Landscape Architecture

Develop and implement plans, strategies and programs to conserve, preserve and promote the planting of trees and urban forests within the county. Reviews designs, specifications, plans and other data for proposed residential and non-residential development to ensure compliance with the County Development regulations, trees and landscaping, wetlands, riparian buffers and site lighting. Prepares proposals for plans to mitigate damage done by unauthorized tree removal, and damage or destruction of buffers. Performs field inspection to ensure compliance with tree protection and landscape codes, and ensure proper planting techniques are used. Investigates citizen inquires and complaints, researches problems, makes recommendations, and initiates problem resolution; discusses problem areas with property owners, property managers, and contractors. Investigate and identify historic and cultural resources, such as cemeteries, and ensures proper protection and preservation of such resources. Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; interprets code and related ordinances for architects, developers, general contractors, landscape contractors, etc. and advises them toward compliance and discuss tree preservation and landscaping techniques. Conducts site visits to determine presence and location of natural and historic features. Recognition and determination of natural environmental features, including wetlands, state waters and stream categorization. Performs research and provides suggestions, as requested, for amendments or revisions to land development codes. Provides information and technical expertise concerning code violations and code enforcement issues. Performs field surveys to ensure compliance with plans and applicable codes and regulations. Attends meetings and/or public hearings as representative of the Department. Maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training seminars in the tree protection and landscape field. Develop and present education information and brochures, projects, evaluations and recommendations to neighborhood groups, Commissioners, developers and other local and state government agencies. Organize and lead a Tree Commission or Tree Board. Collects, compiles and analyzes technical data gathered from various sources.
Assists in the development of long-range planning, which can include project research, updates to ordinances and development of programs and presentations. Prepares correspondence and maintains files and records regarding activities undertaken. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in, forestry, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental design, landscape Architecture, or other related field; and,
One to three years of progressively responsible related experience; or,
Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid State Driver’s License.

Arborist Certification within one year of accepting the job. NPDES Certification within one year of accepting the job.

Minimum salary: $53,632.00

How to Apply: https://munis.ncboc.com/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Deadline: 07/26/2019

Contact: Alita Bowman at alitabowman@bellsouth.net