About the Position The Parks Planner Manages and coordinates the planning, programming, design, development, construction and implementation of parks, park land, recreational facility projects, and park development projects. 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. Responsible for developing and managing project budgets to include planning and design costs, construction estimates and project budgets, as well as monitoring and evaluating the budgets throughout construction. Oversees the contract administration, project site inspections, project tracking reports and project performance measures. Prepares and applies for grants, to include development of applications, and administering of grant documents and grant reimbursement requests. Develop and monitor project budgets and make recommendations to director for annual budget.
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 the Director 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 in Landscape Architecture, Park Planning, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Valid State of Texas Driver's License with acceptable driving record.
Computer experience in AutoCAD, (GIS) Geographic Information System, Adobe Photoshop, Google Sketch up, Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Experience in the design and management of public parks projects.
Experience in land development, greenway development and grant preparation.
National Playground Safety Institute Certified Playground Inspector.
Certification of registration as a professional landscape architect with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.
Texas Department of Agriculture Certified Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License in plant pest control, weed control, and right-of-way control.
Additional Salary Information: Full Benefits Package
About City of Baytown
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!
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