Associate Parks Landscape Project Manager

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Associate Parks Landscape Project Manager

  • Full Time
  • Denver
  • $59,075-$97,474 USD / Year
  • Salary: $59,075-$97,474

Website Denver Parks and Recreation

About Our Job
This posting will accept applications until 11:59pm on Sunday, September 24. This position is expected to start no earlier than October 30, 2023.

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to make Denver a livable, inclusive, and healthy city? Are you passionate about parks, planning, design, and building projects? The City and County of Denver’s Department of Parks and Recreation’s (DPR) Planning, Design and Construction Division is excited to announce the posting of an Associate Parks Project Manager position to support these key initiatives and others defined in the agency’s Gameplan for a Healthy City.

Under the direction of a Supervisor and/or Project Manager, the Associate Parks Project Manager performs some duties as a Parks Project Manager on assigned projects to complete plans, designs, and capital construction improvements.  The primary functions of the position include performing parks landscape planning and design work, managing and coordinating landscape projects for parks, open spaces, trails, and parkways, while serving as a Project Manager for smaller and more moderately difficult projects.

As an Associate Parks Project Manager, you will:

Perform project management work on more moderately difficult municipal parks landscape design and implementation projects while managing the work of consultant designers and contractors for more moderately difficult parks projects.

Coordinate the activities of contractors engaged in the design and construction of landscape projects while maintaining project conformance with city and department standards and practices
Develop and refine design plans, specifications, and other requirements under the supervision of a Supervisor or Project Manager

Assist with the development of long range and short-term planning, design, and construction initiatives, including modifications to policies, procedures, and standards related to parks and landscape architecture projects
Under the direction of a supervisor, define the scope of work for a project including reviewing project work plans developed by a design consultants or construction contractors, determine and monitor schedules, track project milestones, and monitor project budgets
Coordinate the work of consultants engaged in the design and/or construction of more moderately difficult capital improvement projects, review plans and specifications for compliance with standards and practices under the direction of a supervisor, perform on-site inspections during construction to determine work progress and conformance to established bid specifications/contracts, and provide technical support in solving problems
Facilitate stakeholder outreach and engagement, including with Park Operations, the Office of the City Forester, neighborhood groups, and other internal and external parties to successfully distribute information around future and ongoing projects and solicit feedback
Perform other related duties as assigned
About You
We are looking for an experienced, self-directed, and dedicated design or construction management professional with strong organizational, communication, and project management skills.  The candidate should be a team player who works well as part of a team and with a variety of stakeholders with diverse interests throughout the life of a project.

Additionally, our ideal candidate will possess:

Exposure to and interest in municipal parks design, management, and ecology
Experience with simultaneously managing several projects in various stages of completion
Proficiency with AutoCAD, Bluebeam, Adobe Creative and Microsoft Office Suite software
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Engineering, Planning, or a related field.
Experience: One (1) year of professional city planning, landscape planning, regional planning, project management in the related occupational field, or experience creating, drawing, and rendering urban design project plans and concepts.
Licensures/Certification(s): Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.
To be considered for this position, you must include a resume. Upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab.

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Job Profile

CE0372 Parks Landscape Planner AssociateTo view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here.

Position Type


Position Salary Range

$59,075.00 – $97,474.00

Starting Pay

$70,000 – $85,000/year, based on experience


Parks and Recreation

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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