PARKS AND RECREATION PLANNER II duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Performs and coordinates a variety of professional parks and recreation planning, design and development duties as follows:
Reviews and interprets plans, studies and reports for various parks and recreation planning and development projects related to facility improvements, maintenance and renovation Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects. Reviews and interprets surveys, plans, drawings and maps.
Prepares concept and master plans for parks and recreation related improvements such as park renovations, playgrounds, walkways and connectivity, parking, and other park amenities.
Coordinates and serves as project manager in the development and updating of parks and recreation related facilities.
Prepares and/or reviews reports such as policy documents on parks and recreation related strategic issues, potential private public opportunities, etc.
Coordinates and serves as project lead in the oversight of designated Parks and Recreation CIP projects in terms of monitoring funding issues and ensuring consistency with the Department's long range plans. In addition, depending on the scope of the CIP project, the position may also coordinate overall design and scheduling with internal and external stakeholders.
Conducts and/or reviews studies such as land use, site constraints and feasibility analysis to determine viability of parks and recreation related CIP projects.
Prepare reports for public hearings on topics such as project updates, status, or results from findings. Interprets public policy and codes.
Quality Customer Service is an integral part of all jobs with Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation. Our customer service expectations begin with the CARE principle: Communication, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Some examples of how we make that happen are:
Be personable and genuine in your interactions and treat everyone with dignity and respect
Promote an inclusive environment for both customers and colleagues
Acknowledge customers with a smile and establish a professional relationship with them
Offer assistance without being asked
Maintain professionalism in appearance and behavior at all times
Positively contribute to an overall environment of a quality work place in which our citizens can enjoy utilizing our services
MINIMUMS: Requires any combination of education (above the high school level) and/or experience equivalent to eight (8) years in fields such as urban studies or regional planning that utilize the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies.
DMV Transcript: Required CDL: Not Required DOT History: Not Required CPS Check: Not Required Physical: Not Required Respirator: Not Required Polygraph Review: Not Required Psychological Screening: Not Required
Attachments Required: None
In addition to the minimum requirements, the ideal candidate for this position will have experience listed in the preferences below. Candidates with the preferred experience should ensure the information is provide in the application. * Certification as a Planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), or certification as a Landscape Architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia. * Bachelor's Degree or higher in Urban and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, or a related field. * Experience in parks and recreation facility or outdoor recreational planning. * CIP project management experience in planning and/or implementing capital improvement projects. * Experience in using AutoCAD, Photoshop, Sketchup, GIS, as well as other design related computer software & supporting hardware. * Experience prepare/review reports, studies, etc. * Exp interpreting public policy and codes
This position is being advertised as a pool, and applications will be used to fill current vacancies and any other similar Planner II positions that become available within three (3) months from the closing date of this posting.
Please complete the application in its entirety. The application is the primary required document used to screen qualifications and years of experience. A resume does not replace a completed application. Fields on the application left blank, including but not limited to job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked, may cause your application to be incomplete.
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?Your responses to any "Supplemental Questions", if attached to this requisition, must be supported by the information you give us in the work experience section of this application. Be sure you are thorough in describing your skills and duties as you complete the work experience section. If the information cannot be verified you will not receive credit.
Please provide a copy of any certifications or related professional licenses.
If selected for this position you may be required to submit official transcripts from all accredited colleges or universities listed on your application.
Forward your *OFFICIAL transcripts from your accredited colleges or universities to:
Department of Human Resources 2424 Courthouse Drive Municipal Center, Building 18 Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Current City of Virginia Beach employees who have their official transcripts from their accredited college or university in their personnel file will not have to provide another transcript to the Department of Human Resources.
*All higher education institutions must be accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education.
VRS Contribution: All full-time employees are required to contribute 5% of annual salary toward their retirement account; in accordance with VRS retirement provisions. This will be handled through a pre-tax payroll deduction.
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation strives to promote healthy lifestyles and protect the City’s coastal environment, as well as to ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social and economic circumstances – can access Parks & Recreation programs. The department’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that create a sense of community. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, visit VBgov.com/parks or call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay). Sign up for Parks & Rec email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/VBparksrec. Quality Customer Service is an integral part of all jobs with Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation. Our customer service expectations begin with the CARE principle: Communication, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Some examples of how we make that happen are:•Be personable and genuine in your interactions and treat everyone with dignity and respect•Promote an inclusive environment for both customers and colleagues•Acknowledge customers with a smi...le and establish a professional relationship with them•Offer assistance without being asked•Maintain professionalism in appearance and behavior at all times•Positively contribute to an overall environment of a quality work place in which our citizens can enjoy utilizing our services
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