The City of Norfolk's Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space is seeking an Architect III (Landscape Architect III). The Landscape Architect will be responsible for providing landscape architectural services and reviews on city projects. The incumbent will manage assigned capital improvement projects and is the department's lead reviewer for site plan submissions.
Essential functions include but are not limited to:
Serves as a project manager for capital projects from concept to final construction for the Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space.
Participates in the development of future department CIP requests, proposals, and budgeting.
Participates in the City’s Site Plan Review process. This process reviews all public and private commercial, multi-family and utility projects for compliance with landscape requirements of the zoning ordinance.
Serves as a project manager for projects where Recreation, Parks & Open Space-Division of Parks and Urban Forestry is contracted to install plantings for other agencies, i.e., NRHA, VDOT and various city departments.
Creates sketches, drawings, specifications, and cost estimates utilizing various software products (AutoCAD, Photoshop, Excel, PowerPoint, Access etc.) as needed for the division.
Coordinates the preparation of feasibility studies, designs, plans, specifications, and cost estimates for the construction of municipal infrastructure projects.
Manages the development of detailed studies, plans and specifications including construction plans, material specifications, material and labor cost estimates, and construction time schedules.
Represents the division in meetings with developers, property owners, contractors, consultants, civic leagues, elected officials, and the public, as well as with departmental and other City employees.
Serves on city committees working with consultants developing long range planning plans for neighborhoods, parks and open spaces, streetscapes, commercial corridors, and thoroughfares.
Attends and presents plans to civic league groups and other stakeholders.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field. Work requires professional level of knowledge of a discipline equivalent to that which is acquired in a first professional level Bachelor's degree from an Architectural program accredited by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
Seven years experience. Requires in-depth knowledge of civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering.
Additional Information & Requirements
Valid Driver's License may be required depending on assignment.
Registered Architect of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Landscape Architect of the Commonwealth of Virginia within six months of employment.
Internal Number: 09240
About City of Norfolk
Recreation, Parks and Open Space (RPOS) provides a quality of life and is an essential service that touches and reaches every age group, gender and various socio-economic backgrounds with high level of program service and delivery, to the maintaining and upkeep of public properties that enhance the vibrancy and aesthetics of the city, from workforce development in providing youth and young adults employment opportunities, to providing safe places to play and learn and patrons develop cognitive and social skill sets. A true Parks & Recreation Kid in this city can obtain services from youth to teen to young Adult and from Adult to their Senior Citizen years to internment provided by RPOS. This occurs with strategic prioritization of at highly used and newer facilities as well as providing mentorship for newly hired with more experience staff. RPOS continues to evaluate functions, staff, programs with the community in mind.
The Norfolk Consortium offers the City of Norfolk an affordable and comprehensive benefits plans. Availability and options described are dependent upon category of employment. Benefits include:
-Medical/Rx Care plans that feature managed care (in network se...rvice and out of network service) benefit options.
-Dental Care plans that cover preventative services.
-Vision Care plans that provide coverage for eye exams, frames, and contact lens needed.
-Reimbursement Accounts such as Flexible Spending and Dependent Care.
-Retirement Savings options.
-Wellness Program focused on educating employees on various aspects of health and wellness by providing a variety of
activities and programs that promote positive lifestyle modifications.
-Employee Assistance Program that offers short-term confidential counseling to help you handle life or work stressors.
-Life Insurance, Sickness and Disability Protection, Short/Long Term Disability, Annual Leave.
This information is intended as an overview and introduction to the benefits offered to the employees of the City of Norfolk.