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This job board is for professional opportunities in Landscape Architecture. We will not post submissions for Landscaping or gardening jobs. To have your job opening posted on this web page, please fill out our Job Board Submittal Form.

Positions will be posted as they are received. Postings are uploaded manually at least once or twice a week, depending on the workload in the Landscape Architecture department office. The department reserves the right to edit submittals for length and clarity. Jobs posted will typically remain visible for two months, unless you instruct us otherwise.

Email: landscapearchitecture@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805.756.1319


Prunuske Chatham, Inc (PCI)

Mid-Senior Level Landscape Architect

Location(s): Sebastopol, CA
Contact Name: Maggie Jensen
Contact Email: maggie@pcz.com
Contact Phone: 707-824-4600
Web Site: www.pcz.com
Job Description: Prunuske Chatham, Inc. (PCI) is seeking a mid-senior level landscape architect and project leader to join our team in Sebastopol, California. PCI is a small, multi-disciplinary firm that specializes in ecological restoration and resolving environmental challenges in Northern California. Our team of scientists, planners, landscape architects, engineers, and constructors work collaboratively to produce high quality restoration outcomes for our clients. PCI is committed to maintaining a workplace that fosters creativity and produces tangible benefits for our clients and the environment. To learn more about PCI, visit www.pcz.com.

The ideal candidate will have experience providing project management and leadership through all phases of projects, from inception to implementation, with a particular focus on habitat restoration. In addition to restoration, design projects include park and open space preserves, ranches, and winery landscapes with a focus on sustainability and native plants.

Typical Tasks:

  • Work alongside PCI’s principal staff to lead projects
  • Manage projects by delegating tasks to design team staff
  • Write proposals: develop scopes of work and budgets for design
  • Develop designs including hand rendered concepts
  • Lead development of construction documents including technical specifications and construction details
  • Write design reports including technical memos and feasibility analysis
  • Collaborate with professionals from other disciplines, including scientists, engineers, ecologists and planners
  • Mentor junior staff

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in landscape architecture
  • Professional license in CA
  • 5-10 years professional experience
  • Knowledge of environmental restoration
  • Knowledge of CA native plants a plus

Skills & Abilities

  • Communicate effectively with clients
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD (Civil 3D a plus); Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Conduct site visits to assess existing conditions and analyze opportunities and constraints
  • Ability to effectively delegate tasks and manage projects to meet stated objectives, timelines, and budgets.
  • Proven writing skills and demonstrated experience producing high-quality reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to provide leadership and work collaboratively in a team environment and with clients.

Compensation: This position is full time with benefits, including health insurance, 401K, and paid leave. PCI offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: Please submit a résumé and cover letter that describes your interest in the position and PCI to: hr@pcz.com. Please put “Mid-Senior Level Landscape Architect” in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you. The review and interview process will continue until the position is filled.

Submitted on Monday, July 25, 2022


Pacific Coast Land Design

Landscape Designer or Associate

Location(s): Ventura, CA
Contact Name: Eric Berg
Contact Email: opportunities@pc-ld.com
Contact Phone: 805 644-9697
Web Site: www.pc-ld.com
Job Description: Pacific Coast Land Design, Inc. (PCLD) is seeking a motivated and skilled landscape design professional to join our award-winning firm. The studio, located in beautiful downtown Ventura, specializes in regional projects throughout Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and Northern Los Angeles County. With an emphasis on public space, PCLD is proud to have contributed to the development of a broad range of community serving projects in our region.

As we enter into our 40th year, this is an exciting opportunity to join the creative and dynamic staff of our growing firm. PCLD offers opportunities to engage in every aspect of the practice. From design detailing and 3d rendering to project management, community engagement, grant writing, and even business development; we encourage everyone to take part, and be a part of our collective effort to provide our clients and the communities we serve with premier service.

A well-positioned candidate will be a self-motivated and collaborative team player, with strong written and verbal communication skills and well-developed design and technical acumen.

Landscape Designer (0-4 years)
As a Landscape Designer with PCLD, you will work with senior level staff to set clear and actionable tasks for yourself for the projects you are involved in. Landscape Designers work directly with project team members to craft design documents and deliverables from schematic design to construction documentation and display a wide range of technical skill in meeting project deadlines and milestones.

Associate (4-6 years)
Candidates with relevant career experience may be considered for an Associate level position. Associates with PCLD carry assistant project manager duties, communicating with senior project staff on all facets of project work. Associates may take on full project managerial duties on a project-by-project basis while always having the support of Senior Associate and Principal level staff to provide project oversight and assistance.

Applicants should be fluent in all phases of the landscape design and development process, including construction documentation and detailing. Strong technical skills and an interest in the community at large is important. Our primary CAD platform is Vectorworks.

Key Skills and Proficiencies

  • Organized, detail-oriented, and self-starting
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Experience in a collaborative team environment
  • Take in and consider feedback
  • Share ideas and contribute to the project vision
  • Ability to produce presentation materials and documentation sets within a team
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Professionally focused verbal, written, and graphic communication skills
  • Willingness/eagerness to learn new skills
  • Proficiency in Vectorworks Landmark is desired but not a requirement
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and other related software platforms
  • Experience with Lumion or similar rendering platform is a bonus.
  • Licensure is not required but it is strongly encouraged that the candidate be pursuing a path to licensure
  • Experience with grant writing

PCLD offers a competitive, full-time salary commensurate with experience level. Benefits include a 401K program with employer match, health insurance with HSA option covering medical, dental, and vision, and paid time off.

Education Requirements: A professional degree in landscape architecture or related field of study from an accredited university. Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.A.

How to Apply: Interested applicants are encouraged to express their aspirations and strengths in a letter of interest along with graphic and written project work prior to meeting.

E-mail or send hard copies of portfolio work and resume to:

       Attn: Career Opportunities
       461 East Main Street
       Ventura, CA  93001
       opportunities@pc-ld.com
       website: www.pc-ld.com

Submitted on Wednesday, August 31, 2022


Gruen Associates

Entry and Mid-Level Landscape Architect/Designer

Location(s): Los Angeles
Contact Name: Dean Howell
Contact Email: howell@gruenassociates.com
Contact Phone: 323-937-4270
Contact FAX: 323-937-6001
Web Site: www.gruenassociates.com

Gruen Associates, an award-winning Los Angeles architectural, landscape architectural and planning firm is seeking an Entry or Mid-level landscape designer with abilities to design, and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team. Urban planners or architectural designers with an interest in landscape architecture are encouraged to apply. Gruen’s landscape and planning department is a closely knit group of professionals that are dedicated to working together on a variety of projects and have a passion for urban design that directly impacts our quality of life.

Applicants should pull from all experiences and have flexibility to design at a range of scales and related environments. Advancement within the company and a chance to be an important part of our collaborative team is what makes this an exciting growth opportunity. Design theory knowledge, attention to detail, and strong visual, graphic, and writing abilities are highly valued. Responsibilities will include field investigation, research, analysis, planning, sustainable design, graphics production, Construction drawings, and public engagement.

Gruen’s Urban Design, Planning and Landscape Department provides urban/streetscape design, planning, landscape architecture, and transportation services to public and private clients on the local, regional, state, and national levels.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer a full benefit package including medical coverage, paid time off, and 401k plan.

Key Aspects of Position:

  • Design process from Concept to Construction Documentation
  • Assist in writing project narratives and design reports
  • Generate high quality project graphics
  • Engage with clients with well-articulated presentations and meetings

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Entry to Mid-level 0-8 years
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign,
  • Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Revit, Rhino, Lumion and/or other rendering programs are desired
  • Writing and communication skills

Education: Degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture or Urban Planning is required.

How to Apply: Please send a digital copy of your Resume + work sample Portfolio to: Howell@gruenassociates.com

Submitted on Friday, September 16, 2022


Mariposa County Planning Department

Community Design and Development Planner I/II

Location(s): Mariposa, CA (Remote Options Available)
Contact Name: Mikey Goralnik
Contact Email: mgoralnik@mariposacounty.org
Contact Phone: 209-966-5151
Salary Range: $29.63 - $40.47 Hourly
Web Site: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mariposacounty /jobs/3725707/community-design-and-developmental-planner-i-ii?pagetype=jobO
Job Description: See below and the website for more information.

Community Design and Development Planner I
Entry-level in the class series. Employees will:

  • learn and perform routine office and field duties associated with the position
  • be given an increasing scope of responsibility and authority making recommendations within the range of basic functions and responsibilities commensurate with the duties associated with this position but are subject to supervisory review before implementing recommendations
  • receive close supervision within a framework of well-defined policies and procedures.

Community Design and Development Planner II
Journey level of classification in this series. Employees will:

  • perform duties independently and exercise a significant degree of independent judgment
  • be given a scope of responsibility and authority to make recommendations within the range of basic functions and responsibilities commensurate with the duties associated with this position
  • may be assigned to serve as the department’s representative for collaborating planning efforts; may oversee, coordinate, or direct support staff assisting on assigned projects; may assist in the training of Community Design and Development Planner I incumbents

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. If you are using educational experience to qualify, your degree or transcripts must be attached to your application.

Community Design and Development Planner I
Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental studies, or directly related courses, one year of experience in the fields of landscape architecture, architecture, and/or community planning and design, and prior work experience with diverse stakeholder groups and government agencies. Public sector experience is preferred.

Community Design and Development Planner II
Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental studies, or directly related courses, two years of experience in the fields of landscape architecture, architecture, and/or community planning and design, and prior work experience with diverse stakeholder groups and government agencies. Public sector experience is preferred.

Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid driver's license is required.

Knowledge of:

  • National and state-level grant opportunities for a variety of topics such as green infrastructure, active transportation and recreation planning and design, creative placemaking, and related topics
  • Each phase of the project delivery timeline
  • Existing coalitions between local community organizations
  • Sustainable building and landscape modification practices and certifications, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the Sustainable SITES Initiative
  • Best practices for community parks, open space, and recreation operation and maintenance
  • A basic understanding of local environmental, topographic, hydrologic, and climatic conditions
  • Appropriate techniques for environmental analysis
  • Principles, accepted practices, and techniques of planning and environmental design
  • Current and historic trends in Federal, State, and local planning

Ability to:

  • Support the management of complex projects from start to finish
  • Work with a wide variety of experts and practitioners to arrive at interdisciplinary solutions
  • Communicate clearly, using written, oral, and graphic techniques
  • Use appropriate computer software in the preparation of presentations, reports, graphics, displays, and maps
  • Contribute to successful securing of funding such as grants and private investment from a variety of sources
  • Coordinate with architecture, engineering contractors, and consultants
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; carry out the departmental and County missions

How to Apply: Submit applications through the online portal: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mariposacounty/jobs/3725707/community-design-and-developmental-planner-i-ii?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Submitted on Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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