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Landscape Architect

City of Mesa

This is a Full-time position in Mesa, AZ posted September 25, 2021.

Description/DutiesThe City of Mesa is excited to offer a one-time payment of $2,000 for all full-time employees and $1,000 for part-time benefited and part-time non-benefited employees who are active City Employees on Friday, December 31, 2021.

To receive this one-time payment, new employees must have started their employment on or before December 31, 2021.

This payment does not apply to seasonal employees.

Join our team and start to work in time to receive this one-time payment as well!First review of applications will be on Monday, October 4, 2021.Under general supervision, a Landscape Architect performs responsible administrative and advanced professional landscape architectural work; and performs related duties as required.Employees in this class perform the full-range of professional landscape architecture tasks.

In addition, a Landscape Architect directs and reviews the work performed by lower-level professional and paraprofessional engineers, technicians, inspectors, surveyors, etc.

Assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative.

The Landscape Architect is responsible for designing and managing projects in the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) throughout the entire life of the project.

Specifically, this class directs and coordinates landscape design and construction of municipal projects, including parks, recreation, and cultural development programs; streetscapes; multi-use paths; and other City site developments.

Work involves planning and developing landscape and irrigation designs, preparing design criteria and budget estimates, and ensuring consultant compliance with contract requirements.

Assignments are broad in scope with considerable latitude and independence allowed in formulating work procedures and developing plans and making technical decisions of considerable difficulty.The Landscape Architect’s duties as project manager are comprehensive, including responsibilities for such tasks as preparing design and bid documents, securing necessary permits and approvals, preparing cost estimates, tracking budgets, coordinating with other City departments, performing quality control and assurance, coordinating reviews by other City departments and outside agencies, communicating with the general public and elected officials, preparing reports and calculations, mentoring other staff, overseeing the bidding and Council award processes, and reviewing shop drawings.

During the construction phase of a project, the Landscape Architect is responsible for ensuring that the project is completed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications.

Acts as the City’s representative for the project performing tasks such as ensuring and verifying compliance with the bid documents, ensuring compliance with the obtained permits and approvals, coordinating with outside agencies, performing construction inspections, verifying quantities, reviewing pay applications, and negotiating change orders.

The incumbent may supervise an Engineering Designer, as well as a design team consisting of one or more technical personnel.

Work is performed under the general supervision of a Supervising Engineer who reviews work through conferences, reports, inspections, and results achieved.

This class is FLSA exempt-professional.Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.Qualifications & RequirementsEmployee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.Minimum Qualifications Required.

Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or related field.

Considerable (3
– 5 years) landscape architecture experience.Special Requirements.

Registration as a professional Landscape Architect in the state of Arizona is required within six months of hire.

Must possess a valid Class D Arizona Driver’s License by hire date.Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.

Knowledge of and/or experience with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant administration, current urban forestry practices, multi-use path planning and development, streetscapes, municipal park planning and design, and six months of supervisory experience preferred.Link to Job Description #06022021