The City of Plano is looking for an experienced individual to join our team as Park Planning Supervisor in the Parks and Recreation Department. In this position, you will be responsible for developing and conducting projects related to the planning and implementation of the City’s Parks, Recreation, Trails, and Open Space Master Plan. The position implements and oversees projects within the Parks and Recreation Capital Investment Program as well as oversees the implementation of a portion of the Department’s Capital Improvement Program. As the supervisor of a team, the Park Planning Supervisor administers and coordinates projects and leads assignments for a specific area of focus.
A successful candidate will have the following credentials:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Public Administration, Landscape Architecture, or a related field.
Certification with the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Five (5) years’ of work experience in facility planning and construction, particularly parks and recreation facilities, construction project management and/or construction administration, or related.
Typical Decisions: The incumbent analyzes the size and scope of capital improvement projects and determines the assignment to the appropriate level of staff within the team. The incumbent reviews the final draft of reports, studies, plans, construction documents, and other team assignments. The incumbent makes recommendations to the department or division head on team assignments and the content of recommendations, reports, and presentation materials for public meetings as well as solutions for specific park planning or other issues related to their team’s area of specialization. The incumbent assigns appropriate staff amongst the team to projects and determines the requirements and scheduling of the team’s activities and projects.
Knowledge of modern trends, methods and procedures of parks and recreation facility planning and development; federal, state, and local environmental and land use issues and ordinances applicable to parks and recreation; state and federal guidelines for grant administration; basic architectural and structural engineering principles and methods; principles and practices of arboriculture; contemporary trends in park planning and development and landscape architecture; federal and state law of municipal government organization and functions; and legal terminology related to development documents.
Skill in communicating clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, in both formal and informal settings; reading and interpreting blueprints, plans and specifications; planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing complex projects; operating a computer, standard Windows operating system software, and some specialized software and applications; maps and plats; and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Prefer skill in BlueBeam and ArcGIS.
Education to include Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, Landscape Architecture, or related field.
Experience to include five (5) years’ experience in facility planning and construction, particularly parks and recreation facilities, construction project management and/or construction administration, or related.
Any work-related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above minimum qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.
Licenses and Certifications include Texas Class C driver’s license (must obtain within 30 days of hire per state law). Membership in AICP required.
Conditions of Employment include passing a drug test, driver’s license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check.