Provides professional planning on proposed parks projects; performs directly related work as required. The principal function of an employee in this class is to design, construct, and develop parks, recreational areas and related facilities through planning and implementation of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Supervision is exercised over the work of employees in the Development and Planning Division. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other City and Departmental employees, consultants, outside contractors, park patrons and the public. The principal duties of this class are performed in both a general office environment and an outdoor work environment.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a related field; and
Considerable experience in parks or landscape planning and project management with at least three years of supervisory or lead work experience in parks and recreation, planning, architecture, or landscape architecture; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen;
Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility;
Registration as a Landscape Architect preferred.
Required Special Qualifications
Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen.
Internal Number: X423-04-2020
About City of Des Moines
The City of Des Moines is Iowa’s capital city and the county seat of Polk County. The local government serves more than 217,000 residents throughout 51 neighborhoods with more than 4,000 acres of parkland and 81 miles of trails. The City of Des Moines stands to be a financially strong city with exceptional city services, fostering an involved community in a customer friendly atmosphere.
Des Moines is the core of one of the fastest growing metro areas (DSM USA) in the Midwest and is beaming with community pride and accolades.