Transportation Landscape Architect I, II or III - #494810

Texas Department of Transportation


Date: 10/14/2021 11:01 AM

City: Bryan, Texas

Salary: $55,184 - $129,137 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Job ID121979

Location


BRYAN


Open Date10/13/2021
Close DateOpen Until Filled
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Regular/TemporaryRegular
Salary Plan/GradeB-23; B-25; B-27
Description$55184.00 – $129137.00 yearly
Overnight TravelNever or rarely


Position Information



TxDOT's Bryan District-Advance Planning Section in Bryan, TX is looking for a talented and motivated professional to join our team as a Transportation Landscape Architect I, II or III. We encourage you to apply if you are interested in a diverse work experience and opportunities for growth.


At TxDOT we value employee work-life-balance. In keeping with our commitment to this value our employees benefit from a wide array of programs and activities that include flexible work schedules, an extensive wellness program, career development programs, retirement benefits, tuition assistance, and various other benefits. For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website at: http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/hrd/careers/hidden_benefits.pdf

Work Location:
Bryan District Headquarters-Advance Planning Section
2591 N Earl Rudder Frwy
Bryan, TX 77803

Overnight Travel:
5%

Salary/Grade Plan:
Transportation Landscape Architect I: B23 ($55,184.00 - $90,393.00)
Transportation Landscape Architect II: B25 ($63,104.00 - $103,491.00)
Transportation Landscape Architect III: B27 ($76,356.00 - $129,137.00)

**This position is for one (1) Transportation Landscape Architect I, II or III depending on business need and the applicant's qualifications

Military Occup Specialty Code




State Classification Code: 2264
State Classification Title: Architect II
Occupational Category: Engineering and Design

State Classification Code: 2266
State Classification Title: Architect III
Occupational Category: Engineering and Design

State Classification Code: 2268
State Classification Title: Architect IV
Occupational Category: Engineering and Design

TxDOT is committed to hiring veterans. To assist in determining whether your military experience may pertain to the minimum requirements for this position, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces have been assigned to each state classification code/title where applicable. The MOS codes are grouped by occupational category
To view the MOS codes please click on link below and click on the appropriate occupational category
https://hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions



General Description


Transportation Landscape Architect I
Develops environmentally sensitive landscape architectural designs and provides support to the landscape development and establishment of projects. Work requires contact with governmental officials and private entities. Employees at this level follow standard practices that do not require frequent supervision of details

Transportation Landscape Architect II

Develops environmentally sensitive landscape architectural designs and provides support to the landscape development and establishment of projects. May serve as a lead worker for professional and technical employees engaged in landscape design projects. Work requires contact with governmental officials and private entities. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence

Transportation Landscape Architect III

Develops environmentally sensitive landscape architectural designs and provides support to the landscape development and establishment of projects. Serves as a lead worker for professional and technical employees engaged in developing and coordinating the implementation of landscape design projects. Work requires contact and coordination with district/division staff, governmental officials and private entities. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence

Duties



The essential duties for this job include:


Transportation Landscape Architect I:

  • Attends public forums and makes presentations on landscape architecture subject matter.
  • Creates, maintains and updates GIS databases and cartographic products using the ESRI suite of ArcGIS software
  • Develops and reviews plans, specifications, estimates and special provisions pertaining to landscape projects and landscape items related to roadway construction projects
  • Evaluates new products and methods related to landscape projects
  • Travels/drives to inspect landscape development and establishment projects
  • Serves on panels or committees related to landscape projects
  • Oversees and coordinates administration of landscape programs or projects with public or private organizations, consultants, districts and divisions
  • Provides schematic roadway designs and layouts for view corridors, valuable horticulture and salvageable vegetation and other landscape amenities
  • Represents the Department in meetings with local and state officials and the public
  • Reviews and evaluates departmental policies and procedures affecting landscape programs
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Transportation Landscape Architect II - includes Level I duties in addition to:

  • Monitors and reviews contract letting information for landscape projects
  • Processes payroll and verifies accuracy of hours to be paid
  • Prepares and seals final plans, specifications, estimates and other necessary construction and contract documentation

    for letting
  • Provides support to landscape field personnel, districts and divisions on issues concerning landscape architecture
  • Serves as a district program coordinator for landscape programs and projects.


Transportation Landscape Architect III - includes Level I & II duties in addition to:


  • Analyzes and recommends approval for use of consultants and landscape contracts
  • Assists with research and analysis of incoming correspondence, reports and other written material relating to landscape programs
  • Coordinates with consultants, construction firms and governmental representatives to accurately depict project impacts
  • Performs architectural work in coordination with engineering and support associates.
  • Responsible for complex landscape architectural projects from initiation to completion
  • Serves as a lead worker and trains other less experienced Registered Landscape Architects and Landscape Architect Assistants
  • Serves as an Americans with Disabilities Act consultant to the District
  • Travels/drives to make on-site reviews, inspections and analysis.

Physical Requirements


  • Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions
  • Subject to noise
  • Subject to vibration
  • Subject to hazards-moving vehicles/mechanical parts, high places/heat, or chemicals
  • Light work: Lift up to 20 lbs at a time and frequently lift or carry objects up to 10 lbs
  • Walking-moving on foot to accomplish tasks: long distance/from one work site to another
  • Talking-expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken words
  • Hearing-perceive sound at normal speaking levels;receive information by oral communication
  • Repetitive Motion-substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
  • Close Visual Acuity-work includes data/figures; view a computer screen; extensive reading
  • Visual Acuity-operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment
  • Visual Acuity-determine work quality/make general observations of facilities/structures

Competencies



Transportation Landscape Architect I


  • Communicate effectively
  • Landscape programs
  • Landscape and vegetation management design including plans, specifications, and estimates
  • Product/method evaluation related to landscape and vegetation management projects
  • Applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulations specific to area of responsibility for safeguarding information and information technology related systems
  • Competitive bid processes, rules, and regulations
  • Botany, soils, climate, and various construction methods
  • Applicable laws, rules, and regulations
  • Americans with Disabilities Act, modifications and requirements including accessibility standards
  • Utilities such as water and electrical services
  • Applicable inspection methods, procedures, and techniques
  • Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both internal and external
  • Coordinating labor, materials, and equipment
  • Analyzing and organizing business and technical data
  • Prioritizing projects/workload and meeting deadlines
  • Developing and giving presentations
  • Handling multiple tasks and projects
  • Using computers and applicable programs, applications, and systems

Transportation Landscape Architect II - includes all Competencies for Level I in addition to:


  • Planning, assigning, directing, coordinating, and reviewing the work of professional, administrative, and technical employees
  • Leading, assigning, reviewing, and monitoring the work of others
  • Evaluating products, equipment, and material
  • Training in a classroom, office, or field environment


Transportation Landscape Architect III - includes all Competencies for Level I & II in addition to:


  • Design and plan preparation methods and requirements
  • Construction phasing and sequencing
  • Program/project planning, development, and management methodologies
  • Contract development and management policies and procedures
  • Reviewing plans for accuracy and ensuring compliance with requirements
  • Speaking to present images and ideas in a clear, concise, organized, and interesting manner to optimize audience understanding and keep the group focused
  • Researching, analyzing, and interpreting policies and state and federal laws and regulations specific to functional area
  • Monitoring the status and progress of projects
  • Interpreting applicable information
  • Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals

Education



This job requires the following:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture

Work Experience



This job requires the following:


Transportation Landscape Architect I:

  • None required

Transportation Landscape Architect II:


  • 4 years Professional Landscape Architecture-related work


Transportation Landscape Architect III:


  • 5 years in Professional Landscape Architecture-related work
  • Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent for Levels II & III
  • Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis for Levels II & III




Licenses and Certifications



The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:


  • Valid Driver's License at the time of application
  • Registered Professional Landscape Architect for all levels
  • Safety Impact Certificate (*This certification will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.)


Other Conditions:


  • Must be registered as a Landscape Architect by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.
  • This is a Safety Impact position and will be subject to random drug testing.

Conditions of Employment




Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment





Remarks




You must complete the online State of Texas application to include work experience, education and all information necessary. Your online application and additional information on your resume, if provided, will be reviewed to determine if you meet minimum requirements for the position.



Applicant Information




The Texas Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination in the workplace.


Applicant Information



NOTE: All Job Postings will expire at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (CST) on the Posting Close Date.

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