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Parks Designer

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 10820298
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5
Required Education : Bachelor's degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

This is a diversified professional/ technical position involving a variety of work assignments relating to the function of the Parks and Recreation Department. Employees in this classification possess knowledge of, but are not necessarily limited to, planning, landscape, architecture, land development and construction.

The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the work load.

  • Develops and implements the planning and design of parks and recreation facilities, with tasks which include but not limited to creation of planning documents, master plans, site plans, spatial mapping, presentations graphics, and permit applications.

  • Operates a personal computer in a networked environment, using computer assisted drafting and design, and related land development applications. Competent with software such as AutoCAD, Adobe Create Suite, ArcMap and other programs.

  • Manages projects from design conception through construction completion, including the collection of field data and interpretation of conditions in the field and post-construction evaluations, for the Parks and Recreation Department capital improvement program and other assigned projects.

  • Creates a complete working set of construction plans and spatial maps based on the assignments provided by the Department Director/Landscape Architect.

  • Develops and writes specifications, designs, and construction details and documents for public spaces and facilities.

  • Conducts special studies, analyses, program development, and project design for County projects.

  • Conducts reviews of development plans and checks for compliance with the Land Development Code.

  • Assists in the development of the Five Year Capital Improvement budget.

  • Creates and maintains file management systems for drawings, maps and other improvement plans.

  • Assists with the coordination of public meetings, contractor meetings, consultant meetings, and other meetings related to projects.

  • Works independently or as part of a larger design team and provides support to team members as required.

  • Aid in the development of the GIS Comprehensive Plan by providing the Marion County GIS team with final projects in digital format.


  • Coordinates with other departments for the collection of pertinent project information and data.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

This is a front-line position for providing excellent customer service to members of the general public and other County employees. Personal contact occurs with other employees of the unit, employees of other departments in the County, citizens, and customers of the department. Service is provided in person or by phone contact.

Occasionally functions as lead worker for a small group of employees (one to five) in the absence of a designated lead position. May review the work product of others. Provides guidance, advice, and assistance to others on work assignments. Provides work direction.

Required Qualifications :

Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in planning, landscape architecture, or related field; and five years professional level experience in professional planning and design, project development, and contract management; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Possession of a valid Florida Divers License.
Registered Landscape Architect, Florida (Preferred)

AutoCAD Level II (Preferred)
ArcGIS I& II (Preferred)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents, and current legislative issues.

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

Problem Solving Abilities

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Ability to interpret complex and detailed technical data.

  • May participate in development of policy, programs, plans, or procedures.

Specialized Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of planning, landscape architecture, and engineering principles and practices.

  • Ability to read maps with intricate markings, land use surveys, and judge distance; ability to interpret legal descriptions, maps, aerial photography, remote sensing data, and site plans.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical written and graphically presented material; includes

  • Ability to read text, identify themes, make inferences, and draw conclusions which accurately reflect the material.

  • Ability to analyze various kinds of data and other research information.

  • Knowledge of descriptive statistics and principles and application of statistical inference.

  • General knowledge of the County codes and regulations pertaining to planning, zoning and community development.

  • Ability to effectively organize, supervise and carry out projects.

  • Ability to supervise a small group of professional, technical and clerical personnel.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with ability to meet multiple deadlines.

  • Knowledge of computers, including word processors and spreadsheet applications.

  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates, government officials, representatives of other agencies and the general public.

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

  • Ability to take a teamwork approach to the job by cooperating with others, offering to help others when needed, and considering larger organization or team goals.

Machines and Equipment
This employee will be required to operate a computer, calculator, telephone, fax machine, copy machine, and other general office equipment, as well as drive a vehicle in the completion of the
tasks of the position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and lift up to twenty-five pounds; will regularly be required to stand, walk, and sit; and will frequently be required to talk and hear. Special vision requirements include close vision and the ability to adjust focus to bring an object into sharp focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee will occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level for this environment will be moderate.

Work Schedule: Full Time, hours not specified

Salary: $19.23 per hour

Skills :
Architecture AutoCAD Construction land development landscaping Planning and development
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