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NYS Dept. of Transportation, Hauppauge L.I. Region 10 Office (#44073): Junior Landscape Architect

Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2024

This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).*

To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:

Junior Landscape Architect –

A bachelor’s or higher-level degree in landscape architecture OR a Landscape Architect’s License from any state or political subdivision of the United States.

Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university with a Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited curriculum, a Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Accreditation Council (CSLAAC), or by a college or university accredited by regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.

If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. This information can also be found on the Internet at http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/degrees.cfm. You must pay the required evaluation fee.

Junior Landscape Architects who have successfully completed one year of service and have passed any two Sections of the current or incoming Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) will be advanced to Landscape Architect, Grade 20. Failure to obtain a passing result on any two Sections of the LARE within the first year of service will result in removal from your position.

Advanced Placement: If beyond meeting the minimum qualifications you have passed any two Sections of the current or incoming LARE AND have on year of full-time experience, you may be appointed directly to a Landscape Architect, Grade 20. You must inform the appointing agency of this experience at time of interview. Advanced placement appointments are at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Candidates may also be qualified for permanent competitive appointment if reachable from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

Duties Description:

Work may include one or more of the following: Provide Landscape Architecture design and support for capital program and special projects; Provide technical assistance and advice to regional staff on environmental issues and regulations; Coordinate environmental analysis; permit applications, interactions with numerous public and private entities and consultants. Assist with Historic and Cultural analysis and Visual Assessment reports. Prepare presentations and visualizations for various projects along with bicycle and pedestrian circulation and compliance with current ADA standards. Prepare project estimates and proposals to secure project funding. Perform wetland delineations and field inspections during construction. Review project plans, specifications, documents, and correspondence. Take part in management of invasive species and conservation efforts for pollinators and Monarch butterflies.

Prepare renderings, visualizations, map analyses, technical media, and presentation materials for decision making, design development and delivery, and for use in training, public meetings, workshops, and hearings utilizing current software tools.

Successful candidates will be expected to have good written and verbal communication skills. It should be noted that the developing zonal responsibilities for this group to support Regions 8, 10 and 11 may result in some travel to provide appropriate services to all.

Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number R10-24-28 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than March 20, 2024, to:

NYS Department of Transportation – Region 10
250 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Fax: (631) 952-6169

Email: dot.sm.r10.administrative.services@dot.ny.gov

Additional Information

*For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non- competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@oer.ny.gov.

The New York State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minority group members, disabled persons and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided for the disabled.

In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original document to prove their citizenship and/or legal right to work in the United States.

JOB DETAILS:

Salary:

$53,546-$88,721

Work Location:

250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, New York, 11788

Number of Positions:

1

Submitters Name:

Crystal Peritz

Submitters Email:

crystal.peritz@dot.ny.gov

Detailed Job Description PDF:
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