Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts (PRCAD) is an award-winning department that serves a community of more than 238,000. Over the last few years, Garland’s programs and staff continue to receive recognition and numerous awards from organizations such as the Texas Recreation and Park Society. The City of Garland recently passed a Bond program, which includes $117,750,000 for PRCAD to renovate, construct, develop, improve and expand Parks and Recreation facilities.
The City of Garland offers competitive leave/benefits, retirement, professional development opportunities, and much more. Come grow with us and see where your career takes you!
Responsible, under the supervision of the Parks Special Projects Administrator, for conceptual park planning, design, and project administration, including implementation, of improvements and enhancements to open spaces, trails, greenbelt corridors, rights-of-way, sports and recreation facilities, and other park developments. The position will provide responsible staff assistance for coordination of project management information to other divisions, departments, outside agencies, and the general public.
Essential Job Functions
Coordinate the design and development of landscape construction projects within parks or on other city property, and collaborate with city management, consultants, and contractors based on site needs or requirements.
Participate in the review of design documents for technical integrity, compliance with standards and requirements related to functional use, maintenance, safety considerations and aesthetics.
Prepare plans and project specifications to include schematic design development through construction documents and construction management.
Develop design concepts by producing graphic presentation drawings. Verify code requirements, coordinate permit submittals and bid packages by writing business communications and transmittals.
Provide onsite project construction observation. Review contractor pay applications, prepare reports regarding construction activities and approve final work of contractors.
Prepare cost estimates reflecting project budgets, create schedules, and prepare project bidding documents and contracts.
Communicate clearly and effectively with citizens, developers, contractors, other city departments and management to discuss development requirements and impact on City parks.
Assist with general office duties, as needed.
Minimum Education & Work Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from a college or university with an accredited Landscape Architecture program 3 years 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 Applicant should have at least two years of experience creating Construction Documents including layout, grading, planting, and detailing utilizing AutoCad 2014 Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills
Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from a college or university with an accredited Landscape Architecture program
3-5 years of experience in planning, designing and implementing landscape architecture projects
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of landscape architecture as they relate to project development from schematic site design through coordination of construction and warranty periods
Knowledge of construction materials and techniques
Knowledge of landscape irrigation systems
Knowledge of natural and environmental characteristics of the site to include soils, topography, drainage and vegetation
Knowledge of trees and woody ornamental plant material and their use in sustainable planting and design
Ability to utilize software such as AutoCAD and GIS in generating drawings and mapping, Adobe Suite, including Photoshop, and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to read, write and understand construction drawings, design documents and plans
Ability to apply landscape architecture design principles and conservation practices to general park development and recreational facility planning
Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with other departments, public officials, citizens and staff members
Ability to adjust to dynamic project priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Licenses & Certifications
?Valid Class C Texas driver's license ?Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued Irrigation License preferred, not required
Internal Number: 2021-6762
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.