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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/28/23

Applications Due12/12/23

Vacancy ID144956

AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleJunior Landscape Architect/Landscape Architect

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade15

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

Salary RangeFrom $53546 to $68269 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Tompkins

Street Address Finger Lakes Regional Office

2221 Taughannock Park Road

City Trumansburg


Zip Code14886

Minimum Qualifications For Permanent Appointment:

Candidate must be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service list or eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law

Provisional Appointment - In the event that there is not a valid eligible list at this location, candidates who meet one of the following minimum qualifications may apply to this posting:

Junior Landscape Architect: A bachelor’s or higher-level degree in landscape architecture. OR 2: a Landscape Architect’s License from any state or political subdivision of the United States.

Landscape Architect: One year of permanent service as a Junior Landscape Architect and passage of Section 2 of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination.

OR Advanced Placement Option: a bachelor's or higher-level degree in landscape architecture and passing both Sections 1 and 2 of the LARE AND have one year of full-time experience, you may be appointed directly to a Landscape Architect, SG- 20. Advanced placement appointments are at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Duties Description As a Junior Landscape Architect, SG-15, you would assist Landscape Architects in planning and supervising the construction and maintenance of landscape architectural projects to achieve maximum usefulness, safety, and appearance consistent with economic and environmental considerations. Depending upon the agency where you are employed, you would perform site assessments, prepare designs, select materials, estimate cost, and provide construction supervision for landscape architectural work on highways, buildings, or parks. You may also prepare erosion and sediment control plans, storm water pollution preservation plans; develop pedestrian facility and wetland mitigation designs. You would coordinate your work with the architectural, environmental, and engineering aspects of projects with regard to the locations, design, construction, historic/cultural preservation, and maintenance of these projects.

As a Landscape Architect, SG-20, under the general supervision or direction of a higher level licensed and registered professional engineer, architect or landscape architect, prepares plans and projects, and oversees the development of such projects, which includes reviewing and approving the performance of contractors; incumbents may supervise lower level professional and technical staff.

Additional Comments Junior Landscape Architects who have successfully completed one year of service and have passed Sections 1 and 2 of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) will be advanced to Landscape Architect, Grade 20. Failure to obtain a passing result on both Sections 1 and 2 of the LARE within the first year of service will result in removal from your position.

Salary range for Junior Landscape Architect, SG-15: $53,546-$68,269

Salary range for Landscape Architect, SG-20: $69,934-$88,721

• Must possess and maintain a valid NYS drivers’ license as a term and condition of employment.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
•Work schedule may vary depending on agency needs and project completion dates.

There are various benefits that a permanent employee is entitled to, based on their negotiating unit:
• Vacation, Holiday, Sick, And Personal Leave
• Health Care Coverage
• Retirement Plan
• Payroll Deduction Savings Plans
• Tuition Assistance Programs
• Life Insurance and Disability Insurance
Learn more about our benefits for permanent state employees, visit:

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

Name Jennifer Nicosia



Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12238


Notes on ApplyingIf you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and Agency operating needs and are interested in being considered for this vacancy, please submit a resume, an employment application and a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the stated minimum qualifications. The employment application (Part 1) can be downloaded from the website of NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at Please submit your application materials to You must include Vacancy ID Number in the subject line of your e-mail for consideration. It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications.

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