyst III, Computer Systems Specialist III, or Network Systems Specialist with the City of Fresno or five (5) years of experience which included the preparation and analysis of business applications, Internet, project management, web design, or GIS programming; AND graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in computer applications and systems, decision science, information management, industrial technology, geography, planning, civil engineering or related field.


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.


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.


Eligibles certified for consideration to the Police Department must successfully pass an extensive background investigation which may include a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) and/or polygraph test, and a department interview prior to employment.



RETIREMENT: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. They 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 one (1) personal day.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY:  Provided through California SDI program.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at



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 as well. 


Selection Process 

The selection process will 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 a proper evaluation.


ORAL EXAMINATION – 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral examination to evaluate each candidate’s knowledge of principles and methods used to develop GIS, Internet and/or business systems applications; ability to analyze and evaluate problems and make recommendations; train and provide lead direction and establish effective working relationships; or other topics related to a candidate’s training, experience and qualifications for the position of Programmer Analyst IV. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.


The oral exam is tentatively scheduled for the week of: To be Determined.



The City of Fresno is an equal opportunity employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.



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.