- 74,423.44 - 90,555.92 annually
- City Of Ottawa
Responsible for the implementation of tree planting programs and community outreach related to urban forestry in the City of Ottawa. Through the City's tree planting programs, the incumbent plans and implements tree planting along streets, in parks and at City facilities, administers tree planting grant programs and implements planting strategies according to established guidelines. The incumbent reviews and comments on site plans and provides effective recommendations for appropriate species and locations to minimize operational impacts and ensure sustainability of projects. The incumbent supervises consulting and contracted services, leads teams on a project basis, and contributes to ongoing service delivery and service improvement initiatives in the branch.
Education & Experience
Completion of a four (4) year degree in Landscape Architecture
Minimum of four (4) years experience in landscape architecture including two (2) years in the field involved in the management of landscape installation in an urban environment.
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
Membership, or eligibility for membership, in the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA). Must have completed membership within 1 year of hire.
A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated.
English oral, reading, writing required.
- City, Department, and Branch policies and procedures pertaining to municipal landscape management
- Landscape design principles, tree and landscape installation, and maintenance best practices
- Provincial and municipal government legislation as it applies to landscape operations, such as Forestry Act, Weed Control Act, Pesticide Control Act., Municipal by-laws
- Horticulture, arboriculture and landscape maintenance life cycle principles and procedures
- Arboriculture and horticultural issues in landscape design, construction and maintenance
- Site development and government approval processes
- Plant Health Care (PHC) principles
- Project management principles and techniques
- Research methods
- Computer applications, including but not limited to MS Office, SAP, and AutoCAD and GIS
- Corporate financial and procurement procedures and policies
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
Competencies & Skills
- Work independently, with minimal direction, and collaboratively with staff
- Able to lead project teams, coordinate work scheduling/completion, and ensure work quality
- Possess organizational skills and flexibility to plan, initiate, organize and prioritize own work and to deal effectively with multiple demands, conflicting priorities, pressures and deadlines
- Possess a strong interest in design and nature and ability to balance landscape function and aesthetics
- Able to prepare contractual documents, manage contracted work, and foster good working relationships with external contractors in order to achieve branch objectives
- Able to work collaboratively and to bring conflicting points of view to consensus
- Possess ability to perform data analysis and create and maintain statistical reports
- Possess effective interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
- Possess strong documentation, report writing and presentation skills