This is the entry level classification in the Landscape Architect I-II series. Working under general supervision in the Land and Water Resources Department (LWRD), promote, design, review, and implement small scale (<$300,000) park planning and development projects that are consistent with recommendations of the Dane County Parks and Open Space Plan. Provide landscape architectural support for the LWRD.
Oversee contracted professional design services and construction contracts for small scale (<$300,000) capital park planning and development projects. Assist with preparing technical site analyses to determine suitable areas for park facility development. Prepare construction documents including plans, specifications and cost estimates (PSEs) that can be incorporated into County budgets and bidding documents. May provide field direction to Parks Operations staff and contractors on a variety of park development and building maintenance projects. Prepare presentation materials for and facilitate public information meetings. Administer Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Bids (RFBs) and contractual agreements for small scale capital park planning and development projects. Provide general technical and regulatory knowledge and experience related to the identification and preservation of significant natural, cultural and historical features; surveying, design and implementation of small scale capital park development projects; park and trail planning; local/state/federal permit and zoning requirements; and innovative storm water management/erosion control practices.
Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture (or equivalent) and two (2) years of experience in the professional application of landscape architecture, planning, and design.
Must be eligible to take the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.) and meet eligibility requirements of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to apply for licensure as a Professional Landscape Architect (PLA). Must obtain Certified Park and Recreation Professional Certification, National Recreation and Park Association upon eligibility to take exam.
Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Availability to work as required occasionally during nights, weekends, and during special events.
Progression of an employee to the Landscape Architect II classification will require demonstrated knowledge and skills to independently perform all of the duties and responsibilities of Landscape Architect I acknowledged through performance evaluations by their supervisor.
The starting level within the Landscape Architect I-II classification series will be determined based on an evaluation of the knowledge and experience of the staff being hired.