Full benefits package including:
* Texas Municipal Retirement System (5 year vesting; 7% employee contribution plus 14% City contribution; retirement eligibility at age 60 with 5 years’ service or 20 years any age; death benefit of approximately your annual salary)
* Medical, dental, pharmacy, vision, life insurance (voluntary participation)
* Employee Health and Wellness Clinic – at no charge for medical plan participants
* Paid Leave – accrual of 10 days of vacation (subject to accrual limit) per year; 10 holidays plus one employee holiday per year; accrual of 15 days sick leave (subject to accrual limit) per year
* Voluntary participation in MissionSquare Retirement 457 retirement plan (employee contributions only)
* Flexible Spending Account (voluntary participation)
* Paid Long-term disability for employee
* Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – 8 free visits per year per problem for each family member
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 22-00193
The Parks Project Planner isresponsible for planning, design, development, construction and implementation of Capital Improvement and Park Development Projects. Reviews planning, engineering development and city-wide development plans. Negotiates professional service, construction contracts, as well as oversee some park construction activities. Responsible for developing and managing project budgets to include planning and design cost, construction estimates and project budgets, as well as monitoring an evaluating throughout construction. Oversees the contract administration, project site inspections, project tracking reports and project performance measures. Prepare and applies for grants, to include development of applications, and administering of grant documents, grant management, and grant reimbursement requests. Make recommendations for the annual budgets and help prepare budgets. Responsible for the administering and routing of plans for City-wide and internal projects for review and comments.
Manages and coordinates the design and implementation of parks, park land, recreational facility projects and park development projects, to include land acquisition, conceptual designs, and project specifications. Oversees project timelines and scheduling. Coordinates with various departments to include Engineering and Legal.
Responsible for developing and managing project budgets and presentations to include planning and design costs, construction estimates, and project budgets, as well as monitoring and evaluating the budgets throughout construction projects. Prepares payment approvals for construction and services contracts.
Oversees the contract administration, project site inspections, project tracking reports, project performance measures, and monitors the project progress to include the work of contractors and vendors.
Develops requests for proposals, qualifications and bids for projects, and evaluates and recommends contractors and consultants for park planning, design, and construction. Oversees the review and approval of designs and specifications, negotiates the professional service agreements and construction contracts, as well as coordinates and supervises the park construction activities.
Coordinates and oversees landscape and beautification projects with park staff and contractors, as well as special maintenance programs.
Performs outdoor inspections and surveys of parks, trees, trails, and field sites. Inspects construction work in progress to ensure compliance with specifications, ordinances, and to approve quality of materials and work.
Assists in the development, writing, review and submission of grant applications for future parks, park land, recreational facility projects and park development projects. Administers grant documents and grant reimbursement requests.
Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited college or institution in Landscape Architecture, Park Planning.
Three years work experience in the design and management of public parks projects.
Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record (must obtain TX driver’s license within 90 days).
An equivalent combination of education, experience, certification and/or licenses sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
National Playground Safety Institute Certified Playground Inspector.
Certification of registration as a professional landscape architect with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.
Baytown is a growing community with a population of approximately 82,000 situated on the north side of Galveston Bay. As a full-service municipal government our purpose is simple – Together we enrich lives and build community.
Our employees are dedicated to public service through Caring, Innovation, Collaboration, Leadership and Stewardship, and we are looking for qualified candidates who shares our values to join our team!
Here at the City of Baytown, in recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you bring. We strive to provide a workplace where differences are honored, with a workforce that reflects the diversity of the people we serve.