Professional Positions

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.

Phone: 805.756.1319


Landscape Associate, CT/CRS

Location(s): Fresno, Fresno County
Contact Name: Lorraine Zavala
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 559-977-0005
Salary Range: $6,175.00 - $11,567.00 per month
Web Site:

Job Description:

Under the direction of a Senior Landscape Architect, incumbent will provide a full range of professional landscape architectural duties such as planning, design, and contract document preparation. The Landscape Associate will also be responsible for determining that all Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) are complete, in conformance with standards, and satisfactory for submittal to Headquarters for advertisement, and contract award.

Incumbent will also participate in Office Engineer reviews of PS&E's for compliance and completeness. The multiple ranges of Landscape Associate provide a variety of assignments and complexity, with increasing proficiency/technical knowledge, skills, and experience. The incumbent will also be required to handle multiple tasks concurrently. As the incumbent progresses in experience, assignments will increase from average to high difficulty.

How to Apply:
For details, please view the CalCareer posting at:

Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2024.

Land Culture Studio

Landscape Design Associate

Location(s): Santa Cruz; Petaluma
Contact Name: Christie Jarvis
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 831-566-8634
Salary Range: commensurate with experience; hourly wage, flexible hours
Web Site:

Firm Summary: We are a boutique Landscape Architecture studio with offices in Santa Cruz and Petaluma specializing in public, non profit, and commercial ecological design.  We work collaboratively to create resilient landscapes for public parks, open space, housing, and commercial developments.

Position Summary: We are looking for a part time associate level landscape architect or landscape design staff to assist in project work.  The firm is well positioned to grow, and this position could likely lead to full-time work and an active role in firm development.  Seeking well-organized, creative, and collaborative individual with strong teamwork ethics and habits, and a good sense of humor.

Essential Functions:

  • Create Design Development Drawings and Presentations
  • Drafting and Development of Construction Plans, Details and Specifications
  • Demonstrate excellent teamwork and communications skills in all interactions with staff, partners, and clients

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture
  • Minimum 0-3 years professional experience in a landscape architecture office
  • Proficiency in ACAD,  and Adobe Suite programs, Land F/X is desirable
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Willingness to travel to off-site meetings when needed

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Irrigation design and WELO proficiency
  • Proficiency with Sketchup or Lumion

Work Environment:  Office + home work options, candidate to supply computer hardware and software needed to complete work requested when working remotely.

How to Apply: To apply please email a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 work samples, maximum size of 5 MB, to

Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2024.

Barefoot Design, Inc.

Design Associate/Draftsperson

Location(s): Santa Ynez, CA
Contact Name: Jessica Harlin
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 805-570-0927
Salary Range: commensurate with experience; benefits after introductory period
Web Site:

Job Description:
Barefoot Design is a collaborative landscape architecture and design studio made up of similarly minded individuals who work together to create unique, exceptional projects.  Our name is a testament to our design philosophy, creating projects that, while being creative and inspired, are also completely suited to their place.  Projects rooted to their community and the people who use them.

We are looking for an entry to mid-level design associate.  This position requires skills ranging from initial site analysis, illustrative renderings to construction admin.  As a small firm we are looking for an individual who is interested in all aspects of the profession and willing to grow with the firm.

This is a full time position.  Candidates must have excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.


  • Bachelors or Masters Degree from an accredited landscape architecture program (or equivalent combination of training and experience)
  • 0-3 years post grad work experience in the industry
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD (or equivalent), Microsoft Office
  • we are a Mac/Apple based office competence in Vectorworks and Morpholio Trace is a bonus

How to Apply:

  • Please include a cover letter, resume and portfolio demonstrating that you meet the minimum requirements.
  • Portfolios should be in PDF format.
  • Please send digitally to

Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2024.

City of Rancho Cucamonga

Senior Landscape Planner

Location(s): Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Contact Name: Michelle Sanchez
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 909-774-2412
Salary Range: $6,714.00 - $9.056.00 monthly
Web Site:

We are looking for someone to lead our landscape planning practice. This is a new practice area for the city. If you are interested in building a multi-disciplinary program from the ground up, this may be a great fit for you. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working cooperatively with all Community Development Departments as well as partnering with Community Improvement and Community Services to meet the city’s open space and urban forest goals. You will also examine our existing work programs relating to landscape review and make recommendations and revisions to provide appropriate landscape review for new development. We are seeking someone with previous experience in landscape architecture, landscape design or horticulture planning across a wide range of projects.  Some of these projects include:

  • Leading or assisting with the preparation a Parks Master Plan.
  • Plan and coordinate the development of existing and new trails across the city.
  • Help with grant applications and administration of grants for park development.
  • Assist in implementation of the Urban Forest Management Plan (currently under development).
  • Developed an updated MWELO program, working with our water partners and train planning staff on implementation.
  • Lead the production of educational materials for residents and businesses looking to retrofit landscapes to reduce urban water use.
  • Provide standards, training, and guidance for planning staff on reviewing landscape plans for new development and retrofit projects.
  • Working with developers to ensure great open spaces are provided in new development.

This position might be perfect for you if:

  • You are interested in shaping and directing new citywide initiatives.
  • Can think strategically and make recommendations that meet the city's goals and objectives.
  • You have a talent for clearly and effectively communicating important information and decisions.
  • You enjoy cultivating and sharing knowledge and skills around landscape design to empower developers, businesses, residents, and staff to create more resilient landscapes.
  • You relish complex problems and are excited to lead a cooperative process to devise solutions.
  • You are committed to providing excellent customer service through teamwork, communication, and responsiveness.
  • You are looking for a team committed to your growth through training and team building opportunities.
  • You are a self-motivated leader who enjoys the flexibility of shifting between coordinating a multi-disciplinary team and detailed project management.

Education and/or Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree in Planning or a related field; four years of progressively responsible experience in current or advanced planning, including one year of supervisory experience or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities. A Master's Degree in Public Administration, Planning, Business Administration or a related field is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of planning; related state and Federal laws, ordinances, rules and regulations; environmental impact report administration; methods and techniques of training and supervision. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate planning activities; prepare and present reports; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolution; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; supervise assigned staff.

Application Deadline: Thursday, July 18, 2024
Tentative Panel Interview: Thursday, August 1, 2024

Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Human Resources at

Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2024.

RiNo Art District

Public Realm Manager

Location(s): Denver, CO
Contact Name: Sarah Cawrse
Contact Email:
Salary Range: $75k - $95k depending on education & experience
Web Site:

Job Description: Public Realm Manager

How to Apply (by 11:59pm on July 16th, 2024):

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2024.

Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority

Associate Open Space Planner (Capital Projects)

Location(s): San Jose, CA
Contact Name: Elizabeth Loretto
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 408-224-7476
Salary Range: $54.31 - $66.01 hourly, depending on experience/qualifications
Web Site:

Job Description:
We are looking for an Associate Open Space Planner to connect people and communities to nature through open space planning and capital project implementation. We are looking for a nimble, enthusiastic, and creative planning professional to manage staff-led and consultant teams on a range of current site planning and capital improvements at Authority owned lands.

About us:

How to Apply:

Note: Applications and inquiries will not be accepted via the contact email or phone number provided - please apply only through the above link.

All application materials must be received prior to July 9, 2024, at 5:00 PM.
To be considered for this opportunity, submit your application materials - including cover letter and a self-prepared resume - at the application link provided above. The Open Space Authority utilizes a robust process that will ask qualified candidates to engage in multiple steps leading up to a final panel interview. We encourage applicants to closely monitor email communication from the Authority’s hiring team.

Posted on Friday, June 21st, 2024.

Joni L. Janecki & Associates

Draftsperson /design associate (0-3 years experience)

Location(s): Santa Cruz, CA
Contact Name: Anne-Marie Hallal
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 831-423-6040
Salary Range: Competitive, based on experience
Web Site:

Joni L. Janecki & Associates, Inc. is a vibrant, well‐established landscape architecture firm with an emphasis on sustainable design and placemaking and a studio culture rooted in communication, collaboration, and excellence. We are currently seeking full‐time candidates for a draftsperson/design associate position offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a 401(k) retirement plan. In‐person work at our office in Santa Cruz.

Position Summary:

  • 0‐3 years’ experience
  • Draft plans and details accurately and efficiently.
  • Produce design studies and image sheets.
  • Assist project managers and principal in completing design construction packages.


  • Proficiency in current AutoCAD.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Experience preparing construction documents.
  • Proficiency in Sketch‐up; other 3‐D modeling and rendering programs are a plus.
  • Proficiency in Land F/X is desirable.
  • Ability to sketch, develop design studies, and complete graphic illustrations.
  • Strong team collaboration, communication, and time management skills.
  • Detail, deadline, and multi‐task oriented.
  • Legal authorization to work in the USA.

How to Apply: If you’re interested, please email a cover letter, resume, and portfolio (including 3-5 work samples showing CAD proficiency), maximum size of 5 MB, to

Posted on Thursday, June 6th, 2024.

County of Los Angeles Dept. Of Parks and Recreation

Departmental facilities planner 1 (sustainability planning)

Location(s): Alhambra
Contact Name: Ramon Cruz
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (626) 588-5112
Salary Range: $96,353.52-$122,988.00 Annually

About Us:
With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County has the largest
population of any county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern
California, with more than 37 diverse departments and 110,00 employees, the
County offers a lifetime of opportunities and careers. We are Los Angeles
County Department of Parks And Recreation. We work directly with members of
the public as they enjoy our 181 parks throughout Los Angeles County.


Essential Job Functions:
A Departmental Facilities Planner I (Sustainability Planning), is responsible
for performing a combination of essential job functions:

-Monitor and track sustainability metrics and performance indicators to assess
progress towards departmental sustainability goals and objectives. Prepare reports for departmental leadership and stakeholders.Represents the department's interests in contacts with County Departments, external partners and agencies, contractors, equipment manufactures on sustainability-related matters, including grant opportunities and funding sources for sustainability projects.

-Stays informed about emerging trends, best practices, funding opportunities
and technologies in sustainability and recommend innovative solutions for
implementation within the department.

-Confers with administrative and operating personnel to integrate
sustainability principles into park design, construction, alteration and
maintenance projects. Gathers information needed to prepare program
statements, justifications, and space layouts.

-Evaluates current practices and procedures to identify areas for improvement
in resource conservation, biodiversity, waste reduction, and energy

-Conducts surveys and/or analyzes data and makes sustainability related
recommendations for facilities or programs. This includes anticipated
operational requirements, making projections and for short, intermediate and
long-range planning. Draft reports and prepares presentations.

-Prepares requests and/or aids in grant applications for programs, capital
projects and other construction or alteration projects.

-Coordinates capital projects and other building or alteration projects and
represent the department's interests in contacts with the Chief
Administrative Office, the Department of Real Estate Management, contract
city officials, County and contract architects and engineers, contractors,
lessors, equipment manufacturers, and personnel of involved agencies.

-Prepares drawings, specifications, and estimates for programs or building
alterations and equipment installations.

-Prepares preliminary cost estimates for programs or construction projects and
ascertains that projects are kept within budgetary limitations; approves
change orders for additional work.

How to Apply: 

Departmental Facilities Planner I, (Sustainability Planning),
exam can be located on

Posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024.

Blasen Landscape Architecture

JR. Designer/Draftsperson

Location(s): San Anselmo, CA
Contact Name: Gary Rasmussen
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 415.485.3885
Salary Range: pending experience
Web Site:

Professional Opportunity Entry Level:

Blasen Landscape Architecture is a forward-thinking design firm specializing
in creating unique residential, winery, hospitality, and estate
landscapes that harmonize with the natural environment. Our projects are
meticulously tailored to meet our clients' specific needs while preserving
the inherent beauty of the land. We collaborate with a diverse range of
clients and work alongside esteemed architects and consultant teams. To
explore our portfolio and design collaborations, please visit

As we expand, we are seeking a motivated Landscape Architect/Designer for a
full-time position. The ideal candidate will contribute to the production of
construction drawings, presentation materials, and provide general office
and project support. We are looking for a personable, enthusiastic, and
team-oriented individual with strong organizational skills to join our
dynamic team.

Entry-level Designer Qualifications:

1-2 years experience
Bachelors or Masters in Landscape Architecture or Architecture from an
accredited university.
Ability to produce hand-drawn perspectives, plans, and sections.
Proficient in CAD software (Vectorworks preferred).
Professional work habits; Multitasking, well organized, efficient deadline
management, good note-taking
Good Communication; strong verbal and writing skills.
Attention to Detail/ Passion for design excellence, design-motivated problem
Some experience with construction documents.

Job Description: 

Responsibilities include drafting and assisting with the preparation of
drawings; from schematic phases through construction documents. Early concept
development emphasizes presentation graphics, researching code requirements,
writing business communications and transmittal, and assisting with general
office needs. Office comes with dogs.

We are an Apple software/hardware-focused office, using Vectorworks 2024,
various Google applications and Adobe products, and Sketch-up.

We offer a competitive salary and a benefits package that includes dental and
health insurance, a retirement plan, paid holidays, and vacation time,
flexible hours, and partial remote work options. Starting annual salary is dependent upon experience. BLA is an equal-opportunity employer.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and work samples in PDF format
via email or mail hardcopies to:
Blasen Landscape Architecture
500 Red Hill Ave.
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

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