Job Class Specification for:
Class Specification Schematic Number: 7001504
Positions in this class, under general supervision, provide
professional landscape architectural services to the City by developing designs, plans,
project specifications and construction documents for City parks and recreation sites,
streets, freeways and other municipal areas and facilities; and serve as project managers
on municipal landscape architectural projects.
Distinguishing Characteristics of the Class:
This class is the journey level in the Landscape Architect series. It
is distinguished from the Senior Landscape Architect in that the senior level has
responsibility for assignments that are more technically complex or sensitive, and may
supervise the work of this class.
The work of this class requires a professional knowledge of landscape
architectural design and construction project management in order to design City
landscaping and public works projects. Incumbents must be able to prepare plans,
specifications and cost estimates for construction projects.
Projects are developed under the supervision of senior level personnel
within broad guidelines and design constraints established by City department needs.
Incumbents exercise considerable independent judgment in recommending landscape design and
construction plans, and in scheduling and reviewing the work of contractors.
Personal contacts are typically with various levels of City and outside
personnel such as architects, consultants, contractors, and engineers to clarify project
scope and specifications and to coordinate and execute construction of projects.
Examples of Work:
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Most work is performed in an office environment; occasional work at
landscape construction sites is required.
Requires a minimum of three years of professional landscape
architectural experience, and a baccalaureate degree in Landscape Architecture (or a
combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent
background required to perform the work of the class).
Licensing and Other Requirements:
Registration as a professional Landscape Architect in the State of
Washington is required for employment. Current State of Washington Drivers License or
evidence of equivalent mobility.
This description was prepared to indicate the kinds of activities and
levels of work difficulty required of positions in this class. It is not intended as a
complete list of specific duties and responsibilities.
Class adopted January 2, 1991.
Date posted 5/7/1999
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