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Job Type: Limited Union

Job No.: P-59-21

Salary: $61,085 – $69,738

Department: Parks Department

Grade: 32

Posting Dates: 08/12/2021 – 08/25/2021

New employees will be compensated at a wage rate of fifteen percent (15%) below the contractual rate of pay for the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Wages for new employees will be increased in five percent (5%) increments annually on the anniversary of the date of hire. On June 30, 2022, new employees shall receive the full contractual rate. This rate does not apply to IT Department positions.

The City of Providence formally invites historically underrepresented groups, such as women and minorities to apply for its open positions.

Job Summary

Under supervision of Design Team Manager, is responsible for the preparation of GIS mapping in order to prepare various CAD based engineering and planning projects; and to manage construction projects of various sizes. In addition, organization and management of project archives system and Parks Maintenance Documents pertaining to the various project Operations and Maintenance Manuals.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Performs field assessments and research in support of Parks Department projects, including on site field measurements using level-transit system.

  2. Prepares reports and project assessments as required.

  3. Prepares design documents, detailed specifications and precise cost estimates and evaluations that conform to all federal, state, and City codes and standards.

  4. Prepares requests for proposals for consultant design services, planning services, landscape architectural service, engineering services.

  5. Reviews design proposals submitted by contractors or architects with consideration to adherence to specifications, site or park constraints, financial limitations, and public use requirements.

  6. Coordinates with Board of Contract and Supply for Park Improvement Projects including but not limited to architectural and engineering services.

  7. Manages complex construction projects by parks staff and by contractors including, but not limited to, project inspections, contract management, and financial oversight.

  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or planning from an accredited college or university preferred, or a related Engineering or Urban Planning degree.

  2. Minimum of five years professional experience in the field of Landscape Architecture or site planning, project development, or park improvements.

  3. Experience in developing requests for proposal for project planning.

  4. Knowledge and experience in AutoCAD, Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Suite, ArcGIS online and ArcGIS apps

  5. Must be able to interpret project prints, plans, and site surveys. And prepare scaled drawings of planning and landscape projects.

  6. Must possess excellent oral communications and writing skills.

  7. Must possess and maintain a valid State Driver’s License.

  8. Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job.

Training Requirements

 Upon Appointment:

  1.  Must be able to gain a working knowledge of departmental technology and database systems through on-the-job usage and training within six (6) months.


  1.  Must maintain a valid State Driver’s License.

  2. Periodic training to maintain proficiency in department technology and database systems.

  3. Participation in customer service training every 36 months.

The term “limited” means that the successful candidate will perform the job for an undetermined length of time. The position may or may not become permanent.

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posted 8/17/21

Project Manager / Project Assistant - Richardson & Associates

Come join our award-winning design studio!  With a great roster of work on the horizon, R & A is currently looking to expand! Just minutes from the ocean, the mountains, and the city of Portland, Maine, Richardson & Associates is looking for the right people to join our team. Our studio values design work  which demonstrates collaboration, innovation, and quality. Our projects are diverse in scale, dynamic in range and typically include working on integrated teams with a variety of like-minded allied professionals in many fields.  R & A offers the right applicant hands on experience in the process of design from inception all the way through to in-field construction administration.   


If you believe you may be the right fit for our team we’d love to hear from you!  Feel free to call us and inquire about careers with R&A or visit


For both positions a Master’s Degree is preferred.  Knowledge of Mac platform is a plus.  

Project Manager: 

• 4+ years minimum experience in a landscape architecture firm. 
• Excellent written, graphic (hand and computer), and technical skills. 
• A strong design sensibility. 
• Management experience with all aspects of a project through implementation 
• Strong communication skills. 
• Comfortable managing a diversity of tasks, as well as be self-motivated, articulate and willing 
to take initiative. 
• Proficiencies in AutoCAD , Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketch-up are 

Project Assistant: 

• 2+ years minimum working experience in a landscape architecture firm. 
• Excellent written, graphic (hand and computer), and technical skills. 
• Strong desire to learn all aspects of project process in a hands-on design environment. 
• Willingness to take initiative and support the firm in varying capacities. 
• Proficiencies in AutoCAD , Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketch-up .

For both positions,  send a letter of interest, resume and work samples to : 


Richardson & Associates 
11 Middle St. 
Saco, Maine 04072 


posted 7/11/2021