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20-U031 - Landscape Design Coordinator - Regular Full-Time

Join a “Community of Communities” – the Township of Langley, home to approximately 128,000 residents, is committed to providing progressive business, housing, and recreational opportunities, while balancing its unique mix of urban growth and rural beauty.  A truly fun and beautiful place to work, the Township of Langley offers competitive salaries; excellent benefit packages; municipal pension plan; employee wellness programs; and, opportunities for professional development and career growth.

 

The Township of Langley is currently recruiting for a regular full-time Landscape Design Coordinator to join our team of professionals in the Community Development Division; Green Infrastructure Services Department. Reporting to the Manager, Green Infrastructure Services, in this unionized position you will join a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of professionals, applying your creativity, breadth of landscape architecture and development related knowledge and experience. As an expert in your field, you have extensive knowledge of best practices in the review and acceptance of: Landscape and Tree Management plans, plans and policies involving Age Friendly Amenity Areas, Greenways and Landscape Amenity Areas, open space planning in conjunction with community and neighbourhood plan development.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Administer municipal landscape requirements of land development projects, prepare and maintain a variety of materials such as records, technical and status reports, establish and maintain contact with and provide information to a variety of internal and external contacts and consultants related to the work performed
  • Work closely with members of the Development Services team to implement community, neighbourhood and sub-neighbourhood plans, policies, procedures and priorities related to landscape and green infrastructure elements on developable land, as well as, the acquisition of and conceptual design of development secured park properties
  • Manage and process green infrastructure components of highly complex and diverse land use applications as well as assist on updating bylaws, policies, and procedures
  • Promote, encourage, and provide for the translation of broad goals and objectives, as outlined in the municipality’s Sustainability Charter, Community Plans, Neighbourhood Plans, development related bylaws, and policies to practical applications as part of development proposals
     

Qualifications:

  • Degree in landscape architecture or a related discipline plus several years of related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience You have considerable knowledge of construction, landscape design principles, practices and procedures, field review processes and reporting procedures and considerable knowledge of landscape construction materials, costs and methods related to the work performed
  • Broad knowledge of and experience with bylaws and policies relating to land development and open space
    planning principles
  • Ability to analyze, assess,  interpret plans, specifications and related material and communicate effectively to provide the required information to the public, professionals, and other staff
  • Ability to prepare detailed reports relating to submitted drawings, materials lists, cost estimates and
    specifications and act as liaison and coordinator on design and lay-out
  • Sound knowledge of the functions and responsibilities of various internal departments and external agencies
    and have sound knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies, and bylaws related to the work performed and
    the ability to analyze design proposals and conceptual plans relating to land development or redevelopment
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, are strategic and well organized, decisive and
    communicate effectively
  • Consensus builder, fully conversant with the challenges facing a growing community and have well-honed
    writing skills
  • Committed to providing excellent customer service through teamwork, communication, and responsiveness
     

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have the following valid and current certifications/licenses (must be valid at the time the posting closes) and these must be attached with your application. Applications without the attached required documents below will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.  Please title your attachments with the number of this competition and have these documents ready to upload when you apply:

  • BC Class 5 (full-privilege) driver’s license or equivalent driver’s license for where you reside. You must include with your application a current Personal Driver’s Record (select the 5 years’ option if obtaining online) that has been obtained within 6 months of the closing date. To obtain a copy of your Personal Driving Record, please contact ICBC directly or the driving authority where you reside. Please note that a copy of your Driver’s Licence and the Drivers Factor Report will not be accepted.
     

The CUPE rate of pay for this position is $40.35 – $47.69 per hour (5 steps, 2020 rates) plus benefits.  The hours of work are Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm.

 

If you wish to pursue this exciting career in a growing community, please visit https://www.tol.ca/careers/ to apply.

 

Internal closing date for this competition:  4:30pm, February 19, 2020

External closing date for this competition:  4:30pm, March 2, 2020

 

We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Location: 
Township of Langley
20338 65 Avenue
Langley, BC V2Y 3J1
Canada
Contact: 
https://www.tol.ca/careers/
Phone: 
(604) 533-6061
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.