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NYS Department of Transportation – Junior Landscape Architect

Posted: Thursday, August 3, 2023

Provide Landscape Architecture design and support services on capital and maintenance projects involving transportation facilities. Review projects for landscape and environmental impacts and prepare associated documents to support environmental process determinations. Prepare plans, specifications, and estimates for the landscape, erosion and sediment control, compensatory wetland mitigation, grading, drainage, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and storm water quality management portions of highway, culvert, and bridge projects. Coordinate the landscape development and site work with engineering and architectural work in planning, design, and construction phases. Provide technical assistance and advice to project staff and management in the areas of landscape architecture, bicycle and pedestrian facility design, accessible design, and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliance, vegetation management, and erosion control to other functional groups such as: Highway Maintenance, Construction, Planning and Program Management, Right of Way, Traffic and Safety, and Highway Permits office. Advise Design, Construction, Highway Maintenance, and other functional groups on environmental rules and regulations. Prepare landscape architectural renderings and presentation material for public meetings. Evaluate projects proposed by local governments, developers, and organizations for their impact on adjacent State properties and the need for environmental analysis and approval. Prepare, deliver, and/or review landscape architecture and environmental documentation, correspondence, guidance, and training. Prepare permit applications, secure permits, and monitor permit compliance. Perform occasional GPS data collection and/or wetland delineation. Utilize various software tools such as MicroStation CAD, Arc-GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and others, to perform necessary work assignments.

The selected candidate’s duties will include the following priority assignments:
Regional GIS Coordinator
Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator
Accessibility Improvements Project Designer
Responsibilities of these roles will be discussed in the interview.



$51,986 - $86,140

Work Location:

Watertown, NY

Number of Positions:


Submitters Name:

Alexandra Beck

Submitters Email:

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