Term Appointment - Landscape Design Technician

Position Details

Posting Information

Posting Number CK53290P
Position Title Term Appointment - Landscape Design Technician
No. of Staff Required 1
Position Type Term
If Term position, enter length of Term in months 6 month
Position Groups CUPE Civic
Division Infrastructure (DV220)
Department Roadways Operations (DP212)
Branch Technical Support Services (BR287)
Organizational Information

Purpose of your Position - Non Union
Classification Summary - Union
The Landscape Design Technician designs, plans, organizes, supervises and inspects municipal landscape projects.
Duties - Union
• Prepares landscape design plans for parks and other landscape projects, including conceptual and detailed drawings and specifications for site grading, types of plants and trees, soils, irrigation, parks furniture and other site elements.
• Coordinates the Municipal Street Tree and Boulevard Planting Program through site plan reviews, documentation and inspections of installations for conformance with City standards.
• Prepares and administers grant applications for various parks projects (i.e. new playground construction, tree planting initiatives, pathways and trails for new subdivisions, etc.)
• Works with various community groups and non-profit organizations to identify and negotiate potential partnerships for sources of funding and donations of materials/equipment and volunteer labour for various community parks/green space improvement initiatives; supervises project teams.
• Prepares cost estimates for projects to be included in the budget; writes specifications for tender documents and RFPs; monitors costs and budget for specific park construction projects.
• Performs on-site inspections of parks development projects through all construction phases; is accountable to ensure conformity with plans and all specifications (i.e. type of plants and trees, soils, irrigation, etc.); coordinates work with other City departments.
• Directs and instructs staff and/or contractors on specified parks construction projects. Prepares reports on project costs, deficiencies, schedules, etc.
• Ensures that accurate as-built plans are prepared for development projects.
• Revises and updates existing park plan records and drawings.
• Responds to various enquiries from staff, contractors, developers, planners, community organizations and the general public; develops and implements solutions to problems.
Results and Activities - Non union
Credentials - Union
• Landscape Design Diploma
• Experience
• BC Driver’s License – Class 5

Knowledge - Non Union
Skills & Abilities - Non Union
• Attention to Detail
• Project Management
• Computer Expertise
• Innovation
Posting Text

Physical Demands
Special Instructions to Applicant
Internal candidates please note that in order to be considered based on your seniority, applications must be received by 4:00pm on May 28, 2024.
Positions that become vacant within the same classification may be filled as a result of this posting if the vacancy occurs within 30 days of closing. 
Testing may be required. If no fully qualified candidates apply, those not fully qualified may be considered for a training opportunity. Training rates will apply.
Additional Hiring Information
Pay Rate Starts at $37.30 with a 2 step progressions to $39.75
Posting Date 05/22/2024
Closing Date
Days of Work Monday to Friday
Standard Hours per Day 7
Hours of Work
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Driver's Abstract
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Other Document 3
  5. Other Document 4
  6. Staff Scholarship Application Education Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate which level of post-secondary education you have in Landscape Architecture.
    • None
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • Bachelor Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Higher than a Degree
  2. * How would you best summarise your role for the majority of landscape architecture projects you have been involved with recently (past 3 years)?
    • Lead project landscape architect working for a municipality
    • Lead project landscape architect working in private practice
    • Design landscape architect (working under a project leader) either for a municipality or in private practice
    • BCSLA Intern (working under a project leader) either for a municipality or in private practice
    • None of the above