Landscape Architectural Project Manager II/I (Grade 26/22, )

Employer
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Location
Wheaton, MD
Posted
Dec 01, 2021
Closes
Dec 04, 2021
Ref
238013845
Industry
Specialty Trades
Hours
Full Time
Description Are you a creative and innovative thinker?Are you a collaborative team player?Are you a creative problem solver with strong technical design skills?Do you get satisfaction out of enhancing people's quality of life? If so, the place you want to be is Montgomery Parks!The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking up to two landscape architectural project managers to plan, design and manage projects related to the development of new and existing park facilities. The Montgomery County Department of Parks serves a diverse population of more than one million residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, and manages 421 parks on more than 37,000 acres of parkland with a career staff of nearly 800 employees. The Department has an annual operating budget of over $130.9 million and a six-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) of over $251.0 million.Go to our website to learn more: /DIVERSITY STATEMENT: Montgomery County Department of Parks believes that diversity in all dimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking essential to its success. Montgomery County Parks does not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, or ideology or status as a Veteran.Please Note: This position may be filled by a Landscape Architectural Project Manager II or Landscape Architectural Project Manager I, depending upon the applicant's qualifications. The salary ranges listed below represent the earning potential for this position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Examples of Important Duties A Landscape Architectural (Design & Construction) Project Manager II designs and manages large, technically complex, highly visible, and politically sensitive capital projects. Projects assigned typically will involve a multiplicity of systems and areas of specializations. They may include design of new or renovated parks, regional recreational facilities, special public-private partnership projects, or individual park facilities, such as athletic fields, playgrounds, courts, trails, dog parks, skate parks, community gardens, shelters, urban plazas, planting and other amenities. This level is for an experienced landscape architectural design and/or construction manager with limited oversight.Designs and manages all aspects of projects in a multi-disciplinary team setting including: developing project scopes, preparing in-house concept designs, presentation graphics and construction documents, coordinates work with stakeholders, utility companies and regulatory agencies, and procures and manages design services performed by outside consultants.Implements effective project budgeting and cost control, estimates project costs, monitors, and reviews contract payments, closes out contracts, and ensures effective project commissioning.Meets with community groups to obtain their suggestions and ideas on proposed projects, prepares formal written reports and presents projects to the Montgomery County Planning Board.Provides technical reviews for projects located on parkland, which may be designed and constructed by other public agencies, developers, and public-private partners.A Landscape Architectural (Design & Construction) Project Manager I designs and manages a limited range of park projects or assists senior staff with design and management of larger, more complex park projects. Projects assigned may include design of playgrounds, trails, courts, dog parks, community gardens, skate parks, planting designs, and smaller park renovations. This level is for a moderately experienced landscape architectural design and/or construction manager with oversight.Designs, manages and/or assists with all aspects of projects in a multi-disciplinary team setting including: developing project scopes, preparing in-house concept designs, presentation graphics and construction documents, coordinates work with stakeholders, utility companies and regulatory agencies, and procures and manages design services performed by outside consultants.Implements effective project budgeting and cost control, estimates project costs, monitors, and reviews contract payments, closes out contracts, and ensures effective project commissioning.Meets with community groups to obtain their suggestions and ideas on proposed projects, prepares formal written reports and may present projects to the Montgomery County Planning Board.Provides technical reviews for projects located on parkland, which may be designed and constructed by other public agencies, developers, and public-private partners. Minimum Qualifications Landscape Architectural (Design & Construction) Project Manager II Grade 26 ($61,231 - $108,654)A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or a degree in any related field.Four years of progressively responsible design and/or construction experience that includes substantive work in the range of the duties and responsibilities in this class specification.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 8 years.Valid driver's license in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations. Driver's license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee's ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment. Landscape Architectural (Design & Construction) Project Manager I Grade 22 ($54,066 - $95,755)A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or a degree in any related field.Two years progressively responsible design and/or construction management experience that includes the substantive work in the range of the duties and responsibilities on the class specification. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 6 years.Valid driver's license in accordance with State and Commission rules and regulations. Driver's license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee's ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment. Supplemental Information Preferred qualifications:Advanced degreeProficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-up and GIS ESRI softwareKnowledge of horticulture/arboriculture and soilsKnowledge of local, state, and federal government regulatory permitting associated with site development projectsExperience with construction in environmentally sensitive areas Classification Specification: Design & Construction Project Manager II, #3161 Classification Specification: Design & Construction Project Manager I, #3160Person(s) hired for this position must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (with limited religious or medical exceptions.) PDN-94ae8c8a-2bb1-4d60-ab9c-adbbb6837d49

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