Closing date: November 24, 2022
The City of Victoria is looking for creative, resourceful, and motivated individual to assist in the creation and enhancement of the city’s parks and public spaces. This position will be responsible for supporting park planning, design and development initiatives of varying scales. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized creative professional with advanced design, graphic, and technical skills, that possesses a strong desire to positively impact the community and make Victoria an even more amazing place to live, work and visit.
If you are a highly skilled creative professional with a passion for parks looking to join a team of like-minded individuals in the enhancement of Victoria’s parks and public spaces, please visit www.victoria.ca/jobs for more information and to apply.
This is a technical field and office position performing engagement, planning and design duties for park development projects. An employee of this class is responsible for the preparation of conceptual plans, detailed designs, graphic representations and preliminary cost estimates for assigned park development projects. This position acts as a liaison with departmental operating personnel, reviews and creates working drawings, and manages landscape related projects.
Design of various new park development projects or renovations to existing park areas. Prepare park concept plans and detailed park design plans layout including grading and drainage plans, playground plans, furnishing plans, hardscape and paving plans, plantings plans, irrigation plans, construction detailing and technical specifications. Prepare plans, sketches, graphic presentations and models using manual drafting and modelling techniques, graphic design software or computer-aided drafting software. Assess material availability and suitability.
Prepare preliminary project cost estimates and scheduling for park projects and improvements. Conduct site inspections during all phases of design and construction to ensure adherence to design specifications. Provide technical advice and recommendations on park improvements and landscaping requirements as required. Assist with the preparation of park management plans. Assist in park asset management planning and tracking.
Assist in public consultation such as leading open houses and responding to enquiries from the public, other departments, and outside agencies regarding project information. Write technical reports, letters and memos as required. Maintain a variety of files such as base maps, drawings, technical specifications, and park inventory data.
Perform related duties where qualified.
KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Thorough knowledge of landscape design principles, methods and practices.
- Sound knowledge of ornamental horticultural practices.
- Working knowledge of landscape construction methods, materials, tools and equipment including but not limited to soils and growing mediums, the planting of trees, shrubs and groundcovers, irrigation systems, site utilities, carpentry, pavements, small retaining walls, landscape structures, fencing and utilities.
- Working knowledge of construction tendering, contracts, and contract administration processes for landscape construction and park development Ability to perform design drafting assignments including graphic renderings.
- Ability to estimate time and material requirements and costs and prepare specifications covering design work.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, contractors and other employees.
- Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.
- Skill in the use of drafting and graphic art software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, AutoCAD, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Sketch Up, in preparing visual concept plans, detailed design plans and presentation materials.
- Working level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software.
- Organize and prioritize work.
- Maintain accurate records.
- Work safely on job sites.
Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 35 hour work week
$45.37 per hour, Pay Grade 15 (Under review)
Job Code #4134
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position
Technical School Diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology or Landscape Design (2 years) or Undergraduate Degree in Landscape Architecture (4 years)
3 years of related experience.
Experience in landscape design work preferably under the direction of a Landscape Architect or an equivalent combination of education and experience.