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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Company: City of Greenville
Location: Greenville
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT - 0820 Salary $46,200.00 - $69,300.00 Annually Location 206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC Job Type Full Time Department PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Job Number 00467 Division PLANNING & ZONING Closing 10/16/2020 11:59 PM Eastern Job Description Brief Description of the Job
Under the direction of the Senior Landscape Architect, conducts comprehensive landscape architecture plan reviews. Assists in completing various project details including design review, construction review, graphics, and cost estimates. Researches best practices as needed. Conducts public presentations and assists with administrative issues pertaining to project coordination.
Job Duties Essential Functions
Conduct Plan Reviews (45%): Conduct comprehensive landscape architecture plan reviews by checking plans, specifications, blueprints, and drawings for completeness and compliance with landscape and tree ordinance. Work with the Permit and Licensing Unit on customer questions concerning permits or plan reviews. Consult with and assist architects, engineers, builders, and owners regarding methods of design and construction and other matters relating to the plan review process, related codes and City ordinances. Draft detailed plan review comments and discrepancies into the data management system for each project reviewed.

Manage Landscape Architecture Projects (45%): Provide project management services for small to medium scale landscape projects within the Parks System or streetscape. Prepare project scope, design, and budget. Generate plans and construction documents for grading, drainage, hardscape, landscape, furnishing, and structural features. Prepare presentation graphics, signage, and publications. Manage small project requests for proposals and requests for qualifications, scope, budget, contracts, and invoicing during the design and construction process. Assist in grant funding applications, awards, documentation, reimbursements, and requirements. Assist the Senior Landscape Architect in making substantial progress on ongoing city-wide master planning, design, and construction projects including parks, trails, streetscapes, plazas, signage, sculpture, furnishings, playgrounds, zoo exhibits, etc.

Assist in Strategic Planning (10%): Provide data gathering, inventory, and analysis as directed on large-scale system-wide initiatives. Work with department staff and other departments to provide technical and policy input. Regularly attends development committee and construction committee meetings to communicate and promote the departments mission, goals, and initiatives.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Job Requirements
Formal Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or other building related field.

Experience: Over two years of experience in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, or Construction Management. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job may be substituted.

Drivers License Required: Class D South Carolina license.

Certifications and Other Requirements: SC Landscape Architect license preferred. Must have or obtain SC Landscape Architect license within one year of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:

  • Landscape architectural design, construction, and engineering principles and practices.
  • Use and adaptability requirements of both native and cultivated plants, shrubs, and trees in different landscaping situations.
  • Methods, materials and techniques in the construction, maintenance and repair of landscaped areas.
  • Landscape architecture and urban design principles, practices, current trends, regulations, standards and laws applicable to the area of specialization.Ability to:
    • Conduct public meetings and workshops for a variety of audiences.
    • Read, analyze, and interpret design development document, construction document, architectural and planning documents, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical journals and procedures, financial reports, legal documents, and governmental regulations as well as literature, books, reviews, reports, and abstracts. Perform plan checking, environmental review, policy analysis and project review activities.
    • Apply fundamental concepts of theories; work with advanced mathematical operations methods and functions of real and complex variables.
    • Write reports, prepare business letters, summaries, meeting minutes, and emails using proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.
    • Read, write, and interpret landscape ordinance and code.Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Flashlight, calculators, architectural and engineering scales, shoe covers, vehicle, safety equipment, copier, telephone, printers, and fax. Computer permitting application software, Microsoft Office Suite, Autocad, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

      Working Conditions
      Primary Work Location: Office environment.

      Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work. Monthly exposure to respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and physical hazards. Seasonal exposure to extreme temperature and wetness and/or humidity.

      Protective Equipment Required: Hardhat, steel-toed shoes/boots, and safety glasses.

      Physical Demands
      Continuously requires vision and hearing. Frequently requires fine dexterity, walking, kneeling, foot controls, bending, crouching, twisting, and talking. Occasionally requires standing, lifting, carrying, sitting, and handling. Light strength demands include exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, or negligible amounts constantly and/or walking or standing to a significant degree.

      Mental Demands
      Frequently requires time pressures, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and working closely with others as part of a team. Occasionally requires frequent change of tasks and tedious or exacting work.

Keywords: City of Greenville, Greenville , LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, Professions , Greenville, South Carolina

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