Position Details

Project Specialist

ID: NPSDSC-001-005 Location: Lakewood, CO Agency: NPS
Wage/Hr: $45.00 Hours/Week: 24 Minimum Age: 55

This position is eligible for telework


Incumbent serves as a Project Specialist in the Transportation Division of the Denver Service Center for a variety of transportation projects ranging from conventional to complex.

  • Planning/Coordination: May serve as a DSC field liaison landscape architect assigned to ongoing road construction activities. Reviews progress of construction projects in the field; coordinates design changes required as a result of changed field conditions, program changes, or management decisions. Serves as a representative to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Project Engineer, Park Superintendents, and staff during major road construction projects in close coordination with and guidance from the NPS project manager. Prepares or participates in the preparation of Project Agreements, scopes of work and government estimates. Participates in on-site evaluation with park and regional representatives, NPS compliance specialists, DSC project managers, and FHWA engineers to determine line, grades, cross sections, standards requirements of specific design and scope of entire projects including revegetation, re-grading, and compliance needs/environmental concerns and/or other design factors. 50%
  • Communication: Reviews and provides comments on alternative transportation and road studies, reports, plans, and specifications prepared by FHWA, State, other agencies, and A/E firms for conformance to policies, standards, good landscape architectural design, and sound drainage design and prepares correspondence for assigned projects. 20%
  • Evaluation/Analysis: Participate in pre-project planning (PPP) scoping trips and transportation assistance group (TAG) trips. Reviews preliminary PPP and TAG reports and provides comments to the transportation planner for inclusion in the report. Participates in plan-in-hand reviews and other design development meetings. 20%
  • Miscellaneous: May assist parks and regions in preparation of PMIS entries and/or review PMIS entries for proper inclusion of project-related items before estimates are prepared for programming purposes. Assist in the preparation of estimates, assists in the preparation of scopes of service for future projects when requested. May coordinate the scheduling and participate in preconstruction conferences as a technical/professional representative. 10%


Minimum of 15 year(s) of experience in Project Management in Design and Construction environment OR BA/BS Degree in Landscape architecture

  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point


  • Overnight travel: 4 days a month for site visits
  • Air travel anticipated: 4 days a month for site visits
  • Rental cars: 4 days a month for site visits
  • Required Safety Gear: PPE for site visits will be provided

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