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Park Planner - Part-Time

City of Vacaville
Vacaville, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Land-Use Management
Landscape Architecture
Regional Planning
Sustainability Planning
Urban Design
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Not required

The City of Vacaville part-time Park Planner will develop, implement and manage park planning initiatives to ensure that City and departmental goals are met.  This is an exciting opportunity for a planning and design professional to be an integral force in many significant projects that will positively impact the community for years to come.  Some of the exciting projects include: Phase II of Al Patch Park, a neighborhood park in the Vanden Meadows development area, Phase II of Magnolia Park, Nelson Park, and much more!

  • Al Patch Park is a community park facility with sports amenities, including a lighted football field with an all-weather track and three (3) lighted softball fields.  The next phase may include a lighted multi-use field, and lighted basketball courts.
  • Nelson Park is a community park and serves as home complex for the local Bobby Sox league.  A Master Plan is required in order to move forward with the construction of a third softball field and other amenities.
  • Vanden Meadows neighborhood park will be a new park in the rapidly developing Vanden Meadows area.
  • Magnolia Park has become one of the more popular parks in Vacaville. The park includes several group picnic areas and a splash pool play area. The next phase will include additional picnic areas.

To view the detailed job description (Senior Planner), please visit: 

Part-time positions are paid an hourly rate and can work up to a maximum of 129 hours per month.  Part-time positions are at-will, are not eligible for health or retirement benefits, and do not accrue leave time with the exception of state mandated sick leave (24 hours per year).

Our ideal candidate will be flexible, take initiative, work independently and have excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills. The candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills to successfully build solid relationships with City leadership, partnering agencies, and other key stakeholders; and enjoy the challenge of effectively managing a demanding workload of quickly shifting priorities and assuming ownership of key priorities and projects. Our ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • Attending and/or scheduling and facilitating meetings with key staff from various City departments to increase collaboration efforts;
  • Presenting park designs and plans to City Council and the Parks and Recreation Commission;
  • Working with consultants, including preparing and administering consultant agreements;
  • Monitoring and tracking budgets of assigned projects;
  • Governmental planning and zoning;
  • Collecting, analyzing and interpreting data pertaining to planning and zoning regulations in complex agricultural and urban areas;
  • Preparing clear, concise and comprehensive planning reports and discussing them before public groups; 
  • Maintaining a positive work environment that inspires quality work and accountability, and always demonstrating the willingness to cultivate and support positive change within the department and the City.

Education:  Equivalent to completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in landscape architecture, natural resources, urban planning or related field.
Experience:  Three (3) years of increasingly responsible journey level planning experience, including experience with park development or park planning projects. 


Published on:
July 28, 2020 - 11:25am
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