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Landscape Architect

The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Montgomery County Department of Parks
Silver Spring, MD
United States
Professional Areas: 
Landscape Architecture
Parks and Recreation
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level
AICP Certification: 
Not required
Salary: 
$65,328 - $113,846 annually

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time National Recreational and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking a landscape architect to plan, design and manage projects related to the devlopment of new and existing park facilities.  The Montgomery County Department of Parks serves a diverse population of more than one million residents in Montgomery County, Maryland and manages 422 parks on more than 37,000 acres of parkland.  The Department has an annual operating budget of over $100 million, a six-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) of over $235.8 million, and a career staff of nearly 800 employees.

This position may be filled at a Landscape Architect or Project Manager II level, depending on the applicant's qualifications.

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:

Duties include the design and management of projects in a multi-discplinary team setting by developing project scopes, schedules, and budgets, preparing in-house graphics, concept designs and construction documents, coordinating work with stakeholders including park operations staff and regulatory agencies, and procuring and managing design services performed by outside consultants.  Other duties include implementing projects using both the design-bid-build and design-build processes.  Additional responsibilities include meeting with commmunity groups to obtain their suggestions and ideas on the proposed project, preparing written reports and presenting projects before the Montgomery County Planning Board. All duties are performed within a team environment.  He/she will also participate as a  technical reviewer under the park construction permit process for other public agencies' projects located on parkland, developer-built park amenities, and public-private partnership projects.  Projects assigned may include design of entire new or renovated parks or individual park facilities, such as ballfields, playgrounds, courts, trails, dog parks, skate parks, community gardens, shelters, and plazas.

A Landscape Architect designs and manages a wide variety of large projects to design or construct park and recreation facilities as a Registerd Professional Landscape Architect; is actively involved with all stages of planning, design(design development, contract documentation and cost estimating) and construction administration; and utilizes his/her understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  Manages projects that are large, technically complex, politically sensitive or high visibility.  Produces presentation drawings, reports, construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and bid documents for projects as needed; may certify or recommend professional certification of plans; implements effective project budgeting and cost control; coordinates with internal and external stakeholders; works with Procurement staff on project management purchasing and contract administration functions from drafting scopes of work to calculating project costs to reviewing contract payments and contract close outs; and ensures effective design and commissioning.  Applies education and work experiences as a design and/or construction project manager. 

A Landscape Architectural(Design & Construction) Project Manager II  designs and manages a wide variety of medium to large projects to design or construct park and recreation facilities; is actively involved in planning, design (design development, contract documentation and cost estimating), and construction administration; and utilizes his/her understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  Manages projects that are large, technically comples, politically sensitive or high visibility.  Produces presentation drawings, reports, construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates and bid documents for projects as needed.  Performs technical work in Landscape Architecture.  Applies education and work experiences as a design and/or construction project manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Landscape Architect, Grade 28 ($63,328 -$113,846)

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture, or a degree in any other related field.
  • Five years of progressively responsible landscape architectural designer or construction manager experience that includes substantive work in the range of duties and responsibilities in this class specification.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 9 years.
  • Valid Registered Professional Landscape Architect License issued by any state within the United States is required for eligibility.  A valid Registered Professional Landscape Architect License issued by the State of Maryland is required within six months of appointment.
  • Valid driver's license in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations.  Driver's license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit hte employee's ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment.

Landscape Architectural (Design & Construction) Project Manager II, Grade 26 ($61,231 - $104,980)

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or any related field.
  • Four years of progressively responsible designer and/or construction experience that includes substantive work in the range of duties and responsibilities in this class specification.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 8 years.
  • Valid driver's license in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations.  Driver's license must be unencumbered  by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee's ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Advanced degree, and proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-Up and GIS ESRI are highly desirable.  Knowledge of horticulture/arboriculture, soils, applicable local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, as well as experience with construction in environmentally sensitive areas is preferred.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

https://www.mncppc.org/jobs                                                                                                                 Job #11142

  Our Office is Located at:

  6611 Kenilworth Avenue                                                                                                                                                   ,      Suite 103    

Riverdale, MD 20737

301-454-1411

[email protected]

An Equal Opportunity Employer                                                                                                                                              

 

 

Published on:
October 7, 2019 - 3:02pm
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