Individual is to perform all phases of recreation site planning and design; mid-level and forest level recreation planning; sustainable-built environment planning; accessibility inventory and design; and scenery management, including visual impact assessment and visualization, inventory and monitoring, and monitoring. Position responsibilities are described below and percentages may vary with respect to individual unit needs.
- Site Planning and Design:
Site inventory, site analysis. Conceptual and master plans. Opportunities and constrains analysis. Construction drawings and specifications. Built environment image guide and design narrative development. Cost estimates and bid projects. Sustainable design. 75%
- Recreation Planning:
Recreation Opportunity Spectrum inventory, monitoring and establishing objectives. Recreation niche and distinctive roles and contribution analysis and updates. Recreation facility analysis and recreation composite mapping, or mid-level recreation planning. 10%
- Scenery Management:
Inventory; landscape (scenic) character descriptions, scenic quality, visibility and monitoring. Establishing objectives; scenic classes, constituent analysis, scenic integrity and scenic stability. Project Level Planning and Analysis; affected environment, visual impact assessment, key observation points, visualizations, environmental consequences. Monitoring; photographic documentation, baseline assessments, trends analysis, regional comparisons, project level, forest, and broad-scale monitoring. 5%
Developed recreation site inventory condition assessment; utilization of the Forest Service Accessibility Database; development of conceptual designs and construction drawings for accessible designs and retrofits; drafting of accessibility transition plans; assistance with developing and drafting essential eligibility requirements and other programmatic ways to address accessibility. 10%
Minimum of 20 year(s) of experience OR BA/BS Degree
- Professional Degree in Landscape Architecture and/or related degree and/or professional experience in equivalence. Experience with computer software programs for professional writing, design, visualization, and geographic information systems.
- Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
- Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point
- Sketchup; AutoCad
- Informal training is available on the latest direction for Forest Service policy with regards to accessibility, recreation planning, scenery management and forest planning.
- Overnight travel: 1-2 days per month
- Health and Safety Considerations: No formal training necessary. Review of Job Hazard Analysis for the activity at the field location, if applicable.
- Required Safety Gear: If required, specific safety gear will be coordinated at the local unit in which work is to occur and will be commensurate with appropriate Job Hazard Analysis.
- Safety Gear Use: If applicable, use and provision of safety equipment will be coordinated with the safety officer at the local unit in which work is to occur.
- Physical requirements: The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work under a variety of environmental conditions. This can include navigating on rough, uneven ground.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions of this position.