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DISTRICT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT - 55010085

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33309

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Requisition No: 50154 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: DISTRICT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT - 55010085

Position Number: 55010085 

Salary:  $59,411.03 - $76,884.86 

Posting Closing Date: 02/15/2019 

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

452 / HIGHWAY DESIGN

ANTICIPATED VACANCY / OPEN COMPETITIVE

CAREER SERVICE

 

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:  Scott Peterson

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 954-777-4400

ANTICIPATED BI-WEEKLY HIRING SALARY: $2,688.28

 

For benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to http://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.  

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Manages Districtwide Landscape Architectural Design Services Contracts.  Participates in scoping, selection, negotiation, and evaluations of consultant contracts.  Prioritizes and issues work assignments to consultants through evaluation of Scope and Fee Proposals.  Coordinates with Florida Department of Transportation (Department) Management and prepares Task Work Orders (TWO).  Serves as Project Manager (PM) for District Landscaping projects.  Oversees and conducts Production Commitment Tracking.  Establishes and maintains project schedules.  Assists with gaming of estimated budgets for landscaping projects.  Prepares, or assists in preparing construction estimates using the Construction Estimating System (CES).  Reports annual landscape expenditures for District.  Plans, directs, coordinates and oversees the development of construction documents for landscaping plans using Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) or other appropriate software.  Prepares associated contract documents and specifications.  Circulates plans to other offices for review, and incorporates and responds to the recommended modifications to the plans through Electronic Review and Comment (ERC) System.  Conducts phase review meetings and other offices within the District.  Obtains project clearance signatures for contract letting packages.  Monitors consultant contract budget and project costs.  Reviews and processes consultant invoices thru the Consultant Invoice Transmittal (CITS).  Prepares interim and final grades to evaluate consultant performance.

Prepares and/or reviews landscape/streetscape elements developed for Project Development and Environment (PD&E) studies and those included in plans during design and plans development.  Prepares and/or reviews master plans and conceptual design documents to evaluate and/or develop aesthetic design details and to provide for landscaping to meet Department expectations defined in the Highway Beautification Policy.  Attends and/or conducts field reviews of projects.

Serves as the Highway Beautification Council Grant Coordinator. Reviews all Council grant applications and landscaping plans in accordance with other District offices for program compliance, accuracy and completeness of submittals. Performs the associated field reviews.

Provides technical expertise with post design services to the Maintenance and Construction Office.  Reviews permit application and associated plans, which involve new landscaping or modifications to existing landscaping on the Department's right-of-way.  Serves as District Wildflower and Natural Areas Coordinator.  Responds to technical questions related to availability of plant material, feasibility of design, proper planting and maintenance techniques, proper irrigation design, staking and guying.

Facilitates the processing of and compliance with, Maintenance Agreements and Joint Participation Agreements (JPA's) for landscape projects performed by local municipalities.  Prepares or assists in crafting JPA's for transfer of landscape project funds to local municipalities.  Reviews landscape projects constructed by local municipalities to verify compliance with the agreement and process invoices for reimbursement of project costs.

Review and approve landscape permits, tree removal or relocation plans, and cost estimates which involve new landscape or modification to existing landscape on the State Highway System.  This includes vegetation management related to compliance with outdoor advertising regulations.

Coordinates with Planning Staff and Environmental Management Staff to review projects early in the process.  Recommends potential landscaping opportunities for those projects to be considered early in the process.

Manages and serves as the District Scenic Highway Program Coordinator.  Responsible for the implementation of the Florida Scenic Highway Program (FSHP) along with implementing the local level partnership between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), citizens groups, businesses and local governments.  Functions as District liaison and/or conduit with local elected officials, the Advocacy Group (CAG), the Corridor Management Entity (CME) and the Department State Scenic Highways Program Coordinator.  Serves as a voting member of the State Scenic Highways Advisory Committee (SHAC) for applications in the District.  Reviews and monitors compliance with the Corridor Management Plan.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of roadway landscape architecture design principles and fundamentals; Knowledge of roadway and landscape regulations, guidelines, and standards; Knowledge of Florida Department of Transportation policies and procedures related to landscape design standards and guidelines; Knowledge of contract management; Knowledge of computer aided drafting design (CADD) systems used by FDOT; Skilled in applying landscape architecture principles and procedures to develop context sensitive solutions for transportation problems; Skilled in managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines; Skilled in preparing written guidelines and procedures to describe processes; Skilled in developing and presenting training; Ability to work independently to solve complex problems; Ability to communicate and interact effectively with others inside and outside the Department; Ability to work on multiple assignments and meet established deadlines; Ability to perform as a team member.

REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION/MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registration as a Landscape Architect in accordance with Chapter 481, Florida Statutes.

As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.

A Competitive Area Differential (CAD) additive in the amount of $4,222.40 will be added to the annual salary.

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami