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PARK PLANNER

The Park Planner is responsible for coordinating activities of a park planning team and for providing cultural and/or scientific information to planning teams in

Class Code:

B075C

Job Grade:

GS07

Special Job Requirements:

Occasional in-state travel and exposure to rugged terrain are required.

Typical Functions:

Evaluates potential park site for development suitability by visiting site to research geological, biological, environmental, demographic, botanical, and other scientific and cultural aspects of site and by obtaining expert information from planning team members. Leads planning team meetings to analyze data, discuss findings, discuss project alternatives, determine project feasibility, and coordinate project activities. Prepares project feasibility studies and capital improvement plans describing project, needs assessments, priorities, personnel requirements, and projected project costs and submits to supervisor. Prepares construction plans, specifications, and blueprints. Prepares and tracks project budgets, writes grant requests, and works with team members to prepare contract bid specifications and award contracts. Coordinates and inspects project construction/renovation to ensure contractual compliance and for compatibility with overall project plans. Prepares park master plans by coordinating and synthesizing team member information including long and short-range development priorities, site plans, interpretive and resource management plans, environmental analysis, landscape plans, and historic structure/archeological analyses. Conducts specialized studies in area of expertise when acting as planning team member. Prepares and submits reports, conducts meetings and public hearings on projects, and attends various seminars and conferences in specialty area. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of park planning and needs assessment techniques. Knowledge of research and analysis methods. Knowledge of fiscal management, grant writing, bidding/contract procedures, and budgetary planning. Knowledge of construction design and drafting techniques. Knowledge of specialized subject area. Ability to evaluate technical information and assess needs. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information, reports, and park plans. Ability to project construction costs and prepare and track project budgets. Ability to prepare construction plans and inspect construction projects. Ability to coordinate the work of others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, landscape architecture, resource management or a related field; plus two years of experience in park planning, historical preservation, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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