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Park Planner/Designer
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

March 31, 2017
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: C17-04 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Parks, Recreation & Culture
Job Description: Be Part of the Story

Park Planner/ Designer
CUPE, Full-time
Posting #C17-04

At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. Key to our ongoing success is providing an environment that is inclusive and maximizes the diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives of all employees, where every member of our team feels valued, respected and empowered. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

Our organization is currently growing and evolving in a dynamic way. Our City Council has adopted a new, leading edge Official Community Plan, and a forwarding thinking and ambitious Strategic Plan that provide us with a blueprint for our community’s ongoing growth and prosperity. Abbotsford is an exciting and forward thinking place to be right now.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.

Challenge yourself in this unique and exciting role! Our Parks, Recreation & Culture Department is seeking a self-motivated and detail oriented Park Planner/ Designer to join our dynamic team. Your creativity, enthusiasm and proven leadership skills will make you an asset to the department.

The Abbotsford Parks, Recreation and Culture Department provides key services to the residents of our rapidly growing community. As the Park Planner/ Designer, you are responsible for the planning, design and development of parks and open space amenities for our growing community. Your considerable knowledge of landscape construction methods, design principles and practices and program management skills will make you an asset to the team.

Your excellent communication, relationship and problem solving skills, combined with a strong commitment to customer service and community development are essential in this position.

To be considered for this position, you must have:

• A University Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning or related degree from a recognized educational institution;
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the design and management of landscape construction projects from conception to completion; and
• Experience or training in urban or environmental planning practices and procedures;
• Registration in the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects or membership in the BCSLA as an Intern Landscape Architect with a commitment to become registered in an agreed timeframe;
• A valid BC Driver’s Licence.

This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $38.10 to $44.81 per hour. In addition, the City of Abbotsford offers a comprehensive benefits package.

The closing date for this posting is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

If you are looking for a challenge and an opportunity to make an impact in a fast growing municipality, we want to hear from you!

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Opening Date: January 24, 2017 08:30 AM
Closing Date: March 31, 2017 04:30 PM