U.S. Forest Service - Landscape Architect
The Los Padres National Forest is currently conducting outreach to fill a permanent GS-401/807-12/13 Supervisory Natural Resource Spec/Landscape Architect position. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this opportunity and to determine interest.
DUTIES: This position Supervises up to eleven staff in the Heritage, Recreation, Engineering, and Lands programs. It is responsible for program management, planning, budgeting and management information (PBMI) identifying work force and organizational needs, and Forest priorities. Ensures program expenditures are legal, meet charged-as-worked and congressional intent and remain within budget limits. Provides information and makes recommendations to the Forest Supervisor concerning important natural resources activities and the effect on dependent communities and industry. Informs and justifies to the Forest Supervisor the implementation and execution of the Forest Plan for the assigned programs and recommends necessary amendments.
Reviews and approves all long- range and short- range program action plans to ensure consistency with strategies and program emphasis in approved forest plans. Long-range plans include both conceptual and proposed implementation alternatives. These plans are integrated with other staff areas to accomplish goals and objectives concerned with Forest Management. Monitors performance to ensure resource program goals and objectives are successfully achieved.
HOW TO APPLY: This position will be advertised sometime following the close of the outreach period. You may acquire a copy of the announcement from the internet, at (www.jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov ). This web-based application provides individuals interested in employment opportunities with the Forest Service to apply for jobs. You can create and update Applicant Profiles, search for current vacancy announcements, create a job search profile, apply for jobs, and check the status of jobs for which you have applied.
FOREST: The Los Padres National Forest resides along the Central Coast of California with countless activities and attractions. There are numerous world-class beaches and communities within 1 ½ hours from the Supervisor’s Office such as, the communities of Goleta, Montecito, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Ventura, Camarillo, Ojai, and Lompoc; as well as, many other desirable communities in the area.
Educational opportunities are also supported in the surrounding areas with access to all levels of public education. UC Santa Barbara, Westmont University, Cal Poly State University, and many reputable community colleges reside within the effective commute areas of the basin.
This position will be located at the Supervisor's Office in Goleta, CA.
The Supervisor’s Office is located at 6755 Hollister Ave Suite 150 Goleta, CA 93117, and serves as the main office for the Los Padres National Forest.
If you want more information please contact Ken Heffner, Deputy Forest Supervisor, Los Padres National Forest.
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Los Padres National Forest
6755 Hollister Ave.Suite 150
Goleta, Ca 93117
Uptown Houston - Project Manager for Memorial Park
Approximately four square miles in area, Uptown Houston has evolved from a predominantly retail and business center to Houston's largest and most mixed-use destination for urban living.
The successor organization to the Uptown Association(1975), Uptown Houston was established in 1987as a political subdivision of the State of Texas created by a special act of the 70th Texas Legislature to provide a variety of services and improvements for the Uptown community. Its primary focus and purpose is to leverage public funds with coordinated private resources to improve facilities and services as well as accelerate improvements in the Uptown Houston.
The Memorial Park Project
Uptown Houston, through its tax reinvestment zone (TIRZ), recently incorporated
Memorial Park into its service area. Memorial Park is among the largest urban parks in the U.S., and is Houston's largest inner city park covering almost 1,500 acres. The Memorial Park Project - a twenty-year, $100 million park improvement program - is just now being launched as part of Houston Parks And Recreation Department's, Memorial Park Conservancy's and Uptown Houston's partnership to make vital improvements in Memorial Park. Specifics of the Project will be determined by the proposed master plan for Memorial Park, which will be developed in 2013 - 2014.
Purpose of Job
Reporting to the Uptown Houston's President, its Board of Directors and working with the Houston Parks And Recreation Department and the Memorial Park Conservancy, the Project Manager's role will be central to the coordination and successful management of the Memorial Park Project. This consists of the proposed Memorial Park Master Plan and the construction of the improvements that are recommended by the Master Plan and assigned to the Uptown Houston Tax Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ).
The Project Manager for Memorial Park is a senior leadership role to shape the enormous potential of this treasured park space in the middle of Houston for the enjoyment and use of generations to come. This is a new position and will operate within a new organizational framework. The Project Manager will have primary responsibility for coordinating all aspects of the Master Plan and its project improvements, working with the above partners and across other organizations and stakeholders.
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• To serve as the Project Manager for the master plan and park improvement projects.
• To manage the execution of the master plan in accordance with its phased
• To manage day-to-day operational aspects of the planning and construction stages.
• To manage the procurement of consultants and advisers throughout the planning and construction stages.
• To identify resources needed and assign responsibilities.
• To support the partnership between the Houston Parks And Recreation Department, the Memorial Park Conservancy and Uptown Houston.
• To work closely with the Houston Parks And Recreation Department, the Memorial Park Conservancy and Uptown Houston to ensure that robust and clear financial and budgeting systems and controls for projects are in place.
• To provide financial reporting and other management information on a timely basis.
• To complete projects on time and within budget.
• To chair regular internal project meetings, attend design team meetings as
the client representative and report to the Houston Parks And Recreation Department, the Memorial Park Conservancy and Uptown Houston.
• To work closely with City, County and other local government agencies to insure the orderly development of the planning and construction for the Project.
• To be the main point of contact for the Memorial Park Project for Houston Parks And Recreation Department, the Memorial Park Conservancy and Uptown Houston with regard to planning, design and construction.
• To oversee the development and implementation of a public engagement
program that shapes the master plan through community input.
• To work with a voluntary boards and not-for-profit organizations.
• Minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant experience.
• Minimum of BA / BS in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and / or Civil Engineering.
• Experience from project management.
• Experience from capital development.
• Passion for ecology and environmental stewardship.
• Urban park experience.
• Experience from collaborative master planning processes and consensus-building.
• Proven track record from managing a project on time and on budget.
• Detailed knowledge of the design process.
• Detailed knowledge of the permitting and approval processes.
• Detailed knowledge of the construction process.
• Knowledge of working with voluntary boards and not-for-profit organizations.
• Knowledge of risk management.
• Knowledge of value management.
• Knowledge and experience of working within the planning and design industries.
• Experience of chairing meetings and disseminating information.
• Demonstrable ability to work within a complex operating environment across a range of different stakeholders.
• Strong professional networks: design and building industries.
• A passion for or knowledge of art, landscape, engineering and architecture.
• A commitment and enthusiasm for the activities and aims of the Houston Parks And Recreation Department, the Memorial Park Conservancy and Uptown Houston.
This Job Description is a guide to the nature of the work required. It is not comprehensive or restrictive and does not form part of the contract of employment
Terms and Conditions
• Full-time position
• Salary depending on experience
• Attractive benefits package:
- Major Medical (including family)
- Life Insurance
- 10% Retirement Contribution
- Vacation Leave / Sick Leave
- Bonus Options
Send responses to 1980 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 1580
Houston, Texas 77056
Attention: Betsy Kirkgard email@example.com
• Cover letter in support of application
• Minimum of 2 x references
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