Provides administrative, professional and design services associated with a recreation trails, open lands and parks system that reflects community needs and desires. Plans, organizes, designs, and serves as project manager for the Department's Capital Construction Program. Reports to the Parks and Recreation Director.
The salary range for this position is $70,400 - $109,200 per year with an expectedhiring range of $77,700 - $101,000 per yeardepending on qualifications and experience.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs parks, open lands and trails planning and development, as well as administrative duties through the delivery of a comprehensive and safe system of capital projects, recreation open lands and trails, parks and facilities by providing planning, research, development, design, cost projections and preparation and review of construction documents and specifications. Contributes to the effectiveness of team decision-making, customer service and management by providing information, sharing resources and adapting work schedules to accomplish goals and complete projects and participation in the City's Developmental Review Team, as time and resources permit. Maintains positive dialogue and relationship with the public, City staff, regional partners, special interest groups and professionals in the planning, engineering and construction industry through effective interpersonal skills. Practices prudent fiscal management to ensure allocated funds are effectively used. Monitors projects to keep expenditures within budget limits. Provides professional and technical assistance in preparing applications for securing grants and supplemental funding. Provides Parks and Recreation capital construction project management and administration duties and responsibilities for compliance with the Capital Project Management Manual and departmental policies. Administers capital projects and depreciation fund projects including supervision of consultants, crews and/or contractor on specific methods and procedures to meet established objectives, budgets and time schedules. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees: planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: May serve as liaison on Department and City committees.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: This position is a first-line supervisor responsible for supervision of non-exempt and/or non-supervisory exempt employee(s). Highest level supervised: non-exempt employee(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques and principles of Engineering and/or Landscape Architecture, and construction project management. Must be able to communicate effectively and interact with co-workers, contractors, consultants and the public. Ability to supervise and manage employees, contractor and consultants to complete capital improvement and construction projects in an effective, fiscally responsible and timely fashion. Ability to make visual inspections of trails, open lands, parks, facilities and construction projects in progress and demonstrate expertise in the field of construction. Knowledge of and ability to understand application and operation of computer aided drafting (CAD) design and GIS systems, data analysis, spreadsheets and other related software. Demonstrated skills and abilities to manage, schedule, budget, supervise and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to make public presentations to neighborhood groups, special interest groups, commissions, boards or City Council, as required.
Core competencies: Accountability, Collaboration, Courtesy and kindness, Innovation, Integrity, Safety, Service
Job specific competencies: Job Knowledge (Includes Project Mgmt. and Problem Solving), Performance Management, Financial Responsibility
Administrative duties are typically performed in an office environment, which may require sitting for extended periods of time. Project management is performed at numerous sites, which requires traveling between locations and ability to walk a variety of terrain. Project management, inspection and survey work may require manual dexterity to complete work tasks through safe and proper operations. Able to complete work tasks in all types of weather conditions and with risks associated with construction sites.
Material and equipment directly used:
Calculator, photocopier, telephone, cellular phone, fax machine, large format copier, computer, drafting equipment, digital camera, survey equipment
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A driving record and criminal background investigation will be obtained pre-employment.
Education and/or experience: Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or a closely related field required. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute for education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Landscape Architecture, Engineering, park planning, project management or related position required; must be in addition to any experience used to satisfy the education requirement. Minimum of three (3) years of staff supervision required.
Licensure and/or certifications: Must possess a valid driver's license and a valid Colorado State license in Landscape Architecture.
Loveland, Colorado is a community that is characterized by welcoming neighborhoods and a sense of individual belonging; that embraces the heritage and natural beauty of the region and values its strategic location. We are located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, approximately one hour north of Denver. Loveland is a home-rule City with a Council/Manager form of government. More than 700 ...employees are proud to serve Loveland's 60,000 plus community members. For more information on our community please visit the Loveland Chamber of Commerce at www.loveland.org. Our Organization… A place where you are responsible for projects and services that directly impact the quality of life of each resident and visitor of Loveland, Colorado and the surrounding communities. Where you can build partnerships with co-workers, businesses and community members that will help further our thriving community and further develop your own professional skills. This is an organization where you will see the results of the important work you do every day.