Research, develop, implement and oversee strategies of PRCAD Capital Improvement Programs for park project design and construction and post construction administration for warranty and guarantee phase periods.
Develop and implement park master planning, site analysis and perform needs analysis for specific park facilities including prepare base drawings, develop preliminary sketch plans and discuss and implement project specifications.
Oversee park development documents for the purpose of bidding and/or construction for parking improvements.
Prepare contracts and service agreements with consultants and contractors for park studies and park design services.
Document and file all records related to park studies and development
Act as liaison to private citizens, developer, contractors and City management to discuss development impact on City parks and requirements for development.
Conduct special studies in gathering and analyzing data and information to ensure all projects and programs are compliant to all applicable to current codes and ordinances. Update codes and ordinances if necessary.
Physical Tasks & Working Conditions
The incumbent works primarily in an office environment, relatively free from exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional work will be performed outside or with exposure to risk. May be exposed to extremes of heat and cold, rain, humidity, wetness, insects, noxious odors, and fumes. May be exposed to physical exertion such as bending, lifting, stooping and reaching.
Models Organizational Values Customer Focus Communication Adaptability/Flexibility Results Focus/Project Management
Minimum Education & Work Experience
5 years of related experience
Licensed to practice as a Registered Landscape Architect in the State of Texas; Or must obtain a license to practice in the State of Texas within one year of hire
Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture or a related field of study
5-7 years of experience in planning and designing landscape architecture projects, AutoCAD and GIS software programs
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of park planning, relating to parks, recreation and cultural services planning
Comprehensive knowledge of city, state and federal laws, codes and regulations regarding design and development of parks and recreation facilities including accessibility, project bidding, floodplain development, play ground development, etc
Comprehensive knowledge of construction plan implementation, program design and project management methods
Skill in utilizing software such as Desktop Publishing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS),
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
Ability to analyze and compile statistical, economic and technical data relating to park planning matters
Ability to work and communicate effectively with public officials, citizens and staff members
Licenses & Certifications
Valid Class C Texas driver's license Texas Board of Architectural Examiners Landscape Architect License
Internal Number: 2019-5830
About City of Garland
The City of Garland has 2,000 employees and is comprised of more than 40 departments that provide various services to residents. The City places a high priority on public safety and maintains a force of 323 sworn Police Officers and 255 sworn Fire personnel. Garland has 11 fire stations and several public safety training facilities.Residents enjoy an abundance of recreation opportunities with 60 parks covering more than 2,500 acres as well as five recreation centers and two senior centers. Services are further enhanced with four libraries conveniently located throughout the city. Garland also is home to Firewheel Golf Park, the largest municipal golf course in Texas, with 63 holes of championship-style golf. While providing traditional municipal services, the City of Garland also operates its own electric utilities, water and wastewater treatment. The City maintains and operates a regional landfill facility and offers both residential and commercial solid waste collection services. and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail lines.
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