DEFINITION: The purpose of this position is to perform professional level landscape architecture and park planning work relating to parks, open space and related facilities. Provide project design and planning, manage consultants, perform design review, prepare permitting documents and perform construction inspection on park and recreation capital and improvement projects. Provide information and assistance to the public on park and recreation related matters. Position Status: This is a full-time, regular, exempt position. This position is also 3-year limited term from date of hire. Work Schedule: The schedule for this position is M-F, 8 am to 5 pm. Union Status: This position is non-union.
FUNCTIONS: • Develop conceptual and comprehensive site and master plans. Create technical drawings, plans, and specifications. Prepare detailed graphics and written documents for grants and other funding sources. Deliver presentations to a wide variety of stakeholders, including the City Council, management, neighborhoods, and community groups. Inspect construction to ensure compliance to plans, specifications, and applicable guidelines and standards. Approve payment for services. • Coordinate and oversee multiple projects being designed by consultants. Develop contract specifications and participate in the bid selection process. Prioritize projects and maintain accurate progress records as appropriate. • Confer with and advise State and local agencies and organization as well as the general public regarding City park and recreation matters • Develop cost estimates and prepare and monitor project budgets. Identify departmental budget needs and make recommendations for budget requests. • Prepare reports and graphics and acquire permits for projects which require local, state, and federal agency review. • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience • Three (3) years of related experience relating to planning, design and development of park, trails and/or open spaces. Education • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in landscape architecture from an accredited college or university with major course work in landscape architecture, planning or a related field. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Required Licenses and/or Certifications Possession of: • Washington State Landscape Architects License is highly desired. • Valid driver's license.
About City of Vancouver
Vancouver is part of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area and is the fourth largest city in the state. The City has a vibrant downtown where people throughout the community gather to live, work, shop, and enjoy many entertainment options. Situated on the shores of the Columbia River and just 90 miles west to the Pacific Coast, with the Cascade Mountain Range, Mt. Hood and the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument less than two hours east, the area offers an abundance of year round recreational opportunities. The city employs 962 (2012) employees.