Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 02/08/22
Applications Due: 04/01/22
Vacancy ID: 98721

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 $50967 to $66566 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

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? No


County Queens

Street Address NYS Department of Transportation - Region 11, Design

47-40 21st Street

City Long Island City


Zip Code11101

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.

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 to be considered for permanent appointment to the position. The next competitive exam announcement can be found online at The application deadline is February 09, 2022.

The minimum requirements for taking the Junior Landscape Architect examination are:

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 or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable practices. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. A list of acceptable companies who provide this service can also be found on the Internet at You must pay the required evaluation fee.

*You will be required to provide proof of having an out-of-state Landscape Architect License at time of interview.

*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 (beginning salary $66,566). Failure to obtain a passing result on both Section 1 & 2 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 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, 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.

Duties Description Duties of the Junior Landscape Architect/ Landscape Architect include, but are not limited to:
Preparing plans, specifications, and estimates for the landscape, roadway, wetland mitigation, grading, drainage, sidewalk, bike path, stormwater quality, and quantity management portions of highway and bridge projects; Utilizing MicroStation, Inroads, Hydro CADD, ProjectWise, and other software packages to perform project work; Coordinating landscape and site work with architectural and engineering work in the planning, design, and construction phases of project development; Developing presentation materials and renderings (project visualizations) for public outreach; Participating in the preparation of Design Reports, design guidance, and other written documents; Reviewing projects for environmental impacts and preparing associated documents to support environmental process determinations; Performing occasional GPS data collection for wetland delineations; Handling special assigned duties such as correspondence, interviews, and investigations.
Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System (ICS) to support the Department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations

Additional Comments All State employees in Executive controlled agencies, who are not subject to a mandatory vaccination requirement shall be tested for COVID-19 weekly unless they are fully vaccinated.

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 Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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

Contact Information

Name Personnel



Email Address


Street NYS Dept. of Transportation – Region 11

47-40 21st Street – Room 840

City Long Island City

State NY

Zip Code 11101


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume with Notice Number R11-22-13 in the subject and referenced in the cover letter no later than April 1, 2022.