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Park Planner
Manhattan, KS

The City of Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department is seeking to hire a Park Planner. The Park Planner works closely with the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation (a licensed landscape architect) in the planning, design, and management of capital improvement projects for the parks, recreation, and zoo divisions for the City of Manhattan, Kansas. The incumbent is responsible for community engagement; preparation of conceptual plans, construction documents, master plans, reports, and cost estimates; and works with other staff, as required, in project development, planning, and implementation.

Required Skills:
Proficient knowledge of the principles, objectives, and practice of landscape architecture as related to park planning and park, trail, and open space development. Basic knowledge of storm water management, lighting, irrigation, grading, and landscape construction. Ability to prepare site plans, grading plans, irrigation plans, planting plans, perspective sketches, visualizations, and other related graphics. Ability to administer capital improvement projects through estimate preparation, plan development, bidding process, construction administration, and inspection. Excellent communication skills are required.

For complete job description and requirements see:

Education, Experience, Registration:
Bachelor or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited university and minimum two years experience in landscape architecture; or an equivalent degree with minimum three years of experience in Park Planning. A Kansas Landscape Architect license is not required, but would be advantageous.

Community Profile:
The City of Manhattan is a growing community in the midwest, located 120 miles west of Kansas City just off Interstate I-70. The community serves a multi-county, 200,000-population regional area as a leader in education, trade, healthcare, entertainment, recreation, and communication. Manhattan is home to Kansas State University; historic Aggieville and Downtown shopping districts; the AZA accredited Sunset Zoo; and the Flint Hills Discovery Center, a LEED Gold facility celebrating the Flint Hills eco-region.

To Apply:
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Posted: 5/18/2017

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