NATURE OF WORK
This is professional landscape architectural work in the design and development of parks, recreational areas, and other county facilities.
Work involves the application of professional knowledge and skills to the design, development, and construction of parks, park lands, and related facilities. Assignments are received in the form of specific requirements or general objectives and the employee is expected to carry assignments to completion with considerable independence in accordance with program objectives, professional standards, and departmental policies and procedures.
Work is subject to review by an administrative superior for adherence to established norms.
Makes preliminary field surveys; develops, designs, and drafts layout plans for park development projects, city beautification projects, and right-of-way development assignments.
Prepares maps, sketches, working drawings, and construction plans; prepares cost estimates, specifications, and bid proposals for contract; inspects and supervises related construction activities.
Analyzes landscaping and grounds maintenance problems and recommends planting plans as appropriate; advises on grading, filling, sloping, seeding, and sodding; makes field inspections and advises on further development of park areas; inspects nursery stocks and plant materials for disease, insects, and fungi; recommends corrective measures.
Conducts research and special studies pertaining to parks development and maintenance; prepares reports and recommendations for the review of a superior.
Confers with community groups and individuals interested in park development and planning.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of landscape architecture, plant pathology, and horticulture.
Considerable knowledge of the standard methods, materials, tools, and equipment employed in landscape development and maintenance.
Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of landscape architecture as related to parks development and maintenance.
Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in landscape architecture or horticulture; two (2) years experience in landscape design and development; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Registration as a Landscape Architect in the State of Florida.
In those instances where a registered architect signs any document for the County in the performance of his/her regular work, that employee shall be accorded such protection and immunity from any lawsuit as a result of his/her conduct within the scope of his/her employment to the extent provided by law.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association - (Professional Unit)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76; R12/96; R11/05