MyFlorida DISTRICT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT in MIAMI, Florida
55012747-51148430-20161005131509 Agency Name: Transportation
Working Title: DISTRICT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTBroadband/Class Code: 17-1012-04Position Number: 55012747-51148430Annual Salary Range: $58,381.43 - $68,282.37Announcement Type: Open CompetitiveCity: MIAMIFacility: D6 HEADQUARTER COMPLEXPay Grade/ Pay Band: BB011Closing Date: 10/27/2016
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STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION
649 / Consultant Management
POSITION NUMBER: 55012747
BROADBAND OCCUPATION: Landscape Architect
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POSITION LOCATED IN: Miami-Dade
CONTACT PERSON: Bao-Ying Wang
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 305-470-5211
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 26thbirthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. During a declared emergency event, the incumbent will be required to assist the district as needed. Some out-of-town travel with overnight stay, occassional evening work, and attendance at public hearings and workshops, may be required. Registration as Professional Landscape Architect (Florida Statute 481-Part II)
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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.
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.
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.
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. Skill in applying landscape architecture principles and procedures to develop context sensitive solutions for transportation problems. Skill in managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines. Skill in preparing written guidelines and procedures to describe processes. Skill 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:Registration as Professional Landscape Architect (Florida Statute 481, Part II)
SPECIAL NOTES: A Competitive Area Differential (CAD) additive in the amount of $4,222.40 will be added to the annual salary.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The Department of Transportation hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. An Employment Eligibility Verification check will be conducted using the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services’ electronic database (E-Verify) on each new employee.
The Department of Transportation 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.
The Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
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