Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/27/23
Applications Due: 03/24/24
Vacancy ID: 140275

Position Information

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleJunior Landscape Architect/Landscape Architect

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade15

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

Salary RangeFrom $53546 to $88721 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? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address Office of Environment

50 Wolf Road

City Albany


Zip Code12232

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications 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, or be appointed in accordance with provisions provided by Civil Service Law, Section 55b/c.

If a viable eligible list does not exit, 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 Junior Landscape Architect examination require

Either 1. 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.

*Note: 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 regionally accredited college of university of one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable practices.

*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 one 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 the time of the interview. Advanced placement opportunities are at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Duties Description This position will be located in the Office of the Environment, Landscape Architecture Bureau.

Under the direction of a higher-level supervisor/manager, the duties of the Junior Landscape Architect/Landscape Architect may include, but are not limited to:

• Providing Landscape Architectural design and support for capital program, maintenance, and special projects including planning, site analysis, grading, drainage, plant selection, design, construction, preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of transportation facilities, buildings and institutions, parks, historic sites, recreation areas and other outdoor areas,
• Preparing renderings, visualizations, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 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,
• Preparing project contract documents including plans, specifications and estimates for landscape components, erosion control plans, storm water management plans and wetland mitigation designs,
• Assisting with review, tracking, revision, and development of landscape specifications and approved products lists, evaluation of new products and research into sustainable materials, design, and construction techniques,
• Assisting with the New York State Scenic Byways Program including project reviews and tracking, corridor management plans, and support to Byways organizations,
• Supporting Adirondack and Catskill Park Preserve interagency and stakeholder coordination including implementation of the Master Transportation Corridor Unit Management Plan, tracking, annual reporting, and further corridor plan development,
• Assisting in the provision of technical assistance, support, and development of guidance for complete streets and active transportation (bicycle and pedestrian) facility design including compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related requirements,
• Taking part in vegetation management strategies, control of invasive species and conservation efforts for pollinators including interactions with agency/industry/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) technical working groups,
• Assisting with environmental analysis related to federal, state, and local regulations and requirements, permit applications and the development of related policies and procedures,
• Evaluating projects and materials prepared by consultants, local governments, and developers for their impact on state properties, permits and consistency with guidance,
• Assisting with review and development of visual impact assessment reports and related guidance,
• Researching environmental issues affecting the State transportation network, gathering data, writing reports, and assisting with the management of ongoing Research Projects,
• Participating in teams and technical working groups with Department staff in engineering, landscape architecture, maintenance, operations, and other disciplines as well as other agencies, community, and non-government groups.

Successful candidates will be expected to have good written and verbal communication skills.

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

Additional Comments **Telecommuting: Yes, to be discussed at interview

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Contact Information

Name Bridget Benware

Telephone (518) 457-5672


Email Address


Street NYS Dept. of Transportation

50 Wolf Road, 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-23-492 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than March 27th, 2024.