The award winning Regional Park and Open-Space District is a nationally accredited agency who strives to be the regional leader in improving lives through people, parks, places, and programs. Their mission is to acquire, protect, develop, manage, and interpret for the inspiration, use, and enjoyment of all people, a well-balanced system of areas of outstanding scenic, recreational, and historic importance. The District values accomplishments, connecting, teamwork, innovation, outstanding service, networking, and good stewardship.
The Senior Park Planner will report directly to the Assistant Parks Director and serve as the project manager for the District's Capital Improvement, and Trail Projects. This includes reviewing plans for environmental impact and historic relevance, preparing and monitoring the budget, as well as coordinating/overseeing the design and construction of all County parks and recreation areas and facilities projects. The incumbent will also be responsible for developing Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotes (RFQs), and Request for information (RFI), as well as selecting consultants, negotiating their contracts, reviewing plans, and overseeing the construction of County park facilities. Strong candidates will possess project management skills and the ability to develop and foster strong working partnerships.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Assigns and reviews the preparation of plans and specifications for major proposed park projects, including buildings, parkways, landscaping, recreational, and sanitary facilities; Reviews estimates of needed materials, supplies, and equipment.
Participates in the establishment of short-range and long-range department goals.
Selects and negotiates with consultants, and reviews their work; Negotiates and prepares construction contracts.
Locate sources and prepare scope of work for grant funding opportunities; May prepare site assessment schematics and develop RFP.
Coordinates work with other public agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Water Quality Control Board, public health agencies, resource agencies, various funding agencies, and others.
Prepares section budget and participates in development of construction budget.
Represents the department in dealing with the public or others on planning and construction matters; prepares correspondence and reports.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban Planning, Environmental Science, Park Administration or closely related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.
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Experience: Two years of professional experience in park development planning and project management, urban open space planning, land use planning, or the design and construction of park or recreational areas.
Highly Desired: Experience managing large project budgets; strong oral and written communication skills; plan check experience; park project management experience; knowledge of historic preservation laws and ordinances; experience with GIS applications (preferably ArcGIS); experience reviewing designs in a design and drafting software program (preferably AutoCAD); experience using office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Desired: Bachelor's degree; experience as a liaison among departments and agencies; experience overseeing the work of contractors and consultants; experience following CEQA/NEPA guidelines; presentation skills.
Possession of a valid California Driver License.
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The preliminary closing date for this posting is November 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST; however, postings may close at any time.
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About Riverside County Regional Park & Open-Space District
The Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (District) is a semi-independent Special District within the Riverside County Government system. The District's headquarters is located in the city of Jurupa Valley, California, adjacent to the beautiful Santa Ana River. Riverside County spreads over 7,200 square miles and represents over 2.1 million people. The District's award-winning ...parks and open-spaces span from Blythe to Corona and consist of campgrounds, water parks, recreation facilities, interpretive centers, historical sites and natural open-space lands.