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Entry-Level Landscape Designer
Morris-Depew Associates, Inc (Posted on 4/3/2017)

Morris-Depew Associates, Inc. is looking an Entry-Level Landscape Designer. Please see the link for flyer.

Morris-Depew Entry-Level Landscape Designer Flyer  

About Morris-Depew

The Professionals at Morris-Depew Associates have provided civil engineering, land planning and expert witness services in Florida since 1989. More recently, we have provided landscape architecture, surveying and mapping services to fully satisfy the needs of our clients. We have successfully provided these services to a wide variety of government agencies, property owners, real estate developers, architects, and contractors.

Morris-Depew Associates has grown to be one of the most well respected firms in Southwest Florida. To better provide statewide service in the areas of growth management and hazard mitigation, a Tallahassee office was opened in July of 2005. Most recently, we have opened an office in Destin, FL. to better services our clients in the panhandle. We have completed many important and diverse assignments such as the following:

  • Land development • Federal post offices • County Government office complexes • Golf Course and marina communities
  • Residential communities • Hospitals • Air freight distribution facilities • Luxury mid-and high-rise apartments
  • Office and industrial parks • Shopping centers • Quarry and stone processing facilities • Industrial/manufacturing facilities
  • Public roadways • Extended care nursing facilities • Communication towers • Landfills
  • Public school concurrency • Comprehensive Plan Evaluations

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Farmland Protection Policy Research Intern
American Farmland Trust, Northampton, MA (Posted 4/26/2017)

Internship Description

National nonprofit agricultural conservation organization seeks a part-time, paid intern to conduct research and collect resources relating to state and local farmland protection programs, laws and policies.
Specific tasks include:

  •  Conduct research online and through interviews of current state planning laws and policies that protect farmland and encourage compact development;
  •  Document relevant provisions in state planning laws and policies and assist with comparative analysis by state; and
  •  Identify exemplary state and local laws, policies and/or plans for inclusion in the organization’s online farmland protection resource collection, www.farmlandinfo.org.

Interns are expected to attend regular check-in meetings with the project team (by phone or in person) to report on progress and ask questions. Typically, internships involve 15-20 hours of work per week for at least 12 weeks. Interns will work from AFT’s Northampton, Massachusetts office.

Interns will have the opportunity to:

  •  Learn about farmland protection laws, policies and programs at all levels of government;
  •  Become familiar with “tools of the trade” in farmland protection; and
  •  Gain an understanding of the issues facing agricultural conservation professionals nationwide.

Previous AFT internships have helped fulfill graduate study requirements and have led to employment with AFT and other organizations.

Qualifications

Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience; graduate-level coursework in planning or legal education preferred. Interest in public policy, agricultural conservation and familiarity with land use issues helpful. Strong communication skills, research ability and knowledge of spreadsheets (Excel) required.

Compensation

Academic credit and/or a paid stipend. AFT interns not receiving academic credit may earn $12 dollars per hour as undergraduates and $14 dollars per hour if enrolled in graduate school.

Apply

Interested applicants please email your resume and cover letter to pmccabe@farmland.org.

PDF icon Internship Description Spring 2017.pdf

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Summer Intern
LEI Corporation, Boylston MA (Posted on 4/18/2017)

LEI Corporation located in Boylston Massachusetts is seeking a passionate and highly talented summer intern to assist our head project estimator one on one with submittals, estimating, and more. Interns are expected to be organized, be skilled in Microsoft word and excel, and possess strong graphic and verbal communication skills.

All Interns Please Contact LEI Corporation via Phone: (508) 865-4367 or email: ochristy@leisite.com

Dates of Internship: May 22nd to August 25th.

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Landscape Architect
J Buckley & Associates, Inc, Burke, VA 22015 (Posted on 4/18/2017)
J. Buckley & Associates, Inc. is a small well-established landscape architecture firm in Northern Virginia seeking a landscape architect. We pride ourselves on creativity in our design work and on staying involved with a project to its completion. We work in a collaborative, team atmosphere and stay on the cutting edge of technological advances. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in all facets of landscape architecture. The position involves conceptual design development, planting plans, detail design and site analysis for a variety of projects. We have a full range of benefits available including competitive salary, paid vacation and holidays, and retirement plans
 
Skills Required:
The position requires knowledge of  AutoCad, Photoshop and MS Office.
 
Education Requirements:
BLA or BSLA degree from an accredited college program in Landscape Architecture
 
Please send your resume, references and portfolio examples as a PDF attachment to the below email address only.
 
J Buckley & Associates, Inc
Chase A Allen
Thank you,
 
Joseph R Buckley, RLA, ASLA
President

J. Buckley & Associates, Inc.
9300-F Old Keene Mill Rd.
Burke, VA 22015
Telephone: (703) 451-6069
E-mail: JRB@JBuckleyInc.com

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Junior Landscape Architect
Parks & Recreation, City of New York (Deadline 4/7/2017)

PDF icon Junior-Landscape-Architect.pdf

Salary: $47,860 - $55,039
Office Title: Junior Landscape Architect
Work Location: Olmsted Center, Queens

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Under direct supervision, perform entry-level landscape architectural work in the field and office.
• Assist in the preparation of contract drawings, specifications, estimates of cost and quantities.
• Assist in the design development of existing conditions analysis, landscape plans and proposed additions.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
A Bachelor's or Master's degree in landscape architecture from an accredited college or university.
This position is exempt from NYC residency requirements.

PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS
1. Candidate holds a permanent or non-competitive title.
2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, organizational abilities and self-motivation.
3. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketchup, as demonstrated in a portfolio or link on resume.*
4. Adept at creating presentations with InDesign and Powerpoint.
5. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
6. A driver license valid in New York State.

TO APPLY:
Click here to apply: Junior Landscape Architect OR
1) Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search
2) Search for Job ID#: 283882

 

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Residential Designer
West Meadow Nursery, West Bridgewater, MA (Posted on 3/31/2017)

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Entry Level Landscape Designer
Shadley Associates, Lexington, MA (Deadline 4/1/2017)

Experience: 1+ years of professional experience after undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture

Shadley Associates is an award-winning Landscape Architecture firm located in historic Lexington, Massachusetts. Our projects are a broad, interesting mix of brownfields, waterfronts, urban design, streetscapes, public parks and plazas, tot-lots and site specific sculptures. We are working on world class residential estates and the restoration of Olmsted parks and other historic landscapes, as well as on significant corporate office and retail developments and urban multi-family housing. We are located in the western suburbs of Boston with easy access to Route 128, I93, Route 2 and I90.

We are seeking a mature, independent landscape designer proficient in Office, AutoCADD, Adobe/Photoshop and Sketchup who can contribute to multidisciplinary projects. Candidates should be able to draw their visions by hand and by computer, work with complex interdisciplinary teams as well as colleague landscape architects, and to create the plans, details and other documents from which the designs will be built. Strong written and verbal communications skills are needed.

A Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program is required. SA offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package based on experience and qualifications, along with exceptional growth and reward opportunities for motivated individuals. SA is an EO/VEV/Disabled Affirmative Action employer. If you would like to be considered for employment, please email us a cover letter, resume and work samples illustrating design, hand graphics and computer work, salary requirements and references. Please email materials to Pamela Shadley at the address below. We hope to hear from you!

Email: pshadley@shadleyassociates.com
Phone: 781-652- 8809
Website: www.shadleyassociates.com

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Staff Landscape Architect
SE Group, Burlington, Vermont (Deadline 3/17/2017)

Experience: 2+ years of professional experience

SE Group is looking for an energetic staff-level designer to join our team in Burlington, Vermont. We are a multi-disciplinary planning and design firm that works nationally (including local and regional levels) and internationally. Our project work is tremendous and engaging–focused primarily on planning and design for communities, mountain resorts, and public lands. Our office locations in Burlington, VT, Frisco, CO, and Salt Lake City, UT allow us to strategically serve our clients and work in communities that revolve around recreation, tourism, and quality of life.

Our Vermont office is located on the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington—ranked #2 among America’s 10 great places to live (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 2013) and ranked #3 downtown in Livability Magazine. Bound both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, our team is inspired by this setting and works hard to play hard.

SE Group is a company with a great culture. We value trust, clarity, passion, balance and innovation in all we do. We offer a competitive benefits package including paid health and dental insurance, access to 401K, vacation and excellent career development opportunities. For more about SE Group please visit our web site at www.segroup.com.

Exposure to both planning and design projects is anticipated for this position. Successful candidates should possess two or more years of professional experience in the field of landscape architecture/urban design. Candidates should be capable of creative and critical thinking—expressed in graphic, verbal, and written formats. Proficiency in design and documentation, including construction documentation, with proven skills in AutoCAD, the Adobe Suite, GIS, and Microsoft products is required.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, a portfolio of work examples, along with three references. No phone calls please. Submittal deadline is March 17, 2017.

All materials should be submitted to:

Mark Kane, Director of Community Planning and Design
131 Church Street, Suite 300
Burlington, Vermont 05401
mkane@segroup.com

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Summer Internship
RELM, Los Angeles, CA (Posted on 2/10/2017)

RELM is seeking passionate and highly talented summer interns, who are creative, organized and possess strong graphic and verbal communication skills to join our studio in downtown Los Angeles from June 5, 2017
through August 11, 2017.
http://www.melendrez.com/careers/intern-summer

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Economic Development Specialist
City of Chelsea, MA (Posted on 2/8/2017)

Pay Class/Grade: 10
Salary Range: $55,985.79- $70,149.73*
*($55,985.79- $72,797.38 if hired before 9/22/09)

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for advancing the City’s overall economic development agenda. Under the direction of the Director of Planning & Development, the Senior Economic Development Planner will coordinate and manage the City's economic development projects and provide meaningful input on the development of the City's economic development agenda. He or she shall bring and utilize practical experience and knowledge of the economic development planning process and will work closely with City staff, as well as independently, on local economic development efforts, including but not limited to those related to downtown planning/commercial district revitalization, redevelopment activities, and business and job creation/retention. He or she shall coordinate with state and local economic development organizations, seek funding sources or grants for projects, and assist the Director of Planning & Development in working with the Regional Economic Development Compact and in the staffing and supporting the City’s Economic Development Board.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: BS/BA in City Planning, Urban Studies, Urban Economics, Finance, Government, or a related field and five years of experience in private or municipal planning development and/or economic development, and/or Master's Degree with two years of relevant professional experience. A combination of relevant education and experience will be considered. This position requires a strong theoretical basis gained through education as well as practical experience.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES: Working knowledge of general economic development policies & planning principles. Experience with urban renewal districts, urban redevelopment, knowledge of or management of commercial loan programs and underwriting, and local and state permitting processes a plus. Ideal candidate will have experience in community/economic development, working knowledge of state and federal economic development programs and grants, CDBG, TIF's, and urban design and zoning. Familiarity with BIDs and other downtown revitalization programs. Knowledge of planning and development funding mechanism and processes. Strong organizational skills. Well-refined writing and communication skills. Ability to meet and deal effectively with government agencies, citizenry and the business community. Prior experience with grant writing and project management. Ability to work individually and as part of a team. Knowledge of and experience working within local, state and federal regulatory frameworks required. Experience with grant funding and management. Experience with program development. Tactful and effective in both written and oral communication. Commercial and residential real estate development knowledge is advantageous, but not essential. Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) helpful.

Qualified candidates submit a cover letter and resume to Diane Carey, Director of Human Resources & Administration, City of Chelsea, 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150. Email to dcarey@chelseama.gov or fax to: (617) 466-4175. City application forms are available in the Human Resources Department, Room301. The City of Chelsea is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Economic Development Specialist

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Entry-Level Design and Planning Professional & Internship
Design Workshop, multiple locations (Posted on 2/7/2017)

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Internship Summer 2017
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) Seattle & Washington, DC office (Deadline 2/21/2017)

GGN is currently seeking applicants for 2017 summer internships in Seattle, WA and Washington, DC. Landscape architecture students, architecture students, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

GGN’s internship program offers exposure to many facets of the profession and the opportunity to work on projects with all members of the firm. Interns will gain experience in design, documentation, coordination with other disciplines, project management, marketing, and construction adminstration.

More information.

Application deadline is February 21, 2017. 

About GGN
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) is a landscape architecture firm based in Seattle, Washington. Recent and current work includes the National Museum of African American History and Culture, CityCenterDC, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus. GGN was the recipient of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture in 2011. The firm’s project awards include ASLA National Awards of Excellence, ASLA and AIA Honor Awards for Design, Tucker Design Awards, and Great Places Awards from the Environmental Design Research Association. For more information about GGN internships, please visit www.ggnltd.com/info/.

 

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Landscape Architecture Internship Summer 2017
SWA/Balsley, New York (Deadline 4/16/2017)

SWA/Balsley is the successor firm of Thomas Balsley Associates, a New York City-based design firm that specializes in urban landscape architecture in both the public and private realms. The firm’s diverse portfolio in New York and around the United States includes awardwinning landscapes of all scales, including parks, plazas, streetscapes and waterfronts.

We are offering a full-time paid internship opportunity for approximately two months to a student with outstanding written and verbal communication skills and exemplary design and technical skills. The individual should have experience in creating innovative and sophisticated design/presentation graphics.

Our studio environment offers interns an opportunity to interact directly with Tom Balsley, the 2015 recipient of the prestigious ASLA Design Medal. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of their work in PDF format to zgu@swabalsley.com by Apr 16th, 2017.

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GIS Intern Summer 2017
GeoAdaptive, Boston, MA (Deadline 2/24/2017)

GeoAdaptive is an interdisciplinary consulting firm focused on providing research, spatial analyses and strategy to aid decision making in six practice areas: Economic and Development Planning, Urban Sustainability, Environmental and Conservation Planning, Climate Change Risk and Resilience, Public Health, and Tourism Planning. We assist clients globally, addressing complex problems by applying advanced geo-economic and socio-ecological approaches and creating insights that empower them to innovative in the investment policy and management of their territories, communities and assets. In doing so, we aim to reduce our client’s risk and maximize opportunities for sustainable and equitable development. Our team specializes in deploying cutting edge spatial technologies which enable us to develop geographic insights that guide our clients to make more efficient policy and investment decisions.

We are seeking team-oriented, energetic, curious, and dedicated candidates pursuing a Masters degree (or higher). The positions are available for 10-12 weeks during the summer of 2017. Recent graduates may also be considered for an externship, with a minimum duration of 3 months. The position will be based in our office in Boston, Massachusetts.

Timeline

  • Open Application Period: January 9 – February 24
  • Interviews (phone or Skype): February 27 – March 10
  • Intern selections announced by March 15

Number of positions: 2 (one Urban & Regional Planning intern and one Urban & Regional Landscape Planning intern)
Hours per week: 40
Salary: Competitive monthly stipend
Relocation: Required during period of internship

Address: 250 Summer Street, First Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02210

Internship opportunities available this summer:

PDF icon GeoAdaptive GIS-intern_2017_landscape.pdf

PDF icon GeoAdaptive GIS-intern_2017_planning.pdf

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Extension Specialist in Landscape Architecture
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (Deadline 1/31/2017)

To apply online: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/131985

PDF icon Univ of Kentucky - LA Extension Specialist.pdf

The Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) and the Department of Landscape Architecture (UKLA) invite applications from landscape architects and urban design professionals to join our community design team as an Extension Specialist in a three-year grant-funded position. The person hired for the position will work closely with other members of the CEDIK team including faculty and staff in Landscape Architecture, Community and Leadership Development, and Agricultural Economics. The work of the landscape architecture extension specialist will focus on community design, landscape architecture, and urban design. CEDIK works closely with community organizations on projects that enhance the built environment and public space including streetscapes, trail systems/greenways, parks, walkability, and wayfinding, among others. The extension specialist will work directly with communities on design and planning projects but will also be involved in training for extension agents and community members related to environmental design issues, and in building awareness of the capacity for design to improve public life. This individual will also gather and analyze data from CEDIK/UKLA’s research team to support community design studies and development of training materials.

CEDIK and UKLA are seeking a colleague who has robust design ability, visual representation skills, and the capacity to incorporate analytical research into design process. The successful candidate will have the desire and ability to inclusively work with diverse groups of citizens and to cooperatively participate on design teams that may include faculty, staff, and students from multiple disciplines.

CEDIK is an interdisciplinary unit within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Kentucky with faculty and staff from multiple departments. CEDIK develops and delivers a variety of programs related to community economic development as a part of the University of Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service. An Extension Professor in Landscape Architecture is a member of CEDIK and will work closely with the new Extension Specialist. The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has strengths in environmental science, community development, economics, and other areas that are complementary to the work of CEDIK.

In your required uploaded documents (max. 9Mb each), please include the following:
• Resume (upload under Resume).
• Cover Letter (upload under Cover Letter).
• Writing Sample (Writing Sample).
• Portfolio containing examples of professional work, design research, scholarship, or outreach as relevant to your background (upload under Specific Request 1).
• Names and contact information for three references (upload under Specific Request 2).
• Portfolio continued (if needed – upload under Specific Request 3).

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Housing Planner
City of Chelsea, MA (Posted on 1/20/2017)

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Transportation Planner (Part time/Intern)
The Nashua Regional Planning Commission (Posted on 1/24/2017)

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission seeks a part time transportation planner to join its tightly-knit, award-winning team. This flexible opportunity will allow a recent graduate or student to gain valuable experience to launch their career in planning. Hours and compensation will be determined based on the selected candidate’s availability and experience.

The ideal candidate will possess strong research skills and have a background in transportation planning.  The transportation planner will support the development of a Regional Freight Plan and an update to the Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Plan. In addition, the transportation planner may play a support role in a variety of transportation planning tasks. Applicants should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to translate planning concepts and data into deliverable products.

Qualifications: Candidates should be enrolled in, or have completed, a bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, urban planning, geography, community development, environmental studies, or a related discipline and 0 -3 years of work experience is desired. Applicants should be adept at working in a variety of software platforms, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Experience in federal transportation planning regulations is a plus. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license.

The Nashua Region is a vibrant landscape of rural, suburban and urban communities located just 40 miles from Downtown Boston. The commission enjoys extensive relationships with its 13 member communities as well as partners spanning the transportation, public health and wellness, human services, business, and philanthropic fields and the selected candidate will enjoy the opportunity to work on a variety of creative and cutting edge projects. The commission fosters a work environment that is both personally and professionally fulfilling and encourages continued professional development in an atmosphere that promotes a healthy work/life balance.

To apply: please forward a resume and cover letter to: Tim Roache, Executive Director, Nashua Regional Planning Commission, 9 Executive Park Drive, Suite 201, Merrimack, NH 03054 or via e-mail to karenb@nashuarpc.org.  This position is open until filled. Note:  Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.  If hired, a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be completed at the start of employment.

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Associate-Level Landscape Designer / Landscape Architect
Whitham Planning & Design, Ithaca, NY (Posted on 1/3/2017)

Whitham Planning & Design LLC, located in Ithaca, NY, is seeking a Landscape Architectural Associate with expertise in design and planning, for our small, fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative firm.  This position would entail the planning, site design, and coordination of projects at a range of scales, the majority of which are based in upstate New York.  Applicants must have experience in landscape design, project research, project coordination for small, mid-size, and large development projects. The ideal candidate will have at minimum 2-3 years’ work experience in a landscape architecture firm in the US.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, management, and production of drawings for projects of different scales and different stages in the design process
  • Compilation of targeted project research and analysis into text documents and/or design solutions
  • Preparation of and the ability to give verbal, visual, and oral presentations to clients, municipal staff and boards, community members, etc.
  • Coordination between clients and consultant teams
  • Preparation of proposals, contracts, and cost estimates for upcoming projects
  • Preparation of building permit applications, Site Plan Review, SEQR documentation

Required Qualifications:

  • A professional Landscape Architecture degree
  • Demonstrated ability in Site Planning and Design, Design Detail
  • Strong design and writing skills
  • Clear communication, organization, and presentation skills
  • Effective time management ability with attention to detail

Desired Qualifications:

  • Other degrees in allied design disciplines, such as in planning or architecture
  • Experience with municipal review processes, including Site Plan, SEQR/A, and Zoning Review
  • Project management and coordination experience

Required Software Fluency

  • AutoCAD to create site, layout, landscape, and detail plan sheets.
  • Microsoft Word to write professional memos and other documents
  • Adobe InDesign to create presentations, submission packages, documents, etc.

Desired Software Fluency

  • Google SketchUp to create site models, renderings, animations, etc.
  • Microsoft Excel to create budget spreadsheets, plant lists, etc.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator to create renderings, diagrams, etc.
  • Working knowledge of online applications

Whitham Planning and Design LLC is a landscape architecture, planning, and project management firm located in Ithaca, New York. Established in 2010, the firm provides a broad range of services, including site design, approvals planning, and design team management. As part of this work, Whitham Planning and Design LLC acts as project design consultant or project landscape architect, and coordinates all review and permitting aspects of site and building development projects. Whitham Planning and Design LLC has developed strong relationships with professionals in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, engineering, and graphic design, and works to coordinate collaborative efforts designed to meet specific project requirements.

The position will require approximately 40 hours per week, with some evening meetings. 

Candidates are required to submit a resume, cover letter, portfolio (no more than 10 MB), and writing sample. Please send inquiries and application materials to Kathryn Chesebrough at chesebrough@whithamdesign.comReview of applications will begin immediately, with an expected hire to occur in February 2017. We look forward to reviewing your work.

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Land Use Planner
City of Medford, MA (Deadline 1/26/2017 2pm)

The city of Medford seeks qualified applicants for the position of Land Use Planner. The position works under the direction of the Director of the Office of Community Development.

The successful candidate must be competent in the development of comprehensive plans, land use ordinances, grant writing, plan review and planning studies. Excellent writing, meeting facilitation and oral communication skills are necessary.

Minimum qualification are a Master’s Degree in City Planning with a minimum of four years of experience in planning and community development.
Salary range is CAF 12, $63,274-$73,974.

A full copy of the job description is available at www.medfordma.org.

Mail cover letter and resume to

Jenn Dever Wood,
Director of Personnel, Room 204,
Medford City Hall,
85 George P. Hassett Drive,
Medford, Ma 02155

or

submit electronically to jobs@medford-ma.gov with the job title in the subject line no later than January 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Position open until filled. EEO/AA.

 

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Director of Community Development
Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopmt Authority (HRA), Turners Falls, MA (Posted on 12/8/2016)

Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) has an opening for Director of Community Development.

Essential job functions include: coordinate the agency’s program development activities assigned to the Community Development Department, including researching and writing proposals for state, local and federal funding, private foundations and other sources of financing and program income as directed.

Qualifications: A four year degree in a related field is preferred, must have at least 5 years direct management experience in Community Development Block Grant and other grant programs, experience reflecting success as a manager of people and of complex multi-faceted programs. Experience in a similar position in a public agency or non-profit organization of a size and complexity comparable to HRA a plus.

Please review the full job description for more information.

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to:

Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Frances Pheeny, Executive Director
42 Canal Road Turners Falls, MA 01376

Or, submit by email to fpheeny@fcrhra.org Applications accepted until position is filled; review of applications will begin immediately

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Landscape Architecture Internship Summer 2017
LandDesign, Inc. (Deadline 3/17/2017)

LandDesign, Inc. is looking for creative and dynamic Landscape Architecture students to join us for our annual internship program happening Summer 2017!  LandDesign offers award-winning urban design, branding, civil engineering, and landscape architecture solutions to public and private sector clients across the globe.

All students are encouraged to apply for intern positions through our website by March 17th, 2017www.landdesign.com/careers.

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Associate Planner
Michael Baker International, Waltham, MA (Posted on 11/21/2016)

Associate Planner - (160261)
Job Type : Full-Time ExemptDescription
Primary Location : US-MA-Waltham

TO APPLY: https://mbakerintl.taleo.net/careersection/mb_external/jobdetail.ftl

Michael Baker International seeks an Associate Planner to join our Waltham, Massachusetts office who will provide administrative and technical assistance to support our multi-disciplinary planning services, including the firm’s Community Engagement and Risk Communication (CERC) contract. The CERC contract assists the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in collaborating with state, local and tribal entities to increase the public’s risk awareness, drive mitigation action to reduce risk, and help communities become more resilient when confronting natural disasters. 

Who is Michael Baker International? Why would I want to work there?
Michael Baker International provides engineering and consulting services for government, private and commercial partners, assisting in planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our employees demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. As a company, We Make a Difference.

Why do we do what we do; why is it important?
For most of us, it’s because it enables us to have a direct and meaningful impact on the communities and environment in which we live and serve. Across the continuum of our expertise and projects, our work: transforms the world; enables economies; creates healthier and more engaging cities and neighborhoods; and engineers, plans and designs the very infrastructure that sustains and improves our world. Simply stated, the work we do everyday matters. We Make a Difference every day with every engagement.

So what does an Associate Planner at Michael Baker International do?
The successful candidate will review hazard mitigation plans submitted to FEMA by jurisdictions and assess plan deficiencies to determine mitigation planning technical assistance and training needs. Additional responsibilities may involve community engagement, hazard mitigation, climate change adaptation, and flood risk communication activities.  The ideal candidate will have experience writing and/or reviewing hazard mitigation plans and developing and implementing local or regional comprehensive plans. Candidates must be attentive to detail and possess strong organizational and communications skills. 

Can you walk me through a typical day of an Associate Planner?
Process Hazard Mitigation Plan review requests by downloading files from the client, organizing files on project database, and tracking review details in Excel;
Review hazard mitigation plans submitted to FEMA by local, tribal and state jurisdictions to ensure compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations; 
Conduct research, data collection, analysis and the preparation of written technical documentation pertaining to hazard risk, vulnerability and mitigation;
Support meeting facilitation, workshops, and trainings; and 
Develop written plans, reports and presentations.

Qualifications

Could you be the Associate Planner we are looking for?

  • ·        Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Communications, Geography or related fields;
  • ·        0-3 years of experience in community planning, natural hazard planning, public policy or a related field;
  • ·        Ability to understand natural hazard risk and vulnerability assessments and floodplain management principals;
  • ·        Ability to work with engineers, planners, GIS professionals, the public, and federal, tribal, and state government officials; 
  • ·        Willingness to work independently and collaboratively with local team members and teams across the nation; 
  • ·        Experience successfully coordinating multiple projects and/or tasks to meet deadlines with minimal oversight;
  • ·        Advanced ability to manipulate Word/Excel documents, including layout, content, and formatting;
  • ·        Strong attention detail; and
  • ·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Other preferred skills include:

  • ·        Experience facilitating multi-cultural outreach;
  • ·        Experience with Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency Planning; and
  • ·        Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).

How do I apply?
Select the Apply Online button at the top or bottom of this ad, and provide us your resume. 
If you want to do some more digging first, please check out our Glassdoor, LinkedIn and Great Places to Work pages.

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Planning Intern
Chelsea Department of Planning & Development (Posted on 11/15/2016)

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Executive Director
Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (UVLSRPC) (Deadline 1/6/2017)

The Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (UVLSRPC) seeks a full-time Executive Director to lead our dynamic, nine-member staff. The UVLSRPC is an association of 27 cities and towns in western New Hampshire, and is one of nine Regional Planning Commissions (RPC) in New Hampshire enabled through state legislation (RSA 36:45). 

See other requirements here: http://www.uvlsrpc.org/files/9714/7913/5148/ExecutiveDirector2017.2.pdf

Applying for the Position: Persons interested in applying for the position are requested to submit a cover letter, resume, and three references by the close of business on January 6, 2017 by U.S. Mail or Email to:
Mr. Steve Schneider,
Chair UVLSRPC Executive Director Search
10 Water Street, Suite 225
Lebanon, NH 03766
E-mail to: Info@uvlsrpc.org

The Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, members of minority groups, or individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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Mid-Level Planner
Laberge Group, Albany, NY (Posted on 10/25/2016)

Laberge Group based in Albany, New York has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and talented midlevel planner. This individual will work collaboratively with our team to prepare and assist in the preparation of:

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Laberge Group, 4 Computer Dr. Albany, NY or e-mail hr@labergegroup.com. 

More information: http://labergegroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Mid-Level-Planner-09-29-16.pdf

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EDSA 2017 Internship Programs
EDSA Multiple Locations (Posted on 8/19/2016)

Multiple Locations  APPLY

Four Internship Programs:

Spring + Summer Term (January - August)
Deadline: 09.15.2016

Summer Term (May - August)
Deadline: 01.15.2017

Summer + Fall Term (May - November)
Deadline: 01.15.2017

Fall Term (Septempber - November)
Deadline: 04.15.2017

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Transportation Planner
Windham Regional Commission, Brattleboro, VT 05301 (Posted on 9/2/2016)

The Windham Regional Commission (WRC), serving 27 towns in beautiful southeastern Vermont, is seeking a planner to lead our work on transportation.  Transportation is about moving people and goods, but it is also about how residents and visitors experience and connect to this place whether through a windshield or window, on foot, or on a bike.  This position is responsible for coordinating transportation planning within the region in collaboration with local, state and federal entities. The region ranges from high-density urban-form downtowns and villages to forested unpaved Class 4 town highways.

We are seeking someone who understands the relationship between transportation in all of its forms and community vitality and wellness; the need to make transportation infrastructure more resilient in the face of extreme precipitation events; stormwater management and habitat protection in both rural and urban, paved and unpaved contexts; and strategies to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions in a largely rural context. Job tasks span a broad range of multi –modal transportation planning and implementation including working with town road foremen to identify their training needs. The current transportation planning initiative work program is available at http://windhamregional.org/images/docs/transportation/TPIFY17.pdf.      

This position requires a degree in planning or a closely related field and a minimum of three years experience in rural and/or regional planning.  A masters degree in planning or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of required experience.   Transportation planner position must have demonstrated training and/or experience in the area sought. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.  An educational or work background in design would be great but not required.  If transportation is your thing and you like doing a bit of it all when it comes to transportation planning, please send us a cover letter, resume and writing sample to wrc@windhamregional.org.  Learn more about the WRC by visiting our website at www.windhamregional.org.  The WRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Historic Landscape Preservation Internship 2016–2017
The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation (Deadline 8/12/2016)

The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, a program of the National Park Service, is currently accepting applications for a 52 week internship in cultural landscape preservation.  Please see flyer.

The Olmsted Center promotes preservation of cultural landscapes through research, planning, stewardship and education.  Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Center provides research, planning, stewardship, and education services to parks throughout the Northeast. 

This internship provides an opportunity to broaden one’s understanding of landscape preservation practice through project work, educational programs and self-study.  Working as part of a team, this internship will provide the successful applicant with experience preparing cultural landscape inventories and reports, developing preservation maintenance plans, documenting existing conditions, creating site plans and participating in field projects to improve the condition of cultural landscapes.  The primary focus of this internship will be assisting in the completion of a cultural landscape report for the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in cultural landscape preservation and management, and the ability to work as part of a team.  Applicants with education and experience drawn from the fields of landscape architecture, horticulture, history, historic preservation, landscape maintenance, graphic illustration will be considered. Excellent writing skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office are required.  Proficiencies with AutoCAD, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Adobe Creative Suite programs are advantageous.  U.S. citizenship is required.   A stipend intended to assist with housing and living expenses will be provided.

The internship will extend from mid-September, 2016 to mid-September 17, 2017.  

To apply, please e-mail (1) a one- to two- page letter that describes your interest in this opportunity as it relates to your career and educational goals, (2) resume, (3) transcript (unofficial is accepted), (4) dates of availability, and (5) contact information for two references. A combined .pdf of these materials is preferred. Please do not send portfolios or other materials until requested to do so. 

Submit application materials no later than August 12, 2016 to  eliot_foulds@nps.gov  

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Senior Planner
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), (Posted on 6/24/2016)

Dynamic and motivated individual sought for professional planner position for the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), a regional planning agency serving Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. This position is directed towards economic development, community and regional planning and regional municipal services and related work. Work includes performing a variety of administrative, technical and professional work in preparation and implementation of economic and community development plans, programs, and services working with affected communities and interests, consultants, funding agencies, and others to produce positive outcomes.

As a regional planning agency, the BRPC prepares regional and community plans and works to implement them and assists its 32 member municipalities with economic, housing and community development planning and projects and comprehensive planning services.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a high level planning skill set, advanced analytic and writing capabilities, ability to complete assignments successfully and demonstrate strong ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people.

Minimum requirements: Master's Degree in planning, economic or community development or closely related field and 2 + years of direct experience. Additional directly related work experience may substitute for a Master’s degree. May be filled at a Planner position, which requires a Master’s Degree and no experience.

Starting Senior Planner salary range is $52,999 - $64,352 annually with very attractive benefits package. Planner starting salary range is $45,887 - $52,721. Minimum work week is 35 hours per week with flex time available. Position available immediately and open until filled.

Submit a cover letter and resume to info@berkshireplanning.org, by e-mail only. No telephone calls. Position available immediately and open until filled. A position description and information about BRPC is available at www.berkshireplanning.org under “Employment Opportunities.” EOE/Smoke- and Drug-free Workplace. 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

Download the job posting.

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Landscape Architect
Sean Jancski Landscape Architects, Rye, NY (Posted on 6/21/2016)
DO YOU STAND OUT FROM THE FIELD?

Sean Jancski Landscape Architects is seeking high-tech, talented, self-motivated landscape architect to join their team. 
Do you enjoy your work?
Can you juggle tasks accurately and efficiently in a progressive, collaborative, changing environment?
Yes, AutoCAD experience is required.
We'd love 3d software experience as well.
What else? How about knowledge of construction methods, regional plants, preparation of construction documents, details & presentation drawings and the ability to effectively communicate with clients and a wide variety of contractors and professionals? Yeah, we want all that.

We're an award-winning professional services firm producing high-end projects primarily in Metropolitan NY & CT. Our office in Rye, NY is spacious, modern & bright, close to Manhattan, major highways and walk-able from the Metro North Railroad. Submit, via email, in PDF format, a resume with cover letter, including salary requirements, references, and AutoCAD drawing samples. www.sjlandscapearchitects.com

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Trail Specialists (3 positions) & Property Steward
The Trustees of Reservations (Posted on 5/27/2016)

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 40,000 members.

Across 25,000 acres we manage over 350 miles of trails, 17 active farm properties, 500,000 square feet of structures, five National Historic Landmarks, and a variety of ecologically important communities and species. Our stewardship staff, who have specialized skills in horticulture, public gardens, organic agriculture, ecology, outdoor recreation, and conservation land management, oversee a wide range of projects to protect our historic, cultural, scenic, and ecological treasures. As a seasonal member of our Trails Team, you will be a part of a team striving to provide enjoyable, diverse, and best in class experiences on our trails.

Our seasonal staff plays an integral role in ensuring that our visitors enjoy our extraordinary places.  With the change to warmer temperatures, we experience an influx of visitors of all ages and backgrounds who want to explore and be inspired by our properties.  Sandy beaches, wooded trails, cultural gardens, historic homes, community supported agriculture—there are many ways for visitors to discover and explore The Trustees, and just as many opportunities for seasonal employees to make each visitor’s experience special.

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Assistant Natural Resource Analyst
Department of Conservation and Recreation, Belchertown (Posted on 5/16/2016)

Official Title: Environmental Analyst II

Work Locations: 485 Ware Road, Belchertown 010079386

Agency: Department of Conservation & Recreation

Schedule: Full-time

Salary: 53,451.84 - 74,494.16 Yearly

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

See the job posting and apply.

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Landscape Assistant
Historic New England, Waltham, MA (Posted on 5/18/2016)

Position:  Landscape Assistant, Boston Region
Classification: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Location: Lyman Estate -Waltham, MA

Description:  Historic New England seeks a Landscape Assistant for the Boston Region who will work with the Landscape Manager, Boston Region to care for the landscapes of Historic New England’s Metro-Boston properties with primary focus on the Codman Estate, Gropius House, and the Lyman Estate and subsidiary care responsibilities for the remaining properties in the area.  All of the properties are open to the public as historic house museums.  The landscapes are to be maintained to preservation standards set by Historic New England for historic landscapes.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent education plus a minimum of one year of horticultural job-related experience. Experience with perennial gardening preferred.  Computer skills including working knowledge of word processing, the use of e-mail, internet research, spreadsheets, and digital photography are required.   Essential to success: the candidate must be a self-starter, able to work independently and as part of a team, demonstrate attention to detail, and perform work with a high level of accuracy and care. Valid driver’s license is required.

Application:  Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@historicnewengland.org, or mail to Historic New England, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, MA 01832 Attn: Human Resources.

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.

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Cultural Landscape Conservation Associate
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Boston (Deadline 5/31/2016)

Cultural Landscape Conservation Associate
Fall and Winter 2016-17
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016

The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, a program of the National Park Service, in partnership with the Student Conservation Association is currently accepting applications for fall/winter internships focusing on the design and documentation of National Park Service cultural landscapes. 

The Olmsted Center promotes the preservation of cultural landscapes through research, planning, stewardship, and education.  The Center accomplishes its mission in collaboration with a network of partners including national parks, universities, government agencies, and private non-profit organizations. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Center provides cultural landscape technical assistance to parks and historic properties throughout the Northeast from Virginia to Maine. For more information on Olmsted Center preservation planning projects, visit our website atwww.nps.gov/oclp

The internship program provides participants with opportunities to broaden their understanding of landscape preservation practice through project experience, educational programs, and self-study. Working alongside Olmsted Center staff, interns assist with preparing cultural landscape inventories and reports, documenting existing conditions, creating site plans and participating in field projects to improve the condition of cultural landscapes.

The preferred candidate for this internship will have a demonstrated interest in cultural landscape preservation and management, an ability to work as part of a team, and education in:  landscape architecture, horticulture, history, historic preservation, landscape maintenance, resource management, graphic illustration, or mapping. Related skills may include writing, familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, AutoCAD, and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and a willingness to travel.

A twenty-six-week position (starting August or September 2016) is available and based at the Olmsted Center preservation planning office in downtown Boston. Public transportation is available and a stipend is provided.

To apply, please email (1) a one- to two- page letter that describes your interest in the position and your career and educational goals, (2) resume, (3) transcript (unofficial is accepted), (4) your dates of availability, and (5) contact information for two references. A combined .pdf is preferred. U.S. citizenship required. Please do not send portfolios until requested. Submit by May 31, 2016 to margie_coffin_brown@nps.gov. For more information, contact Margie Coffin Brown by email or at 617-223-5116.

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Entry Level Landscape Designer & Internship
William Kenny Associates, Fairfield, CT (Posted on 4/27/2016)

William Kenny Associates is seeking highly motivated landscape designers for entry level and internship positions.  The positions offer substantial opportunities for professional growth and fulfillment.  As a small firm, we all work and collaborate at all levels and within all areas of our practice.  Each of us substantially shapes our work and the firm itself.  As a firm of both designers and scientists, we continuously teach and learn from each other.  This position offers enhanced levels of the noted opportunities, as the selected candidates will work along side and collaborate daily with the firm principal, Bill Kenny, who is both a registered landscape architect and a professional ecologist.

The firm’s ecological consulting services are extensive and at any one time include many habitat creation, restoration and enhancement design and construction projects.  We provide design services to residential, commercial, public and institutional landowners.  The demand for our design services is expanding greatly and we look forward to having another landscape designer join our team to participate with and benefit from that expansion.  

To learn more about our firm and our work, please visit us at www.wkassociates.net.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, work examples, and a list of references to info@wkassociates.net.  

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Fall 2016 internship
Thomas Balsley Associates, NYC (Deadline 5/6/2016)

Thomas Balsley Associates is a Landscape Architecture/Planning/Urban Design firm located in New York City.  We regularly seek talented and motivated students for internship opportunities at our office.  Our firm has over 35 years of experience with domestic and international work ranging from master plans and urban plazas to small urban spaces, garden design, sculpture and urban furniture.  Tom Balsley believes strongly in reinforcing education through professional experience.  It is our hope that, through our internship program, we can continue this tradition.

We are currently recruiting students for our Fall 2016 internship position. The intern should be able to commit to a period from approximately July to late December. 
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of their work in PDF format with an attachment size less than 15MB to blair@tbany.com by May 6.  Attached, please find a flyer that you may post to advertise this opportunity.

PDF icon Intern Ad_fall 2016.pdf

 

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Entry Level Landscape Designer
TL Studio, Falmouth, MA

TL Studio is seeking an entry level landscape designer.  We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a passion for all types of landscapes and the transformative power of design.  You will be mentored in all aspects of a project and play a key role in shaping a small office.  We are committed to creating designed landscapes in a collaborative, casual and humorous work environment.  The office is conveniently located in walkable downtown Falmouth, Cape Cod and steps away from the best coffee house in town.

Go to www.tlstudioinc.com to get a sense of our work.  

Please send resume and work samples to tom@tlstudioinc.com.    

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Landscape Architect
Cummin Associates, Inc., Stonington, CT

Cummin Associates, Inc. is a small firm of landscape architects established in 1985, specializing in very high end residential and estate designs throughout the United States and abroad. We are located in Stonington Borough, a picturesque village located on the coast in southeastern Connecticut.

Job Description
Seeking Entry-level (2-4 years) landscape architect with strong design, graphic and communication skills with fluency in Autocad, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-Up, and Microsoft Office. The position offers the opportunity to develop designs from concept through construction documents and construction administration. Experience with high end residential design is preferred. Successful applicant will learn about detailing in wood, stone and metal as well as planting design. Applicants should have a BLA or MLA.

Benefits include: salary to commensurate with experience; company paid health insurance, 401k plan, and paid vacation and sick time.

Applicants should submit C.V. with cover letter and graphic samples to:

Cummin Associates, Inc.
114 Water Street
Stonington
CT 06378

Tel. 860.535.4224
Fax. 860.535.3624

E-mail: contact@cumminassociates.com

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Entry-Level Landscape Architect
Architerra, PC, Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Architerra, PC, a landscape architecture firm established in 1985, seeks an entry-level land architect for its Coopersburg, Pennsylvania office. Architerra represents a strong commitment to the quality practice of landscape architecture, and the employed individual will be expected to possess the ambition to uphold that commitment.

As a member of our team, this individual will be actively involved in project design, program and budget development, attending field meetings, performing construction observations, as well as, assistance in project bidding, contract administration and preparation of construction documents. Specific documents include layout drawings, grading and storm drainage plans, planting plans, construction details, and specifications. We presently offer these services in four states. Approximately ninety percent of our projects are constructed. 

Architerra’s primary areas of focus are site design, land planning, athletic facility design, recreational facility design and development including parks, playgrounds and golf courses, master planning, subdivision and planned unit development projects and campus planning. Our clientele have included major colleges and universities, healthcare organizations, and several Fortune 500 corporations.

Architerra is located in the greater Lehigh Valley area, minutes from Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton and within one hour of Philadelphia and Manhattan.

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from a college/university with an accredited four or five-year program.
Computer Skills Preferred: Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Acrobat Reader, Outlook Express, CAD, Photo Imaging.

Please e-mail resumes, references, and salary expectation to Kathleen Horn atkhorn@architerrapc.com.

Architerra, PC
205 North Main Street
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania 18036

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