Landscape Technician II

Website City of Edmonton

Landscaping plays a key role in shaping our urban neighbourhoods and is a primary determinant of our city’s environmental, financial and social sustainability. The development industry supports contributing millions of dollars annually in landscaping infrastructure to the City of Edmonton through the land development process. To mitigate long-term maintenance liabilities, the Landscape developer-contributed landscaping designs must meet City standards and best practices.

The Landscape Technician II is responsible for drawing review and recommending or not recommending approval of design drawings for developer-contributed landscaping and open space. The position works within a multidisciplinary team of drawing reviewers. It is a highly independent role encompassing a variety of landscaping disciplines and projects of small to large scope.

Your success will be measured by your ability to achieve results in a respectful, inclusive and service-minded way. With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Help
Integrated and Excellent, you will:

  • Review, evaluate and prepare responses to consultants’ landscaping designs and drawings with City Landscaping Design and Construction Standards, subdivision requirements and City recommending approval of drawings when City requirements, standards and other regulations have been met
  • Attend meetings to explain design comments made on drawings
  • Provide direction to consultants regarding design standard clauses or details that are unclear as part of the review process
  • Provide feedback on design standards that require revisions due to challenges experienced during drawings review
  • Prepare correspondence and memos to send to consultants and developers
  • Respond to inquiries from consultants, developers and citizens
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, Council, and senior management in the implementation of City standards, policies, and bylaws; support other internal agencies by providing input which may include updating City standards and the Landscape Inspector Manual
  • Engage stakeholders within other sections and departments
  • Provide general support in the Development Engineering and Drawing Review unit’s business operations
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications

  • Completion of a 2-year technical diploma in Landscape Technology or a related field from a recognized institute of technology
  • 5 years of related experience in the field of land development and landscape architecture
  • Demonstrated experience in landscape architecture practice, design and drafting
  • Detailed knowledge of appropriate plant material with the ability to select plants for specific applications
  • Knowledge of landscape and construction terminology, techniques and practices
    Proven ability and experience interpreting landscape plans, drawings and specifications
    Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate and technical information both verbal and in writing
  • Proven negotiation and interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective working relationships with development industry stakeholders, including consultants, developers, contractors
    staff
  • Demonstrated computer skills include CAD, digital filing systems, Google Workspace, SAP and SLIM
  • Attention to detail with the ability to verify and assess documentation
  • Ability to be a team player in a multi-disciplinary work environment
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize competing tasks and complete work on time
    Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent); obtaining and maintaining a City Driver’s permit is a requirement of this position
  • Demonstrate service excellence, embracing diversity and promoting inclusiveness
  • Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more information
    Commitments, please visit edmonton.ca/our-culture
  • Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Netwo
    and Creative Innovator. For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit edmonton.ca/our-culture

Applicants may be tested

The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the

Diversity and Inclusion Framework here: https://bit.ly/3hd2d95.

The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage
contact:

Employment@edmonton.ca

Up to 1 permanent full-time position, Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week. The weekly hours of work for this position are currently under review and may change at a future time. Any changes will be made in accordance with the City of Edmonton/Civic Service Union and the incumbent will be notified in advance.

Salary: $38.705 to $48.357 (Hourly); $68,188.530 to $85,192.94 0 (Annually)

Talent Acquisition Consultant: IS/MZ

Classification Title: Landscape Technician II

Posting Date Aug 23, 2023
Closing Date Sept 6, 2023 11:59:00 PM (MDT)

Number of Openings (up to) 1 – Permanent Full-time Union : CSU 52
Department Planning and Environment Services
Work Location(s)
Edmonton T5J 0J4
Landscape Technician II
Job Number 47027
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