In this position, you will coordinate the development of exterior spaces, parks, open spaces, and trail environments; lead the public planning process for the development of park master plans and management plans; and manage the planning process for long-range or current master plans. In addition, you must have a solid understanding of how to manage and facilitate community meetings and work regularly with internal and community stakeholders.
Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform: Oversee the development of schematic design and construction details; track and
coordinate project costs; conduct site visits and analyses on park and open space properties; and provide final project design drawings and specifications
Coordinate proposed work within open spaces and trails with existing Friends Groups and other external groups; prepare and present projects to various official boards and citizen's groups; and facilitate meetings
Work closely with the Planning Department to review land development plans; assess a variety of information necessary for design and planning
Lead the public planning process for the development of park master plans and management plans; manage the planning process for long-range or current master plans Work with developers to determine how parks are dedicated to the department or how fees are collected in lieu of parkland dedication
Oversee and manage lower level employees
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:
Landscape architecture and planning principles
Landscape architecture concepts, practices, and procedures
Pertinent state and local laws, codes, and regulations
Provide technical and non-technical information effectively
Think logically and strategically with a wide degree of creativity and sound judgment
Lead volunteers on projects pertaining to trail construction Establish and maintain effective working relationships Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
Successful candidate will have:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in landscape architecture, architecture, or a related field
Five years of full-time landscape architecture experience, including two years in a supervisory or leadership role
Possess, or obtain upon hire, and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license Registered as a Professional Landscape Architect by the Colorado State Board of Landscape Architects
Supervision Exercised: Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instruction, and scheduling work.
Fiscal Responsibility: You will monitor budget/fiscal expenditures (typically non-discretionary expenditures) or be responsible for fiscal management of capital project(s). You may also recommend budget allocations.
Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Computer, printer, copier, telephone, drafting table, scale/ruler, standard office equipment, and trail building equipment.
Specialized Computer Equipment and Software: Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Photoshop, and graphics software.
Outdoor work will be required in remote locations where trails do not exist and where hiking occurs over rough and challenging terrain, steep topography, and uneven surfaces.
Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 20 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, and walking or standing to a significant degree.
This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.
Please visit https://coloradosprings.gov/jobs and click on 'Apply for a City Career' > 'City Career Postings – Apply Now' button to complete an online application. All job applicants will need to create a new login and online application (unless you already have a NEOGOV/governmentjobs.com user ID and password).
If hired, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United States.
About City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department
Located at the base of Pikes Peak America's Mountain, Olympic City, USA the City of Colorado Springs has over 14,000 acres of parkland and 146 miles of trails that include the number one park in the nation, Garden of the Gods Park, the second most visited mountain in the world, Pikes Peak America's Mountain, and the most extreme trail, the Manitou Incline. The City's park system has a diverse arr...ay of natural areas, including forested foothills, sheer-walled canyons, mountain streams, unique rock formations, expansive grasslands, and scenic mesas. Colorado Springs also provides a variety of urban commuter trails, neighborhood parks, athletic facilities, golf courses, cemeteries, cultural facilities, community centers, a variety of recreational programming, and open spaces that contribute to the department's mission. Mission: The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is the steward of a diverse park system that enriches the community through healthy, active opportunities that engage and inspire.