Full-Time Landscape Architect
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Serve as a project manager/team leader for all phases of site design and development.
2. Prepare master plans; coordinating staff from other departments in the master planning process for new and redeveloped sites.
3. Coordinate the public input process on District projects; including mailings, public meetings, and website information.
4. Prepare documents and manage the selection process for consultants; defining scope of services; ranking and interviewing.
5. Direct consultants in the preparation of construction documents that meet District standards, and are coordinated with necessary departments and agencies.
6. Coordinate with federal, state, county, and local government agencies, organizations and volunteer groups. Ensure completion of necessary reviews, permits, approvals, zoning changes and compliance with policies, plans and regulations.
7. Prepare bidding documents and administer the competitive bidding and quote process.
8. Supervise construction and site restoration projects assuring contractor’s work conforms to the project specifications; coordinate testing, verify quantities, and evaluate recommended changes.
9. Prepare in-house site design, development plans, native landscape planting plans, and construction documents for development and renovation projects.
10. Assist in departmental team reviews of environmental assessments, impact statements, use requests and off-site developments that impact District properties.
11. Participate in District wide work groups related to planning and development issues. Assist other departments and teams needing planning and design skills.
12. Assist with long and short range planning for future projects, preparing schedules, estimates, and needs analysis.
13. Prepare presentation materials, graphics, written reports, and grant applications.
14. Other duties as assigned by supervisor or director.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Must possess a high degree of knowledge of construction, design and engineering standards and principles and techniques of landscape architecture as they relate to construction materials and methods.
• Proficiency in reviewing and preparing plans and specifications.
• Knowledge of native landscapes and design with native plant material and related landscaping materials.
• Must have knowledge of Midwest natural communities, native and non-native plant species identification, natural area management techniques and ecology.
• Must effectively communicate, written and oral, with a variety of professional staff, consultants, citizens and volunteers.
• Current knowledge and skill in AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and basic computer skills in Microsoft Office products.
• Must possess and maintain a current and valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture
Experience: Five years of experience in professional level landscape architecture/design work with an emphasis on recreational facilities and experience with supervision of construction projects.
Certifications: License in Landscape Architecture from the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
PAY RANGE AND ANNUAL SALARY
Pay range: Grade 11
Schedule: Full Time