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Senior Parks Planner

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City Of Springfield Springfield , MO 65802

Posted 2 months ago


The Search Committee will consider all applications received by October 26, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is seeking a Senior Parks Planner. The Senior Parks Planner is a key position for the Parks Department and requires a comprehensive expertise in all facets of park master planning, design principals, and practices. One of the primary responsibilities of the position is to help coordinate and facilitate Parks improvement projects.

The ideal candidate is comfortable and effective following policies and procedures that come with a public-sector planning position. This position is essential in preparing and interpreting construction contract documents, blueprints, code requirements, boundary surveys, and more. This position will serve as the grant administrator when necessary and is responsible for providing documentation for projects to meet grant requirements.

The Senior Parks Planner also serves as the staff planner and technical advisor to Ozarks Greenways, a partnering organization that promotes development of Greenways trails throughout Greene County, Missouri. Effective communication is crucial for this position, as the technical expert for numerous park improvement projects. The ideal candidate will excel at collaborating with others including professional consultants, Parks administration, partnering organizations, citizens, various city departments, committee members, vendors, and others to accomplish park improvements for the community.

Experience working with GIS and AUTOCADD is necessary. Don't miss the chance to join our award-winning, accredited department and serve the Springfield community in this key assignment!

About the Springfield-Greene County Park Board:

The Springfield-Greene County Park strives to provide the very best in parks and recreation facilities, programs, events, and services to our community. In doing so, we will make a positive impact on the overall quality of life, health, environmental, social, and economic aspects for our resident families and visitors alike.

The Park Board includes 3,200 acres and 103 sites, ranging from neighborhood playgrounds to multi-use recreational facilities to natural resource areas. The system includes four golf courses, three family centers, a zoo, a farm park, botanical gardens, several sports and athletic complexes, two indoor aquatics centers, six outdoor swimming pools, multiple School-Park sites and more than 100 miles of recreational trails -- including 70 miles of Greenways.

Learn more about our Parks department at:

Qualifications and Requirements

Experience, Education, and Training

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering or closely related field;


  • Three years of experience in park and recreation planning or closely related area.


  • Professional Registration as a Landscape Architect is preferred. Possession of a valid Missouri motor vehicle operator's license.


For more information on essential functions and other requirements, please see the job description.

Other Requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability and Vet

Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment. Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in The United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment. Pre-employment drug testing is required.

All interested candidates MUST complete the City of Springfield on-line application in its entirety. The candidate profile must include all employment history with accurate and complete information prior to submission. Resumes alone will not be accepted as the application, but they may be submitted as supplemental documentation.

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