Landscape Development Coordinator
City of Saskatoon
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
6d ago

Duties :

  • Manages assigned staff; hires, assigns work schedules, assesses staffing needs, identifies and pursues other resources if necessary and performs layoff and recall.
  • Plans and approves staff development. Conducts performance management and, when required, disciplinary action.

  • Prepares budgets, allocates resources and ensures cost and quality control of assigned operating and capital park development programs.
  • Supports and promotes the health and safety of employees and the general public in accordance with the Saskatchewan Employment Act, Saskatchewan Health Regulations and Standards, Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and the City of Saskatoon’s administrative Occupational Health & Safety policies and departmental procedures.
  • Maintains and monitors programs which affect public health and safety.

  • Prepares, coordinates and supervises the preparation of designs and site plans, working drawings, estimates, specifications and tender documents for landscape construction projects.
  • Supervises construction and administers landscape project contracts.

  • Develops Departmental policies, standards and guidelines pertaining to landscape development and supports operational and asset management activities.
  • Manages design and approval processes to ensure quality control of landscape architectural design on City of Saskatoon landscape projects.
  • Acts as primary liaison with commercial and community organizations, land developers, external agencies and civic departments.
  • Prepares terms of engagement for design consultants, manages their services and controls related costs and quality.
  • Prepares short- and long-range plans for the development of a comprehensive system of parks, recreation sites and public open spaces.
  • Prepares comprehensive reports and correspondence including the development of management and business plans, Council Reports, policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Responds to general enquiries from Councillors, public and staff.
  • Uses Crime Prevention Thought Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D.) guidelines to conduct safety audits and prepare written reports.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications :

  • Degree in landscape architecture, urban planning or related design discipline.
  • Five years' progressively responsible experience, with at least 2 years in a supervisory role, in all phases of landscaping and architecture, including the design, preparation of working drawings and supervision of the development of urban parks and recreation landscape projects.
  • Registration, or eligibility for registration, in the Saskatchewan Association of Landscape Architects.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within one year, 2nd Generation Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D.) certification.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize thorough knowledge of park design principles to effectively review park and public open space landscape designs.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage park design projects using well-developed techniques in design, detailing for construction, contract administration and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, direct, co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate the work of staff and consultants.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage capital and operating budgets.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the ability to prepare and present reports.
  • Ability to negotiate terms and conditions of partnership and service agreements with land developers, property owners and external agencies for park design projects.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of a computer with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office word-processing, spreadsheet and database software.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with civic staff, groups, individuals, the public and representatives of external agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in reading site plans, planting plans, presentation drawings, graphics as well as construction drawings / details and architectural drawings
  • Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver’s Licence.
  • Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.
  • Salary : $78,725.00 to $92,700.00 per annum (2016 rates). Notice Posting Department Contact Information First Name (required) Last Name (required) Phone Number (required) Email (required) Employment Status I am currently an employee of the City of Saskatoon (required) Yes No Employee Number (required) Do you hold a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 driver’s licence?

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