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Landscape Technologist

Job Details
Open Date Jun 03 2021 - 08:24:00 AM Close Date Jun 23 2021 - 04:00:00 PM
Position Title Landscape Technologist Posting Type Temporary Full Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Contract
Department Group Environment and Parks Services Hours per Week 35
Department Community Services Openings 1
Education Bachelor's Degree Experience 3 years
Competition 21-67
Salary Range $68,091 - $85,111
Union Position No

Description

Position Description:

The Parks, Forestry & Cemetery Services Division is seeking a dynamic professional to join our Parkland, Capital Projects and Stewardship team.  A temporary full-time opportunity exists for a Landscape Technologist to provide project management and contract administration for various capital parkland developments, open space projects and Division key initiatives.

 

 

Accountabilities:

  • Project management and oversight of parkland development and capital projects including coordinating budgets, design, and construction.  
  • Coordination and facilitation of community public workshops, meetings and engagement
  • Preparation of landscape designs for parkland, green space corridors and urban spaces
  • Landscape architectural design from conceptual stage, through detailed design to the preparation of plans, construction drawings, specifications and contract documents
  • Assisting in the preparation and delivery of strategic documents, policies, guidelines and educational materials intended for the public
  • Work closely with consultants, operations, engineering, planning, finance and other internal and external parties to ensure sustainability of project designs
  • Undertake RFPs and tendering processes as per the City’s procurement bylaw
  • Oversee work and payment of project consultants and contractors
  • Coordinate design, construction and budgets for capital projects
  • Preparation of written reports, council reports, design proposals and cost estimates/quotations
  • Act as direct liaison with the community, approval agencies, City staff and Council
  • Act as a staff liaison and/or resource to the Waterloo Park Advisory Committee and City volunteer groups (e.g. Friends of Waterloo Park, Pollinator Working Group, Laurel Creek Citizens’ Working Group) as required, by attending meetings (including evening meetings), preparing meeting agendas/minutes, coordinating and participating in events (including events held in the evenings or weekends).  
  • Provide expertise to various Committees of Council
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree or college diploma in Landscape Architecture
  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience, including experience in the development and management of landscape architectural projects
  • Eligible for membership in the O.A.L.A. is preferred
  • Knowledge of urban design guidelines and ability to interpret and apply job related bylaws
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a strong focus on customer service and responsiveness to internal and external parties’ needs  and demonstrated ability to effectively resolve concerns
  • Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to coordinate and manage multiple tasks and projects to successful completion with strong attention to detail
  • Construction and contract administration experience specific to playground replacement is considered an asset
  • Understanding of AODA legislation is considered an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD
  • Familiarity with GIS (Arcview), Adobe Creative Suite, and 3D rendering software such as Sketch Up Pro experience is considered an asset
  • Ability and willingness to travel between worksites, as necessary, utilizing reliable, safe and efficient methods of transportation is required to perform the job
  • A satisfactory criminal record and judicial matters check will be required as a condition of hire

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter in one document through the online application process. 

Job Eligibility

All qualified City of Waterloo employees may apply, however during the selection process there is a specific sequence that will be followed. Members of the City of Waterloo Staff Association who have completed their probationary period in their most recent position will be considered first for this posting.

Be You @ Waterloo

At the City of Waterloo, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. All interested and qualified candidates, including Indigenous persons, Black persons, non-Black racialized persons/persons of colour, women, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ and those interested in joining our team are encouraged to apply.

Accommodation

The City of Waterloo is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace that is welcoming, inclusive, and barrier-free. Accommodations in accordance with the Human Rights Code and other applicable legislation are available throughout all stages of the recruitment process. For accommodation during the application process, applicants are requested to make their needs known via email at recruitment@waterloo.ca, quoting the position and competition number. Applicants advanced through to subsequent stages of the recruitment process will be provided with additional opportunities to make their needs known.