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General Employment Information

 

About the District

The San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District has a work force of approximately 300 employees and provides a variety of public services related to the improvement of air quality in central California. The District has three regional offices located in the cities of Modesto, Fresno and Bakersfield. District programs include: Administration, Compliance, Permit Services, and Planning.

The District has a variety of positions including clerical, technical, scientific, paraprofessional, professional, supervisory and management. Educational requirements for these types of positions range from high school equivalency to advanced college degrees. Experience requirements vary based on the level of the position.

The San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and those who have special needs are encouraged to apply.

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OUR GEOGRAPHIC AREA

The San Joaquin Valley is situated between the coastal foothills and the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Pacific Ocean, 100 miles to the west, offers a variety of wineries and a coast full of activity. Yosemite National Park, just 90 minutes away, is a natural wonder that attracts people from all over the world to admire its beauty. Fresno's location in the center of California provides easy access to San Francisco and Los Angeles, both just a few hours away. 

One of the great things about Fresno and its surrounding area is that you choose your own lifestyle. Your options range from the active life of the city to the slower pace of country areas. With a little commuting, some people even enjoy mountain living. Residents of the Valley enjoy a lifestyle seldom found other places, including low cost-of-living, affordable housing, and excellent schools. 

The diverse ethnic heritage of the Valley provides a wide variety of multicultural events, activities and dining opportunities. Fresno is home to a California State University campus, which provides residents with multiple educational, sports, and cultural events.

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HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT AVAILABLE POSITIONS?

1. Current vacancies are listed in the Employment section of our website.

2. Available positions are normally advertised in the Sunday edition of the local newspaper in each of the respective regions of the District: Modesto, Fresno and Bakersfield.

3. Current vacancies are posted in the District's Personnel Office located at 1990 E. Gettysburg Ave., Fresno, CA 93726.

4. Interest cards may be filed for positions when a vacancy does not currently exist. A separate interest card must be completed for each position and will be kept on file for one (1) year. If during this time a recruitment is conducted for the position, you will be notified of the vacancy and the application filing period.

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HOW DO I APPLY?

1.  Select Employment from the menu on the left to create an applicant profile.  Applications are only accepted when a recruitment is conducted. The District does not accept resumes in lieu of official applications.

2. The District conducts two types of recruitments:

A. Open - open to any individual who feels he/she meets the necessary employment standards for the position.

B. Promotional - open only to regular District employees.

3. Application filing periods:

A. Final Filing Date - Recruitments which are conducted with a specific filing deadline. Application materials for this type of recruitment are due in the District's Personnel Office located in Fresno, California, no later than closing time on the final filing date*.

B. Continuous - Recruitments which are conducted where no final filing deadline has been designated. This type of recruitment can close any time a sufficient number of qualified applicants have applied for the position.

* Postmarks and Faxes are not accepted!

4. In completing the application materials, be sure to read the instructions carefully to ensure you have properly completed the application and, if required, the supplemental application form. All applications and supplemental application forms must be signed and dated by the applicant.

5. All documents submitted as part of the application process become the property of the District and cannot be returned to the applicant.

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APPLICANT TESTING PROCESS

1. The District, a public regulatory agency, adheres to an employment system which is based on merit.  Therefore, the selection process is competitive. One or more or the following examinations may be administered:

A. Written -This type of examination may be essay or multiple choice and measures the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential duties of the position.

B. Oral - This type of examination consists of a two (2) to four (4) member panel of subject matter experts who independently rate the responses of a candidate based on the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position.

C. Practical - This type of examination measures a candidate's skill in performing a specific task or duty (i.e. typing, filing, data entry, 10 key, word processing, writing)

2. Be punctual- Candidates will not be admitted for an examination if they are late.

3. Each candidate will be notified in writing of his/her status in the examination process within approximately two (2) weeks of the examination.

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FINAL SELECTION PROCESS

1. Once the examination process is completed, an eligible list is established. Those candidates who have demonstrated successful achievement in each phase of the selection process will have his/her name placed on the eligible list. The District establishes an eligible list for the current vacancies and reserves the right to determine whether or not an existing eligible list is used for subsequent vacancies.

2. The District utilizes the "Rule of Five" for purposes of certification. For one vacancy the top five (5) candidates on the eligible list will be certified to the appointing authority for a hiring interview. For each additional vacancy, one additional name will be certified to the appointing authority for consideration.

3. Candidates who have been considered for hire and who have not been selected will remain on the eligible list in the event the list is used for subsequent vacancies.

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SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

An individual with a disability needing special assistance or reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process should contact the District's Personnel Office at (559) 230-6010.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

DISTRICT PERSONNEL
1990 E. Gettysburg Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726-0244
Phone: (559) 230-6010
Email: personnel@valleyair.org

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Fill out an Interest Card (on-line)