Closing Date: 12/21/2017 11:59 p.m. Must apply online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/raleighnc
The City of Raleigh, Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources is seeking a motivated, experienced and passionate professional to manage capital projects involving planning, development, renovation and maintenance of recreational facilities, parks and open space.
This is a professional position working independently and as a member of the capital improvement team to perform planning, design, contract administration and project management tasks as well as support the Department's and City's strategic and comprehensive planning efforts. We are looking for a creative problem solver and energetic team member with excellent communication and organizational skills. Applicants must bring broad technical skills, a strong passion for public parks implementation and community quality of life enhancement.
Organization Brief This position resides in the Parks Development and Communications (PDC) division within the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources. The PDC is a diverse team of professionals with wide ranging backgrounds including landscape architecture, architecture, civil engineering, planning, GIS, analytics, marketing and communications. The PDC manages all aspects of planning, design, and construction of parks and greenways within the City of Raleigh. The PDC team strives to provide information based decision making founded on innovative analytics and community engagement strategies.
As a public service-oriented organization, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is dedicated to bring people to parks and parks to people. Our mission statement is "Together we connect and enrich our community through exceptional experiences" and we value "Integrity, Accountability, Honesty, Teamwork, Fun and Leadership."
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Specific duties may vary and other duties may be assigned.
Manages project budgets and vendor contracts for consultants and contractors. Monitors all project information including deeds, master plans, design documents, correspondence, construction history, and expenditure record.
Represents the City and the Department and serves as liaison to committees, boards, commissions, citizen groups and other governmental agencies. Oversees and facilitates public participation processes in accordance with the Department policy.
Compiles and analyzes data on site conditions and prepares site plans, working drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for land development, showing ground contours, vegetation, locations of structures, and facilities such as roads, walks, parking areas, fences, walls, and utilities, coordinating arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures.
Develops bid documents, obtains permits, prepares all necessary contract forms and documents and manages bidding process.
Works with consultants and contractors and manages the design and construction of large-scale land and facility development projects. Reviews project documents such as soil reports, design drawings and specifications, engineering calculations, shop drawings, etc., for compliance with City standards and codes as well as State and Federal regulations.
Performs construction administration including coordinating contract execution, reviewing pay applications, approving change orders, and conducting project close-out. Inspects construction work in progress to ensure compliance with project specifications, to approve quality of materials and work, and to advise clients and construction personnel on project needs and procedures.
Conducts research and special studies pertaining to landscape and facility development, maintenance, and landscape regulations and ordinances.
Participates in city- and department-wide team activities working on specific issues and assignments.
Prepares reports and recommendations on performance measures, project records, costs, and general project status.
Prepares grant applications and coordinates grant submission for specific capital projects.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Education and Experience Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major work in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering or related field preferred. Master's Degree strongly desired. Applicants may substitute additional relevant experience for the required education.
At least 5 years of relevant experience is required involving the design and construction of public parks and recreational facilities. Applicants may substitute additional relevant education for the required experience.
Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of modern office technology including: Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Project; Adobe software including Photoshop and InDesign; Computer-aided design and drafting software.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations
North Carolina driver's license required. Architect, Landscape Architect, Professional Engineers license or AICP certification preferred.