Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/30/23
Applications Due: 12/14/23
Vacancy ID: 145144

Position Information


AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleSenior Landscape Architect

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade24

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $86057 to $108638 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address NYS Dept. of Transportation- Office of Environment

50 Wolf Road

City Albany


Zip Code12232

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications In order to be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service
eligible list or be eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

If a Viable eligible list does not exist, a provisional appointment may be made in accordance with Civil Service Law. Candidates who accept a provisional appointment must take the next competitive examination and be reachable on the resultant eligible list in order to be considered for permanent appointment to the position.

The minimum requirements for taking the Promotional examination are:

You must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55- b/55-c service in a title allocated to Grade 18 or higher. A New York State Professional Landscape Architect's License with current registration is a requirement of this position. At the time of interview, you must demonstrate that you possess a New York State Professional Landscape Architect's License with current registration.

The minimum requirements for taking the Open Competitive examination are:

You must have a New York State Professional Landscape Architect's License with current registration.

Duties Description Under the direction of an Associate Landscape Architect (SG-27), the duties of the Senior Landscape Architect may include, but are not limited to any of the following:
• Providing professional landscape architecture services and deliverables related to the review, planning, analysis, design, construction, management, restoration, and rehabilitation of land and landscapes associated with transportation facilities, buildings and institutions, parks, historic sites, recreation areas and other outdoor developed areas. Services and deliverables include, but are not limited to corridor planning, site analysis and selection, visual analysis, aesthetic treatments, site plans, grading, storm water management and erosion control, planting design, vegetation management and preparation of contract documents;

• Providing technical assistance, support, and advice for advancement of the capital program, maintenance, and operations, and special projects within the Bureau, to Management, to other Main Office sections and Regional staff for such topics as Active Transportation (bicycle and pedestrian facility design), Complete Streets, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policies and regulations, Scenic Byways, invasive species, pollinators, and sustainability;

• Allocating resources, supervising, supporting and mentoring staff, providing quality control for products, and preparing annual work plans;

• Managing projects, consultants, and other technical staff as assigned;

• Consulting and coordinating with other Department professionals, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders concerning program and project requirements and needs, environmental analysis, and permits and approvals;

• Developing, reviewing, approving, signing, and providing quality assurance for landscape architectural scopes, contracts, contract documents, and contractor activities;

• Reviewing and/or preparing/delivering/approving landscape architecture/environmental documentation, permits, guidance, training, official issuances, and correspondence;

• Analyzing and researching environmental issues affecting the State transportation network (i.e., gathering data, reviewing reports, managing research projects, making recommendations to Management);

• Managing and/or participating in or overseeing the management of programs or components of programs such as Scenic Byways, Rest Areas/Welcome Centers, Complete Streets, Adirondack and Catskill Park coordination, and Context Sensitive Solutions; and implementing new programs in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies;

• Preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of architectural renderings, visualizations, map analyses, technical media, and presentation materials for decision making, design development and delivery, quality assurance and for use in training, public meetings, workshops, and hearings, utilizing various software tools such as MicroStation, Synchro, Arc-GIS, Photoshop, PowerPoint; and

• Serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the Department response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Additional Comments *Telecommuting: Opportunities to telecommute will be discussed at interview.

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

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.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Bridget Benware



Email Address


Street NYS Dept. of Transportation

50 Wolf Rd., POD 4-1

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12232


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number MO-23-596 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than December 14, 2023.