Develop, design, bid, and manage the progress of various Parks and Recreation projects, including construction and maintenance of public infrastructure such as playgrounds, parks, trails, skate facilities, tennis courts, restrooms, landscaping, irrigation systems, and parking lots. Develop project maps and data bases; analyzes data for project planning and development; prepare project budgets, construction schedules, requests for proposals, procurements of services or materials, contract specifications and bid documents.
Assist in the development of park, trail and recreation facility standards, policies and construction methods; ensure compliance with federal, state and City municipal codes, regulations, guidelines and standards; prepare capital improvement program requests; negotiate and administer contracts with architects, contractors, and engineers, including contract documentation required for Federal Aid Projects; monitor and manage progress and costs of construction; inspect work and assure that plans and specifications are adhered to; review contractor estimates and requests for payment; conduct and coordinate timely departmental review of permits and comment on subdivisions and land use applications. CLOSING DATE August 6, 2018 5:00pm. See full description on website.
Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, landscape design, construction management, engineering or related field and two years professional level design work, project management or land use development work. Masters degree preferred. License to practice, or ability to acquire license, in the State of Montana as a Landscape Architect is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Health, Life and Dental Insurance
Vacation and Sick leave, Public Employee Retirement
About Missoula Parks and Recreation
The City of Missoula is in the heart of the northern Rockies. Missoula is home to the University of Montana, blue ribbon trout streams, and is surrounded by National Forest lands, including the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness. The population is approximately 70,000. Missoula residents rank high in their per capita participation in outdoor and organized sports, art, culture, and music. While budgets are challenging, citizens demonstrate exceptional support of their parks and recreation services. In addition to City provided public lands and programs, residents of Missoula are within minutes of Snowbowl Ski Area, and less than half a day from Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Missoula is a mecca for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, hunting, kayaking, art, music and more. Missoula also offers wide varieties of education for all ages through public, parochial, experiential, and alternative learning opportunities. Missoula is the shopping and service center of western Montana. Additionally, Missoula attracts some of the greatest research and medical/health professionals in the nation due to the many recreation opportunities offered.... Missoula has been designated among the Top 100 Communities for Kids, as well as a KaBOOM! Playful City.Missoula Parks and Recreation is a dynamic department charged with maintaining most of Missoula's public spaces, which include the Urban Forest, 3600 acres of conservation lands, 400 acres of parkland with the development of a new 156 acre Fort Missoula Regional Park, and miles of commuter and recreation trails. The Department operates state of the art aquatic facilities including Currents, an indoor water park and fitness pool as well as Splash MT, a full service outdoor water park. The Department prides itself on successful public process and empowerment. It demonstrates that success through continued implementation of adopted plans such as; the Urban Area Comprehensive Master Parks and Recreation Plan, Open Space Plan, Conservation Lands Management Plan, Transportation Plan (including non-motorized). Friends of the Urban Forest, Missoula's newest advocacy group, is just now forming.