Park Planner Full TimeParks & Recreation

Hiring Salary: $19.44 - $26.44 per hour

REQ #: 10164 1 Position(s)

Supervisor: Balk

Posted Date: 2/28/2017      Reposted Date: 12/8/2017      Closing Date: 1/8/2018

Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm; Monday – Friday; additional hours as needed

PRIMARY DUTY: Under basic supervision, assists with a variety of basic Municipal Park planning projects; assists with planning, design and project management issues.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Manages park development projects, including planning, scope, budgets, funding and design; reviews and approves designs, specifications, estimates and bid documents; prepares maps, graphics and reports.
• Supervises construction projects and maintains records, inspects worksites, verifies compliance to contract and specifications and approves payments to contractors and vendors; coordinates projects with City departments, regional government agencies and utilities.
• Provides customer service and answers inquiries on City standards and regulations; assists advisory boards and commissions; provides information and recommendations within scope of authority.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

• City policies and procedures.
• State and federal regulations governing planning, zoning, municipal services and urban development.
• City land use and development regulations and zoning and building codes.
• Record keeping and file maintenance principles and procedures.
• Local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens.

Skill in:
• Interpreting and applying federal and state rules and regulations and City policies and procedures.
• Checking designs, details, estimates, plans and specifications of park development plans.
• Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business and specialized software applications.
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Applicants must submit a completed City of Waco application in order to be considered for this position. Resumes may be attached to the completed application, but not in lieu of one. If a resume is attached, all questions on the application must still be answered completely and accurately. If a question does not apply to you, please mark it "NA" Do not leave it blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To verify prior military experience, please include a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) with your application. All answers are subject to verification. Applications are available online at the City's website, Click Here for the NEW City of Waco Job Application, or at the City of Waco Human Resources Department located at 300 Austin Avenue. Applications may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to, fax to 254-750-5737 or by mail to City of Waco, Human Resources Department, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702. EOE


Driver’s License: Valid Class C Texas DL

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning or a related field is required; OR an equivalent combination of education and park planning experience.

Experience: Some park planning experience desired.

Certifications: Registered Landscape Architect designation by Texas Board of Architectural Examiners is desirable.

Testing: None.

Physical Demands: Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Environmental Factors: Work is performed primarily in an office setting or well-lit, temperature-controlled working environment; including some travel from site to site.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside with temperatures that may be below 32° or above 100° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.

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