This is a diversified profession/technical position involving a variety of work assignments relating to the functions of the Parks & Recreation Department. Employees in this classification possess specialized knowledge of, but are not necessarily limited to, park planning and design,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.
Parks Designer I
- Works under the direct supervision of the Director Landscape Architect or designee,independently or as a member of a design team.
- Conducts site and program analysis, site inventory and develops conceptual site plans and presentation graphics.
- Develops and writes specifications and sets park construction standards.
- Completes site plan permit applications and completes permit compliance and close-out requirements.
- Follows procurement protocols needed to obtain quotes/bids/proposals required to enter into contracts for construction.
- Assists in project management of capital improvements.
- Competent with software such as AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, ArcMap and cloudbased ESRI resources.
- Researches and prepares supporting documents for long-term park planning.
- Prepare reports related to park planning and design.
- Supports the organizations guiding principles and core values.
Parks Designer II Includes all work functions as Parks Designer I plus:
- Works independently or as the lead member of a design and project management team.
- Conducts special studies, analyses, program development and prepares planning documents such as master plans, service gap analysis and strategic plans.
- Conducts research and formulates recommendations on various acquisitions, capital improvements and department policies.
- Coordinates and assists in the preparation of contracts, permit applications, agreements and grants.
- Coordinates public meetings and meetings with consultants, contractors and other team members.
- Manages project construction for departmental capital improvement projects and other assigned projects.
- Assists in the development of the Five Year Capital Improvement budget.
Landscape Architect includes all work functions as Parks Designer II plus:
- Works independently and leads the design and project management team.
- Researches and prepares supporting documents for projects related to facilities planning, development and management of County projects.
- Responds to technical questions from the Board of County Commissioners,
- Administration, staff members and the public on issues related to landscape architecture.
- Prepares and performs analyses, management and monitoring capital improvement plans, cost analyses, project budgets and prepares reports.
- Manages project construction for Parks & Recreation Department capital improvement projects and other assigned projects.
- Meets with local government and State agencies while coordinating area improvements,projects and planning efforts.
- Responsible for public meetings, contractor meetings, consultant meetings, and other meetings related to projects under charge and other County business.
- Works independently in conducting research and formulating recommendations on various acquisitions, capital improvements and department policies.
- Responsible for the development of the Five Year Capital Improvement budget.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This is a front line position for providing excellent customer service to members of the general public and other County workers. Personal contact occurs with other employees of the unit and departments in the County, citizens and customers of the department and employees of other local, state and federal agencies. Service is provided in person, by phone and other electronic forms of communication.
Park Designer I may require some supervisory responsibility and oversight of temporary workers, interns and/or volunteers.
Parks Designer II requires supervisory responsibility and oversight of daily operations in assigned areas.
Landscape Architect requires supervisory responsibility and oversight of daily operations in assigned areas.
Education, Experience, Licenses, Certifications
Park Designer 1: Bachelor's in planning, design, landscape architecture, or related field, 1 year of experience, Pay Grade 19
Parks Designer II: Bachelor's in planning design, landscape architecture, or related field, 3 years professional level experience, Pay Grade 22
Landscape Architect: Bachelor's in planning design, landscape architecture, or related field, 5 years professional level experience, Pay Grade 25
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required.
- 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.
- 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 Ability
- 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 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 rather than individual concerns. Includes the ability to build a constructive team spirit where team members are committed to the goals and objectives of the team.
Machinery 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: $21.07 - $27.65 per hour, DOE