LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT PROJECT COORDINATOR
Landscape Architect/Project (Trail) Coordinator
Job Code: SS - Yes
Reports To Chief City Engineer
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Perform professional level landscape architect and planning work; administer various construction projects; and provide project designs and design review, planning, and construction inspection on various parks, public works and capital improvement project with primary emphasis on recreational and alternative transportation trail projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Perform landscape architectural design functions including construction irrigation, planting, grading, and conceptual design work.
- Coordinate and oversee multiple projects; prioritize projects and maintain accurate progress records as appropriate.
- Develop cost estimates and prepare project budgets.
- Review designs and development proposals and applications for compliance with appropriate regulations and policies.
- Develop graphics for in-house documents.
- Conduct physical and programmatic accessibility assessments of facilities and programs.
- Prepare presentations and project briefings for public meetings, city council, management or other entities as deemed necessary or in accordance to policy, law, or regulations.
- Perform and other related duties as required or assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements include skill, and/or ability required, and knowledge of the principles and practices of park planning and development, techniques and procedures of drafting, principles of earth grading and drainage, architectural design techniques and methods, and the American Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility requirements.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design or a related field.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy/procedure manuals; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane, algebra, solid geometry and trigonometry.
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal, logical or scientific symbolism such as formulas, scientific equations, and graphs. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Possession of, or ability to obtain a License by the Arkansas State Board of Architects.
A Driver’s License.
PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED
Basic: 10-Key, Accounting, Alphanumeric Data Entry, Contact Management, Database, Presentation/PowerPoint, Programming Languages, Spreadsheet, Word Processing/Typing
INITIATIVE AND INGENUITY
Under general direction, working from policies and general directives. Rarely refers specific cases to supervisor unless clarification or interpretation of the organization's policy is required.
Considerable responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work, in addition, the organization and delegation of work operations for a group of employees engaged in widely diversified activities.
Performs work operations which permit frequent opportunity for decision-making of minor importance and also frequent opportunity for decision-making of major importance, either of which would affect the work operations of small organizational component and the organization's clientele.
Highly intense mental demand. Continual involvement with strategic and operational management functions which relate to both the short-term and long-term time periods.
ANALYTICAL ABILITY / PROBLEM SOLVING
Oversight. Activities covered by expansive policies and objectives, and oversight as to execution and review. High order of analytical, interpretative, and constructive thinking in varied situations covering multiple areas of the organization.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include but not limited to interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Supervises a moderate size group (1-3) of employees, but possibly smaller if difficult, semi-technical work, requiring considerable direction and assistance, is involved. Plans, directs and coordinates work, makes decisions, and performs personally the more difficult aspects of the same broad assignment.
Supervises the following departments: Construction Inspectors
RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDS, PROPERTY and EQUIPMENT
Regularly responsible for funds, building premises, inventory, or other property owned, controlled, or leased by the organization and, in addition, may have temporary custody and responsibility of patron property, which through carelessness, error, loss, theft, misappropriation, or similar action would result in very important monetary losses to the organization. The total value for the above would range from $1,000,000 to $10,000,000.
Probable errors would normally not be detected in succeeding operations and may have serious effects in relationships with patrons and/or with the operations of other segments of the organization. Frequent possibilities of error would exist at all times, since the above mentioned areas are inherent in the job.
FREEDOM TO ACT
Moderately directed. Freedom to act is given by upper level management guided by general policies and objectives that are reviewed by top management.
ANNUAL MONETARY IMPACT
The amount of annual dollars generated based on the job's essential duties / responsibilities. Examples would include direct dollar generation, departmental budget, proper handling of organization funds, expense control, and savings from new techniques or reduction in manpower.
Medium. Job creates a monetary impact for the organization from $1mm to $10mm.
IMPACT ON END RESULTS
Major impact. Job has a considerable impact on the organization's end results. A high level of accountability to generate, manage, and/or control funds within a department and/or total organization.
Regular contacts with patrons where the contacts are initiated by the employee. Involves both furnishing and obtaining information and, also, attempting to influence the decisions of those persons contacted. Contacts of considerable importance and of such nature, that failure to exercise proper judgment may result in important tangible or intangible losses to the organization.
Contacts with other departments or offices and also frequently with individuals in middle level positions; consulting on problems which necessitate judgment and tact in presentation to obtain cooperation or approval of action to be taken. Also, important contacts with associates as required in advanced supervisory jobs, plus frequent contact with senior level internal officials.
USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS
Regular use of highly complex machines and equipment; specialized or advanced software programs.
Somewhat disagreeable working conditions. Continuously exposed to one or two elements such as noise, intermittent standing, walking; and occasional pushing, carrying, or lifting.
The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions; occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, risk of electrical shock, vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
High diversity, low physical. Work activities which allow for considerable amount of diversity as an incumbent performs a variety of tasks. Such tasks might be performed from a given work area, or the individual may move about physically in performing a variety of duties.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear; frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; and depth perception.